Ode to a cowherd

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Yet another avatar, face, statue, idol. All unrecognised, all familiar.
This is also Krishna.

‘Look beyond what you see,’ he says to me, ‘and thank you for coming to me today.’
Oh how he moves me, this Dark One.

I fight back tears; then not.
For that is also Krishna.

Painting of Gopala by Johannes Ptok

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