O Lord, Listen to me

O Lord, listen to me if you will, listen not
if you will not: I cannot rest contented
unless I sing of you.

O Lord, accept me if you will, accept not
if you will not: I cannot rest contented unless
I worship you.

O Lord, love me if you will, love not
if you will not: I cannot rest contented unless I hold
you in my arms

O Lord, look at me if you will, look not
if you will not: I cannot rest contented unless
I gaze at you in overpowering longing.

O Lord Chenna Mallikarjuna, I worship you and revel in a thrill of pleasure.

- Mahadevi

From: Women Saints East and West, Edited Swami Ghanananda. Published Vedanta Press

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