All short poems
and narrative poems
The volume consists of sonnets, lyrical poems, narrative poems, and metrical experiments
in various forms. All such poems published
by Sri Aurobindo during his lifetime
are included here, as well as poems
found among his manuscripts after his passing.
Sri Aurobindo worked on these poems
over the course of seven decades.
The first one was published in 1883
when he was ten; a number of poems
were written or revised
more than sixty years later,
in the late 1940s.