Who Knows your magic

O Mother, who really
Knows Your magic? 

You’re a crazy girl
Driving us all crazy with these tricks. 

No one knows anyone else
In a world of Your illusions.
Kali’s tricks are so deft,
We act on what we see. 

And what suffering-
All because of a crazy girl! 

Who knows
What She truly is? 

Ramprasad says: If She decides
To be kind, this misery will pass. 

- Ramprasad Sen

From: Grace and Mercy in her Wild Hair

Selected Poems to the Mother Goddess

Translated by Leonard Nathan and Clinton Seely