I sing of the sky electric,
Whirling, and enigmatic —
Of black clouds and hot white flashes
and the Loud-Thundering One.
Oh where does Judgement reign?
The world has gone mad, the sky has become silent
I long for the sound of the thunder-clap!
From high throne, shout loudly,
“Kwa! Kiya! Wakiya! Wak!”
Even a just King may lose his crown,
Even a good Judge may have his gavel taken.
The Host stripped of his home,
The Famous One robbed of his good name.
But this endures:
As surely as lightning follows quarreling clouds,
As surely as thunder follows lightning,
As surely as thunder must find the Earth,
Sun must follow soon after the rain.
Truth must follow after treason.
If you cannot reign in Judgement from the Mountain of Fire
If you cannot lay low the haughty
If you cannot undo the success of the wicked
If every god who reigns in heaven has gone deaf,
Then cling to the feathers of the Thunderbird
Bring an omen of deluge to give voice to your indignation
Bring a loud, bright-screeching omen from out of the darkness
Light up the night sky as a blinding vision of daylight
For no matter what lies in the hearts of men
The lightning, forever, is yours.