Thursday, March 15, 2012

TRANCE OF WAITING by Sri Aurobindo

Lone on my summits of calm I have brooded with voices around me,
    Murmurs of silence that steep mind in a luminous sleep,
Whispers from things beyond thought in the Secrecy flame-white forever,
    Unscanned heights that reply seek from the inconscient deep.
Distant below me the ocean of life with it passionate surges
    Pales like a pool that is stirred by the wings of a shadowy bird.
Thought has flown back from its wheelings and stooping, the nerve-beat of living
    Stills; my spirit at peace bathes in a mighty release.
Wisdom supernal looks down on me, Knowledge mind cannot measure;
    Light that no vision can render garments the silence with splendor.
Filled with a rapturous Presence the crowded spaces of being
    Tremble with the Fire that knows, thrill with the might of repose.
Earth is now girdled with trance and Heaven is put round her for vesture.
    Wings that are brilliant with fate sleep at Eternity’s gate.
Time waits, vacant, the Lightning that kindles, the Word that transfigures:
    Space is a stillness of God building his earthly abode.
All waits hushed for the fiat to come and the tread of the Eternal;
    Passion of a bliss yet to be sweeps from infinity’s sea.

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