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Sri Aurobindo

Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

I. Short Poems

The Island Sun

I have sailed the golden ocean

And crossed the silver bar;

I have reached the Sun of knowledge

The earth-self’s midnight star.

Its fields of flaming vision,

Its mountains of bare might,

Its peaks of fiery rapture,

Its air of absolute light,

Its seas of self-oblivion,

Its vales of Titan rest,

Became my soul’s dominion,

Its Island of the Blest.

Alone with God and silence,

Timeless it lived in Time;

Life was His fugue of music,

Thought was Truth’s ardent rhyme.

The Light was still around me

When I came back to earth

Bringing the Immortal’s knowledge

Into man’s cave of birth.


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.