Sri Aurobindo

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

Life - Poem by Sri Aurobindo

Mystic Miracle, daughter of Delight,
Life, thou ecstasy,
Let the radius of thy flight
Be eternity.

On thy wings thou bearest high
Glory and disdain,
Godhead and mortality,
Ecstasy and pain.

Take me in thy wild embrace
Without weak reserve
Body dire and unveiled face;
Faint not, Life, nor swerve.

All thy bliss I would explore,
All thy tyranny.
Cruel like the lion's roar,
Sweet like springtide be.

Like a Titan I would take,
Like a God enjoy,
Like a man contend and make,
Revel like a boy.

More I will not ask of thee,
Nor my fate would choose;
King or conquered let me be,
Live or lose.

Even in rags I am a god;
Fallen, I am divine;
High I triumph when down-trod,
Long I live when slain.


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  • Savita Tyagi (10/14/2017 3:24:00 PM)


    Sri Aurobindo was an outstanding poet, philosopher, yogi and mystic. His writings have influenced me more than any other writer's work. Thank you for honoring him with his page. I hope you can add more of his poems. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010



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