SABCL - Volume 5
VI. Poems in New Metres
O pall of black Night
O pall of black Night painted with still gold stars,
Hang now thy folds, close, clinging against earth’s bars,
O dim Night!
Then slumber shall come swinging1 the unseen
Gates, and to lands guarded by a screen
Of strange light
Set free2 my soul charioted in3 a swift dream,
From earth slipping4 into the unknown gleam,
The Ray white.
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.
2 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: out
3 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: on
4 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: earth escape slipping