Poem for Jan 22

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 246

Radha became genuinely afraid
of the possible intrusion of Her elders,
and for this reason
the bud of Her feigned anger
began to blossom. Her dear and
intelligent gopi friend cast
a meaningful glance at Krishna
to apprize Him of the situation.
He understood. He took His leave
and went to the cottage of vines
by the Yamuna’s shore,
only to meet Radha again
in that more secluded place.

— author unknown