Short Poems about God


Man forgets. God forgives. Man forgets God’s Truth. God forgives man’s ignorance.

Man soars. God grows. Man soars in God. God grows in man.

Man loves love, because he does not have it. God loves love, because He is all Love.

Man aspires. God inspires. Man aspires. Lo, God descends. God inspires. Lo, man ascends.

Man cries. God’s compassion flies to touch man’s heart. God cries. Man supplies the message: “It is too early. Wait, you have to wait.”

– Sri Chinmoy (1)

When the power of love
replaces the love of power,
man will have a new name:

– Sri Chinmoy (2)


One positive seed-thought
Has saved me,
My entire life:
My Lord Supreme
Will always love me
No matter what I do
Or what I say
Or even what I become.

Sri Chinmoy (3)


But when the hour of the Divine draws near
The Mighty Mother shall take birth in Time
And God be born into the human clay
In forms made ready by your human lives.

– Sri Aurobindo, (4)

God must be born on earth and be as man
That man being human may grow even as God.

– Sri Aurobindo, (5)

A glorious multiple of one radiant Self,
Answering to joy with joy, to love with love,
All there were moving mansions of God-bliss;
Eternal and unique they lived the One.

– Sri Aurobindo, (6)

All things hang here between God’s yes and no,

– Sri Aurobindo (7)


Thou who pervadest all the worlds below,
Yet sitst above,
Master of all who work and rule and know,
Servant of Love!

Thou who disdainest not the worm to be
Nor even the clod,
Therefore we know by that humility
That thou art God

– Sri Aurobindo (8)



(1) Excerpt from Man and God – Songs Of The Soul by Sri Chinmoy

(2) Excerpt from Meditations: Food For The Soul by Sri Chinmoy

(3) Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 9 by Sri Chinmoy

(4) Sri Aurobindo, Savitri Book XI The Book of Everlasting Day
Canto I The Eternal Day: The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation

(5) Sri Aurobindo,Savitri Book VII The Book of Yoga
Canto VI Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute

(6)Sri Aurobindo, Savitri Book II The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds Canto XV The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge

(7) – Sri Aurobindo, Savitri Book X The Book of the Double Twilight
Canto IV The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real

(8) Sri Aurobindo, Reference: # 17 in “Les po√®mes de Sri Aurobindo” (bilingual edition)
also in “Collected Poems and Plays, vol 1” – 143