I'm So Happy You Came, My Dear. An Offering to Patricia Scott

Updated on December 11, 2017
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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.

Wisdom of Rumi

"Let the Beauty we love, be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways,

To kneel and kiss the ground." -Rumi

Phoenix
Phoenix | Source

A Free verse Sonnet

I’m so happy that You came, my Dear, so happy,

For I’m enchanted by the beauty of Your Heart.

Naked and alone I was, stripped of all pretensions,

And my tears flowed like heavy rain.


But You kissed my breath with the arrow of Love;

A river of Light flowed through my veins.

O my sweet, sweet, Beloved One;

O my Rhapsody of Delight!


You came, where I lay on a razor of darkness;

Flooded my being with Thy breathless Peace.

A symphony of sounds now take hold;

A silent rapture engages my soul.


I ascend, like the Phoenix, to perennial heights;

My Joy floats and sings upon the wind.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th December, 2017.

Flower Garden
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I Lie Hidden in the Scent of ALL

The sun never says to the cosmos:

“I need only the moon today.”

It lights up the sky.

Let us all dream of the impossible, have hope.

I know I am only a single candle,

But I wish to burn with the joy of a zillion Hearts.


I am a flower garden.

Do not say I am a vermillion rose,

Or sweet-scented lavender,

Rather that I lie hidden in the scent of ALL.

How can we separate ice from water,

Or the branches from the tree?

Listen… when the flow of the mind is halted,

The joy of the Spirit speaks in silence.

Know that the melody of its orchestra,

Is far greater than the note of a single flute,

Yet they all need each other,

For the harmonious symphony of Love.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th December, 2017.

~Awakening The Inner Light

Sri Chinmoy on Love, Devotion and Surrender

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      4 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, Dana.

      How are you? Trust that you are well. Gratitude.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Exquisitely beautiful the words and the pictures as well.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Please feel free to ask. It is the nature of Spirituality to be simple, yet profound. I have sat at the feet of a man of God for 35 years. I'm happy to serve and equally happy to learn where necessary.

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      Ajodo Endurance Uneojo 

      10 months ago from Lokoja, Nigeria.

      Dear manatita,

      I read the article you prescribed, "The Forty Rules of Love" by Shams. It was a great read.

      Most of the rules reflect my beliefs. However, there are few that are new while others need to be meditated upon for resolution and compromise.

      Thank you for your great gesture of love. Meeting you is getting interesting. The more we interact, the more area of common interest surfaces.

      Again, thank you for the recommendation.

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Ah, Patricia.

      Great Christmas Spirit! You look great!

      Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind sentiments.

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      Patricia Scott 

      10 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you....I am so humbled....your words capture the moment and offer calm Just what I need right now....Love and many Angels and blessings are headed your way ps

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Good morning, Rajanji.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      One, a fine tribute, and the other, the truth we need to acknowledge.

      Brilliant!

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Hi Peggy,

      You are so right. She's one fighter of a woman and with deep faith too. I admire her very much.

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Patricia Scott embodies much of what we would all wish to possess in the face of adversity. She shows strength, love and courage and has an amazing spirit. We are all connected and your poetry is beautiful. I hope that she sees this.

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Thanks Ji.

      Sorry that Devali is gone. Now you and I can only rely on the inner Light. Haha.

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      Venkatachari M 

      10 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very nice and lovely poetry. Your lines are so enchanting and soothing to the soul.

      Thanks, Manatita, and a Happy Holiday Season.

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Good Day, Eric.

      Thank you so much!

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      Eric Dierker 

      10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Good stuff my friend. Beautiful poetry. Thank you.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Thank you, my sweet Robin.

      I feel that from your personality, you will benefit from spiritual writings. Look up the 40 rules on Love by Shams. It's both on video and in English script. if you cannot find it, then I can send it to you. You can read it in 10 -15 mins. It's not a book but rather maxims for living.

      Your compliment is awesome and it reflects your own inner beauty. Continue to culture and nourish this. Much Peace.

      Karoro, welcome here.

