Loving Vow

by Rasakhan

English version by Shyamdas
Original Language Hindi

I know all about the Enchanter's heart.
     His glance has merged my heart with Him.

Ever since the day
I saw the captivating and beautiful,
     moon-like face of that eminent Shyam
          in the love-bower,
     my eyes have abandoned all caution
          and family concerns.

Now I wander His forest glade.
     What can I do?
          He has captured me.

I am stuck to that mine of nectar.
     My loving vow is to His advantage.

-- from Treasure House of Love: Poems of Rasakhan, Translated by Shyamdas

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