Srila Prabhupada’s writing is poetic

The word “flutter” according to Random House Webster’s is to wave, flap, or toss about: as banners fluttering in the breeze; to move in quick, irregular motions; vibrate; to beat rapidly, as the heart; to be tremulous or agitated; to go with irregular motions or aimless course as to flutter back and forth. Srila Prabhupada has chosen the most poetic meaning of the word in this passage from the Teachings of Lord Caitanya, describing Lord Krsna: “There is a whirlwind at the sound of His flute, and those waves and that whirlwind make the hearts of the gopis FLUTTER like dry leaves on trees, and when those leaves fall down at Krsna’s lotus feet, they can never rise up again.