O Mother, Who Really - Poem by Ramprasad Sen
O Mother, who really
Knows Your magic?
You're a crazy girl
Driving us all crazy with these tricks.
No one knows anyone else
In a world of Your illusions.
Kali's tricks are so deft,
We act on what we see.
And what suffering --
All because of a crazy girl!
What She truly is?
Ramprasad says: If She decides
To be kind, this misery will pass.
[ Translated by Leonard Nathan and Clinton Seely]
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