Poem for Feb 12


You are King and Queen,
gorgeous Lord with flute,
with tulasi garland pleasing all eyes,
Radha’s embroidered apron and
everything about Her pleasing Lord Krishna.
I was present at Your arati and
received a few drops of sprinkled water—
enough to change me.
I warmed my forehead
for an instant with the arati flame.
I bowed my head and body.
Radha-Syamasundara, You are the Lords,
Your love for one another,
Your youthful liveliness,
freedom from all want and fear—
Your generous gift
of eternal happiness to all suffering jīvas.
All glories to You.

(_Writing in Gratitude_)