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I Pay Homage, at the Feet of the Beloved One. In Memoriam to a Fellow Poet--John Jazzman Clarke

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.


A Free Verse Sonnet

They will say that I died today …

At best … that I was a noble Spirit.

A few more sermons … and my Casket

Will be lowered, some shedding a river of copious tears.

Yet the fawns will rejoice; the hydrangeas glimmer,

With the sun. The pink magnolias will blossom;

Pay a standing ovation to my words and music;

The sweet intimacy of daffodils, will kiss and nourish my soul.

O Love! You’ve prepared a golden harvest, for my arrival.

On the Elysian lap of sleep, I travel,

Into the mansions of supernal Light.

The diamond wings of Eternity beckons,

As I’m draped in the banner of Your victory,

Paying homage, at the feet of the Beloved One.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier

~Awakening The Inner Light~


Love: The Game of Hide And Seek. A Free Verse Sonnet

Clinging in quest of the Beloved, my pains and gains,

Successes and failures, were but imposters

Along the way. My Joys and sorrows,

Served only to tug, at the Happiness to come.

“O Love, You have placed Your veil,

On my grey mist of shadows.

Made Yourself absent; quickening my longing

To escape, from this dark night of the soul.”

“O Lantern, I am your darkness and your Light;

Walk with you, in your maze of sorrows.

I am naught but your quest for the unknowable;

Lie in your desires, to find your way Home.”

I said: “O Lover,“You play a game of Hide and Seek.”

She replied: “I want your home-coming, to be an unrivalled sweetness.”

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 12th August, 2018.


Wisdom from the Master

"The human in us, wants to have a mind of power.

The Divine in us, wishes to have a Heart of Love." -Sri Chinmoy

"The spiritual life is not a matter of understanding.

It is a matter of self-offering to God." -Sri Chinmoy

A Captivating Heart

© 2018 manatita44

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