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A New Year's Heart of Beauty. Monday's Inspiration 62. To a Special Friend Doris James Miz Bejabbers


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

"The beauty of a luminous Heart, is the pinnacle of all shines." -Manatita

"One beautiful Heart,

Is better than

A thousand beautiful faces;

So choose better people,

having beautiful Hearts,

Rather than beautiful faces." - Dailyquotes.com


Your Heart of Beauty. A free-style Sonnet

Soft and intimate … charming, charisma oozing

From Your sweet smile, like the candescent moonlight.

With wisdom gifted by the Light of Silence,

Your Heart of beauty imbibes, like the rose,

The redolent intimacy of lustrous stars.

Orchids are so exquisite! They dance in spring,

Robes gracefully majestic, like the swan in flight.

You are my swan – a soul-bird waltzing in the infinity

Of Freedom, blowing kisses to the breeze, Your wings

Whispering to the profundity of Silence, of the glories of Love.

I see You, walking on dawns: ever anew, vibrant,

Replenishing the music of starlings, gracefully

Marching to the rhythm of tomorrow’s sunshine –

A thousand candles, burning brightly in the soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 18th January, 2016


A New Dawn Descends. A Free-style Sonnet

Sales soar upon the sails of January, 2020;

Like a vessel, receiving these new beginnings.

The old night is gone; sojourners row upon a golden

Vision, their ship steeped with longing, for another horizon.

Sunrise heralds the advent of day-break,

The song-birds whistle merrily, while the foliage

Dance in light zephyrs. I throw my old rugged coat,

Rush to M & S and dresses smartly.

The old noise subsides, a lustered dawn’s descending;

Hope’s promises blossom anew. The night is fading,

The poet of silence enters … brush on easel strokes,

Painting Valentine’s exquisite song – Love’s beautiful face.

My shadowed mirror fades; rain sings to twilight stars ascending;

Beauty kisses my soul, as sunset whispers to the moon.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 19th January, 2020


Wisdom from the Master

"It is an exceptional privilege,

To have the beauty of a serene mind,

The purity of a loving Heart

And the divinity of a humble life." - Sri Chinmoy

Renewal and Beauty

© 2020 manatita44


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

Indeed Peggy, indeed! You and I and more, are moving towards this beautiful Heart. Gratitude

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

Beautiful poems, Manatita! The image at the top and the message it portrays is so true! A beautiful heart will always outweigh a beautiful face.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 22, 2020:

Thank you Rosina.

A very nice sentiment from you. Appreciated.

Rosina S Khan on January 22, 2020:

Manatitia, I agree that one beautiful heart is worth more than a thousand beautiful faces. Loved the sonnets as well. Keep them flowing...

manatita44 (author) from london on January 22, 2020:

Thank You, my Didi Ji.

Continue to be blessed. Gratitude

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 22, 2020:

Beautiful tribute to a wonderful fellow writer, MizB.

Your poems are lovely and well expressed, as always.

Thanks for sharing the words of wisdom, from the Master.

Good day to you.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 21, 2020:

Yes. I try to remember all my friends but I dedicate quite a few and sometimes I forget. This one was inspired by your picture.

Thank you for such lovely comments.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on January 21, 2020:

Awww, you did write a second one. I bow my head in humility. You have a remarkable way with words, so poetic. Mine are so straightforward. But I guess it comes from so many years of having to write it like it is. Thank you, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 21, 2020:

Yes, my dear Biologist. We most certainly have this in common. Thank you so much!


She's a wonderful woman

Thank you so much!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 20, 2020:

I'm always happy when you include nature imagery in your poems. Like some other people, I had to vote "All of the above" in your poll.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 20, 2020:

MizB is one of my favorite friends and your tribute to her is lovely. Blessings to you, manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 20, 2020:

Thank you, Linda.

She's a treasure all right. Appreciate your fine sentiment.

Thank you, Gypsy.

A beautiful lady indeed!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on January 20, 2020:

A special lady, indeed. I love MizB. Every time she visits an article and leaves a comment, that article is improved 100 percent. She is a treasure full of joy and fun and wit. Thank you for creating this tribute to her.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 20, 2020:

A very lovely tribute to a beautiful lady. Loved this!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 20, 2020:

So sweet … so sweet! Thank you my dear friend. Much Love.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 20, 2020:

This is a beautiful tribute to a lovely lady. Loved every line!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 20, 2020:

Thanks a lot, Bill.


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 20, 2020:

MizB is a special friend, and I'm so glad you paid tribute to her. Well done and well deserved, you two, and blessings to you both.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 20, 2020:


Great! I love them too. Thank you so much!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 20, 2020:

Beautiful words for a worthy person In MizB. Thank you for sharing manatita. Had to vote for all of the above in the poll.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 20, 2020:

Thanks Devika.

First here as you sometimes are. I appreciate your kind sentiments also.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 20, 2020:

I voted all of the above. Doris James deserves this and it shows she is special in your great words. Beautiful and free spirited from your talent.

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