To The Spirit of Creation. (Kenya's Delight 5)

Updated on May 9, 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.

"I was all set, to let you rest today,

But the rain and cold came, to my dismay." -Manatita

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This April day is intensely cold in Kenya,

And I'm caught ill-prepared.

Zephyrs beat against my warm-blooded frame,

Their chilly breath, tearing into my bones like cubes of ice.


A Kenyan woman,

Additionally clothed with boots and jacket,

Noted that it is the worst its been so far

And speaks of global warming.

This offers me no solace,

As this unusual weather seeps into my core.


Even as a child I loved the sun!

Spoilt from the beauty of

Blessed temperatures; translucent skies,

Coping with additional thermals, was still a challenge.


Some beings are happy though.

Birds still sing; the palm trees glisten with the rain.

Adjacent cars are spontaneously washed clean,

And swimmers front-crawl up and down with zest.


As I write, the clouds begin to clear,

The sun peeps through and smiles upon us,

Bowing in sweet reverence,

To the Spirit of Creation.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 24th April, 2018


-Awakening The Inner Light

Trust God to begin every day, as if nothing has been done or as if everything is new.
Trust God to begin every day, as if nothing has been done or as if everything is new. | Source

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      5 months ago from london

      Yes Li- Jen.

      I mostly like to lift the ending. My soul's wish, I guess. Thank you!

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      5 months ago

      Hey Manatita. It was cool how you are able to show appreciation for the sun and rain when at the same time there is argument against global warming. Seeing from the ending...there is a calmness to it...the intensity of the sun just right and no rain...Thanks for sharing! :)

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      manatita44 

      5 months ago from london

      Awesome! Nikki. I have noticed that you do read others' comments. Good on Ya!

      I'm teasing Frank a little and am more brutal, although deliberately leaving out the last word. You're are gentler, not like Frank and I.

      Do not use the same English word twice in the same sentence, unless for emphasis. For example, the word 'clouds.' Again, the fact that the sun 'shine' is understood. So I would have worded the last line or word differently.

      But yes, great potential there. Have you read my, 'The Deadly Mamba?' Om Shanti!

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      Nikki Khan 

      5 months ago from London

      Haha,, I loved your flash fiction of ‘As the clouds began to clear’.

      I would say ‘As the clouds began to clear’, I saw a bright light of sun flashing through the clouds, making it’s way towards the earth, it’s favourite place to shine.

      And Sandy saw a real face of monster who was ready to attack with sharp steel knife but sunshine saved her from this vicious act of being murdered brutally.

      Bless the sunshine.Lol.

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      manatita44 

      5 months ago from london

      Frank.

      Go ahead.

      'As the clouds began to clear, the grey mist of darkness evaporated, and the cold blunt of steel, six- inch long, shown beneath her ...'

      Lol.

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      manatita44 

      5 months ago from london

      Thanks CrisSp.

      I have an Ode to the Rain also. It's the cold I struggle with. Good to see you. I'll tell the meaning of your poem one day.Lol

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      CrisSp 

      5 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I don't mind the rain at all. More often, it takes my head somewhere nostalgic and remember that if it's not for the rain, there'll be no coloured blooms.

      Remember my poem, April rain? That was my expression of gratitude for the rain blessings.

      Peace and love~

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 months ago from Shelton

      As I write, the clouds begin to clear... I love that line... so much I can do with it LOL great poetry my friend

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      manatita44 

      5 months ago from london

      Lol. Thank you Michael. Appreciated

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      Michael Milec 

      5 months ago

      Your lively words came to the North American continent,I could feel evaporative cooling of your particular geographical area over me and my bones felt instantly a "temperature rise" that caused my body shivering. (ha ha). Have a blessed warmer weather.

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      Lots of Love, Rochelle. God

      bless your Loving Heart. Appreciations!

