Poem for Feb 08

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Tam muralim prati shri-radha-vakyam
Srimati Radharani’s Words to the Flute

Verse 256

O flute, you have blessed Me
by giving Me the emptiness in
your heart, your lightness, the dryness
of your body, and your eloquence
in constantly chanting the holy name
of Krishna, the king of Vraja. Why
do you now not give to Me the nectar
of Krishna’s lips, which you drink,
turn into song, and shamelessly use
to enchant the entire world and
bring it under your control.

— Sri Govinda Mishra