Jessica: Oh Krishna, what folly it was for me
to ever invest my devotion in the things
that are part of this material world.
For real love cannot be found apart from You!
Like a thousand suns, just a glimmer of Your
effulgence drowns me with both ecstasy and sorrow.
Ecstasy at the realization of the path that leads to You.
I enter upon it with eagerness and intense thirst.
Like an antelope sprinting towards a faraway freshwater spring;
Realizing that You are the only source that will satisfy my parched soul!
Sorrow at the deep longing I feel.
I want more of You!
Let the wounds of my heart freely flow,
Their byproducts of lamentation and grief
reminding me of the bitter fruits this material
world has to offer.
May my intense longing and greed
for Your affections not go unnoticed.
May You perceive the single prayer
that reverberates throughout the deepest
chambers of my heart, and through Your mercy
may You someday grant me eternal entrance into
Your inconceivably splendorous divine pastimes.