December 5, 2010

Sunday Quote

"You darkness, that I come from,
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


Cait O'Connor said...

Rilke's words, so beautiful. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Really wonderful!

splendid said...

thank you so much, so appropo for solstice!