I have become what before Time I was.
A secret touch has quieted thought and sense:
All things by the agent Mind created pass
Into a void and mute magnificence.
My life is a silence grasped by timeless hands;
The world is drowned in an immortal gaze.
Naked my spirit from its vestures stands;
I am alone with my own self for space.
My heart is a center of infinity,
My body a dot in the soul's vast expanse.
All being's huge abyss wakes under me,
Once screened in a gigantic Ignorance.
A momentless immensity pure and bare,
I stretch to an eternal everywhere.
Reference: # 104 in "Les poèmes de Sri
Aurobindo" (bilingual edition)
also in "Last Poems" - 20
and "Collected Poems" - 14
all published by Sri
Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA