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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets

The Inner Sovereign

Now more and more the Epiphany within

Affirms on Nature’s soil His sovereign rights.

My mind has left its prison-camp of brain;

It pours, a luminous sea from spirit heights.

A tranquil splendour, waits my Force of Life

Couched in my heart, to do what He shall bid,

Poising wide wings like a great hippogriff

On which the gods of the empyrean ride.

My senses change into gold gates of bliss;

An ecstasy thrills through touch and sound and sight

Flooding the blind material sheath’s dull ease:

My darkness answers to His call of light.

Nature in me one day like Him shall sit

Victorious, calm, immortal, infinite.


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.