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Sri Aurobindo

Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets
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Omnipresence

He is in me, round me, facing everywhere.

Self-walled in ego to exclude His right,

I stand upon its boundaries and stare

Into the frontiers of the Infinite.

Each finite thing I see is a façade;

From its windows looks at me the Illimitable.

In vain was my prison of separate body made;

His occult presence burns in every cell.

He has become my substance and my breath;

He is my anguish and my ecstasy.

My birth is His eternity’s sign, my death

A passage of His immortality.

My dumb abysses are His screened abode;

In my heart’s chamber lives the unworshipped God.

 

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.