Spender, Stephen - Darkness And Light
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
"Darkness And Light"
To break out of the chaos of my darkness
Into a lucid day is all my will.
My words like eyes in night, stare to reach
A centre for their Light: and my acts thrown
To distant places by impatient violence
Yet lock together to mould a path of stone
Out of my Darkness into a lucid day.
My words like eyes that flinch from light, refuse
And shut upon obscurity; my acts
Cast to their opposites by impatient violence
Break up the sequent path; they fly
On a circumference to avoid the centre.
The iron arc of the avoiding journey
Curves back upon my weakness at the end;
Whether the faint light spark against my face
Or in the dark my sight hide from my sight,
Centre and circumference are both my weakness.