A la recherche du temps perdu

"When it comes, you’ll be dreaming
that you don’t need to breathe;
that breathless silence is
the music of the dark
and it’s part of the rhythm
to vanish like a spark."
—  Wislawa Szymborska, from “I’m Working on the World” in Poems New and Collected, trans.┬áS. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh