Aurobindo 36-Savitri-Book -2 - Poem by Indira Renganathan
An appreciation on Savitri
Book II The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds
Canto VI The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life
Words within inverted commas are Aurobindo's
'So he escaped from that grey anarchy.
Into an ineffectual world he came'
'Above there gleamed a pondering brow of sky
Tormented, crossed by wings of doubtful haze
Adventuring with a voice of roaming winds
And crying for a direction in the void
Like blind souls looking for the selves they lost
And wandering through unfamiliar worlds; '
'Wings of vague questioning met the query of Space.
'After denial dawned a dubious hope'
'To a strange uncertain tract his journey came'
'A charm drew near that could not keep its spell,
An eager Power that could not find its way, '
'A multitude that could not guard its sum
Which less than zero grew and more than one.'
Life laboured in a strange and mythic air
'The marvels of a twilight wonderland..'
'Awoke the passion of the eyes' desire,
Compelled belief on the enamoured thought
And drew the heart but led it to no goal.'
'A Will that unpersisting failed, worked there:
Life was a search but finding never came.'
There nothing satisfied, but all allured,
Things seemed to be that never wholly are, '
'It seemed a realm of lives that had no base.'
'Then dawned a greater seeking, broadened sky,
A journey under wings of brooding Force.
First came the kingdom of the morning star: '
'Then slowly rose a great and doubting sun
And in its light she made of self a world.'
............My consciousness this moment,
O'Guru, I'm in awe....in invincible heights
Ineffable Thee embellishing poetic creation
My inquisitive apprehension, erring Thee may opine
May thereso, let Savitri in my self arise
Aroused thereso be knowledge and fortune
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