The Mother Reading Savitri - Book IV

 

    Book IV The Book of Birth and Quest  
       
    Canto I The Birth and Childhood of the Flame  
 
 Across the burning langour of the soil  7' 58"  6.1 Mb
 Rain-tide burst in upon torn wings of heat  7' 59"  6.3 Mb
 Earth's mood now changed; she lay in lulled repose  4' 09"  3.5 Mb
 Autumn led in the glory of her moons  4' 52"  4.0 Mb
 And Winter and Dew-time laid their calm cool hands  4' 33"  3.5 Mb
 Then Spring, an ardent lover, leaped through leaves  4' 24"  3.4 Mb
 In this high signal moment of the gods  4' 38"  3.5 Mb
 Outlined by the pressure of this new descent  5' 18"  4.4 Mb
 But soon the link of soul with form grew sure  8' 25"  6.5 Mb
 An image made of heaven's transparent light  4' 11"  3.5 Mb
 
       
    Canto II The Growth of the Flame  
 
 A land of mountains and wide sun-beat plains  5' 32"  4.5 Mb
 A friend and yet too great wholly to know  3' 55"  3.3 Mb
 They were moved by her towards great unknown things  6' 44"  5.5 Mb
 The Force in her drew earth's subhuman broods  4' 27"  3.7 Mb
 A key to a Light still kept in being's core  4' 38"  3.6 Mb
 No equal heart came close to join her heart  6' 46"  5.3 Mb
 
       
    Canto III The Call to the Quest  
 
 A morn that seemed a new creation's front  6' 04"  4.8 Mb
 The Voice withdrew into its hidden skies  6' 27"  5.0 Mb
 An impromptu from the deeper sight within  7' 08"  5.4 Mb
 Accustomed scenes were now an ended play  9' 15"  7.4 Mb
 When the pale dawn slipped through Night's shadowy guard  6' 31"  5.0 Mb
 
       
    Canto IV The Quest  
 
 The world-ways opened before Savitri  6' 59"  5.5 Mb
 Often from gilded dusk to argent dawn  6' 41"  5.4 Mb
 Hamlet and village saw the fate-van pass  5' 39"  4.8 Mb
 Away from this thinking creature's burdened hours  6' 12"  5.1 Mb
 The bosom of our mother kept for us still  5' 31"  4.3 Mb
 The seers attuned to the universal Will  5' 34"  4.4 Mb
 As floats a sunbeam through a shady place  5' 52"  4.4 Mb
 Still unaccomplished was the fateful quest  5' 56"  4.4 Mb