Sant Surdas

(1478 - 1581 / India)

Nanda Beholds Krishna's Face Poem by Sant Surdas


Parted nightlong from his beloved child
Nanda could no longer restrain himself
and lifting from his face the coverlet gazed upon it;
no more the night was oppressive:
the gods it seemed had churned the sea,
and through its foam the moon was seen resplendent in the sky."

Says Suradasa, the cowherd lads and maids learning that their beloved Krishna was awake forgot all else and ran to his bedside.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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