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!
Reference: # 32 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
also in “Collected Poems and Plays, volume 2″ – 280
all published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Pondicherry