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A Beautiful Earth. To My Esteemed Biology-Writer-Friend, Linda Crampton Sunday's Inspiration 25


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom from the Master

"Our Lord whispers: "my sweet children, have faith, have faith, have faith!

Ignorance-night comes, only to go." - Sri Chinmoy

The Love: elegance, silent eloquence and eternal sacrifice of the rose


A Beautiful Earth

All the colours are still in this world.

Forces change, but the Light of the soul

Will never dim. A heart of shadows, will see

Only the abysmal mists of darkness-night, yet

When Love embraces me, I see only candescent Light.

There’s minimal movement in a rudderless boat.

A bird without wings and feathers, will not fly.

The matches of Love, will always ignite candles; night

Reveals the dazzling moon and awakens the new dawn.

Open your eyes, O Lantern. Remove the dark fog,

From the diamond Citadel of the Heart. At Love’s

Behest, Mother Gaia is dancing her own song.

Spinning the web of adversity, she churns her own

Cauldron, awakening the flames of glistening Light.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 29th November, 2020.


With Love Anything at all Can Happen

When the eye of pure Love floods the Heart,

Anything at all can happen. I ride the winds,

Gliding on the flames of my own mirror. Aye, so

Many sparks of life, unconscious of their own beauty!

In chains for millennia, I knew only the pain of struggle;

Now that I am a prisoner of Joy, there’s only a river

Of music from within. I gaze at the snow-white moon,

As a sweet longing, envelops my shimmering soul.

I ask the blue sky to tell me her secrets; to

Entreat this same Light to dance within my Spirit.

The stars paid homage to my request, as the sun

Smiled, her cheeks gone red from blushing.

Daffodils come alive in my haven; everywhere

There’s the scent of lavenders and camellia blossoms.

The fire of sweetness, like a guard, keeps a close eye

On me; I dare not vacate, these gates of rapture.

When the eye of pure Love floods the Heart,

Anything at all can happen. Didn’t I tell you?

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 8th May, 2020

The Heart of Love,is at the Centre of Everything we do


Wisdom from the Master

"I belong to God's Will

What more do I need?

What more do I care for? - Sri Chinmoy

"We are indestructible; we can never be shaken; we are the very essence of life." - Sri Chinmoy

If you think that you are working extremely, extremely hard,

Just think of the old man in heaven.

Your embarassment shall beggar description." Sri Chinmoy


© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on November 30, 2020:

Indeed, Mary.

Always a joy to see you. Much Love!! Gratitude.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 30, 2020:

Another poem with so much depth, so apt for Linda who opens our minds to Nature and its unique qualities. I agree, Love is at the centre of everything we do.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2020:

Thank you! One of the best indeed!! It is no joke to choose such difficult subjects and still write so well. Amazing!!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on November 29, 2020:

Linda is such a talented writer; thank you for writing this for her.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2020:

awesome! Enjoy, but be careful!! Love - Lantern

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 29, 2020:

Wonderful my friend. The poet is very lucky to reside in you. My son and I will tackle a new summit on a west/south terrain today.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2020:

Ah Peggy,

You are always so kind to me!! I have to keep five eyes on my ego. (LOL) Thank you so much and all the best to your family now and always. - manatita

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 29, 2020:

Linda deserves praise from all of us who learn from reading her works here on HubPages. You outdid yourself this time with your words of wisdom about love and its power. I loved that image with the words: "We are all one. Only egos, beliefs and fears separate us." That is so true!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2020:

Thank you, Linda C. You must be 6 hours difference? I'll check it out. Happy to see you and hope your day is a beautiful one. Thank you. Peace. - Lantern

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 29, 2020:

Thank you very much for this beautiful tribute, Manatita. I love the thought of all the colours still in the world in the first poem. The imagery in the second poem is wonderful. It's a cheerful and very inspirational piece. Reading it is a great way to start my day!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2020:

Sweettt!!! Thank you, Pamela. Like a good doctor's medicine, or should I say 'nurses exceptional care.' Thank you so much!!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 29, 2020:

The words in your poetry are so beautiful, and a lovely tribute to Linda. Linda teachs us so much. Your quotes and your pictures are also a lovely touch.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2020:

"I would not hike mountains if I did not enjoy the struggle to the top."

I love this piece Bro! Wonderful! Thank you so much! Have a great Sunday. I may one day use your piece, in a lantern carrier sort of way:

"It may be a struggle to ascend mountains, but Joy awaits at the summit." Poetic me. Lol. Love, Bro.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 29, 2020:

Beautiful words and sentiment. I would not hike mountains if I did not enjoy the struggle to the top. God awaits me there.

Thanks for a very nice piece honoring our friend Linda.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2020:

Ah, my Didi ji, thank you so much! This is a most beautiful contribution! Have a great Sunday with the family. Hari Om Tat Sat!

Ah Bill, of course I echo your sentiments! Thank you so much!

Hi Ann, great to see you writing again. Much Love this pleasant Sunday afternoon here in London. Gratitude.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 29, 2020:

Words of wisdom in your poem. Yes, love can solve any problem. And, adversity is an important aspect, which teaches us important lessons of life.

Beautiful poems and a rich tribute to Linda. Her articles are educational and there is always something to learn about.

Thank you for sharing. This was a wonderful read.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 29, 2020:

Linda's love of nature is highly respected by those of us on HP, and I'm sure she has earned the respect of her peers in the sciences. This is a lovely tribute for someone who has dedicated her life to make this world a better place. Bravo!

Ann Carr from SW England on November 29, 2020:

Lovely tribute to Linda, manatita! Your poetry inspires.


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