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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets
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The Unseen Infinite

Arisen to voiceless unattainable peaks

I meet no end, for all is boundless He,

An absolute joy the wide-winged spirit seeks,

A Might, a Presence, an Eternity.

In the inconscient dreadful dumb Abyss

Are heard the heart-beats of the Infinite.

The insensible midnight veils His trance of bliss,

A fathomless sealed astonishment of Light.

In His ray that dazzles our vision everywhere,

Our half-closed eyes seek fragments of the One:

Only the eyes of Immortality dare

To look unblinded on that living Sun.

Yet are our souls the Immortal’s selves within,

Comrades and powers and children of the Unseen.

 

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.