Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami
Radha-sakhya eva krishna-sandeshah
A Letter to Krishna from Radha’s Gopi-friend
In the presence of some friends
She sheds continual tears, to
other friends She narrates Her
grief, to other friends She
humbly begs mercy, and because
of Her superiors and elderly relatives
She is anxious. These are the ways
She suffers in separation from You.
Please become peaceful. She will
become happy today or tomorrow.
She is only really tortured by
the constant sighing.
– Sri Rudra