Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.

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)

For other translations see HERE.