death + darkness November 1, 2014 You, darkness, that I come fromI love you more than all the firesthat fence in the world, for the fire makes a circle of light for everyoneand 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 presence is moving near me. I have faith in nights. — Rainer Maria Rilke without you, death and darkness, there is not the value of life and light.