Winter Solstice

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.

To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,

and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,


and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.


In our mechanized world, in which we can turn the lights on at all hours, we can forget the sweetness of the dark itself, its calm, wisdom, and mystery. "To Know the Dark" reminds us to listen also to what the dark has to teach us.

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