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Sri Aurobindo

Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

I. Short Poems

The Blue Bird

I am the bird of God in His blue;

Divinely high and clear

I sing the notes of the sweet and the true

For the god’s and the seraph’s ear.

I rise like a fire from the mortal’s earth

Into a griefless sky

And drop in the suffering soil of his birth

Fire-seeds of ecstasy.

My pinions soar beyond Time and Space

Into unfading Light;

I bring the bliss of the Eternal’s face

And the boon of the Spirit’s sight.

I measure the worlds with my ruby eyes;

I have perched on Wisdom’s tree

Thronged with the blossoms of Paradise

By the streams of Eternity.

Nothing is hid from my burning heart;

My mind is shoreless and still;

My song is rapture’s mystic art,

My flight immortal will.


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.