The Eternal One (My Kanha) Through the Eyes of Women in His Life

1.I AM DEVKI(The mother who gave birth to Lord Krishna)

I am the real mother,

The one who gave birth to Him,whom the world calls Kanha.

Even though his mother is called Yashoda. by the world.

I abandoned my son, gave it away to do the good of the world,

I remained hidden in the shadows,

Whether Kanha was in Mathura, Nandgram or Dwarka,

He will remain my offspring and I will be his mother.

2.I am Yashoda(The mother who brought up Lord Krishna)

He ,the eternal charmer arrived in my abode,

The one who charms everyone by melody of his flute.

Dusky,though he is ,he is the shade and peace of the dawn,

I fear, the evil eyes casted his way,

Yet he grants wishes of all,the bold or the fawn.

I pray to the Almighty to keep him safe,

Yet he is the one who rescues the waif.

3.I am Radha (The eternal beloved )

He is the dusky and handsome love of my life,

How do I escape from being enchanted by him!

He mesmerises all with the melody of his tunes,

He is dark but his face and eyes seem lit by thousand moons.

We are one soul,though we appear a far,

We appear different but I am him and He is me,

At soul we both are one and at par.

4.I am Meera (Also spelled as MiraBai-Great devotee of Lord Krishna)

I am soaked in the hues of My Eternal Lord.

I have lost my senses in my doting love for My Lord.

He is the enchanter for all and I lose my wordly sense,

Keshava is the one with whom I have tied the heart’s chords.

One may ask as many times as they want,

I will chant the same ,answer the same,

He was,He is and will remain forever to whom

I owe my allegiance. He is the one,He is my Lord.

5.I am Rukmini (The wife of Lord Krishna in this wordily world)

For all out there in the world He belongs to them.,

The fact remains that the one whom he married is I, the chosen one.

Whether anyone remembers this or not,

They may say, that to Radha, belongs his soul.

But yet I am the life partner and I am the spouse,

And he is the one who makes me whole.

Note-For my friends from abroad,who do not know about the Indian legends related to Lord Krishna,I am attaching links which will help you all in understanding my poem and Lord Kanha.


Note-Kanha and Keshava all are different names for Lord Krishna.-Human incarnation of Lord Vishnu-the God.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

6 thoughts on “The Eternal One (My Kanha) Through the Eyes of Women in His Life

  1. Amita Paul

    It’s by no means easy to tackle such an ambitious topic in one short poem . Well done , Nalini Srivastava . The scope could strech to include Draupadi, Satyabhama and not just Radha but all the Gopikas.

    1. Nalini Srivastava

      Thanks a lot Chitra.I had posted it with thumping heart which never happened earlier.Your reply has given me a new confidence.
      I will surely write part 2 of this.It took me a week to finalize it.Usually I never spend more than half an hour max.
      Thanks again.

  2. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Indeed there is so much to add …more and more on this topic… the manifestation of the Lord in human form! Love your poem dear poet Nalini…indeed it is never enough to write on Him who is so endearing!


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