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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets
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The Divine Worker

I face earth’s happenings with an equal soul;

In all are heard Thy steps: Thy unseen feet

Tread Destiny’s pathways in my front. Life’s whole

Tremendous theorem is Thou complete.

No danger can perturb my spirit’s calm:

My acts are Thine; I do Thy works and pass;

Failure is cradled on Thy deathless arm,

Victory is Thy passage mirrored in Fortune’s glass.

In this rude combat with the fate of man

Thy smile within my heart makes all my strength;

Thy Force in me labours at its grandiose plan,

Indifferent to the Time-snake’s crawling length.

No power can slay my soul; it lives in Thee.

Thy presence is my immortality.

 

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.