api bata madhu-puryam arya-putro 'dhunaste
smarati sa pitr-gehan saumya bandhums ca gopan
kvacid api sa katham nah kinkarinam grnite
bhujam aguru-sugandham murdhny adhasyat kada nu
api—certainly; bata—regrettable; madhu-puryam—in the city of Mathura; arya-putrah—the son of Nanda Maharaja; adhuna—now; aste—resides; smarati—remembers; sah—He; pitr-gehan—the household affairs of His father; saumya—O great soul (Uddhava); bandhun—His many friends; ca—and; gopan—the cowherd boys; kvacit—sometimes; api—or; sah—He; katham—talks; nah—of us; kinkarinam—of the maidservants; grnite—relates; bhujam—hand; aguru-su-gandham—having the fragrance of aguru; murdhni—on the head; adhasyat—will keep; kada—when; nu—may be.
"O Uddhava! It is indeed regrettable that Krsna resides in Mathura. Does He remember His father's household affairs and His friends, the cowherd boys? O great soul! Does He ever talk about us, His maidservants? When will He lay on our heads His aguru-scented hand?"
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