Two verses by Raghavendra Hebbalalu on Kali’s smile:
नन्दिता नृतिमनोज्ञतया सा।
At the end of the destroyer’s dance of dissolution,
She was pleased with the beauty of the dance.
Kaalii, desirous of seeing it again,
Gave the money of her smile to the king of dancers.
(नटराट् – नटराजे)
त्रिकालाव्याकृतः स्थाणुर् व्याकृत्यै याचितो यदा।
कालीहासस् तदोत्पन्नः पातु धात्वर्थदो मुदा।।
When the motionless Shiva, the one who is unmanifest in all three times was beseeched for vyAkaraNa,
Kaalii laughed then. May her laughter that gives meaning to dhaatus gladly protect.