Arisen to voiceless unattainable peaks
I meet no end, for all is boundless He,
An absolute Joy the wide-winged spirit seeks,
A Might, a Presence, an Eternity.
In the inconscient dreadful dumb Abyss
Are heard the heart-beats of the Infinite.
The insensible midnight veils His trance of bliss,
A fathomless sealed astonishment of Light.
In His ray that dazzles our vision everywhere,
Our half-closed eyes seek fragments of the One:
Only the eyes of Immortality dare
To look unblinded on that living Sun.
Yet are our souls the Immortal’s selves within,
Comrades and powers and children of the Unseen.
Reference: # 134 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
also in “Last Poems” – 40
all published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA