SABCL - Volume 5
I. Short Poems
The Children of Wotan
A seed of blood on the soil, a flower of blood in the skies.
The Mother of God lies bleeding in our black and gold sunrise.”
Our will has the edge of the thunderbolt, our acts the claws of the lion.
And the tail of the Dragon lashing the foam in far-off seas?”
Dead now are pity and honour, strength only is Nature’s lord.
We are the human Titans, the supermen dreamed by the sage.
We are1 born in humanity’s sunset, to the Night is our pilgrimage.
To a presto of bomb and shell and the aeroplanes’2 fatal humming,
We march, lit by Truth’s death-pyre, to the world’s satanic age.”
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: were
2 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: aeroplane’s