My Poems

Rādhāṣṭamī

Rādhāṣṭamī

She stands by His side, sweet smile entreating Us to worship His feet, soft and pinkish. She massages them gently, offering tulasī. Oh, won’t you please come and see how beautiful they are? Rādhārāṇī, queen of worship, beauty supreme in female form, Please protect me, don’t let me slip from the path of bhakti. Soaring through transcendental treetops on a swing of flowers Downpour of nectar never stops where You are queen. Can You...

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On the Shore of the Ocean

Sing the song of sorrow, stranded on the shore See the ocean stretching wide till it is seen no more The way is long and dangerous The boat seems full of leaks Yet the grey-green of the ocean slaps the shore With spattering force And only desolation is behind me   Upon the other shore, unseen and unguessed Is the place of play and joy Without seeming to leave this side at all That world explodes gently and softly in the heart So softly and...

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