The Invocation

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The Invocation1

Supreme, Supreme, Supreme, Supreme!
I bow to Thee, I bow.
My life Thy golden plough;
My journey's Goal Thy soulful Dream.
Supreme, Supreme, Supreme, Supreme!
I bow to Thee, I bow.

Supreme, I am Thy glowing Grace.
My world, Thy Feet of Light;
My breath, Thy Vision's kite.
Thou art one Truth, one Life, one Face.
Supreme, Supreme, Supreme, Supreme!
I bow to Thee, I bow.

— Sri Chinmoy
27 August 1967


  1. INV 1. The Invocation was originally published in a collection of poems My Flute, 1972. At a later date, Sri Chinmoy made minor changes to capitalisation, punctuation, and added "The" to the title.