in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

I come from darkness,

the beloved - more nourishingly
lovely than the flaming light
which makes the world a prison
for the millions it has rendered blind.

Darkness contains everything:
form, flame, being, beast and mind;
absorbs all panoply and might,
enfolds mankind.

I feel a power, a penetrating
presence come to me:
I am absorbed in night.

from Rainer-Maria Rilke's Stundenbuch (Book of Hours)
1899-1903.


For other translations see HERE.