Hymn to Kali, by Arthur Avalon (Sir John George Woodroffe), , at sacred-texts.com
O MOTHER, this Hymn of Thine is the source from whence originates Thy mantra. 1 It sings of Thy real self, and contains injunctions for the worship of Thy two lotus Feet. He who reads it at midnight or at time of worship 2 even his random talk 3 becomes the nectar juice of poesy.
'Thy real self' (Svarūpākhyaṁ)
Speaks of the Dhyāna of both Thy gross and subtle aspects.
That is recites aloud. The Viśuddheśvara-Tantra says, 'Oh Devī, the reading of a Hymn (Stotra) mentally, or the recitation of a Mantra loudly is as ineffectual as water in a broken jar.'
'Nectar of Poesy' (Prasarati kavitvāmṛtarasah)
He becomes full of the sweetness of Poesy. The Kālīkulasarvasva says, All whose difficulties and dangers are destroyed by a single reading, as it were flies in a flame. His speech flows like the Ganges full of prose and poetry.'
93:1 Manusamuddharaṇajanuhthat is, cause of mantroddhāra: formation of Mantra of Devī. The mantra is made known, and then impressed with the life and consciousness (caitanya) of the sādhaka (mantra-caitanya).
93:3 That is, even his meaningless delirious talk, as in fever or madness, etc. (K.13.).