Daily Archives: January 14, 2016

Krishna Returning With The Herd – Sant Surdas

Mohan comes herding the cows,  crown of peacock feathers on his head,  garland of forest flowers on his chest,  in his hand a wooden staff,  his body wrapped in cow-dust.  A band around his waist  and from his feet the … Continue reading

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Secret Signs – Sant Surdas

Krishna conveyed by signs to clever Radha. [he could not speak out as her girl friends were with her] to make a pretence of milking the cows, and picking up the milkpail come to meet him in the meadow. Nanda, … Continue reading

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The Course Of Love – Sant Surdas

Seeing Radha stand alone, Krishna came from behind and blindfolded her with his hands. But his hands could not fully cover her large and elongated vivacious eyes. They shone out from within his fingers as a serpent’s gem which it … Continue reading

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Krishna Awakes – Sant Surdas

Krishna awake, for the day has dawned:  large, deep and lotus-like,  your eyes are as in the love-shaped lake  a pair of swans even a million Kamadevas cannot vie  with the bewitching beauty of your face;  the sun rises in … Continue reading

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Krishna Approaches Radha – Sant Surdas

Krishna said, ‘O fair beauty, who are you?  Where do you live? Whose daughter are you?  I never yet saw you in the lanes of Braj.’  Radha said, ‘What need have I to come this way?  I keep playing by … Continue reading

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Breakfast – Sant Surdas

O Hari, ’tis morn, awake, there’s water in the jar for you to wash your face no need to hurry there’s plenty of time.  I’ll bring you whatever you like for your breakfast- dried fruits, butter, honey and bread.  Says … Continue reading

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Tie Your Heart At Night To Mine, Love – Pablo Neruda

Tie your heart at night to mine, love,  and both will defeat the darkness  like twin drums beating in the forest  against the heavy wall of wet leaves.  Night crossing: black coal of dream  that cuts the thread of earthly … Continue reading

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