Light, endless Light! Darkness has room no more.
Life's ignorant gulfs give up their secrecy:
The huge inconscient depths unplumbed before
Lie glimmering in vast expectancy
Light, timeless Light immutable and apart!
The holy sealed mysterious doors unclose.
Light, burning Light from the Infinite's diamond heart
Quivers in my heart where blooms the deathless rose.
Light in its rapture leaping through the nerves!
Light, brooding Light! Each smitten passionate cell
In a mute blaze of ecstasy preserves
A living sense of the Imperishable.
I move in an ocean of stupendous Light
Joining my depths to His eternal height.
3 & 4-10-1939
Reference: # 121 in "Les poèmes de Sri
Aurobindo" (bilingual edition)
also in "Last Poems" - 32
all published by Sri
Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA