O Death! Get away; what canst thou do?by Ramprasad (Ramprasad Sen)
Original Language Bengali
O Death! Get away; what canst thou do?
I have imprisoned Mother Kali.
I have bound Her feet with my mind
and imprisoned Her in my heart
I have unfolded my heart lotus
and fixed my mind at the sahasrara.
I have entrusted my heart to Kulakundalini.
Such contraption have I made that She can't escape!
Devotion guards Her always as a watchman;
my two eyes have I made gatekeepers.
I predicted: fateful fever would attack me;
So I have taken my Master's drug
-- remedy for all diseases.
Death! I have humbled thy pride,
I am ready to start on my journey, uttering, ‘Kali, Kali!'
|-- from Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar, by Elizabeth U. Harding|