Learn More

Rene Daumal

(1908 - 1944 / France)

Skin of Light


The skin of light enveloping this world lacks depth and I can actually see the black night of all these
similar bodies beneath the trembling veil and light of myself it is this night that even the mask of the
sun cannot hide from me I am the seer of night the auditor of silence for silence too is dressed in
sonorous skin and each sense has its own night even as I do I am my own night I am the conceiver
of non-being and of all its splendor I am the father of death she is its mother she whom I evoke
from the perfect mirror of night i am the great inside-out man my words are a tunnel punched
through silence I understand all disillusionment I destroy what I become I kill what I love.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: silence, mirror, father, night, mother, light, death, sun, world

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?

Comments about this poem (Skin of Light by Rene Daumal )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. The Dirty Old Man of India, Khushwant Si.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Came I to summer, Nero CaroZiv
  3. Under The Lantern Light I Used To Read, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Oh, never more!, Nero CaroZiv
  5. Da Monologue [From 'What The Sentinel Sa.., Joseph Archer
  6. Balances, Smoky Hoss
  7. Alone And Wretched, Muhammad Farhan Ahmed
  8. Missing You, Michael P. McParland
  9. A Wanderer, Noah Body
  10. Adil Jussawalla A Poet Of The Fragmented.., Bijay Kant Dubey
[Hata Bildir]