From the forest branches fading
    birdsong offered
Self-sacrifice to a huge silence.
Dark formlessness settled over all
Of land and water.As shadows, as particles,
    my body
Fused with endless night.I came to rest
At the altar of the stars.Alone, amazed,
    I stared
Upwards with hands clasped and said,
    "Sun, you have removed
Your rays: show now your loveliest,
    kindlier form
That I may see the Person who dwells in
    me as in you."

~ The Borderlands - 9 - Rabindranath Tagore