On the white summit of eternity
A single Soul of bare infinities,
Guarded he keeps by a fire-screen of peace
His mystic loneliness of nude ecstasy.
But, touched by an immense delight to be,
He looks across unending depths and sees
Musing amid the inconscient silences
The Mighty Mother’s dumb felicity.
Half now awake she rises to his glance;
Then, moved to circling by her heart-beats’ will,
The rhythmic worlds describe that passion-dance.
Life springs in her and Mind is born; her face
She lifts to Him who is Herself, until
The Spirit leaps into the Spirit’s embrace.
- Sri Aurobindo 16-9-1939
Reference: # 102 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
also in “Last Poems” – 18
all published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA