You, Darkness

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.

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Comments (3)

You, darkness, that I come from I love you more than all the fires that fence in the world, - my ITALIAN TRANSLATION: Voi, tenebre, da cui io provengo Vi amo più di tutti i fuochi che recingono il mondo,
Very well written
Hauntingly beautiful, it wraps one in the spell of night-time.