Poem for Jun 13

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Tatraiva sakhim prati shri-radha-vacanam
Srimati Radharani’s Words to a Gopi-friend at Kurukshetra

Verse 386

That very personality
who stole away my heart
during my youth
is now again my master.
These are the same moonlit nights
of the month of Caitra. The same
fragrance of malati flowers
is there, and the same sweet
breezes are blowing from
the kadamba forest.
In our intimate relationship,
I am also the same lover, yet
still my mind is not happy here.
I am eager to go back to
that place on the bank of
the Reva under the Vetasi tree.
That is my desire.

– author unknown