Ocean Oneness


 Silence is round me, wideness ineffable;

White birds on the ocean diving and wandering;

        A soundless sea on a voiceless heaven,

                 Azure on azure, is mutely gazing.


Identified with silence and boundlessness

My spirit widens clasping the universe

       Till all that seemed becomes the Real,

                One in a mighty and single vastness.


Someone broods there nameless and bodiless,

Conscious and lonely, deathless and infinite,

       And, sole in a still eternal rapture,

                Gathers all things to his heart for ever.



The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo – Volume 2 – Published  by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication – Pondicherry – India