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Letter: Thursday's Inspiration 23, to the Esteemed Writer Devika Primić


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

Brenda Arledge on this week's Prompt 24

This week I've chosen the word "Letter" to be our word prompt.

Maybe it's a love letter, a 'Dear John' letter, or a 'Thank You' note.

Could be about receiving a letter from home while away, or receiving a Rejection or Acceptance letter on your latest submission.

Maybe it's a letter you received in high school like an Academic Achievement, or a Varsity Letter.

It might be the most recent grade you received in your class studies, or

a Monogram letter with your name or initials.

Maybe you are teaching your children or grandchildren to learn the 26 letters of the Alphabet using learning blocks with letters on each side..."

Brenda Arledge Prompt 24 is called 'Letter.'


Letter: An acrostic poem

Letter is the voice of moods or some respite,

Elucidating news that’s good and bad alike.

Tableted on key-boards; stones, or hearts that cry,

Tormenting many, and giving others Joy.

Erroneous are the ones where language wanes,

Rancid to the language lover’s great disdain.

Sample of a Love Letter, purely for Brenda's Prompt


Wisdom from the Master

"There's only one thing that is, was and ever shall be and that is Love. The Love that creates, the Love that nourishes and the Love that sustains God's Universe." - Sri Chinmoy


Letter To my Heart: A poem which also spells out the word 'Letter' in six of the seven stanzas

Loves’ cute voice, ever so gently,

Offered an eloquent letter to my Heart.

Hers was the Light of enduring sunsets,

Heralding the grandeur of twilight; to sparkle

Anew, like the glimmering sunrise of the morn.

Enveloped in Her gaze, the sun, moon and

Twinkling stars, were only shadows. I wept

Tears of joy, as one lost for a thousand years, and

Danced without limbs. All my memories of sorrowful

Thoughts and wasted emotions, dissolved in wings of Light.

To tell a sacred truth, I’m not afraid anymore!

We’re paired as One and even the heavens and

Goddess Gaia, are obedient to Your command, who will

Match the bewilderment of Thy smile? Now I know

Why Da Vinci’s Mona, is so immaculate and timeless.

Towering is Your silhouette, and so my longing cup

Hands, like a daffodil in prayer, bowing to receive Thy

Birthless kiss. Aww, how can I describe the wine that

Locks my tongue, inebriating my soul with its sweetness?

Resplendent are Thy rays, bathing my core with the arrow of Love.

Erroneous are those, who try to erase Your

Tenderness; the magical words You wrote; the nameless

Tapestry without equal under heaven. Your calligraphy

Is imbued with the ink of immortals; the intimacy of its delicate

Strokes, are a hundred times more exquisite than rainbows.

Rancour, to me, was a dark forest of loneliness,

Until You came, that is, licking the venom of my festering

Wounds, replacing them with Your effulgent Carousels. Sweet

Shyama, the fire of your unspoken parchment, has rekindled all

My hopes; I now cast asunder, all remnants of my broken dreams.

I reach for the all-illumining Light, the One that heals

Conjoined twins, such as my cobwebs and shadows, past regrets

Now fade into oblivion; I dine in the ecstasy, of Your ceaseless Love.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 5th August, 2021.

"Who says that gentleness is not real strength?" - Sri Chinmoy


Letter quote

"Letter writing is the only device, for combining solitude with good company." - Lord Byron. Note: May not be the writer's thoughts.


Letter to my Heart, by Manatita

© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on August 06, 2021:

Thank you!

Thank you. Best wishes, Vidya

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 06, 2021:

A great tribute to Devika and a wonderful response to Brenda's word prompt, Manatita. I enjoyed reading your poems. I especially liked the acrostic poem. Chinmoy's quotes are inspiring and the pictures are beautiful. Thanks for this week's inspiration. Have a great weekend.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 06, 2021:

Yes. I tend to make changes. I made a few after your first read. You are sharp! I tend to go for flow, like a river. Reading out the work aloud helps and shows where change would be useful.

'Letter' here is really a conversation between the individual soul and the Supreme soul. There's a relationship going on, like a lover and his beloved ... only much deeper, as it is between the soul and God. Thank you so much!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 06, 2021:

Thank you my dear Rosina. Much appreciations!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 06, 2021:

Thank you so much, Nithya. Bless you! Om Shanti!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on August 06, 2021:

A wonderful response to Brenda’s prompt and a great tribute to Devika. Loved your beautifully expressed poems and as always I enjoyed reading them.

