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Tukaram: My Complaint

Ah, God, the torment of this task that
You have laid on me
To tell the splendor of Your love!
I sing and sing,
Yet all the while the truth evades telling.
No words there are, no words,
To show You as You are!
Ah, God, the torment of this task
To tell the splendor of Your love!

Tukaram (c. 1608-c. 1650) is a revered Indian poet and author of numerous texts. He was a devotee of Vitthal, a form of Lord Krishna. He was related to the Bhakti movement of the Maharashtra region of India.

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