closer the flame whose wound can’t see
patent the past who owes it to follow me
under the wing of the sheep that lay to thee black
diamond to none, your theory wears flat
Edited for clarity: I think the first is a reference to a person being a flame. I also thought this with Fire, Walk with Me and Fire Meet Gasoline. Patent the past…well, you have to see “shock me sane.”
“Diamond to none, your theory wears flat” is like saying that your rock-solid theory isn’t so rock solid anymore once the right conditions (facts) apply.
I can’t remember the movie, haven’t read the book, I’m pretty the title may have something to do with some part of this poem.