Poem for Apr 05

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Tad-bhartaram prati sakhi-vakyam
That Gopi Friend’s Words to Candravali’s Husband


O handsome one, why
do you suspiciously stare
at my dear friend’s back,
now yellow from the
priyangu flower pollen blown
by the Yamuna breeze?

— Sri Rupa Gosvami

Note: Candravali’s back is yellow because she enjoyed pastimes with Lord Krishna on a bed of flowers.