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poems by all: 6

From: kalaivani retnavellu (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 14:24:41 PST

radhe krishna!
namo narayana

dear bhaagavatas,
sorry for the long break in the posts. but we shall now resume the poems on 
kanna. :) and we shall start with mira's poems on her giridhar gopal. :))) 
unfortunately, the website that these poems came from do not have the 
transliterated form.sorry. :( but they were too good to pass up. :)

poem 1
We do not get a human life
Just for the asking.
Birth in a human body
Is the reward for good deeds
In former births.
Life waxes and wanes imperceptibly,
It does not stay long.
The leaf that has once fallen
Does not return to the branch.
Behold the Ocean of Transmigration.
With its swift, irresistible tide.
O Lal Giridhara, O pilot of my soul,
Swiftly conduct my barque to the further shore.
Mira is the slave of Lal Giridhara.
She says: Life lasts but a few days only.

poem 2

Life in the world is short,
Why shoulder an unnecessary load
Of worldly relationships?
Thy parents gave thee birth in the world,
But the Lord ordained thy fate.
Life passes in getting and spending,
I will sing the praises of Hari
In the company of the holy men,
Nothing else concerns me.
Mira's Lord is the courtly Giridhara,
She says: Only by Thy power
Have I crossed to the further shore.

lottsa krishna premai
namo venkateshaya
andal thiruvadigale sharanam

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