Saturday, June 23, 2012

"you, darkness..." - rainer maria rilke

"You, darkness..."
by Rainer Maria Rilke (tr. Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy)

You, darkness, of whom I am born --

I love you more than the flame
that limits the world
to the circle it illumines
and excludes all the rest.

But the dark embraces everything:
shapes and shadows, creatures and me,
people, nations -- just as they are.

It lets me imagine
a great presence stirring beside me.

I believe in the night.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Burns within the soul...Resonating.Lovely.

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