You Darkness


You darkness from which I come
I love you more than all the fires
that fence out the world,
for the fire makes a circle
for everyone
so that no one sees you anymore.
But darkness holds it all:
the shape and the flame,
the animal and myself,
how it holds them,
all powers, all sight -

And it is possible: its great strength
is breaking into my body,
I have faith in the night.

- Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by David Whyte

#Stiltedag 28 juli 2019, SeeTrue Maastricht

Maartje Stroeken