The purple lake

The purple lake

The Falnë of old was not the Falnë you know today

several parts of the country have been lost

and have since fallen into oblivion

Among which existed a purple lake

that is no more

There run the blood of the mountains

and it purified itself in the open air

under the light of the sun

And thus the mountains were much healthier

than they today are

When they reached the age of wisdom

the men and women of Old Falnë

visited the purple lake to blend their own blood

with the mountains’ blood

and renew their deep bond with the land

Old and sick people

were brought on the shores of the purple lake

and bathed into its waters

so their bodies could retrieve

some of the sap of life they had lost