At Night

“O radiant Dark! O darkly fostered ray! Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day.” 1

At night
I hear the darkness breathe
I sense the quiet despair
Listen to the silence
At night
Someone has to be there
Someone has to be there 2


  1. George Eliot, Spanish Gypsy (1868), Book I.
  2. From the album "17 seconds", "At night", R. Smith, The Cure, 1980

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