Mother, help me to raise, to summon my genius. My mother from thy hole arise,
come at a time of anguish dire. To strengthen me for the work that must be done, To prepare me for the pain,
that must be known about! Where are you?
Are you hiding from me? She has got to be here somewhere… Where have you been so long?
I was looking for you everywhere! You are searching your whole lifetime long. Have you ever found
what you were looking for? Are you going to help me, or not? What good is my help, if the essence… Then everything was in vain? Nothing is ever in vain.
I have often experienced it. Now tell me,
did you see something again? I saw you, with your grandmother. You came down a hill, towards a forest. I was in this forest, but could not call you.
Because I saw the wolf, he lurked on you. The earth spirits draw me to the ground
and a cat crept up to my head. I could feel their claws piercing
through my clothing into my skin. Her eyes wide opened, her ears flat against her head.
Full of fear she whispered in my ear: „It’s a lie! It’s a lie!“ I saw you quite clearly. I… I am the wolf? Smart girl. I am the wolf. Out of the iron forest. I can’t believe I couldn’t see it, for all this time. I kept in the dark,
but I was always there and followed you. Painmaiden,
come here where there is need of thee. Where a girl is crying in distress.
Come to see the suffering. Come with utmost speed to crush,
to eat my pain. Bring thy cup of pain,
to garner up my pains. To fling thy cup away
on the summit of the hill of pain!