Happy Valentine's Day to My Friends

Updated on February 14, 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.


Welcoming me Home

Dancing elegantly in flamingo style, blue sea
Embellishing our gracefulness,
We march towards the contours of the beach,
Shadowy coconut palms outstretched, sending out their
Solace with the breeze in approval.
Blue skies and verdant foliage, blankets our intimate
Kiss with affection, two swans of golden plume,
At one with the mantle of beauty within.

God’s Love is infinitely more beautiful!
The soul is the paragon of grandeur we don’t see,
The Heart a quintessence of Joy, standing at the portals
Of Paradise, to herald the inward journey.
The Beloved weeps for my arrival, preparing a lavish banquet,
To flood my core with nameless wine, steeped in the music of Love Divine.

February 9th. Manatita, The Lantern Carrier


A Tapestry of Love

Overhanging the lake, a canopy of
Pink peonies hang,
The small dinghy's soak their gleam, amidst
The serene waters. Snow-white clouds, augment
An opalescent sky, invoking the exquisite ambience
Of the surroundings. Light shimmers across the lake,
As a boatman rows, ferrying tourists across,
On this pleasant scenery of sweet memories.

Violas haunt my soul with their magic,
As Your beauty cluster among the flowers.
Love cascading today, like rose-blossoms,
Echoing sweetness in my soul.
Narcissus blends with
Tulips, spreading their delicate wings, while
Iris dance to the melody of
Nymphs, playing their celestial lutes,
Enchantingly mesmerising; creating a tapestry of Love.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. February, 14th, 2020.

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 months ago from london

    How kind! I'm happy if you are able to share. I'd like to do a book sooner or later, but I need to focus on it and will stop writing for a while when the time comes. Much Love.

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    Diane Denison 

    6 months ago from Cincinnati Ohio

    Another beautiful one manatita44 . And Yes I am going to share this. I am going to read and share 3 of your writings a day. I want to make sure my friends see this sweet deep expression of love that fills you.

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    7 months ago from london

    Thank you, Moses. Appreciated

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    Mose Adam Truett 

    7 months ago

    Thanks, Manatita.

    Hope you had a great valentine vibe.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 months ago from london

    So sweet, Nell, so sweet! An amazing sentiment!Thank you so much!


    Appreciated. Love to the children.


    I know you're a true fan as always. God bless you too. Much Peace.

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    Nell Rose 

    7 months ago from England

    I loved your poems, but Tapestry was my favorite. Absolutely awesome!

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    7 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too, Manatita. ❤️ I adore your graceful words, above.

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    Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

    7 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

    Wow! Beautiful wording beautiful imagery :) God bless you!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 months ago from london

    Never to late, my Dear. Thank you so much!!

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    7 months ago from New Delhi, India

    Beautifully expressed poem, on the special occasion of Valentine’s Day.

    I know, I am a bit late. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your loved ones.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 months ago from london

    What a beautiful contribution here, my B. Heaven bless your Spirit, my Bhaia Ji. Jai Ram!

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    MG Singh emge 

    7 months ago from Singapore

    Dear brother, you have the quality to highlight the good. That's a great gift.

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    7 months ago from london

    Haha, Ioannis,

    Pray that I continue to have Zen mind … beginner's mind. I am not a Guru, I am the servant of the servant of the servant of Ram. My secret is that I just keep moving, like a river. That's all. Love you Bro.


    Thank you for being the loving soul that you are … for recognising the worth of my poetry. I wish you more Love. Peace!

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    7 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    Love is proud of you, my dear brother, and we are so blessed of having you in our lives! Gratitude for all the beauty!

    The best aromas come from a realized Soul!


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    Edward Han 

    7 months ago from Singapore

    Wow! That is the best words I have ever hear on Valentine's Day. Nice photographs to go with Valentine's Day.

    May all partners enjoy this day of celebration.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 months ago from london

    Sweet thing to say, Bill. I'm touched. Gratitude.

    Linda L, a poetic piece! You have a dinghy? In your back garden? haha. Awesome! Thanks a lot!

    Michael ,

    Always a pleasure to see you. So sweet, so sweet! Gratitude.


    My Valentine was great! I get joy in giving and receiving. Thanks for asking. Didn't see the mail. Will try again. om Shanti!

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    Bill Holland 

    7 months ago from Olympia, WA

    And a very Happy Valentine's Day to you, my friend. Thank you for being in my life.

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    Linda Lum 

    7 months ago from Washington State, USA

    A day set apart to think on love. Your verses are beautiful and thank you for the card. When I was feeling flustered I took a deep breath and imagined myself in that little dingy. We have one here. The water is actually a part of our transit system and as I write this I can hear his lonely fog horn in the mists. Much love to you also.

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    7 months ago

    You're presenting an exceptional aroma to the world as it is. I vote your poems as a standard means of livelihood the "Valentine's Day" - for every day.

    Happy Valentine Day- everyday.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    7 months ago


    How was your Valentine's Day on the overall? Good?

