THE MOTHER’S SAVITRI: Book 2 Canto 9


The Mother Reads Selections from Savitri by Sri Aurobindo

Book 2 Canto 9
The Paradise of the Life-Gods

A summit and core of all that marvellous world,
Apart stood high Elysian nameless hills,
Burning like sunsets in a trance of eve.
. . .
Their slopes through a hurry of laughter and voices sank,
Crossed by a throng of singing rivulets,
Adoring blue heaven with their happy hymn,
Down into woods of shadowy secrecy:
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A scale of sense that climbed with fiery feet
To heights of unimagined happiness,
Recast his being’s aura in joy-glow,
His body glimmered like a skyey shell;
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A giant drop of the Bliss unknowable
Overwhelmed his limbs and round his soul became
A fiery ocean of felicity:
. . .
The rapture that the gods sustain he bore.
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End of Book 2 Canto 9 


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