Night falls

Night falls.
One’s heart descends
infinite steps,
enormous galleries
until it encounters sorrow.
There it rests, lying,
there, vanquished,
lies its own being.
Man can
bear it on his shoulders in order to ascend anew
toward the light sorrow-
fully: he can walk forever,
walk …
Thou who art able,
give us our daily resurrection!

– Jose Angel Valente

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