My breath runs in a subtle rhythmic stream;
It fills my members with a might divine:
I have drunk the Infinite like a giants wine.
Time is my drama or my pageant dream.
Now are my illumined cells joys flaming scheme
And changed my thrilled and branching nerves to fine
Channels of rapture opal and hyaline
For the influx of the Unknown and the Supreme.
I am no more a vassal of flesh,
A slave to Nature and her leaden rule;
I am caught no more in the senses narrow mesh.
My soul unhorizoned widens to measureless sight,
My body is Gods happy living tool,
My spirit a vast sun of deathless light.
Reference: # 36 in "Les poèmes de Sri
Aurobindo" (bilingual edition)
also in "Collected Poems and Plays, volume 2" - 297
and in "Collected Poems" - 161
all published by Sri
Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA