Saturday, 16 August 2014

To Weep Because

To weep because a glorious sun has set
Which the next morn shall gild the east again;
To mourn that mighty strengths must yield to fate
Which by that force a double strength attain;
To shrink from pain without whose friendly strife
Joy could not be, to make a terror of death
Who smiling beckons us to farther life,
                                                       And is a bridge for the persistent breath;
                                                       Despair and anguish and the tragic grief
                                                       Of dry set eyes, or such disastrous tears
                                                       As rend the heart, though meant for its relief,
                                                      And all man’s ghastly company of fears
                                                      Are born of folly that believes the span
                                                     Of life the limit of immortal man.

- Sri Aurobindo
Reference: # 21 in “Les poèmes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
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