The Pilgrim of the Night (SAP 29)


 

THE PILGRIM OF THE NIGHT

I made an assignation with the Night;

    In the abyss was fixed our rendezvous:
In my breast carrying God’s deathless light
    I came her dark and dangerous heart to woo.

I left the glory of the illumined Mind
    And the calm rapture of the divinised soul
And travelled through a vastness dim and blind
    To the grey shore where her ignorant waters roll.

I walk by the chill wave through the dull slime
    And still that weary journeying knows no end;
Lost is the lustrous godhead beyond Time,
    There comes no voice of the celestial Friend.

And yet I know my footprints’ track shall be
A pathway towards Immortality.

[CWSA 2: 603]

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