Friday, October 8, 2010
Gaze on me, thou eye of darkness,
Fill me, boundlessness of might—
Solemn, tender, dream-pervaded,
Sweet, unfathomable night!
With dark magic all else banish;
Take the world away from me
So that over life thou only
Henceforth brood unendingly.
-German title: Bitte.
(Illustration is Willy Kriegel, Die Nacht, 1943.)