    I had sent you email direct earlier in the day using the address you gave. Did you not get it? Now I have sent you again direct. Please check your email at your convenience.

    All the best,


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 months ago from london

    Ah, Harish.

    Thanks for gracing my work a second time. More joy to you, Bro. Have a great day!


    Haha. I actually have quite a few! Goes back a few years but I don't do them often. Jacquie Lawson did it in the card I sent out, so I thought, why not? They are easy for me.

    I'm happy that you appreciated the beauty of the poems. Much Love.


    You're so kind. You remind me of a sweet song. Haha. Thanks a million!!

    Linda C,

    Appreciations!! For your kind response and your sentiments. Have a great weekend, God's Grace.


    I agree Bro.

    We walk from a lesser Light to a greater Light, both necessary for our progress and designed by Love -- the Supreme Alchemist. Praise Be!!

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    Harish Mamgain 

    7 months ago from New Delhi , India

    Enjoyed reading both poems. Beautiful composition dear friend.

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    Shaloo Walia 

    7 months ago from India

    Beautiful poems. I especially loved the second one as I guess, it's the first time I have read acrostic poetry by you.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    7 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    Happy Valentine's to you, sweet Manatita. Thank you for the lovely roses...the photo is so real looking, I can sense the scent and feel the velvet texture.

    Thank you for your fitting poetry. You, are my valentine!


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    Linda Crampton 

    7 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a lovely article to read on Valentine's Day. Thank you for the article and for the beautiful card, Manatita. I hope you've had an enjoyable day.

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    What a great day. We set it aside to at least think about love. That is pretty cool. OK it is more about a Cupid's arrow love but I will take it.

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    7 months ago from london

    No Rosina,

    if you write to me direct, it might be better. I do not receive anything from Hub pages. I have to go through every name of my friends to know what's going on. A long process. ceeccil@hotmail.com

    Yes, it is an acrostic poem. I added the top bit to give it more spice but I could equally have done it with Happy Valentine. You missed out on the Valentine card, as I don't have your address. Use my address and I will receive your message. Cheers.

    You're so sweet Nikki and so good to me. Thank you so much!

    Very sweet Ruby, very sweet. God is good and all is well, by His Grace. have a great weekend.

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    Nikki Khan 

    7 months ago from London

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family also. Tremendous lyrics. Loved reading them.

    Gratitude, Manatita Ji!

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    7 months ago from Southern Illinois

    Thank you for the Valentine card. This is beautiful poetry. May your day be filled with love and happiness.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    7 months ago

    Thank you for contributing to the beautiful poems on the occasion of Valentine's Day for the HubPages community of friends. I noticed in the second stanza of of the second poem, all the first letters of every line together form the word "Valentine". Clever art indeed!

    By the way, did you get my new email?

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 months ago from london

    Thank you Sha.

    Lovely. I'm out. I had walked only 100 metres, when I started to see flowers. Most exquisite too. Who says there's no Love? Lol



    Appreciate your aesthetic flair for observation. Lovely.

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    Tiyasha Maitra 

    7 months ago from Gurgaon

    A lovely set for a precious day. Loved the music in the words and the carefully constructed imagery.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    7 months ago from Central Florida

    Happy Valentine's Day, Manatita! Thank you for the beautiful card.



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    7 months ago from london

    So sweet, John,

    So sweet! You're first too. Glory be!

    Ralph, my Bro.

    How are things with you and family? Gratitude as always. Peace.


    You've been on a roll lately. Still catching up. Your muse came back? Ha ha. thank you so much!!

    Ah, Pamela.

    Well many of my friends are very sweet and charming souls. You deserve the best. I was restricted and is still restricted by the computer, but I find ways to get this timely Hub out. Thanks a million!

    Wow! Devika.

    If you want a poem to give to him, let me know. I don't make them saucy, but it does not mean I can't. Lol. Let me know. Happy Wedding Anniversary! 25 Years? Happy Valentine's to you both. Awesome! Don't forget to surprise him. Pink rose bouquet, perhaps? (Sweet chuckle)

    Ah Verlie,

    You have just made history. I think you are the first to wish me a Happy Valentine this year! Lovely!

    P.S. Sorry, Peggy and someone else, I remember. Love you all!

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    Verlie Burroughs 

    7 months ago from Canada

    Happy Valentine's Day to you Manatita. Thank you for your beautiful words. Love and beauty vibrant on the page..

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    Devika Primić 

    7 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Valentine's Day my wedding anniversary and you thought of an excellent idea for a hub.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    7 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Your poems are so beutiful and fitting for Valentine's Day. The swan is such a beautiful bird and the flowers are perfect also. I truly enjoyed your poetry

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    Peggy Woods 

    7 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Your poetry was lovely, as usual.

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    Ralph Schwartz 

    7 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Love your work brother ! Nice to see someone else who dives deep into the pool of romance and love.

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    John Hansen 

    7 months ago from Queensland Australia

    A beautiful Valentine’s gesture to your friends at HubPages. Very nice, bro.


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