The genesis of Hope1

The poem Hope is among my first ten poems in the English language.2

I started writing English poems in Pondicherry, India. One day the servants were breaking coconuts. I was watching them and reading Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri. I got inspiration all of a sudden that afternoon. This is how my Hope poem came into existence. It is one of my most inspired poems.


  1. WSI 33. 11 January 2003, Novotel Palm Cove Resort, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  2. WSI 33,1. Sri Chinmoy, My Flute, poem 26, New York, Agni Press, 1972