"A man has come to me from a country
Where there is no night,
And now I cannot distinguish day from
night any longer;
Rituals and devotions have all grown
profitless for me.
My sleep is broken: how can I sleep
For now I am wide awake in the sleeplessness
O Divine Mother, made one with Thee in
Yoga-sleep at last,
My slumber I have lulled asleepfor evermore.
I bow my head, says Ramprasad, before
desire and liberation;
Knowing the secret that Kali is one with the
I have discarded, once and for all both
righteousness and sin."