Happy Easter and the Paradox of Love. Wednesday's Inspiration 6, to Eric Dierker

Updated on April 8, 2020
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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.

Gratitude

My Gratitude to the Absolute Supreme ... to our Lord Jesus, The Christ ... to the paradox of Love and sacrifice; to the joys of Easter-Spring and the blessings of the adversary. Jesus was compassion incarnate, yet he died at Calvary and many were saved.

"Both Light and shadow, are the dance of Love." - Rumi

God is the life-tree and humanity are Its branches. My supreme Gratitude to the Seers, God-lovers every where ... to the unprecedented sacrifice of nurses, doctors, our politicians, all frontline and key-workers in this current crisis.

To essential services like food, medicines ... to you humans, my fellow brothers and sisters of the Spirit and the exceptional privilege of having a human birth... to the Universe. Happy Easter!!

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The Spirit of Easter. A Free-style Sonnet

She stands majestically on the table,

A regal symbol, heralding the advent of Easter.

A robin kisses her blue-crested cheeks, as the

Egg opens to unfurl, a kaleidoscope of beauty.


Against the backdrop of a magnificent opal sky,

The pink epicenter of the egg, unfolds its splendour.

Offering its sanctuary to the bunny cute, elegance

Dances, amidst a host of flora and fauna.


The song-bird glides amidst a rainbow of blossoms,

Exploring the innocence and pageantry of Spring.

The call of sunlight beckons, as the wafts of God’s Love,

Permeate the blossoming tulips.


The symphony of Mozart waltzes in my soul, as the old cobwebs

Dissolve, renewing my longing, for the spirit of Christ.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 7th April, 2020

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Wisdom from the Christ

"Peace I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you.

Not as the world gives do I give.

Let not your heart be troubled

Neither let it be afraid." - John 14:27


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The Mechanics of Fear

She kicked in -- the instinct of survival,

Brought on by the mechanics, of my illusionary fear.

I have long known that I will one day soar,

Beyond the distant curtains of mortality;

Yet I’m nowhere near ready, to heed Thy call.


Beloved, You are the Lover, for whose intimacy,

My cute and delicate lips stay sealed;

The secret Alchemist, silently burning in my soul.

Alas! O Grandmaster, I am a pawn in Your sacred game

Of chess, powerless to obstruct this blessing in disguise.


Helpless; unable to defend against external catalysts,

My mind cowers; my spirit’s enveloped in distress.

At home and facing the anxiety of my own concerns, my

Mind’s in full flight, turning anywhere but within, to solve my panic.

The Heart of Love is beckoning me; yet I look without,

For a solution to my anxiety; a remedy for my visionary shadows.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 8th April, 2020

Note: The Mechanics of Fear has been inspired by Eric's latest Hub; the Spirit of Easter, is yesterday's response to Ruby, for her extremely beautiful card which the poem describes. Enjoy!

The Paradox of Love

How comfortable are you with the thought that Light and darkness are both from God?

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

    manatita44 

    2 months ago from london

    Thank you, Umesh.

    I was thinking about you last night ... about your sincere Heart, your love for my work. I did not know about this comment then. You are a beautiful soul! Stay blessed! - Manatita

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    Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

    2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

    You have presented it so nicely. A budding poet can learn many things from your poetry. I would also be taking that liberty. Stay blessed my friend.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Welcome John.

    Thank you so much! Appreciated.

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    John Brown 

    3 months ago

    Happy Easter,

    Great hub, I love The Mechanics of Fear, it accurately describes human nature.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Great to see you, Bro.

    Yes, I appreciate you adding to this Hub in such a beautiful way. My very best to the people of India also. Thank you

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    Venkatachari M 

    3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

    Happy Easter, Bro.

    I like that piece of Gratitude at the top. Gratitude to the Almighty Supreme, the Seers, the Nurses, Doctors, Health-Workers, etc.

    In addition, my Gratitude the noble writers like you spreading Love and Inspiration. Gratitude to all the people who are keeping at home and contributing to the welfare of humanity in their own way in spite of their troubles due to the lockdown.

    Your Easter story is very nicely picturized. And you explained the fear factor also very well. Blessings.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Chuckle. I like it too.

    I'm Caribbean, so it is a European thing, perhaps. It adds cuteness, charm, both qualities of the soul.

    Disciples then and now are similar. Some have doubts, like Thomas, some betray, like Judas and some deny, like Peter. Life is to an extent - like an old record - replaying itself. But God being ever-transcending, it marches upwards as well.

    Fear has its usefulness, of course, but I can only say that we were always on cloud nine in Guruji's presence. Which good child does not appreciate his father?

    Fear and doubt comes as our own mirrors are unhealthy. But God Himself knows this, that is why He says come, even if we are heavy laden ... even if covered in mud. Isn't this wonderful?

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    I wonder just how afraid the disciples must have been. They actually walked, talked and ate with our Lord. And then gone. 3 days of worry and mourning. Staying in place on fear of death.

    And then that glorious time when it was revealed that God was there all the time within them. And then to be so blessed as to carry that word.

    I reckon Easter is one of my favorite days that stays with me all year.

