Bride of the fire, clasp me now close,
Bride of the fire!
I’ve shed the bloom of the earthly rose,
I have slain desire.
Beauty of the light, surround my life,
Beauty of the light!
I have sacrificed longing and parted from grief,
I can bear thy delight.
Image of ecstasy, thrill and enlace,
Image of bliss!
I would see only thy marvelous face,
Feel only thy kiss.
Voice of infinity, sound in my heart,
Call of the one!
Stamp there thy radiance, never to part,
O living sun.
— Sri Aurobindo
DNA Sunday, October 16, 2005 20:30 IST