Hit it harder, the drum of the heart: when the dishes aren't put up, when the homework's not done, when you're running in place and deadlines race past. Bang the heart-drum with Her name: Maa, Maa, Maa! Krim, Krim, Krim! --all day long, all day long.
When the software hangs up, when the call drops out, beat the Navarna mantra drum: Om! Aim! Hrim! Klim! Chamundyai! Vicche! As the Doms whack the bones of the corpse on the pyre, whack your heart with the mantra stick--making love-sparks fly, making heart-drum resound.
With the avalanching clatter of the dhaks of Durga Puja, strike the heart, strike the heart.