However long Night's hour, I will not dream
That the small ego and the person's mask
Are all that God reveals in our life-scheme,
The last result of Nature's cosmic task.
A greater Presence in her bosom works;
Long it prepares its far epiphany:
Even in the stone and beast the godhead lurks,
A bright Persona of eternity.
It shall burst out from the limit traced by Mind
And make a witness of the prescient heart;
It shall reveal even in this inert blind
Nature, long veiled in each inconscient part,
Fulfilling the occult magnificent plan,
The world-wide and immortal spirit in man.
26-7-1938, revised 21-3-1944
Reference: # 84 in "Les poèmes de Sri
Aurobindo" (bilingual edition)
also in "Last Poems" - 4
all published by Sri
Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA