Earth's Weeping Loss; Heavens Dancing Gain.

Updated on April 18, 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.

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Into The Lap of The Beloved One. A Free Verse Sonnet

Floating gracefully in the ether,

She awoke in a world seemingly unknown.

Bathing in a plethora of heavenly sweetness,

She became immersed in a pageantry of Light.


She remembered the last hug;

The rain weeping poignantly on their shoulders.

She heard the lamentations of the sparrow,

Prayerfully invoking blessings from the sun.


Slowly she recognised her new environment,

This sweet realm of supernal Love.

Now released from her earthly bond, her

Heart opened inwards, into the golden kiss of Silence .


Her earthly chains evaporated, as she ran joyfully,

Into the lap of the Beloved One. - Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 17th April, 2018

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Raindrops from Heaven. A Free Verse Sonnet

Perhaps They Were Right


They came offering honey; he declined.

Perhaps they were right.


They said that he was selfish,

Perhaps they were right.


They said that he plagiarised their work,

Accused others of plagiarism,

Perhaps they were right.


They said that he worshiped another God,

Perhaps they were right.


He dived deep within, reflected

On these rain-drops from heaven.

Perhaps they were right.


O Light, my Love, let the Heart speak!

Who knows? Perhaps they were right.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 18th April 2018.

Awakening The Inner Light.


"Adversity makes you dynamic. Adversity forces your eyes wide open. Adversity teaches you the meaning of patience. Adversity endows you with faith in yourself. Adversity opens the secret door through which you can see the ultimate future fulfillment of God's Will." -Sri Chinmoy

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Ah Gypsy.

      A nother sooting one. Peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for a wonderful, lovely and inspirational journey.

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Thanks Frank.

      You are the man! Have a great afternoon.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 weeks ago from Shelton

      very well done my friend..:) Both of your poems carry their own weight in value... awesome

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Thanks Dee.

      It's a sweet one indeed!

      Well, I think of nothing else. I see the All in the One and the One in the All.Pray for me. Gratitude

      Tamara,

      A charming sentiment. Thank you so much!!

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      Dora Weithers 4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Both poems reveal your focus on heavenly over earthly abode. The Light is always beckoning. Loving the raindrop quote. Thanks!

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 4 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Beautiful poems, Manatita, full of depth and heightened wisdom. Walking onto you platform is like coming upon a fragrant garden which fills my senses with gladness and wonder.

      Love,

      Tamara

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      My sweet Nikki Ji,

      A beautiful sentiment indeed!

      Thank you so much!

      Rochelle

      I thank you so much! Always great to see you.

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      Nikki Khan 4 weeks ago from London

      Loved both poems so much Manatita ji!

      But second one is really heart touching one,,it’s got very deep message to think and remain peaceful.

      Bless you bro and peace!

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      rdsparrowriter 4 weeks ago

      Beautiful and graceful wording :) I love how it flows :) Have a blessed time Manatita :)

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      I wish them God's continued Peace.

      Your description of the second poem is an interesting one. I like it.

      I wrote to you about the desire for mash potatoes yesterday. I walked out of the computer room nearly two hours later and they were serving ...you got it right! God answers prayers. Have a blessed day.

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      Linda Lum 4 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      The first poem brought to mind two of my sisters who have entered Heaven. The second one is very tender, wistful , thought provoking. I liked it very much. These two are precious to me.

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Thanks Eric and Ioannis.

      I don' t know why my comments to you two disappear. Rest assured that you are in my Heart. - Lantern

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Thank you Tim.

      Appreciated. Always a joy to hear from you. You remind me of Ioannis, two different but both loving souls. God bless your Heart. God bless your family.

      Hi Alicia.

      Your powers of observation are quite keen. Chuckle. Thank you so much!

      Yes Doris.

      You might say that it is esoteric language. I have used it a few times. I nearly said 'bosum'. We ethereal 'crazies' are always using mystical language.

      Thank you so much!

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      Linda Crampton 4 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The first poem shares a lovely message and the second is thought provoking. I enjoyed reading both of them.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 weeks ago

      Manitita, I love the first one "Into the Lap..." In fact I believe it is my favorite of anything of yours that I've read. The other is good and signifies what we should all strive for, but that one brings me tears of joy.

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      Tim Truzy 4 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Exquisite! Sweet to the soul as water to the lips. Away from my brothers troubles of life forced me until such time I can visit again. Refreshing. Soul enlightening. Thank you.

      You say much in both works.

      The floating person in your first poem reminded me that some day we will return to "soul" completely and sit with Our Lord.

      Adversity makes us wiser as you said.

      Today, I will catch up with my reading. This was a place to start, with much love.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 weeks ago from USA

      As always, Manatita, your poems bring emotions and cause me to ponder the meaning of love and life. My life is all about transitioning, reflecting, and then moving in the direction I am called. It's deeper than that, but I know you know.

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Nice.

      I like that. She must be a very special soul.

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      Eric Dierker 4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I got my wife a hanging plaque that partially read "God danced the day you were born" for her birthday. You remind me that God also dances when we are eternally with Him. Before and after earthly death.

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Li-Jen,

      I admire you. You are beginning to understand my poems! Great!

      Thank you so much!

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      Li-Jen Hew 4 weeks ago from Malaysia

      Hello Manatita, your first poem is gentle and sweet like nature. Pleasing to the senses. Your second poem...you're right about that, perhaps they were right! It shows conflict clearly. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Hm! A mystic Manatita! I think you want to say a lot more than you write. Or it 's only my idea! Those two poems are fantastic and multileveled. Thank you for this magic and the beauty.

      My gift to you:

      The Angel told him: "Because you loved others more than yourself, I have prepared a place for you in Paradise."

      And he replied: "Because I love others more than myself, I already live in Paradise!" - Sean Dragon

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