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      rdsparrowriter 

      6 months ago

      Wow! You are indeed a cool writer :) You find inspiration every where :) I love getting wet in the rain as long as I'm wearing something comfortable :) I love the smell of rain too :) Take care Manatita :)

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      Thank you, Bro.

      The old tend to complain more. My poor bones felt it. Better today. Appreciations

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      Venkatachari M 

      6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice to know that the sun peeped through the clouds with smiles giving you some relief.

      The seasons are not reliable nowadays. You can get any season out-of-season. So, need to be always alert. Keep attention on your health throughout all those missions.

      I like rain as well as any season. But, growing old obstructs our enjoyment often.

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      Marlene,

      You like the rain? Me too, but not the cold. Thank you my Dear one.

      Linda L,

      Yes, experienced in the setting you described, it's wonderful. I have an Ode to the Rain here. It was a little cold though. Thanks a lot.

      Dee,

      I'm nearly always looking for or seeing the good in things. Yesterday I had a nice conversation with the Dean of a particular Uni.

      But he came out of his office, saw my friends and said: "Is this the kind of company you keep?" I felt so sad?

      Have a nice day, Dora.

      Hi Mitchell.

      You came, after all. Nice!

      A most sublime and very inspired piece! A lot better than my own. Continue my brother ... continue...

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      Linda Lum 

      6 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Am I a fan of the rain? I guess that depends on where I am both physically and spiritually. If I laid plans to spend 4 hours in the garden, and rain spoiled the show, then I would have to cast a no vote.

      But if I am comfortably situated on my front porch with a good book, or listening the the pitter patter on the roof at night, then yes, I welcome the rain.

      I'm sure that the blessing of rain is why my State is nicknames "The Evergreen State."

      You have proven once again that, for a writer, anything and everything inspires.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Some beings are happy though." A testimony of good attitude no matter the temperature. Unique and Inspirational!

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      Mitchell Marso 

      6 months ago from Mankato, MN

      I feel you brother:

      Does rain make softness dry

      Clouds gleam airy earth

      Sunlight patters sheets of lightning

      Grass dries of stale air

      Dripping wet, the sky rains

      Sunlight saturates purity

      The night awakens

      Lberating the sounds of bliss

      Silence screams joyous delight

      The sun applauds

      Smiling, the moon breathes

      Nature spoke mysticism

      - The Fog of 2

      Mitchell Marso

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 months ago from USA

      I love how you take a moment out of your day to describe a rainy day in a way that makes me wish it were raining right now.

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      I loved the sun peeping through. Eric. It was otherwise unusually cold today. Thanks a lot.

      Bill,

      Thank you so much! I'm glad that the sun came out. All was well in a matter of hours. Such is the nature here. Than k 0you Bill.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      I live in a coastal desert, if you don't love the rain here you are playing cards without a full deck. But how can you not love the sun poking through, and the dreams of rainbows.

      A nice place you brought me to this morning.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A perfect example of a talented writer finding inspiration in the simplest of things...and no, I am not a fan of the rain.

      Blessings brother!

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      HI Bro,

      Good to hear from you. Like most hot countries, things change quickly. It has improved now. Higher thoughts.

      Hi Nikki,

      It is a beautiful place with great National Parks and usually warm weather. Some of its very fast athletes just won the London marathon. Nairobi is very vibrant, busy, full of life like most places. They have City Hoppers (cheap vans) that I go around with. Easier on cash.

      Alas! So far I'm too focused on my Seminars and workshops to do anything grand. Much later, perhaps, as this is my fifth time and I have seen some nice places before.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Behind the clouds, my brother, Sun is always there!

      Much Love and a healing embrace.

      Sean

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      It’s great to know about your Kenya visit and cold morning packed with heavy rain.Weather is changing all over the globe now, even here in London this spring snow in March signals this global issue which is a worrying situation.

      I love the rain but heavy rain in hot summer, not this London’s light rain all day.

      Tell us more about your Kenya visit and about the place, would eager to know about Kenya’s culture and places to explore.

      Bless you!

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