SABCL - Volume 5
VI. Poems in New Metres
In Horis Aeternum
A world of power hushed into symbols of hue, silent unendingly;
Over its head like a gold ball the sun tossed by the gods in their play
Follows its curve,– a blazing eye of Time watching the motionless day.
Earth aspiring lifts to the illimitable Light, then ceases broken and spent,
Or in1 the glowing expanse, arid, fiery and austere, of the desert’s hungry soul,–
A breath, a cry, a glimmer from Eternity’s face, in a fragment the mystic Whole.
Out of the ring of these hours that dance and die, caught by the spirit in sense,
In the greatness of a man, in music’s outspread wings, in a touch, in a smile, in a sound,
Something that waits, something that wanders and settles not, a Nothing that was all and is found.
Later edition of this work: The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo.- Set in 37 volumes.- Volume 2.- Collected Poems.- Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 2009.- 751 p.
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