Poetry: Aesthetic and Ethereal Beauty. Wednesday's Inspiration 7, to Sowrabha Mahesh!

Updated on May 29, 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.

I wish I had Linda Crampton here with me, I mean in Spirit, so she could tell us of the value of Mother Earth, or even the famous Dr Jane Goodall.

Mother Earth can certainly teach us a thing or two about humility, patience and forbearance, self-giving and ceaseless Love in the face of adversity. I can also give a little of Sri Chinmoy's teaching and I will separate the piece to please the Google Gods.

"The very nature of earth is to cry, cry for purification. First it starts with a cry for simplicity, because earth has been polluted by complexity. Previously, hundreds and thousands of years ago, earth was very simple. Now human beings have corrupted the earth."- Sri Chinmoy


Pṛthvī Mātā, (Mother Earth)

Pṛthvī Mātā, ancient bearer of life, come!

You who endure my shortcomings, with

Childlike humility; forgive again and again,

My angry mist of shadows, come!

Your Light dances, emanating a verdure with

Outstretched hands. Come! Bring me your vibrant

oceans; your nourishing fruits. Kissed by the fire of the

Radiant sun, you bend with meekness, offering sustenance to all.

Come! In you I see my Flute; I am your music;

In you my Singer, for I am Her song.

Tasting your sugarcane; yet slow to become sweet,

How I long for a pilgrimage, in the realm of the immortals.

Sweet Gaia Mata, will you accept my tears on bended

Knees? I wish to applaud with creation, epitomising your

Cosmic charm. Trampling on your verdant shine, I dined;

Yet Love – at every moment – remains unparallel and eternal.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 25th April, 2020.


Teachings of the Master

"On the one hand, machinery and technology have helped the earth considerably, but on the other hand, they have considerably taken away the pristine beauty, purity and divinity of Mother Earth.

As soon as I see the soul of the earth, I see the soul is crying and crying because of the loss of its inner divinity, which is far, far greater than the gain in outer achievements." - Sri Chinmoy

The very nature of Mother earth is to cry, to aspire to become one with God the Creator. It also has another cry, to regain the invaluable things, that it has lost over centuries.

On Solitude


Where Only the Joy of Solitude Prevails

I once walked this ephemeral shadow, gripped

By the wheels of Ignorance and sorrow. Steeped in

Confusion, I was unconscious of the need to go

Within. Until Love stabbed my core, with the fire of a

Deathless miracle, where only the joy of emptiness prevailed.

Now my gaze has become like flowers, waking up

To the beauty, of an inseparable golden dawn.

Come, my emerald Empress; let me kiss Thy sweet

Cheeks, defying all that I know to be rational. Aye, let

Me die and live again, only to show that You are real.

Last night I became a Geisha of heaven. Ignorant

Of my nakedness, my gaze turned inwards to

A glittering Light, spilling its rays of sweetness

On my lips. I reached out with the blood of

Longing, as the Madonna wept my name.

I hear Your haunting flute, captivating my agony

Of longing. Running towards You, like one insane,

I’m soaked naked by the wine of scarlet, inebriating

My soul. I’m in a place so beautiful, that the mute speaks;

The sugarcane fields emanate, on the lap of sweetness.

I have gone silent here, my eloquence as dry as parched lips.

All where I hear the breath of stillness whispering,

“I Love You.” The wine press, ever anew, fills my Spirit;

Now my soul is the fire of a deathless

Wonder, where only the Joy of Solitude prevails.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 26th May, 2020

Beauty is constantly unveiling its form

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Teachings of the Master

"Earth also was tempted in the beginning to seek the new, the development of science, the development of the mental faculties, of the mind’s capacities. Then earth saw, to its extreme sorrow, that although these developments definitely helped a little, many extremely, extremely good qualities of earth were being lost by allowing the outer achievements to dominate the inner life." Sri Chinmoy

© 2020 manatita44


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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london


    I know what you mean. Yet this 'countryman' of yours always think of the whole. 'Earthly inspiration? Chuckle. "The earth is the Lord's and its fullness thereof, and they that dwell there in it." SJV.

    Yes, I know what you saying. Sorry I didn't get a Pentecost card out. Too much happening. This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. My Love to you, my charming senior. Glory be this day!

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    Dora Weithers 

    6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

    Impressive introduction! Beautiful poems. The first one, extremely so. Thanks for the earthy inspiration.

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    6 weeks ago from london

    Thanks a lot, Linda.

    My pleasure. Always a joy to see you. Happy Pentecost and much peace.

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    Linda Crampton 

    6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Your poetry is lovely, Manatita. Thank you for writing about Mother Earth. The state of our planet is very important. I appreciate the mention.

