Swami Vivekananda, Calcutta, 1897

O Swami Vivekananda!
Sri Ramakrishna’s life-breath,
Sri Ramakrishna’s supreme gift to mankind,
Sri Ramakrishna’s victory-song all-where!
The victory-world’s delight you were;
Lo, the cyclone-valour of the Absolute!
You awakened your slumbering India,
You awakened humanity’s sleep.
In you blossomed the Form Universal
O hero-warrior-sannyasin,
In the core of the creation sleeplessly shall burn
The incense of your self-offering.