Tuesday, June 13, 2023

My yearning was not strong enough

(2667)  Svarna pradiip jvele ami

Myself, a golden lamp setting alight,
I had sat on that evening.
Then, with the altar's floral necklace,
Wish had been to adorn Thee.

The evening star said to me:
"Getting thus does not succeed.
Lamp, wreath, and altar are external;
In the mind flashes that ruby."

Ineffective passed the night;
Extinguished went my gold light.
At nighttime's end Venus said:
"Again to heaven gone has He;
The lack was in sincerity."

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