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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

VII. Metrical Experiments

Metrical Experiments

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O life, thy breath is but a cry to the Light

Immortal, out of which has sprung thy delight1,

Thy grasp.

All things in vain thy hands seize;

Earth’s music fails; the notes cease

Or rasp.

Aloud thou callíst2 to blind Fate,

“Remove the bar, the gold gate

Unhasp.”

But never yet hast3 thou the goal of4 thy race

Attained5, nor thrilled to6 the ineffable Face

And7 clasp.

 

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.

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1 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: whence has come thy swift delight

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2 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: callst

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3 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: never hast

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4 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: goal yet of

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5 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: Neared

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6 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: with

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7 2009 ed. CWSA, vol.2: The

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