Sri Aurobindo

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The Witness Spirit

I dwell in the spirit’s calm nothing can move And watch the actions of Thy vast world-force, Its mighty wings that through infinity move And the Time-gallopings of the deathless Horse.

Invitation

With wind and the weather beating round me Up to the hill and the moorland I go. Who will come with me? Who will climb with me? Wade through the brook and tramp through the snow?

The Universal Incarnation

There is a Wisdom like a brooding Sun, A Bliss in the heart’s crypt grown fiery white, The heart of a world in which all hearts are one, A Silence on the mountains of delight.

Because Thou Art

Because Thou art All-beauty and All-bliss, My soul blind and enamoured yearns for Thee ; It bears Thy mystic touch in all that is And thrills with the burden of that ecstasy.

Pilgrim of the Night

I MADE an assignation with the Night; In the abyss was fixed our rendezvous : In my breast carrying God’s deathless light I came her dark and dangerous heart to woo.

The Godhead

I Sat behind the dance of Danger’s hooves In the shouting street that seemed a futurist’s whim, And suddenly felt, exceeding Nature’s grooves, In me, enveloping me the body of Him.

Life And Death

Life, death, – death, life; the words have led for ages Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed Two opposites; but now long-hidden pages

Ascent

Into the Silence, into the Silence, Arise, O Spirit immortal, Away from the turning Wheel, breaking the magical Circle. Ascend, single and deathless:

Musa Spiritus

O Word concealed in the upper fire, Thou who hast lingered through centuries, Descend from thy rapt white desire, Plunging through gold eternities.