Narsinh Mehta

(1414? – 1481? / Talaja, Bhavnagar, Gujarat / India)

Always Up To Some Prank - Poem by Narsinh Mehta

Always up to some prank, this mischievous little Govindji over there
It's always I who has to suffer!
As this little cowherd foolishly totters, the girl becomes fervid!
Always up to some prank, this mischievous little Govindji over there
It's always I who has to suffer!

‘Kum now yoo, vow eye doo', if you can't speak properly why do you babble like this?
Says Narsaiyyo, stop all these childish pranks, just take us to your place, and enjoy us!
Always up to some prank, this mischievous little Govindji over there
It's always I who has to suffer!


Comments about Always Up To Some Prank by Narsinh Mehta

  • (8/27/2017 2:39:00 PM)


    Sounds like she was writing about a little girl... (Report) Reply

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  • Anita Aparajita Das (8/27/2017 1:00:00 PM)


    Always up to some prank, this mischievous little Govindji over there
    It's always I who has to suffer!

    A nice write.
    10++
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  • Rajnish Manga (8/27/2017 12:57:00 PM)


    So what if he is so young. It shows the divine presence of Lord Krishna on those who worship Him. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Sahoo (8/27/2017 10:52:00 AM)


    if you can't speak properly why do you babble like this?
    Says Narsaiyyo, stop all these childish pranks, just take us to your place, and enjoy us

    Nioce to read. Thanks poet for sharing it.
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  • Jeanette Telusma (8/27/2017 6:04:00 AM)


    - - Always up to some prank, this mischievous little Govindji over there- - - this poem was written in a playful mode and was really enjoyable. Congratulations on being chosen poem of the day. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2017 3:59:00 AM)


    Nice depiction on mischief by Lord Krishna that we all love has been made here. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations to his soul. (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (8/27/2017 3:30:00 AM)


    I'm don't feel well enough versed in Hindu deities and scripture and practices to feel I'm getting all out of this piece that I might, but I largely feel like it doesn't matter either. There's a universality to this that transcends the specific Hindu references. The prankster is an omnipresent type in every cultural and society. Both an irritant and an amusing diversion. And pranksters often rely on a familiar set of tricks over and over in variations but essential of a limited repertoire. The form of this poem, or devotional, puts into play that kind of repetition to good effect. This piece brings a smile of recognition to my face while also reminding me of the inherent pain in the buttocks this behavior and personality always elicits. And from there the greater generalizations of the lessons of the prankster we can learn to apply to our life as a whole. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/27/2017 2:04:00 AM)


    Childish pranks! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (8/27/2017 1:18:00 AM)


    The mischief of Lord Krishna, that we all love has been en-capsuled in this beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 30, 2012


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