I saw Eternity the other night, Like a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm, as it was bright; And round beneath it, Time in hours, days, years, Driv’n by the spheres Like a vast shadow mov’d; in which the world And all her train were Hurl’d. There is in God, some say, A deep but dazzling darkness, as we here Say it is late and dusky, because we See not all clear. O for that night! Where I in Him Might live invisible and dim! A great ring of pure and endless light Dazzles the darkness in my heart And breaks apart the dusky clouds of night. ~ Madeleine L’Engle