Ramprasad Sen

(1718 - 1775 / Halisahar / India)

Who Knows Your Magic - Poem by Ramprasad Sen

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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!

Who knows
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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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012



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