When your eyes are tiredthe world is tired also.
When your vision has gone,no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize its own.
There you can be sureyou are not beyond love.
The dark will be your hometonight.
The night will give you a horizonfurther than you can see.
You must learn one thing.The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worldsexcept the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweetconfinement of your alonenessto learn
anything or anyonethat does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
A most perfect poem for moments of despair — about what the dark can teach us, and how it can heal us.