e kene kahibe kṛṣṇera uddeśa āmāya?
e--strī-jāti latā, āmāra sakhī-prāya
e—these; kene—why; kahibe—will say; kṛṣṇera—of Lord Kṛṣṇa; uddeśa—direction; āmāya—to us; e—these; strī-jāti—belonging to the class of women; latā—creepers; āmāra—our; sakhī-prāya—like friends.
" 'Why should the trees tell us where Kṛṣṇa has gone? Let us rather inquire from the creepers; they are female and therefore are like friends to us.
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