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,
I feel a power, a penetrating
presence come to me:
I am absorbed in night.
from Rainer-Maria Rilke's Stundenbuch (Book of Hours)
For other translations see HERE.