The Blue Bird

 I am the bird of God in His blue;
Divinely high and clear
I sing the notes of the sweet and the true
For the god’s and the seraph’s ear.

I rise like a fire from the mortal’s earth
Into a griefless sky
And drop in the suffering soil of his birth
Fire-seeds of ecstasy.

My pinions soar beyond Time and Space
Into unfading Light;
I bring the bliss of the Eternal’s face
And the boon of the Spirit’s sight.

I measure the worlds with my ruby eyes;
I have perched on Wisdom’s tree
Thronged with the blossoms of Paradise
By the streams of Eternity.

Nothing is hid from my burning heart;
My mind is shoreless and still;
My song is rapture’s mystic art,
My flight immortal will.

 

- Sri Aurobindo 11-11-1935

Reference: # 57 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
also in “Poems Past and Present” – 4
and “Collected Poems” – 104
all published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA