Radha in Krishna
By Aparna Bandyopadhyay
Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds
Even before the world could hear,
Radha felt the bamboo reed.
Aiyan, her spouse sensed her turmoil
As she put her ankle bead.
He followed her at a distance, and
Behind the tree he himself hid.
What did he see! The Gopis danced
In Krishna Kaali's faith and creed.
In Yamuna the Gopis bathed,
Their attires by the river bank.
The cowherd Krishna stole them all,
Hid them on the tall tree trunk.
They begged him to give their apparel;
His flute got them in devotion drunk.
Radha with sakhis came to get their garbs
They were in Krishna's attire in carefree spunk.
Sri Radha mooned in abject sorrow ,
As Krishna bade farewell to his Love.
He was on a task to bring down evil,
She fell with despair at the edge of the grove.
She begged him to wed her and take her along,
Krishna said, 'we are one my Dove.'
She looked up to her lover in joy
And saw Radha in Krishna above.
About the Author
Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.
She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.