Friday, December 21, 2007

it's my favorite night of the year....

and I have nothing to say.

so here's my offering:

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Happy Solstice everyone. Here's to the sun's rebirth.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Hi, Sue-

Thanks for coming over to my place! In answer to your question, I teach Enlish as a Second Language to low-income immigrants and refugees. I LOVE my students, and I write about work when interesting things happen. We also do a little US Citizenship, some computers and a smattering of Family Literacy. I'll bet we have prtetty similar students.