Sunday, September 11, 2011

you, darkness (a poem from rilke)

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 presence

is moving near me.

i have faith in nights.

-rainer maria rilke (1875-1926)


Kel said...

even though we live on opposite sides of the planet, one leaving winter, one leaving summer, we have both felt drawn to ponder 'darkness'

this mandala feels different than your usual style, a more 'painted' feel, quite intriguing

Stacy Wills said...

yes, i loved your post on "soul-ar" energy! the image is from a collage i did this weekend while at a retreat with christine - a dream come true for me!

Kel said...

lucky you
am green with envy!