    Oh and I love how you wove in our secular traditions with bunny and egg. How fun is that?

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Eric,

    Smart! You turn towards the Light! That is all we need to do. Praise be!

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    Thank you Manatita. A lantern carrier indeed. I was out in the middle of nowhere the other day and it really struck me that the darker it is the brighter the stars of heaven. I like to look upward in times of darkness.

    I am too moved here, so will comeback to finish my comment.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Good day, my Friend, Chitrangada.

    Tell me, how are you coping? Actually I now remember, that you did write a nice and helpful article on the subject. Stay safe and much Love to the family.

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    3 months ago from New Delhi, India

    Happy Easter, Manatita. Thanks for spreading the message of hope, faith and prayers, in these tough times.

    A well deserved tribute to Ericdierker, and I liked your composition.

    Thanks for sharing this. Take care.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Thank You, Devika.

    Appreciated!

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    Devika Primić 

    3 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Happy Easter friend it is a hopeful and delightful hub showing us the greater meaning of this day.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Peggy and Linda C,

    I thank you both for your appreciation of my poems ... for your very best wishes. Happy Easter, my friends.

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    Peggy Woods 

    3 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Happy Easter to you and many others who may be reading this post of yours. These may be troubling times, but there is the promised light ahead. Let us take reassurance in believing that.

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    Linda Crampton 

    3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    The first poem is lovely and the second is powerful. I hope you have a happy Easter despite the difficulties that we are experiencing. Best wishes to you, Manatita.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Pamela,

    It is much safer that way.

    There seems to be some pastors acting irresponsibly. So happy that you are doing the decent thing. Happy Easter!

    Lorna,

    Sacrifice and Love indeed! Sacrifice is an aspect of God's Love. Christ died yes, but it needn't be death, but yes, it's like the mother and child situation. Tremendous strength required. Gratitude and Happy Easter this coming weekend.

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    Lorna Lamon 

    3 months ago

    I think of sacrifice when I read both these poems - the sacrifice of Christ and in these frightening times the sacrifice of incredible people. I also know we will get through these days and our hearts should not be troubled. Inspiring as always Manatita.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    3 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Your poems are beautiful It is nice to see a tribute to Eric also as he is a good man. Easter us not a time for fear. We must trust Jesus and always remember he is with us.

    Easter is right aroung the corner and it is a shame that we have this pandemic s attending church is not an option. My church does put the service on the internet, which I am grateful.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Hi Sha,

    I'll make you an authority on my poetry, right? Chuckle.

    Yes, Ruby sent me one too and I have high-lighted that my inspiration came from there. God bless her Spirit.

    You have covered the essence very well. Much Love.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    3 months ago from Central Florida

    This is beautiful, manatita. As I read your poem I thought of the gorgeous Easter card Ruby sent me.

    The Pandemic of Fear is very relevant to human doubt, insecurity, and fear brought on by the very surreal situation the world is currently swimming in.

    Happy Easter, manatita!

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Sweet!!

    Thank you Kathy. You write very well and show much discernment. Appreciations. Glory be!

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    Kathy Henderson 

    3 months ago from Pa

    Love your poems and imagery. I also love that these poems are together as has a poetic point that the current time and Holy week are happening at the same time.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Indeed, Linda.

    So I know you won't worry, right?

    In my Father's house are many mansions, he will prepare a place for us, so that where He goes, we can be there also. Still, not yet ... not yet.

    Laurinzo, my Brother,

    A very lovely sentiment from you. Thanks so much!!

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    Laurinzoscott 

    3 months ago from Kanab, Utah

    Beautiful as always manatita...wow...you are amd artist painting with words

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    Linda Lum 

    3 months ago from Washington State, USA

    *Let not your heart be troubled." On the first Easter morning the disciples cowered behind locked doors, much like the world of 2020. Thank for your poems reminding us of the love that will carry us beyond this

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    Thank you Rosina.

    More school days approaching? Quite revealing. (Chuckle) Stay safe!

    Hi John,

    Indeed! Happy Easter to you. So sorry guys. Stay away from church on Sunday. Happy Easter to your wife and all at home.

    Jamie,

    How's life, Bro.

    Long time! Is the family well? Lovely to see you as always. Happy Easter!

    Bill,

    Joy to you, Bev and all at home. You seem to be doing well. Way to Go! Happy Easter!

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    Bill Holland 

    3 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Eric is DA MAN! Manatita is DA MAN! Love to you both!

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    3 months ago from Reno NV

    Happy Easter manatita44.

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    John Hansen 

    3 months ago from Queensland Australia

    Two very good and appropriate poems with Easter approaching. Happy Easter manatita.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    3 months ago

    I enjoyed both "The Spirit of Easter" and "The Pandemic of Fear". The wisdom quotes are equally noteworthy. Thank you for sharing.

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    manatita44 

    3 months ago from london

    By Golly! You're quick, Rinita! I was still fashioning the Hub! Thank you so much!

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    Rinita Sen 

    3 months ago

    Both poems relevant not just for today, not just for Easter, but always. May the symphony of Mozart continue to brighten all our hearts.

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