Life, death, – death, life; the words have led for ages
Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed
Two opposites; but now long-hidden pages
Are opened, liberating truths undreamed.
Life only is, or death is life disguised, –
Life a short death until by Life we are surprised.
– Sri Aurobindo
Reference: # 14 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
also in “Collected Poems and Plays, vol 1” – 141