Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Morning Reading: "a circle of light for everyone"

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, translated by Robert Bly

- woodcut by Vija Celmins


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rilke, Bly---a rich duo for the soul.

on the wings of the solstice---hugs to the 3 of you,

the other L

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