Pastimes in the Spring
By Srila Narottama das Thakur
Vrndavana ramya-sthana dibya-cintamani-dhama
abrta kalindi-nire raja-hamsa keli kore
tahe sobhe kanaka-kamala
Vrindavan, resplendent abode, of transcendental touchstone,
Jewelled temples divine, enchanting the mind
Yamuna with gentle waves flows, where swans swim within shaded groves.
A lotus of gold on that water shines.
tara madhye hema-pitha asta-dale bestita
asta-dale pradhana nayika
tara madhye ratnasane bosi achen dui-jane
syama-sange sundari radkhika
Golden altar within its whorl, where eight bright petals unfurl,
where stand the sakhis led by Lalita.
Sitting in the centre of them, on a throne of brilliant gems,
are the radiant Shyama and Radhika.
o-rupa-labanya-rasi amiya poriche khasi
narottama-dasa koy nitya-lila sukha-moy
sadai sphuruka mora mane
Their beauty, their sweetness and smiles; their talks and their teasing and wiles,
exudes showers of ecstatic nectar.
Narottama dasa does pray, that this divine loving play,
may in my heart stay seated forever.