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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets
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The Inner Fields

There is a brighter ether than this blue

Pretence of an enveloping heavenly vault,

A deeper greenness than this laughing assault1

Of emerald rapture pearled with tears of dew.

Immortal spaces of cerulean2 hue

Are in our reach and fields without this fault

Of drab brown earth and streams that never halt

In their deep murmur which white flowers strew

Floating like stars upon a strip of sky.

This world behind is made of truer stuff

Than the manufactured tissue of earth’s grace.

There we can walk and see the gods go by

And sip from Hebe’s cup nectar enough

To make for us heavenly limbs and deathless 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 Royaler investiture than this massed assault

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2 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: caerulean

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