Sri Aurobindo

(15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950 / Calcutta / India)

Trance


A naked and silver-pointed star
Floating near the halo of the moon;
A storm-rack, the pale sky's fringe and bar,
Over waters stilling into swoon.

My mind is awake in stirless trance,
Hushed my heart, a burden of delight;
Dispelled is the senses' flicker-dance,
Mute the body aureate with light.

O star of creation pure and free,
Halo-moon of ecstasy unknown,
Storm-breath of the soul-change yet to be,
Ocean self enraptured and alone!

Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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