Poem for Apr 07

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Prakata-lilanusarena bhavini harer mathura-prasthane radha-sakhi-vakyam
Words of Srimati Radharani’s Gopi Friend as in His
Manifest Pastimes Krishna is about to Leave for Mathura City

O Kamadeva, you have given
this lowly girl’s body friendship
with the new moon. Tell me,
after Krishna leaves at sunrise,
where will you shoot your arrows?

—Sri Rudra

Note: Anxious because of Krishna’s imminent departure, Radha has become thin and pale as the new moon.