Poem for May 22

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Radha-sakhya eva krishna-sandeshah
A Letter to Krishna from Radha’s Gopi-friend


Because the vine of Her body may
violently tremble, we do not fan Her
even with a single lotus petal. Because
She may become overwhelmed, we
do not sprinkle Her body with
sandalwood powder and water.
Because She may become crushed
by the great burden, we generally do
not place even a flower on Her breast.
How may the disease of this slender
girl’s heart become cured?
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– Sri Ananda