A Walk Through Spring. Monday's Inspiration 67, an Offering to Verlie Burroughs (Snakeslane)

Updated on March 23, 2020
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Stunning Spring!


Note: la piscina in the poem means 'swimming pool.'

I rise at dawn, to the melody of starlings,

Echoing in my surroundings. From my window,

I could see the terrace adjacent to la piscina,

As red mulberries glow with the streaming Light.

Hyacinths unfurl their purple leaves, as the

Light kisses their yellow stamens.

Tulips and daisies gleam in the sunlight, singing of

Grandeur, to the waltzing cherry blossoms.

It is a season of new growth, as renewal pushes

Out the mists of fog and darkness. The sun gleaming

Through an opal sky, kisses the tapestry of colours below;

My Heart drips joy, with the pride of morning dew.


The symphony of nature dances, performing wonders in a

Soul weeping beauty, cascading magic, like the flowers.

Deep down in the meadow of the valley of Love,

A clay pathway winds its way to the undulating hills.

The décor of the flora is way past amazing, as the lustrous

Heaven, hugs the trees and foliage. I close my eyes;

Walk in serenity to the seashore, see the waves splash and the

Rocks steeped with rugged beauty, whispering praises to God.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 23rd March, 2020.

- Awakening the Inner Light -


Spring Comes

Spring arrives,

The old man is gone

As the universe sings to me.

My Heart dances once again,

As my river of joy flows, dispersing

The cobwebs of yesteryear. - Manatita


What does spring mean to you?

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    4 weeks ago from london

    Well thanks Bro.

    A visit highly appreciated! Yes, I wrote a poem on New York and another by my mentor which is even loftier. I have a piece called The Soul of America Rejoices. Finally, I have a very lofty work here in two parts called A Glimpse Into The Vision of America.

    You and I feel the same way about the cold. I even feel it in April in NY, but generally the summer there is too hot. Hard to win. Lol.

    You're very poetic with your mosquitos and critters and I envy your visit to Cuba. Much Love.

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    Mr. Happy 

    4 weeks ago from Toronto, Canada

    I love the Spring! It's my favorite season if I had to pick one but to be honest, I cannot really pick one. I feel like I need them all. I was in Cuba once, two days before Christmas and they were decorating a Christmas tree in the lobby of the hotel. That image couldn't register in my brain properly because I was sweating balls at the time. Winter for me means snow and cold. It has to be that way, in my world.

    But ya, I was born in May so ... I adore Spring. Everything comes to life from the snow. All the flowers, the critters ... ohh my goodness, the mosquitos are out now too, with the black flies ... You start slapping yourself silly trying to keep them away from You. It's great! Haha!!

    I came by 'cause You mentioned You wrote about America's light (in a comment on the last piece I put out) ... I found Spring's Light. I like Spring's Light and I appreciate You writing about it. Thank You.

    All the best!

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    3 months ago from london

    A lovely thought from you, bro.

    Thank you so much!

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 

    3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

    Spring is like a child, sweet and beautiful and bustling with activity. I love it. You brought it to life. Thank you.

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    3 months ago from london

    True, but I'm not sure in this current climate. Good to see you. Stay safe.

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    Eric Dierker 

    3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Sweet and eloquent. I think what I like about Spring the most is the change in people's attitudes.

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    3 months ago from london

    Umm! Filled with Light,, love beauty. You are a true and sensuous romantic, truly, Devika. Lovely!

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    Devika Primić 

    3 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Spring is my best time of year as Autumn is. In Spring I get to plant new flowers and make the garden look pretty again.

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    3 months ago from london

    Chuckle ... chuckle, Phillip.

    Yes, we need some good news or light humour. Correct. After all, we are sensibly restricted right now. (Smile) Keeps us sane, smiling. Thanks Bro.


    Good to see you once again. I appreciate that.

    I'm like Lord Shankara, who threw his own superb treatise into the sea, to please his best friend, who was more interested in name and fame.

    For ten years here, I have spoken only of sacrifice, Love, beauty and Light ... the things of Paradise. Earth does not give me the same resonance ... except in all that is naturally and inherently beautiful, as it is of God. I think you know that. Much Love.

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    Verlie Burroughs 

    3 months ago from Canada

    Thanks again manatita for your gorgeous write and thanks Rinita, Lorna, Bill, Ruby for your kind words, there is no 'best' in poetry. It's the reader that makes the poem through their own imagination. You guys Rock!

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    Raymond Philippe 

    3 months ago from The Netherlands

    It is always a comfort to read your beautiful poetry among the misery fired upon us every day. Enjoy springtime!

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    3 months ago from london

    Remember you can write if you need someone to talk to. Much Love, Donna.

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    Donna Rayne 

    3 months ago from Greenwood, In

    Manatita, what beautiful poems. Very well written and thank you for sharing them.


    Donna Rayne

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    3 months ago from london

    Thank You, O Truth-seeker,

    And if Bengaluru relates to Bengal, then you have come from the land of spiritual giants. Welcome!

    Emily Dickinson is still a fine American soul to many. Yes, your sentiment is sublime and I appreciate it very much. Om Shanti!

    Ruby, my Dear.

    I thank you so much. Higher blessings.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    3 months ago from Southern Illinois

    This is truly beautiful and the flowering photos make your poetic words come alive. Verlie is very deserving of your gift.

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    3 months ago

    A beautiful poem Manatita and lovely pictures of spring. I enjoyed Emily Dickenson reading too. Spring sure brings a lot of hope and joy. Your poem instills cheerfulness in these stressful times. Thanks for sharing.

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    3 months ago from london

    Thank you, Verlie.

    So happy to feel honoured by your presence.

    I'm doing them partly due to the crisis, yes, ... to inspire cheerfulness, hope ... but they still come naturally to me. Normally, I will return to the esoteric, or maybe not put these up, that is all. But again, I'm still adding a touch of esoteric beauty to the seasonal ones.

    So good to see you, stay safe.


    You are always so sweet. Thank you, thank you.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    3 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Your poetry is as beautiful as the flowers in your pictures. Spring is always a time for renewal and beauty.

    God bless you, Manatita.

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    Verlie Burroughs 

    3 months ago from Canada

    Oh! What a nice surprise. Thank you manatita. I love your Spring poems, and the Emily Dickinson reading, I've not heard before. Lovely in this time of solitary confinement to have the cheery presence of the birds, and enjoy the increasing light. It will be interesting to see the poems that come out of this crisis. Stay safe lantern carrier!

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    3 months ago from london

    Thank you, Margaret. Awesome!

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    Margaret Pan 

    3 months ago from Athens

    Sweet Spring.. A beautiful time that warms everyone's hearts.

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    3 months ago from london

    Thank you, Diane.

    Appreciated. Stay safe!

    Manju, you're a loving fan, thank you.

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    Manju lata 

    3 months ago from Ambala City

    You have drawn all the beauty of Spring through your article and beautiful pictures.

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    Diane Denison 

    3 months ago from Cincinnati Ohio

    Thank you manatita44 for this poem acknowledging birth and intense beauty of nature," As Red Mulberries glow with the streaming Light." Spring baby birds hatch from a nest. So many holy births takes place. I have always been astounded by the beauty of spring. Going to share this.

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    3 months ago from london

    Ah, Lorna. Thank you so much!! Highly appreciated!

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    Lorna Lamon 

    3 months ago

    The beauty of Spring comes to life in this wonderful poem Manatita. A fitting tribute to Verlie who is a talented writer.

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    3 months ago from london

    Ah, Kathy,

    You're new to me. Welcome!

    Your appraisal of Spring; of my work, is commendable. Thank you so much!

    Hi Bill,

    Good to see you, Bro.

    Now I thought I was your number 1, no? ha ha. Chuckle. She's awesome yes, like a few others I know. My kind of poetry is mostly esoteric or metaphysical and are rather like Rumi's, Hafiz, Kabir and my own spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. Stay well!

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    Bill Holland 

    3 months ago from Olympia, WA

    If you ask me to name my top five poets on HP,Verlie is either #1 or #2. She is that good! And I know next to nothing about poetry, but I know enough to tell she is outstanding.

    Blessings to you both!

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    Kathy Henderson 

    3 months ago from Pa

    Ahh, the renewal that comes through your words describing spring. A lovely thing to hold to in these stressful times. Remembering a season comes and goes without our control and continues with its beauty even amongst chaos. Peace to you and yours in this season.

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    3 months ago from london

    I fear the lock down, as I have to keep going for food. I spoke to my brother in another country yesterday, he says he has food for six months. Same thing seemed to have happened in London, but back to the Hub. We need some light as well as shadows.

    I'm well, happy for you. Om Shanti!

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    Rinita Sen 

    3 months ago

    So far so good. Amidst a lockdown. Hope you are coping fine too.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 months ago from london

    Hi Rinita,

    Are you coping well?

    Hope my words and colours continue to liven up your spirit. Much gratitude.


    Thank you so much! Stay well. Hari Om!

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    Rosina S Khan 

    3 months ago

    Your poems on Spring definitely bring hope and joy to the heart in these moments of crisis. Thank you for sharing.

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    Rinita Sen 

    3 months ago

    Fitting tribute to one of the most talented poets on HP. Poetry as fresh as spring herself.

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    3 months ago from london

    Ah ... Peggy. So sweet, so sweet! A great start to this comment section. Thanks a million!

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    Peggy Woods 

    3 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Oh those lovely flowers, and your poetry! It is just what we all need right now! Thanks for brightening our spirits.


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