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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets
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Immortality

I have drunk deep of God’s own liberty

From which an occult sovereignty derives:

Hidden in an earthly garment that survives,

I am the worldless being vast and free.

A moment stamped with that supremacy

Has rescued me from cosmic hooks and gyves;

Abolishing death and time my nature lives

In the deep heart of immortality.

God’s contract signed with Ignorance is torn;

Time has become the Eternal’s endless year,

My soul’s wide self of living infinite Space1

Outlines its body luminous and unborn

Behind the earth-robe; under the mask2 grows clear

The mould of an imperishable face.

 

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.

1 My soul, the living self of infinite Space,

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2 earth. In 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: earth-mask

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