Now let us rest easy, my friends and beloveds. Enjoy with me the Halcyon Days. The Sun has surely turned back towards the growing Light (in the Northern Hemisphere).
So now let us draw close to one another, and absorb the gifts of the Dark and Quiet.
by Rainer Maria Rilke
You darkness, that I come from,
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes
a circle of light for everyone,
and 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 energy
is moving near me.
I have faith in nights.