I Am With You Always. Monday's Inspiration 47. A Most Soulful Offering to Mary Norton

Updated on November 13, 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 from the Master

"Self-awakening means God's flowering,

In and through me." -Sri Chinmoy

"Spirituality is not merely tolerance.

It is not even acceptance.

It is the feeling of universal oneness." -Sri Chinmoy


I am With You Always. A Memorial Poem for Mary Norton

Good men are like flowers, nourishing

Our souls with the wafts of their sacrifice.

Endearing, like fireflies,

They pilot our Hearts like helmsmen,

Always pointing to a more translucent Light.

Why do you weep, my Sweetheart?

I lie as a kernel, in your memories of forever;

My charisma, is in the aroma of each new dawn.

I hid my Love in tapestries of diamond raiment’s,

Unfolding, as it should, with each fragrant

Petal of your soul.

Sing, sing, my beloved.

On the Elysian lap of Light, I travel,

Still wooing your tenderness with laughter;

Dancing in the breath of daffodils,

Biding the hour of God to take you Home.

Manatita, the Lantern Carrier. 11th November, 2018


Good Poetry is a Storyline

Good poetry, is like a storyline.

We condense in a few words,

The magic of an entire manuscript.

Grey clouds veil the sky, but when they part,

One sees clearly the perennial heavens.

Good poetry, is sometimes painful, like thorns.

We hurt in places where the Light enters,

Carrying with it, the wafts of beautiful roses.

Yet ‘though charming and magical, how can my musings,

Express the bewildering Light of the new Jerusalem?

I say that Love is a breath of music,

A diamond necklace, garlanding my Spirit.

I say it is the core of all majesties, emitting,

Like the sun, the pinnacle of an amazing Light!

Yet all these are inadequate translations.

Beloved, how can I speak of my joy last night,

When we kissed, in an ocean of dazzling delight?

Can you feel this? This wine is only for lovers,

Drunk with the intensity of longing;

When the eloquence of speech, is found wanting.

Last night we embraced with tenderness.

I was enthralled as the stars sought me, a playmate

For the indigo moon. Lost in a world of heavenly

Enchantment, I knew not who I was, nor

The comings’ and goings of Love’s incandescent glow.

Good poetry, are the lips of my Sweetheart,

Dowsing the flames of Hades …

And Her fire quells, the anguish of the soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 10th November, 2018.

*Awakening The Inner Light*


Wisdom from the Master

"Be sincere in your thoughts.

Be pure in your feelings.

You will not have to run after happiness.

Happiness will run after you." -Sri Chinmoy

Wisdom from The Master

"Yesterday I was clever,

That's why I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise,

That's why I'm changing myself." -Sri Chinmoy

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© 2018 manatita44


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  • Mark Tulin profile image

    Mark Tulin 

    20 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

    Good poetry is what you write, dear friend. Nice work.

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    20 months ago from london

    So sweet, Mary.

    I'm really happy that some of our friends are sending out so much love to you. Higher blessings.

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    Mary Norton 

    20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thank you fellow Hubbers for your condolences. I have to say here that I was surprised, too, why Manatita thought of me as I haven't told him. He must have known in Spirit. Thank you all.

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    20 months ago from london

    Thanks Peggy. Condolences are most welcome and appreciated at this time for Mary. God bless your loving Heart.

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    Peggy Woods 

    20 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Sincere condolences to you Mary on the loss of your beloved husband. May he rest in eternal peace. I hope that the beautiful poetry of manatita44 and the love and condolences of others will help to ease your pain. My heart and prayers are with you.

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    20 months ago from london

    Thank you, my Brother.

    Let us all be servants of Love. Thank you again for your loving comments and prayers to Mary. Highly appreciated.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    My Brother, you know how much I love your poetry, and this is one more sublime poem, but I am glad for your offer to Mary and let me dedicate my comment to her!

    Mary, I am so happy to know you, because you, with your great and noble Heart, are making this world a better place! You are in my prayers!

    I wish you to be a servant of Love!


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Indeed Dee.

    I wanted some soothing pieces for Mary whose husband has passed.

    Much Love.

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    20 months ago from london

    Glad you came. Better if you had some sleep afterwards. Thank you Marlene.

    Linda C,

    Appreciated. Your support for Mary helps. So kind of you.

    Linda L,

    You brought tears to my eyes. Love is the mother of all things beautiful. If only we all knew this.

    Here we are all united in prayers for Mary and in willing her to fortitude and Grace.

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    Marlene Bertrand 

    20 months ago from USA

    This evening I was feeling the effects of insomnia. I am glad I came here to find your beautiful poetry. It is always quite soothing.

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    Linda Crampton 

    20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Thank you for sharing some more lovely poetry, Manatita. By reading the comments on this article, I discovered Mary's loss. I am so sorry about her situation and so glad that you have created this offering to her.

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    Linda Lum 

    20 months ago from Washington State, USA

    Manatita, I did not know that Mary had said goodbye to her husband. As my pastor said two Sundays ago, there is no "good" in "bye." But we have the comfort of knowing that we will be reunited. Thank you for this lovely set of poems for such a beautiful lady.

    My heart aches for you Mary. Please know that you are loved here and are loved by our Lord.

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    Dora Weithers 

    20 months ago from The Caribbean

    Your poems on good men and good poetry are romantic and engaging. Comparing men to flowers and poetry to a breath of music are just two examples of the lofty images you create.

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    20 months ago from london

    Yes, yes, Dana. Indeed!!

    I was invoking and speaking through Mary's husband who has passed. God bless his Spirit. Thank you so much!!

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    Dana Tate 

    20 months ago from LOS ANGELES

    Good men are rare indeed. Or, should I say good people. When you find someone "good" You must cherish them as something that is priceless and beautiful. They are a gift and a wise person will understand that.

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    20 months ago from london

    Amen Mary.

    A most exquisite, adorable and succinct piece for your late husband, saying a lot in a few words.

    Bill is right really. Love is the answer and you have both tried to serve so admirably! My Heart feels the inner beauty of your souls!

    Grieving helps us. Feel free to cry. God bless both your minds and Spirit.

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    20 months ago from london

    Thank you, Shaloo. So charming! Such a loveable and adorable piece ... a beautiful sentiment! Appreciated!

    Thank you Patty. Welcome here. Your sentiment is well received and appreciated.


    Love indeed. She bridges the gap Bro. Thank you so much!

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    Shaloo Walia 

    20 months ago from India

    Good men are indeed like flowers. Thanks for bringing joy to us through your beautiful poetry and the pearls of wisdom through sharing the master's words!

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    Patty Florence 

    20 months ago from Illinois

    As always, a pleasure to read your poems.

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    Bill Holland 

    20 months ago from Olympia, WA

    And love is with us all, daily, if we are willing to accept it.

    Peace and love to you, Mary, and to you, Bro!

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    Mary Norton 

    20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thank you so much Manatita. You made me cry but it's healing my pain. The tears ease the pain. I am still getting used to my loss. Thank you for your support and your prayers before this. My husband died peacefully in his sleep. He was very peaceful. No more pain. He was a huge presence in the lives of many and he lived a great life.

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    20 months ago from london

    So swèt ... so charming my Didiji. We are on the same page. Shukriya.. dhanyavaad!

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    Rinita Sen 

    20 months ago

    Good poetry is the light. Good poetry is poetry such as yours. Good poetry is a blessing from above. Thank you Manatita, for constantly enhancing the beauty of poetry.


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