C. P. Sharma
The Cosmic Dance - Ii - Poem by C. P. Sharma
The Divine Dance - II
Then, in sky rending hue and cry
Gopis repented why Him they defied! ! ! ! ! !
In a frantic search they ran around
If beloved Krishana could be found! ! ! ! ! ! !
Gopis roamed through grooves and woods
If somewhere Lord’s footsteps stood! ! !
Amazingly they saw two footsteps pairs
Beside Lord’s a woman’s steps stare! ! !
On this their jealousy knew no bounds
Privileged one in their flock astounds! ! !
They considered her to be fortunate
That she alone with the Lord had date! ! !
On the other side,
The Gopi who with the Lord had date
With puffed up pride of being intimate
Instead walking along with the Lord
She aspired to be on shoulders adored.
Lord poses, “Alright, get on my shoulders”
As she tried, the Lord vanished from there.
Thus, came to end her possessive pride
Soon rest of the Gopis joined by her side.
Then she related the tale of her woe
And how her false pride got a blow
Lord on her intense love bestowed
How from honor she stooped so low! ! !
Now together they all set out to search
As far as moon shine in forest stretch
But when in the pitch dark they plunged
Retrieved as no farther their steps clung.
Gopis came to river Kalind’s bank
On Krishana’s virtues deeply drank
Union with Him their hearts longed
Dedicated Gopi’s sang a sweet song*.
Sweet was the song, pious emotions
Souls submerged in divinity’s ocean
Butter-soft hearted Krishana appeared
For Great Dance the stage prepared
* Song sang by Gopis in praise of Lord Krishana praying Him to come back for the sublime dance. It is well known as ‘Gopi Geet’.
To be continued in Part III and IV.
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