tvad-alokana-kalāhi-daṁśair eva mṛtaṁ janam
tvat-padāmbja-milal-lakṣa-bheṣajair devi jīvaya
Someone is so near death, from the bites of the black snake of not seeing you. O Goddess, revive that person with the antidote: a meeting with the red-lac that adorns your lotus-feet.
This exquisitely beautiful poem is the 9th verse of Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Goswāmī’s Vilāpa-kusumāñjali. The entire book is full of such beauty. Those who read and appreciate this book destroy the limits of their good fortune.