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surdas's poems: 10

From: kalaivani retnavellu (
Date: Sat Dec 29 2001 - 04:05:40 PST

radhe govinda
venkateshaya namaha

dear bhaagavatas,
here are the continuation on the poems by 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 the 
east, a crimson ball the night is going and the moonlight pales the lamps 
turn dim and the stars fade out as though the bright radiance of wisdom's 
rays dispels the pleasures that the senses tire, and the light of hope 
chases away the murky darkness of despair and doubt.

Listen, the birds sing aloud with glee O sweet child, life of my life, my 
sole wealth, O darling boy, bards and minstrels sing your praises, saying 
'victory! victory!'

Clusters of lotuses burst into bloom the bumblebees humming with sweet sound 
leave the lotuses; as though the devout renouncing worldly ties, in your 
love drowned chant your name as they go about.

Hearing his mother's words with love drenched the Lord of Mercy arose from 
his bed; the world's woes vanished, maya's net was rent. Says Suradasa, 
'Seeing his lotus face delusion fled; all doubts and dualities were 
destroyed and I found in Govinda eternal joy.


'Tis morn, O Krishna, awake, all the pretty young milkmaids are calling for 
you; arise O Braj's prince,  The sun is up in the sky, the moon pales, the 
tender tamala trees are in full bloom .

The women of Braj have stringed a garland of flowers of many kinds and wait 
to greet you. Arise dear child, wash your face and have your breakfast, O my 
heart's delight!

Says Sura, my Lord of large lotus-like eyes is the abode of bliss that never 


Awake, O Krishna awake, the night has gone arise, no longer laze breathe the 
pure air of early morn; the cowherd-lads come and gaze at you, and seeing 
you asleep, depart as swarms of bumblebees fly from the lotus clusters.

O darling boy, dark as the tamala, if you don't believe me, open your large 
eyes and see for yourself.

sri andal thiruvadigale sharanam
sri ranganaayaki sametha ranganaatha parabrahmane namaha

radhe shyam

radhe krishna!

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