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I Saw, I Felt and I Became -- An Offering to Elijah A Alexander Jnr


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



A Love offering to my spiritual brother Elijah

Look at the smile,

On the face of daybreak this morning,

She lights up my joy.

Moonlight streams,

Through the twilight of tomorrow,

It is a tapestry in making.

Do you smell the fragrance of rosebuds?

They whisper to the sweetness of the Heart.

I saw the artistry of the gardener,

Weaving a calligraphy on his lawn,

My Soul was filled, with the wonder of Love.

I saw the Cosmos, like a candela of glowing lanterns,

Kissing the earth with Her radiant Light.

I became inebriated, drunk from a rapture of Delight.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 21st November, 2017.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~



Go With The Hunger of a Child ... and Cry!

Why carry a load of scriptures on the Path?

It is only seeking,

The spontaneous joy of a toddler’s Heart.

Why let the mind drift, on a jungle of desires?

Lantern knows, that the Light of Love,

Will only dawn, when the fire of longing

Has pierced the soul.

O Seeker, the Beloved awaits you,

With tender arms and beauty unparalleled,

At the unblemished gates of Paradise.

Put down your books; your doctrines…

Go with the hunger of a child … and cry!

Lo! The gates of the Beyond are flung wide open,

And a supernal banquet prepared for your arrival.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 21st November, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Mother Earth


Quote from Sri Chinmoy

"Only two miracles are worth seeing:

The miracle of loving

And the miracle of becoming." -Sri Chinmoy


Nature's beauty

© 2017 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on November 29, 2017:

Yes, the sublime, lofty feel appeals more to the psychic Heart. It is my choice as a servant of the Source. Still, I get a lot of applause for the 'tougher' ones.

I did a piece for Black History Month and sang Amazing Grace at the end. It brought the house down. I did another about refugees, and one man ran all the way from the back of the hall and kissed me on the face. Lol.

Thank you so much!! Going to my Meditation Centre, now.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 29, 2017:

Your poetry still soft and relaxing and the way you handle the verses.. awesome

manatita44 (author) from london on November 24, 2017:

Thanks Brother.

I'm so glad you understand. For the seeker, there is nothing that is not God and as such every thing is valid, all have a purpose. So religion, doctrines, desires ... all are necessary. All things have a role to play in creation.

Unavoidably, some of us became trapped or slaves to the ephemeral and forget the real. Interestingly, even this is part of the journey. The spiritual ladder has so many steps!!

Yet God-men and mystics would still teach or serve. That too, is a part of the plan. Great weekend coming up. Enjoy.

the0natureboy on November 24, 2017:

Thanks for clarifying your dedications are your "heart's love" rather than expressions of the flesh, that says far more expressions generated by one's flesh. Again, Thank You!!

A very important statement to Dora Weithers' concerns concerning unloading one from scriptural baggage, it validates the teachings all who were ever enlightened.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 22, 2017:

Thank you so much, Alicia. Your thorough approach and excellent Hubs I also admire my Dear. Keep it up. Much Love this morning.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 22, 2017:

I love the idea of a smile on the face of daybreak as well as the thought of a gardener weaving calligraphy on his lawn. You create beautiful and intriguing imagery in your poems, Manatita, as I've said before. I'm never disappointed when I read them.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 22, 2017:

Valid question, my Sweet.

Read more of my comments to you and ask more also.

Right throughout history, Spiritual men have been hard on pundits and the learned. Too much intellect or too much mental baggage, is a hindrance to spiritual progress.

That is why not only the Christ, but all of them asks us to come like little children.

Now I do not subscribe to the school that says books or religion are no good. Far from it. Everything helps, but like our friend who has been banned, we can use them to become our prison. Spirituality is like drinking water. One has to let go of the complex, and look for it in the small things.

Never take the mind of questions to the mountain, nor scolarliness, but take the simplicity of the child's Heart.

What is it to a man, if he knows the bible by rote, but feels no compunction in his Heart? (remember Thomas A Kempis? "Vanity of vanity," he says," except to Love God alone."

Note: the eloquence of poetry is subtle. It's telling you a little more than just carrying scriptures.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 22, 2017:

The imagery in the first poem is very appealing. The second one is a little challenging. "Why carry a load of scriptures on the Path? . . . Put down your books; your doctrines." Are they useless or just unnecessary in satisfying our hunger? Just asking.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 22, 2017:

Hi Patricia. Are you well. Good to see you here. How's the young one? In fact all of you. Still writing? Much Love.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 22, 2017:

Great peace such as this is felt every single time I take a walk (which is daily).....well done Manatita....Angels are on the way to you ps

manatita44 (author) from london on November 22, 2017:

Hi Bro.

Good to see you here and thanks for coming. Very few of my poems have anything to do with the hubber I dedicate it to. I'm simply offering my Heart's Love.

The first I wrote spontanously. The second came from a line I saw from Hafiz, the mystic poet, while I was doing the video and simply went with it. Words flow across my Consciousness quite quickly and easily.

Here I am simply offering you my Heart' s Love. Happy Thanksgiving

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on November 22, 2017:

Thank you very much, Manatita. I don't know that my smile is like a morning's daybreak but I am unable to judge the effects of my doings, only those who encounter me can, so I accept your judgment. Thank you.

Since my dress is like a toddling child I would hope it suggests I am a "newly morphed man [mind able to comprehend all things] child" hungering to comprehend the meaning and purpose for life which the "load of scriptures" is what was the cause I hungers for understanding. Because of it and the fact that man-en-mass are burdened with scriptures they usually don't even read to comprehend what's written is suggesting, I'm attempting to unload them of their burdens of scripture not understood. Again I thank you and may the light of understanding flow through you that others might see as a co-worker toward that end.


Elijah A Alexander Jr

manatita44 (author) from london on November 22, 2017:

Too true My Dear.

You are so right! I used the word 'child' but I did not want it twice. Hence the change.

Thank you so much!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on November 22, 2017:

A beautiful poem, but the verse which touched me most was this: "The spontaneous joy of a toddler’s Heart". Children are so innocent, so unaffected, so genuine. If you are loved by a small one, you are loved unconditionally, wholly and perfectly.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 22, 2017:

Thank You, Bill.



I cherish your love for Mother Earth. Great way to go

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 22, 2017:

Any love offering is a good offering in my mind.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 22, 2017:

Very nice poetry. Sometimes my connection with the earth is nearly overwhelming. It is as though the love of our dirt is nearly a romantic love.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 22, 2017:

Thanks Nikki.

Appreciate your nice comment and you being the first here, to say something about my two poems.

Nikki Khan from London on November 22, 2017:

What a poem,,really enjoyed it,,I love nature and it’s beauty.

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