A MEDITATION ON DARKNESS
All life begins in darkness;
the darkness of the womb or the soil.
Light is false. Only darkness is truth.
Light is a reflection of shadows, light can be
reflected, refracted, bent.
The speed of light is not the ultimate.
Darkness of the absence of transmitted light,
free from the intrusion of falsity.
Colours change in the darkness. Blood is black.
All cats are grey at night.
Darkness is the time when Man faces himself.
In darkness, he can comprehend infinity.
From the Dark Lily Journal No 1, Society of Dark Lily (London 1987).