Sakhi Go Kemate Dharibo Paran

Bhaktivinod Thakur, Sri Krishna, Sakhi Go Kemate Dharibo Paran

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Sakhi Go Kemate Dharibo Paran”. The Official Name for this song is “Siksastakam Song 7 Part 3”. This song is taken from the book Gitavali. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that life without Sri Hari Govinda is full of afflictions and there is nothing important then taking the names of Sri Krishna and pleasing Him.
sakhi go, kemate dharibo paran
nimesa hoilo yugera saman
sravanera dhara,  ańkhi-varisoy,
sunya bhelo dhara-tala
govinda-virahe,  prana nahi rohe,
kemone vancibo bolo
bhakativinoda,  asthira hoiya,
punah namasraya kori’
dake radha-natha,  diya darasan,
prana rakho, nahe mari
(1) O my dear girlfriend! How will I maintain my life? The passing of a mere moment has become like a vast age of time.
(2) Tears flow from my eyes like torrents of rain in the month of Sravana, and the face of the earth has become totally void. In separation from Govinda my life cannot go on… please tell how I will be able to live.
(3) Bhaktivinoda has become very restless and again takes shelter of the holy name, calling out, "O Lord of Radha! By bestowing Your audience, please save my life! By Your mercy alone I shall not perish!"