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Kindness. Friday's Inspiration 3. A Soulful Offering to Devika Primic


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



Soft, tender, intimate … as delicate as the butterfly, is she.

Silent, reaching, gentle; elusive as a child’s smile, yet firm,

Like Life’s sweet caress in adversity. She sits in our sanctum,

Awaiting the Heart’s prod, like strands of silk, to the cocoon.

Empathy and concern are her synergies, like flowers,

To the bees and butterflies, nestling in harmony, sharing the

Splendour of colorful spring. Her Light, a taste of sunset

On scarlet horizons, emanating the garden of the soul.

She paints the colour of rainbows on my cheeks,

As each new dawn, reminds me of her sweet scent –

A redolence of human jasmines -- reaching out in solace

To my afflictions, with deeds of Love Divine.

Kindness – like the colorful moth, soaring in the atmosphere --

Offering freely the magic of its hue; like rose emitting its

Charms without conditions, so too, you come dancing in our Hearts --

A lustred moonlight, a remedial balm from some good soul, who feel

The need, like the elegance to the swan, to do the needful.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 6th March, 2020



Wisdom from the Master

"The very nature of kindness is to spread,

if you are kind to others,

Today they will be kind to you,

And tomorrow to somebody else." - Sri Chinmoy

Wisdom from the Master



© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on March 09, 2020:

You like the piece, eh?

Quick, cute and charming. Thanks Dee.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 09, 2020:

Your strong, sensitive heart shines through these tributes. So soulful, so thoughtful. Great job, and Devika deserves it.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 09, 2020:

My apologies, my Dear. Noted and corrected.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 09, 2020:

manatita44 hope all is well with you please Primic instead of Premic, thank you. I appreciate your kind efforts

manatita44 (author) from london on March 08, 2020:

My pleasure.

It is one of my better poems and came so quickly! I was on a flow. Gratitude for gracing my page. Om Shanti!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 08, 2020:

Wow! This is amazing! I feel great and so many comments that make me feel special. Your writing has gripped all writers here including myself. It is meaningful and most impressive to have someone to write this for me. Manatita44 well done on creating this hub for me

manatita44 (author) from london on March 07, 2020:

Lots of love to You, Eiddwen.

Did miss you here. Visited you on my way home two days ago, but lost my comments. Promise to see you later post dinner, God's willing. Gratitude.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 07, 2020:

Beautifully written and this is what hubpages is all about and why I am so glad that I have returned. Great poetry touches our hearts.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 07, 2020:

Since I have found another kindred Spirit, I will write this way: I strive to be an instrument of Something Higher -- the same Light reflected in my brothers and sisters/mankind. So wise of you to notice!

Selfless service kisses and indeed has kissed my soul numerous times. Our Lord is so compassionate! Jai Ram!

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 07, 2020:

Beautiful truth you write Manatita44 . It's amazing once a person opens the door to feeling another person's essence. If you feel there pain immediately you cry with them and then reach your arms out to comfort them. Also when you feel someones beauty in there essence it is like a fresh breath of air that kisses your soul.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 07, 2020:

Thanks Bro.

Is that a dog? I have one on a dog here somewhere. I would like to visit the Netherlands someday.

Your sentiment comes from the space of a beautiful Heart. Gratitude … much!

Thank you, Paula,

You remain ever young! Your sentiment of love to Devika is highly appreciated.

Raymond Philippe from The Netherlands on March 07, 2020:

Beautiful writing like yours and the beautiful people I find here makes visits to this site worthwhile.

Suzie from Carson City on March 07, 2020:

Devika.....Kudos! A sweet kind lady who always writes of interesting topics. Peace & Love to her and family!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 07, 2020:

Thanks John,

Yet to come. Soon! Thank you so much!

Manju, my Didi Ji,

Very sweet and charming sentiment. You are an ethereal poet at Heart. Much Love.

Manju lata from Ambala City on March 06, 2020:

What a beautiful explanation! You have explained everything in an impressive way.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 06, 2020:

Aha the butterfly! Very fitting for Devika. Excellent poetry. Well done my brother.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 06, 2020:

Hi Ruby,

I know I can rely on you to appreciate my work. Awesome!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 06, 2020:

This is so fitting for Devika. She is one who leaves encouraging words on our hubs, and she writes interesting topics. Your poetry is beautifully penned.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 06, 2020:

Very sweet, Lorna.

Very sweet. I have a vast array of 800 poems, but yes, whenever I use a relatable topic, then people love them very much.

Last night I read at a famous venue. I gave them a choice: Mother's Love or Knife Crime. They chose the later which I read, but I felt sad afterwards.

I have devotional poems and regular Sonnets of such beauty!

My appreciations.


Natirally I love people to read my work and many of you really do. Your contribution is extremely beautiful!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 06, 2020:

I think kindness is very important and we need to see more of it. I loved your poem; it was so beautiful. Devika is so sweet and you see that in her writing. This is a fitting poem for her and God bless you for always making us (Hubpages writers) feel so speical. God bless you, Manatita.

Lorna Lamon on March 06, 2020:

I think this is one of the most beautiful poems you have written Manatita. Devika is indeed kindness itself and very deserving of this wonderful tribute.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 06, 2020:

Indeed, Peggy, Indeed!! Thank you so much!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 06, 2020:

Devika is going to love this beautiful tribute to her from you. Kindness is such an outstanding quality to have and to share.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 06, 2020:


Always a joy to see you! Much Love, my Dear. Peace!


Thanks again, Bro. Really appreciate your lovely sentiment. Much Love.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 06, 2020:

I surely do like Devika. This is fitting of her. I figure we have been friends for over 5 years now. I like the angle from which she comes at issues. Thank you for a wonderful piece to a wonderful woman.

Kindness is a "way" to me. Love shown through kindness maybe be the best showing of all.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 06, 2020:

It's a very apt tribute to a wonderful person. Devika has inspired us with her writings.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 06, 2020:

Thank You, Bill,


Chitrangada Ji,

And you too, my dear. A very, happy day! Thank you for your very fine sentiment! Peace!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 06, 2020:

Beautiful poem and a rich tribute to Devika, a dear friend and a fellow writer.

I have known her since I joined HubPages.

Kindness is perhaps the most valuable quality of a human being, and you defined it so beautifully in a poetic way.

I loved the words of wisdom from Shri Chinmoy.

Thank you and happy day to you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 06, 2020:

Devika loves to write. You can sense her enthusiasm in every article she posts. I love that, and I love your tributes, my friend.

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