      You have a keen eye. Can you believe that I ended the poem without the last two lines? But I felt that something was missing, so I added the extra couplet.

      Thank you for such a charming contribution.

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      Robin Carretti 

      10 months ago from Hightstown

      Just the most divine words you write. I simply love all the beauty going through you paint like a stroke of a brush you add a cheek of a smile so happy blushed thanks

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      Karoro Aziz 

      10 months ago from New York, US

      The joy of the Spirit speaks in silence.

      Know that the melody of its orchestra,

      Is far greater than the note of a single flute,

      Yet they all need each other,

      For the harmonious symphony of Love.

      Those line are awesome ..........good writing manatita44..........thanks for sharing .

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Back to You, Linda (second piece). We say all the time that Saviours are all saying the same thing. Sure they differ; sure we have our favourites, but Guruji used to say that they are rather like giant waves in the same stream of Consciousness, manifesting in different ways, the same one Love.

      Look at what's common to all: Truth or God, compassion or grace, faith, hope and charity, Love ... the list goes on. Don't forget that they speak of an eternal home, Whether it's the Kingdom of Heaven or Nirvana or God-realisation... they do have a goal in mind for us. Have a great Sunday.

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Thank you, Gypsy. Thank you so much!

      Ajado,

      Let me first welcome you here.

      Yes, yes, my Brother-Friend. Give it a go, for it is indeed inside your psychic Heart. Let Grace bring it to the fore. I look forward to reading your work.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A lovely tribute.

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      Ajodo Endurance Uneojo 

      10 months ago from Lokoja, Nigeria.

      Manatita, you have wonderful poems here.

      You made me want to do some. I have not being doing poetry lately. I have not even done one here before. But a poet and poetry are always together. Like the ice and water in your piece, the are inseparable. Maybe I should give it a try here on HP.

      Lovely poems.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Indeed, my Bro.

      People seem to be getting this one. I have put the philosophy of Love in there. We call it Oneness, infinitely more sublime than the word 'Unity.'Thank you so much!!

      Ha ha, Madan.

      Between you and I, I have sat relentlessly in Meditation, day after day, sometimes up to 7 hours, for over 35 years! One cannot write like this without the express permission of the Inner Pilot.

      A most charming compliment and with practice, you should do well. Some Indians do, but they told me that they are influenced by the Bollywood scripts. Me, I write from the Heart. Thank you so much!!

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      Chris Mills 

      10 months ago from Flagstaff, AZ

      When I read the second one, what came to mind was the scientific word symbiosis, the relationship of algae and fungus, usually seen on rocks or trees. It is a beautiful lesson about how people can live together.

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      Madan 

      10 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      Manatita , brother, you have a fertile imagination which translates to some lovely poetry. I wish I could compose something similar

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Ha ha. I'll look it up, my Sweet...

      I have, it is a most beautiful piece of Scripture. I chose this piece, but from V4 to the end it is awesome. It truly reflects my Guruji's teachings.

      We aspirants are not surprised, really. I have so many poems here saying that there are no boxes, just one indivisible whole. Now I say this in my second poem and for you to get this message, it means that you are even more special than I have already made you in my Heart. I cherish this. Now here is a sampling of your piece:

      "4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work."1 Corinthians 12. Incidentally, Paul is my favourite. He was very mystical.

      Have a great day, my Dear.

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      Linda Lum 

      10 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Beautiful way to begin a Saturday. This reminds me of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 12.

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      Hi Nikki.

      Thank you so much!! truly appreciated!!

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      Nikki Khan 

      10 months ago from London

      I love this sonnet ,,amazing and perfect piece of poetry.

      Made my Saturday.

      Thanks Manatita.

      Have a good weekend.

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      manatita44 

      10 months ago from london

      My Dear, Dearer Dearest Frank.

      I actually remember you writing at least one great and awesome poem. Still, you seem to have chosen another genre which is even more amazing. Have a great day. Gratitude ... much.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      10 months ago from Shelton

      a wonderful sonnet et al and offering..thumbs up bro

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