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Collected Poems

SABCL - Volume 5

VII. Metrical Experiments

Metrical Experiments

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On the grey street, on the1 lagging winding waters

One sees far off stealing away to meet the rich drooping purple of the sky,

A stillness falls; a supernatural silence

Lies on the lap of Nature.

The street is manís2 life, and the waters, earth’s sky-dowry,

And this rich span’s unreal splendour, symbol hue, sign of3 sight of the Unseen.

Man’s life lies mute, the waters run to the splendour,

The Unseen is this mighty Silence.

 

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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