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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets

The Infinite Adventure

On the waters of a nameless Infinite

My skiff is launched; I have left the human shore.

All fades behind me and I see before

The unknown abyss and one pale pointing light.

An unseen Hand controls my rudder. Night

Walls up the sea in a black corridor,–

An inconscient Hunger’s lion plaint and roar

Or the ocean sleep of a dead Eremite.

I feel the greatness of the Power I seek

Surround me; below me are its1 giant deeps.

Beyond, the invisible height no soul has trod.

I shall be merged in the Lonely and Unique

And wake into a sudden blaze of God,

The marvel and rapture of the Apocalypse.


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.

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