SABCL - Volume 5
VI. Poems in New Metres
A Strong Son of Lightning
Light was born in a womb and thunder’s force filled a human frame.
All the gods in a mortal body dwelt, bore a single name.
Life was cast into grandeur, ocean hands took the wheels of Time.
Hurled by One on His storm-winged ways, a shaft aimed at heights sublime.
God renewed himself in a world of young beauty, thought and flame:
Divine voices spoke on men’s lips, the heart woke to white dawns of gleaming wonder,
Air a robe of splendour, breath a joy, life a godlike game.
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.