Return to His Motherland11

(At Apollo Bunder — Bombay — February 1893)

The days have run into weeks, and weeks
    Into months: for twice seven years
Abroad he remained, a far-off star.
    Mother India with tears
Of joy and love garlands her son,
    Wishing him life's true bliss.
With the first step on Indian soil
    Infinitude's abyss
Captures his mind: earth's lures are gone.
    His inner Spirit's Light
Shall guide his tranquil feet; he views
    His Motherland's first might.

SAI 11. (1956)