Rosina S Khan on August 05, 2021:

This is a wonderful response to Brenda's word prompt, "Letter" and a nice tribute to sweet fellow writer, Devika. I really loved going through the poems and quotes. Very commendable.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 05, 2021:


You have described a letter perfectly in your acrostic poem.

It is definitely a mood spun into words.

The sample love letter is sweet followed by the words of the master,

Sri Chinmoy showing us Love sustains the universe.

I'm not sure if I got this right...but here goes.

In your poem, "Letter To my Heart: A poem which also spells out the word 'Letter' in six of the seven stanzas" you show us how hearing a gentle voice sends a letter to your heart.

Your become lost in her gaze as you watch the morning sunrise sensing her agony as she waits to shine again.

She watches the sun, the moon, and the twinkling stars before her morning glory glows once more.

As you stare into this wondrous light your worries dissolve away.

You have found what you have longed for so many days.

You are no longer afraid.

Now you understand the beauty of the Mona Lisa.

You bow in prayer. You feel her blessings pouring upon your body.

It is wrong for people to say your word is untrue.

You have painted a picture with your words that shows us a place more beautiful than a rainbow.

I was bitter until you found me. Now I have hope once more as I embrace your light.

Everything bad in my life dissapears, as I am surrounded by your abundant beauty of love.

Manatita...this is a wonderful poem depicting how a lost soul finds the light of God.

Then he spends his days embracing that light, waiting until thecday God takes him home...to a place more beautiful than a rainbow.

Great job!

Your video is excellent & so touching.

Help someone when they are feeling sad.

I see you did find time to make your video.

It is magnificent. I enjoyed listening to you recite your poem & did note a few word changes.

I already posted in the word prompt article.

I hope I'm close with my interpretation.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Thank you Peggy.


Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 05, 2021:

Devika should be honored with the tribute to her. You also honored Brenda by using her word prompt. Nice job!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Thanks Brenda. I wish your mom a speedy recovery. Much Love.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 05, 2021:


I have posted this in the word prompt article.

I will have to read it afterbit.

I am with my Mother...she is having a few tests run today.

Have a great day & I'll catch up with you later

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Thank you!

Much Love my friend. Send me some songs with your voice singing. Hari om Tat Sat!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Thank you Chitrangada. Glad you listened to my poetic voice. I did this one quickly. I may alter slightly and do the poem on Zoom tonight. Sukriya

Yes. The letter is a bearer of both good and bad news. Even reflecting on the good ones can sometimes bring pain

Vanita Thakkar on August 05, 2021:

What a great take on Brenda’s latest word prompt that is also a classic tribute to our sweet friend Devika !!

Regards to both of you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 05, 2021:

A beautiful response to the word prompt, letter.

Letter— This word is nostalgic to me, with so many precious memories. You have done full justice, with your carefully chosen words, and beautifully crafted poems.

A lovely tribute to dear friend Devika, whom I have known, since I started writing for this site.

Your video is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Thank you, Bill. Lovely take on the whole thing. Shall I submit it to Brenda? Chuckle. Pax Vorbiscum, Bro. Love to Bev and more Love for your recent digression and challenges.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Thanks Dee.

You like hearing my voice? Ha-ha. They pay me to read sometimes. Right now I'm expecting 50 quid for performances of 15 mins or so for the public. Thank you very much!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 05, 2021:

Perhaps it is a letter of recognition for a job well-done, as in the writing of this, as in all of Devika's writing, as in a letter of excellence. Yes, me thinks that is what this is, and, in fact, what my note is, a short letter of recognition, but also a letter of thanks, for your friendship, for Devika's friendship. Yes, that's better, that's what this truly is.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 05, 2021:

What a treat to hear you read your exquisite phrases. Devika deserves it. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Aww, Pamela. Thank you! See you soon!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 05, 2021:

These poems are so beautiful, Manatita. They are an excellent response to Brenda's prompt. They are also a lovely tribute to Devika, who is such a sweet woman.

Have a wonderful day. Blessings.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 05, 2021:

Haha. Well, you live on the other side of the world and I put them up usually later. Glad I caught you. Thank you so much! For beating Bill to it as well. Chuckle.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 05, 2021:

Manatita, this is an excellent response to Brenda's "letter" prompt. It looks like I am one of the first to comment which is an achievement. I am often too late in recent times.

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