I Offer My Gratitude at the Feet of the Beloved One. An Easter Offering to Carb Diva. Sunday's Inspiration 2

Updated on April 1, 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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A Free Verse Sonnet. Happy Easter, Linda

When I enter the inner citadel

In the Garden of Love, the sweet-scented

Redolence of jasmines and marigolds,

Crown my Heart with garlands of Joy.


When I enter into the sacredness of life,

My sweet tears run, like a river,

And I stumble, humbled and abased,

Like a drunken man – a servant of His Majesty.


When I tug at the bewildering lustre of twinkling stars,

The resplendence of the sun, moon …

A quintessence of cosmic deities,

Rise to greet me and kiss my soul.


When I think of Love, of Creation … of you, my friends,

I offer my Gratitude, at the feet of the Beloved One.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 30th March, 2018.

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The Sweet Delight That Answers Prayer. A Ten Syllable Shakespearean Sonnet.

I was pinning for Love when I found You,

An intense fire burned within the soul.

Full of pain, eyes dripped like silvery dew,

Unsure this searching Heart would find its goal.


Long had I traversed this shadowy night,

Dining in an abyss of ‘treasured’ pain.

Hoping that Love’s ‘sesame’ of Delight,

Would burn my tangled web of the profane.


You have been hiding so long, my Beloved,

I cried myself to ‘lows’ of deep despair.

Aye, suddenly You danced within and said:

“I’m the sweet Delight that answers prayer.”


So come! This world has nothing here for me,

Except to blend as One and merge in Thee.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 24th March 2018.

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Rejoice! For He is Risen! A Free Verse Sonnet

Rejoice! For He is risen!

The Passion of Calvary is no more.

This quest is for the living,

Let the dead bury the dead.


My Beloved is hosting a celestial banquet,

Bring me the eggs, decorations, festive family meals…

Let us celebrate the One, who has entered in majesty,

Singing the birthless and deathless song of eternal life.


Nay! No cross or bodies in this sanctuary of Light.

Come! Glorious spring! Bring me the ‘red bow’ bunnies,

The ‘lamb of God’ has ascended in glory

And my conquest of ignorance is complete.


Descend! Descend! Compassion rain,

Glad angels and cherubims chant His name.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 1st April, 2018.

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Quote From the Gospel

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14: 1-3 KJV

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Quotes on Love and Forgiveness

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13: 34-35. NIV.

"I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.…" Berean Bible study. John 13, 11-13

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

― C.S. Lewis

A very sacred day today

When others seemingly don't, is it still necessary to Love ... to forgive?

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Blessings to you too, my sweet Nikki JI, your lovely children and husband..

      "The age-old discovery--

      Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness--

      Is the only way

      To real happiness." -Sri Chinmoy.

      Hari OM Tat Sat!

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      Nikki Khan 2 weeks ago from London

      An inspiration and charming tribute to Linda!

      Great poetry on love and forgiveness on this very special day.Nothing can compete this message of care and love.

      Many Blessings to you and your family.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Dora.

      Hope you are well. have a blessed day.

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      Dora Weithers 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful dedication. It would make anybody's Easter a happy one!

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Ah, Thank you Shauna.

      Such a cute sentiment. Appreciated!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful wordsmithing, Manatita! How unselfish of you to post such beauty on Easter Sunday! I'm sure Linda's heart is swelling with your light.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Forgiveness... a big one Rasma.

      We all try. Life throws up a 'bummer' for some.

      Thank you so much!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful, most inspirational and above all to have faith and be able to love and to forgive. Hope you and yours had the best Easter. Blessings to you.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Alicia.

      I try and I do appreciate your input today. Have a great Easter Monday!!

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      Linda Crampton 3 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You always create beautiful and kind tributes, Manatita. This is a lovely one for Easter Sunday.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      And thank you for coming here, my Dear.

      I know that the Light in me is the Light in you and being special, you too, bring joy to others. Special Higher blessings today. May it continue ... continue ...

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      Linda Lum 3 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Thank you for your beautiful sonnets. They bring me much joy, as my heart is filled with happiness of this holy day.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Yes ...yes. It is a gift that comes naturally. I strive to a good instrument of His. Thank you so much and for your card tambien.

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      Eric Dierker 3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda is awesome!

      Fine and good stuff here. A wonderful talent/gift you have.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Ioannis,

      Again I thank you my Brother. I wish you God speed towards the Light. Praise be!!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Brother, you are an Oasis!

      Thank you for the Light!

      Rejoice! For He is risen!

      Let us be Love, let us, newborn, be the gift to Him!

      Joy to you.

      Sean

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Thanks Bill.

      Appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      One thing I know with certainty is that Linda's family is sitting down to a delicious meal this Easter, a meal Linda prepared with loving hands and heart.

      Happy Easter and love to you both!

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