Sunday, December 8, 2019

On Darkness

Here's a poem from Rilke:

I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes
a circle of light for everyone,
and then no one outside learns of you.

But the darkness pulls in everything;
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them!—
powers and people—
and it is possible a great energy
is moving near me.
I have faith in nights."

-  Rainer Maria Rilke, On Darkness

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