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Sri Aurobindo

Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

II. Sonnets

The Other Earths

An irised multitude of hills and seas,

And glint of brooks in the green wilderness,

And trackless stars, and miracled symphonies

Of hues that float in ethers shadowless,

A dance of fire-flies in the fretted gloom,

In a pale midnight the moon’s silver flare,

Fire-importunities of scarlet bloom

And bright suddenness of wings in a golden air,

Strange bird and animal forms like memories cast

On the rapt silence of unearthly woods,

Calm faces of the gods on backgrounds vast

Bringing the marvel of the infinitudes,

Through glimmering veils of wonder and delight

World after world bursts on the awakened sight.


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.