George Rochberg - Hymn to Krishna I Lyrics

Renounced the world, and shaved his head
And took to the roads with only a
Staff and a begging bowl
My heart sickens, tears
Sting my eyes. The hope of my life
Went with him
How long will my days drag on
Without him, my Gaura?
The springtime, when the world brims over
With joy, comes round again
Bitter to me
My old love for my lord
Aches in my heart, all I remember
Makes life a noose
Tightening about my throat