You, Darkness by Rainer Maria 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 energy

is moving near me.

I have faith in nights.

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