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