[Note: This verse is based on a shloka about the lovesick Radha, and authorship of the original shloka (which appears in the Kavindravachanasamuccaya and the Saduktikarnamrita) is debated.
The native shloka translates roughly to this: “You neglect your food; you abstain from all bodily pleasures. Your eyes are cast low, you are lost in thought and silent, so I ask,``Tell me friend, are you a yogini, or a viyogini?” Are you an austere recluse, or a woman who has suffered the pain of disunion?
Radha longs to be at one with Krishna. She dislikes the company of people; she wants to think of Krishna all alone. So engrossed is she that “the words of others do not reach her”. Krishna’s complexion is the color of dark clouds, so she gazes at the clouds; her eyes do not move. Her hair is dark like Krishna’s skin, so she unfastens her bun and looks at her hair. Krishna’s coloring is also like the throats of peacocks, so she regards this too. While the Saduktikarnamritashloka describes an abandoned, fasting lover, this verse is about a woman only just falling in love.]