World War II and Sri Aurobindo1

Hitler, the dire face of the prince of gloom,
Feeds now the black desire that leaps to seize
Direct the length and breadth of the world entire
And drive away from earth the dream of peace.

At last the Master commands all human souls,
"Fear not.
In me the boundless surge of hope!
My all-pervading light shall guide the earth.
Therefore in abysmal woe no longer grope.

Dunkirk, I have come to wipe your doleful eyes.
I now shall change the speedy flow of the war.
I bring the free world triumph from the Skies:
My unhorizoned Power who dares to bar?"


  1. SAI 27. (1956)