"Savitri"1(The Epic Divine)
Savitri, wonder-light of the Seer supreme!
The Mother Divine through her glows out on earth.
Stretching to perfection's knowledge-sun clay-boughs
Now clasp far Immortality's first birth.
At every step tearing the frown of Doom,
Closing the gate to all temptation vile,
Our heart can dwell beyond the clutch of fate:
Our mind no ignorance-dream can now beguile.
A strange coincidence: with the start of the first World War, shaking human life and culture to their foundations with its unprecedented horrors, the world-saving message of The Life Divine found publication.
SAI 56. (1956)↩