Sri Chinmoy was born in 1931 in East Bengal, India— today’s Bangladesh - Sri Chinmoy spent more than 20 years of his early life in a spiritual community in southern India.
In his poetry, Sri Chinmoy is attempting to express the inexpressible, to articulate what is beyond the scope of words.
Chinmoy is above all a poet of the inner landscape, and he never forgets that the poem is 'a finger pointing at the moon', an invitation to the silence beyond the words.
My Secret and Sacred Bird
My secret and sacred bird now flies
To meet the Spirit's vacancy.
All chaos of life today dissolved;
In me a surge of ecstasy.
Gold flames within my longing heart
Invoke the cosmos' Parent-Sun.
A tapestry of Truth unseen
Bursts forth within; the Play is begun.