Cry! O Lantern! Cry For my Enduring Love. Saturday's Inspiration 4, to rdsparrowriter

Updated on April 28, 2018
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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.

Wisdom-Quote from Mirabai, an unparalleled Devotee of the Lord

" I am mad with Love,

And no one understands my plight.

Only the wounded,

Understands the agony of the wounded,

When the fire rages in the Heart. -Mirabhai

Mirabai, an unsurpassed female devotee of Sri Krishna and a God-realised Soul
Mirabai, an unsurpassed female devotee of Sri Krishna and a God-realised Soul | Source

A Free Verse Sonnet

Cry! Cry, O Lantern; let the agony of thy longing,

Be but for my enduring Love. So what?

So what if I have placed thorns in thy path?

I will give you roses that will constantly endure,

Even unto the life to come.

Look at the Light of the sun!

It fades at sunset, only to rise again,

On another glorious dawn.

Could you but see the flame,

Of the tears burning in thy Spirit,

You will not doubt the worth

Of a Light named ‘human.’

Cry! Cry, O Lantern; let the agony of thy longing,

Be but for My enduring Love.

28th April, 2018. Manatita, The Lantern Carrier.

-Awakening The Inner Light _


Wisdom-Quote from Mirabai

" I planted the creeper of Love,

And silently watered it with my tears;

Now it has grown and overspread my dwelling." -Mirabai

" O Seeker,The sun peeping through the heavens, may suddenly be obstructed by the scattering clouds. Even so, I veil Myself and like the sun, I will return again when your vessel - like the virgin dawn - is pure and immaculate, to infuse My effulgent Light." -Manatita

Tha Agony of Longing

How necessary is this?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Indeed, Dora.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Dora Weithers 

      22 months ago from The Caribbean

      Longing and light are recurring themes in your poetry. You live up to your Lantern Carrier profile by satisfying our quest everytime.

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      22 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, Gypsy. Appreciated.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      22 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A lovely tribute.

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      22 months ago from london


      You think too highly of me, Bro.

      Just trying here. Good to see you and hope that all is good with those at home.


      You came! Great to see you!!

      There are videos and documentaries of her life. An amazing soul. If we can love Jesus with a quarter of her Faith, we will move Islands! Love you sis, be good to yourself.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      22 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Hi Manatita thank you for your thoughtfulness and friendship :) Your devotional poem is heart touching :) I wonder 'Mirabai' person was made into an Indian movie since I feel I had heard that name before. Well have a blessed day ! Take care :)

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      22 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?"

      The agony of His longing...

      Dear brother I am impressed with the depth of your knowledge about the human Soul!



    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Hi Linda.

      My Guru teaches that among women Saints, she was unparalelled. Also, they tried to kill her many times but life-saving miracles kept happening around her.

      Her devotion to God; to Sri Krishna, was unique. She composed many devotional songs, many of which are still sung in India today.

      As you can see, she most certainly had a way with words!

      Thank you so much!!

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      Linda Crampton 

      22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This article is certainly inspirational. I've never heard of Mirabai before. Thank you for introducing her to me.

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      22 months ago from london

      Thanks Frank. Welcome, my Friend.

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      frank king 

      22 months ago

      Very inspiring manatita.

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      22 months ago from london

      Reaď some Rumi or Hafiz. Or ideed Tagore and Mirabai herself. All availabe on the net.

      You always honour my poetry with your comments. Peace.

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      Tim Truzy 

      22 months ago from U.S.A.

      Another wonderful work, Manatita. Indeed, what man sees a treasure of pearls before him and throws away the meat within the oyster. We live not by material things alone, but with the true love from Him, the fragrance that causes our very essence to rejoice with the spring.

      Inasmuch, I beg your patience because I am scanning all of the great works about Him - the Bible, Hindu writings, the Bahai faith, the Koran, Buddhist writings - to make sure I honor your poem with as much love as possible, dear brother. To do otherwise would be an offense to the pearls your writings bring to us.

      Much love,

      Much respect,


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      Right Eric. Too true.

      "Life's perfection- road is very long, but the journey is richly rewarding." Sri Chinmoy.

      Yes, it's more natural for some. Thank you so much!

      Thanks a lot, Ann. Highly appreciated!

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      22 months ago from london

      Yes Li -Jen,

      Us humans are the Light of God. As to the dedications, I have done lots! You are my Friends, after all. Thank you so much!

      Yes Bill.

      We both noticed the same thing. I have connected this message in a different way. She knows that we are her friends. Higher blessings to her.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      22 months ago

      Hey Manatita...another poem for someone! I like that! I also like how you call Light it's like a sunrise and sunset. :) thanks for sharing. :)

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      Bill Holland 

      22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes, I read her work, an extremely raw and painful work, and this is the perfect response to that work. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could take away the pain of those we love?

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      I don't no how necessary this is. I just have never been without it. Giving up a part of yourself for love is sometimes like cutting off a limb. Beautiful lyrics to your poem of love.

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      Ann Carr 

      22 months ago from SW England

      Your words evoke the pain of longing. Beautiful imagery as always.


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      Nikki Khan 

      22 months ago from London

      Hahahaha,, Everything is misery until you overcome it or win it.Lol.

      Misplaced the word I think. ;)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago from london

      I really like the way you use words, my dear. You think it's a 'misery' do you? Ha ha.

      Thank you so much, Nikkii Ji. You always make me smile.

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      Nikki Khan 

      22 months ago from London

      Wow,, loved this tribute, the agony of longing is very much necessary to keep on struggling and to get great results at the end of your misery.

      Bless you brother!


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