You know perfectly well
That I am quite accustomed to boasting,
Specially in front of you.
Your disappearance from the world-scene
Has destroyed my literary ability.
In spite of having written 1,300 books in English,
My pen, today, is so inadequate:
It will never be able to do justice
To my heart's feelings about you.
Sri Chinmoy, Rani-di, I do know where you live, Agni Press, 1999