SABCL - Volume 5
I. Short Poems
Child of the infant years, Euphrosyne,
Bird of my boyhood, youth’s blithe deity!
If I have hymned thee not with lyric phrase,
Preferring Eros or Aglaia’s praise,
Frown not, thou lovely spirit, leave me not.
Man worships the ungrasped. His vagrant thought
Still busy with the illimitable void
Lives all the time by little things upbuoyed
Which he contemns; the wife unsung remains
Sharing his pleasures, taking half his pains,
While to dream faces mounts the poet’s song.
Yet she makes not their lyric light1 her wrong,
Knowing her homely eyes his sorrow’s star
Smiles at the eclipsing brow untouched by care.
Content with human love lightly she yields
The immortal fancy its Elysian fields.
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.
1 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: right