Vesta is like the earth: under both there's eternal fire
the earth and the fire are symbols of one's own home.
Understand that Vesta is nothing else than living flame
See that form the flame no body has ever been born.
But it's the fire that animates the body
passion and will that from the body are born;
but it's the fire that warms
that crucible of life that the earth becomes
when Juno, Vesta's sister, majestic Nature
lays on her and makes her become her seat.
Vesta's like the earth: may my body be this earth
Vesta is the fire: may my heart burn of this fire.
May I be my own fireplace, my home, my refuge
relighting, day after day,
and keeping alive and crackling
this Vesta that stays in my heart.
Vesta's fire burnt in Rome eternally
now may it burn in my heart uninterruptedly,
where no slaughtering Theodosius
could ever estinguish it
until my will is its wood
and like Vesta may it preserve along the paths of life.
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