Aldous Huxley

(1894-1963 / Godalming)

Darkness

Poem by Aldous Huxley

My close-walled soul has never known
That innermost darkness, dazzling sight,
Like the blind point, whence the visions spring
In the core of the gazer's chrysolite…
The mystic darkness that laps God's throne
In a splendour beyond imagining,
So passing bright.

But the many twisted darknesses
That range the city to and fro,
In aimless subtlety pass and part
And ebb and glutinously flow;
Darkness of lust and avarice,
Of the crippled body and the crooked heart…
These darknesses I know.


Comments about Darkness by Aldous Huxley

  • Astro JermAstro Jerm (2/21/2019 3:53:00 PM)

    Just a fantastic write, one of my absolute favorites by Huxley..(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 3, 2014