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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets
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The Hidden Plan

However long Night’s hour, I will not dream

That the small ego and the person’s mask

Are all that God reveals in our life-scheme,

The last result of Nature’s cosmic task.

A greater Presence in her bosom works;

Long it prepares its far epiphany:

Even in the stone and beast the godhead lurks,

A bright Persona of eternity.

It shall burst out from the limit traced by Mind

And make a witness of the prescient heart;

It shall reveal even in this inert blind

Nature, long veiled in each inconscient part,

Fulfilling the occult magnificent plan,

The world-wide and immortal spirit in man.

 

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.