At last I find a meaning of soul's birth
Into this universe
terrible and sweet,
I who have felt the hungry heart of earth
Aspiring beyond heaven
to Krishna's feet.
I have seen the beauty of immortal eyes,
And heard the passion
of the Lover's flute,
And known a deathless ecstasy's surprise
And sorrow in my heart
for ever mute.
Nearer and nearer now the music draws,
Life shudders with
a strange felicity;
All Nature is a wide enamoured pause
Hoping her lord to
touch, to clasp, to be.
For this one moment lived the ages past;
The world now throbs fulfilled in me at last.
Reference: # 101 in "Les poèmes de Sri
Aurobindo" (bilingual edition)
also in "Last Poems" - 17
all published by Sri
Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA