O Thou of whom I am the instrument,
O secret Spirit and Nature housed in me,
Let all my mortal being now be blent
In Thy still glory of divinity.

I have given my mind to be dug Thy channel mind,
I have offered up my will to be Thy will:
Let nothing of myself be left behind
In our union mystic and unutterable.

My heart shall throb with the world-beats of Thy love,
My body become Thy engine for earth-use;
In my nerves and veins Thy rapture’s streams shall move;
My thoughts shall be hounds of Light for Thy power to loose.

Leave only my soul to adore eternally
And meet Thee in each form and soul of Thee.


Sri Aurobindo

Reference: # 107 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
also in “Last Poems” – 23
and “Collected Poems” – 143
all published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Pondicherry