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.
I left the glory of the illumined Mind
And the calm rapture of the divinised soul
And travelled through a vastness dim and blind
To the grey shore where her ignorant waters roll.
And still that weary journeying knows no end;
Lost is the lustrous godhead beyond Time,
There comes no voice of the celestial Friend,
And yet I know my footprints' track shall be
A pathway towards Immortality.
Reference: # 83 in "Les poèmes de Sri
Aurobindo" (bilingual edition)
also in "Last Poems" - 5
and "Collected Poems" - 132
all published by Sri
Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA