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Sri Aurobindo

Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

I. Short Poems

The Mother of God

A conscious and eternal Power is here

Behind unhappiness and mortal birth

And the error of Thought and blundering trudge of Time.

The Mother of God, his sister and his spouse,

Daughter of his wisdom, of his might1 the mate,

She has leapt from the Transcendent’s secret breast

To build her rainbow worlds of mind and life.

Between the superconscient absolute Light

And the Inconscient’s vast unthinking toil

In the rolling and routine of Matter’s sleep

And the somnambulist motion of the stars

She forces on the cold unwilling Void

Her adventure of life, the passionate dreams of her lust2.

Amid the work of darker Powers she is here

To heal the evils and mistakes of Space

And change the tragedy of the ignorant world

Into a Divine Comedy of joy

And the laughter and the rapture of God’s bliss.

The Mother of God is master3 of our souls;

We are the partners of his birth in Time,

Inheritors we share his eternity.


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 strength


2 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: heart


3 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: mother