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I Wish to be a Lover, With You as my Rose. Sunday's Inspiration 19, a Lofty Offering to Rajan Jolly

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

Wisdom from the Master

There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death...

He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now." - Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Unfolding the rosebud

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I Wish to be a Lover, With You as my Rose. A free-style Sonnet.

I once sealed my memory, to the wounds

Of afflictions and desires. Now you have

Kindled a flame of fire in my soul,

So I could shine like the morning star.


When my world seemed lost;

My capacity to soar was stultified.

You came like a breeze above the clouds,

Dispelling my ‘mistiness of shadows.’


There was a cold chill; an endless darkness in Your

Absence; now my Heart awakes, to the glories of shooting stars.

Even as the fish, enjoys the breath of the ocean, make

Me Your udder, to savour the milk of heaven’s sweetness.


Let my Heart’s lotus open, like the flower to the dawn,

For I wish to be a Lover, with You as my rose.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 5th April, 2020

Shree (Sri) Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Great Visionary-Seer and Founder of Sikhism

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Wisdom from the Master


"If there is one God, then there is only His way to attain Him, not another. One must follow that way and reject the other. Worship not him who is born only to die, but Him who is eternal and is contained in the whole universe." - Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji


"He who has no faith in himself,

Can never have faith in God." -Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Wisdom from the Master

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God comes in the Heart of a Pure Lover

My poem recited by my poet-friend, Errol Mc Glashan, voted Best Spoken Word Artist 2019 at the Poetry Awards, London

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