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    6 weeks ago from london

    There will always be a developmental model, as long as the Seers and Rishis keep coming. Trouble is we seek proof and rarely believe. The mind is very developed and very noisy. So it is easier to disbelieve than to believe.

    I note that you are in marketing. So you will understand the forces of greed that drives the 0.1 percent and the subtle ways in which they lobby and entice us, playing on our weaknesses with slick news and promo.

    I'm very happy to see you. I got confused at one point and I thought perhaps I had got your name wrong, but no. All's well that ends well. Jai Ram! Oh, are you Bengali? Much gratitude


    I thank you. Indeed! The Mother is loving the little respite, I'm sure. Let us pray. Peace.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    6 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    I feel inspired after reading your article. Your poetry is exquisite and I loved reading it. We do have to be concerned with the damage humans do to this earth. We need to protect our planet.

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    6 weeks ago from Bengaluru

    Hi Manatita44, truly touched and humbled to play my little part in your divine outpouring of love and pain for our beloved Prthvi Mata. I resonated with every word and felt the pain at every turn.

    I always wonder if there is a developmental model where we could grow in a way that is respectful nay worshipful of Ma, the one with several billion children and yet very few who care for or about her.

    Om Shanthi!!!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london

    Thank you so much, Ann.

    I have been saying that they are on respite care. Haha. Much gratitude.

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    Ann Carr 

    6 weeks ago from SW England

    It does feel like nature is crying when we look around us at some of the mess. We definitely need to look after this planet more and more. It has taken a few weeks to show us that less pollution brings an amazing change to our environment. Why would we choose to bring it back? I hope not.

    Beautiful poetry.


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london

    Chuckle. Thanks Devika.


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    Devika Primić 

    6 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Your words are nurturing towards the planet and a perfect way to pass on the message. Good to read another hub from you it is time you filled us with your kind words.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london

    Hi Peggy.

    Thanks a lot. You're doing your bit, all right, Awesome!

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    Peggy Woods 

    6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

    Now more than ever before, we need to take action to protect this planet before irreparable harm is done. Your words attest to that fact but in poetic form.

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    6 weeks ago from london

    Good afternoon, my Didi Ji,

    Just saw your Hub floating across my screen. Thank you for your visit and kind sentiments about the Earth. She is most certainly on respite care. How long for, well ... we can only hope.

    Do take care of yourself and family and stay safe. My Heart is with India and its people and indeed, with everywhere else. Jai Ram!

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

    Good to see you publishing Manatita. Beautiful poem, and a lovely tribute to Sowrabha.

    I hope Mother Nature heals soon and completely, and the mankind promises to take care of Mother Nature and all it's inhabitants, with compassion.

    Your words, your expressions are heartfelt.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london

    Ah, Thank you, Lorna, a lovely comment! Appreciated!

    Bill, You'll be fine!

    Probably feels like a battlefield out there but our Lord is always merciful

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    Bill Holland 

    6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

    We can use all the inspiration you can send our way, my friend. Keep it coming!

    Blessings always

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    Lorna Lamon 

    6 weeks ago

    It is only now when I look out across the fields to the mountains that I truly appreciate the beauty of something I have always taken for granted.

    Mother Nature has indeed cried many tears due to our destruction of her planet. As difficult as this time has been, it has given the earth time to regenerate.

    A beautiful tribute to Sowrabha whose work I enjoy immensely.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london

    Thank you, Rosina. Appreciated!

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    Rosina S Khan 

    6 weeks ago

    Beautiful thoughts and words on mother earth and solitude. Really appreciate them. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london

    Thanks John.

    Good to see you and points noted well. Much Love.


    So you are an earth lover? I wrote this inspired by a woman who absolutely loves Mother Earth! Sowrabha seems to as well. Thank you so much!

    Eric, good morning Bro.

    Great weather here. I envy you and Devika too. Croatia looks so beautiful!! Of course I myself hails from the Isle of Spice, haha. Yes, come back and look at the poetry.

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    Eric Dierker 

    6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    I love my earth. I am blessed to live where it is not all destroyed. Every day I can go where it is adored by man.

    Your poetry here will require me to come back and taste it again.

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    Rinita Sen 

    6 weeks ago

    Mother Earth cries indeed. Thanks for writing this. A topic I've myself written much about, close to my heart. Great Wednesday inspiration from you as always.

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    John Hansen 

    6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

    Beautiful words manatita. We can only hope that nature and the Earth in general has been able to recover a little in the time mankind has been restricted in his activity. The Industrial Age and advances in technology have brought a lot of benefits but at the expense of nature. Stay safe and well.


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