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From: kalaivani retnavellu (
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 09:47:15 PST

radhe krishna!
namo narayana

dear bhaagavatas,
adiyal came across a few poems by a variety of poets, both old and new. but 
the heart of all the poems was krishna. they were already translated from 
the original texts but unfortunately the original texts weren't given. in 
any case, i still found them beautiful and wanted to share it with u all. 
and some of the poems were written in english pretty recently.

so lets enjoy krishna now...

---authored by vidyapati

How shall I tell of Caanuk's (Krishna's) beauty
Men will believe it a vision of the night.
As lightning was his saffron garment blown
over the beautiful cloud-rims half shown.
His coal-back curls assumed with regal grace
A peacock's plume above that moon-like face.
And such a fragrance fierce the mad wind wafts
Love wakes and trembles for his flowery shafts.
Yea what shall words do, friend? Love's whole estate
Exhausted was that wonder to create.

KRISHNA by sri aurobindo

At last I find a meaning of soul's birth
    Into this universe terrible and sweet,
I who have felt the hungry heart of earth
    Aspiring beyond heaven to Krishna's feet.

I have seen the beauty of immortal eyes,
    And heard the passion of the Lover's flute,
And known a deathless ecstasy's surprise
    And sorrow in my heart for ever mute.

Nearer and nearer now the music draws,
    Life shudders with a strange felicity;
All Nature is a wide enamoured pause
    Hoping her lord to touch, to clasp, to be.

For this one moment lived the ages past;
The world now throbs fulfilled in me at last.

lottsa krishna premai
radhe shyam
namo venkateshaya
hari hari

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