Poem for Jan 21

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Sri Krishnam prati sri-radha-sakhi-vakyam
Words of Radha’s Gopi Friend to Lord Krishna

Verse 243

Radha is completely red
with love for You. Her love is
not like the redness of a gunja berry,
which is red not only on the surface,
but through and through. O
clever-talking Krishna, the redness of
Your love for Her is not in Your heart
but only in Your mouth, just as
a parrot’s mouth is red, but
the rest of him is some other color.

— Sri Govardhanacarya