Poem for Apr 21

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Sri Radhaya vilapah
Srimati Radharani’s Lament

Verse 331

I have already seen the sky
gray with ketaki pollen. I
have seen the river’s shore
filled with new banana flowers.
I have already tolerated the breeze
blowing from the kadamba flowers.
O friends, wipe your tears. Give up
your anxiety. Why are you
unnecessarily pained? I am
made of thunderbolts, I will
be able to withstand the ferocious
attack of all these things.

– Sri Rudra