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Sri Aurobindo

Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

I. Short Poems


O will of God that stirrest and the Void

Is peopled, men have called thee force, upbuoyed

Upon whose wings the stars borne round and round

Need not one hour of rest; light, form and sound

Are marks2 of thy eternal movement. We

See what thou choosest, but ’tis thou we see.

I Morcundeya whom the worlds release,

The Seer,– but it is God alone that sees! –

Soar up above the bonds that hold below

Man to his littleness, lost in the show

Perennial which the senses round him build;

I find them out and am no more beguiled.

But ere I rise, ere I become the vast

And luminous Infinite and from the past

And future utterly released forget

These beings who themselves their bonds create,

Once I will speak and what I see declare.

The rest is God. There’s silence everywhere.

My eyes within were opened and I saw.


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: O Will of God


2 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: masks