Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.
Man in chains
For millennia, he knew only the clanging of his chains,
Cutting through his emotions like a visceral tear.
Until one day, with a burning cry,
Chelaji called upon the Beloved,
Longing to taste the sweetness of Her Love.
Suddenly, a voice was heard from
The valley of the beyond,
Whispering to his soul:
“Love is the Source, the secret of all secrets,
Shining in thy core;
It is the natural tempo; the pulse; the rhythm of all life.
When the day breaks, Light filters in,
But when Love leaves the Heart,
Darkness manifests as callous deeds.
Just as Ignorance imbeds itself,
In the grip of fear and loneliness,
So too Love’s reflections vanishes,
When the face of the mirror, becomes veiled.
When the stars dissipate, we see only a dark night,
But as desires weaken, Delight burns brightly in the soul.
Love annihilate the seeds of doubt,
And promotes clarity in a fog-filled mind.
As a kind thought in action promotes joy,
So too, Love enters and fills the Heart with purest Bliss.
A head wafted with the garlands of lavender,
Does not make the mind sing like roses;
So too, the outer affluence, can sometimes be opposite,
To the inner beauty of the Heart.”
The key of Love
As the Beloved spoke, Chelaji saw the key of Love,
Unlocking his padlock of illusions;
Freeing him from the burdens of his abyss.
Following a ray of hope, he emerged anew,
Into the effulgence of the dawn and became Free!
Now he must return to all his comrades,
Still stuck in their prison-cell of impediments.
Turning around, like a competent Captain,
He re-entered the darkness of the night.
Manatita. 15th November, 2017.
~Awakening The Inner Light ~
Path to Love
The Poetry of Hafiz
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