shelley: black, wintry, dead, unmeasured; without herb

divine postman: insect or beast or sound, or shape of life

athi: ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, for ever

mbuso: no change, no pause, no hope! yet i endure

okuhle: i ask the earth, have not the mountains felt

samantha: i ask you heaven, the all-beholding sun,

shelley: has it not seen? the sea, in storm or calm

divine postman: heaven’s ever-changing shadow, spread below

athi: have its deaf waves not heard my agony

mbuso: ah me! alas, pain, pain ever for ever

okuhle: the crawling glaciers pierce me with the spears

samantha: of their moon freezing crystals

shelley: the bright chains eat with their burning cold into my bones