Waken, Valkyrie!, by Richard Wagner

Edward Robert Hughes, The Valkyrie's Vigil, 1906

Edward Robert Hughes, The Valkyrie’s Vigil, 1906

Waken, Wala!
Wala! Awake!
From thy long sleep,
Slumberer, wake at my call!
I summon thee forth:
Arise! Arise!
From cloud-covered caves
In earth’s dim abysses, arise!
Erda! Erda,
Old as the world!
From depths dark and hidden
Rise to the day!
With song I call thee,
I sing to wake thee,
From deep dreams of wisdom
Bid thee arise.
All-knowing one!

From Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods,
by Richard Wagner, trans. Margaret Armour, 1911