The Mother Reading Savitri - Book IX

 

    Book IX The Book of Eternal Night  
       
    Canto I Towards the Black Void  
 
 Then suddenly there came on her the change  10' 01"  10.3 Mb
 Like one who looks up to far heights she saw  8' 53"  8.8 Mb
 All in her mated with that mighty hour  7' 08"  7.4 Mb
 Then like a tree recovering from a wind  6' 16"  7.9 Mb
 The two opposed each other with their eyes  6' 20"  7.7 Mb
 The dim and awful godhead rose erect  6' 33"  7.6 Mb
 Between two realms he stood, not wavering  6' 45"  8.2 Mb
 Into a deep and unfamiliar air  7' 37"  9.6 Mb
 Enigma of the Inconscient's sculptural sleep  3' 29"  5.4 Mb
 Then, to that chill sere heavy line arrived  7' 18"  10.7 Mb
 Still like a statue on its pedestal  10' 38"  13.5 Mb
 
       
    Canto II The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness  
 
 The woman first affronted the Abyss  6' 49"  10.4 Mb
 Once more she heard the treading of a god  7' 54"  9.8 Mb
 At last she spoke; her voice was heard by Night  8' 03"  9.6 Mb
 Death bowed his head in scornful cold assent  6' 43"  9.1 Mb
 But Savitri answered the disdainful Shade  9' 20"  13.3 Mb
 Against the Woman's boundless heart arose  5' 09"  6.1 Mb
 But Savitri answered meeting scorn with scorn  11' 28"  14.0 Mb
 Once more a Thought, a Word in the void arose  7' 44"  10.6 Mb
 But Savitri replied to the dread Voice  8' 32"  9.8 Mb
 Like one disdaining violent helpless words  8' 44"  12.5 Mb
 Around her rolled the shuddering waste of gloom  7' 24"  8.7 Mb