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Light Into Darkness. Thursday's Homily for the Devout 14

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

"Adversity makes you dynamic. Adversity forces your eyes wide open. Adversity teaches you the meaning of patience. Adversity endows you with faith in yourself. Adversity opens the secret door through which you can see the ultimate future fulfillment of God's Will." - Sri Chinmoy


Covid Nineteen. A Regular Sonnet

By now you most surely know of the score,

Of the wildfire bug, Covid nineteen.

China, America, Europe deplore,

The deadly corona, nasty and mean.

Shall we look at the light from Dunne’s morose?

‘Midst afflictions, pensions; stock market storms.

Hope in disaster, so harmony glows,

To recall our universe oneness-norms.

Fear I the vaccine, still distant perhaps?

Suspicions, innuendos, reign supreme.

How much longer to bear; we must not lapse,

Is this our nightmare, or is it our dream?

The delight of the moon doth wane at times,

Yet dawn bringeth nightingales, ringing chimes.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 4th March, 2020.

The diamond within


My Heart Awakes in This Sweet Insanity of Silence. A Free-style Sonnet

Here in this sacred mansion of speechless Love,

The resplendent sun kisses my cheeks.

I float in an eternity of timeless space, as daffodils

Waltz with zephyrs, on sunset horizons.

Dawn heralds a gemstone-blue moonlight, kissing

The translucent waters below. It is spring; lavenders

Unfurl in surrender, their fragrant aromas, permeating

And healing my soul, from tangled cobwebs of yesteryear.

I’m replenished, lift up my hands in gratitude, Love

Flooding my soul, with an immensity of sweetness.

My Spirit soars, like a Phoenix, to a realm beyond boundaries,

Where fire becomes wine, bathing my core with its sweetness.

I had long sought to experience, the madness of mystic Lovers;

Today my Heart awakes, in this sweet insanity of Silence.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 4th March, 2020



There’s just something about her persona,

That ju ne sais quoi, that makes me take note.

Is it her charming ebony smile,

Tugging at the Light of heaven? Or that silky

Eloquence, flowing from a rapport with beauty?

Camellias caress the seasonal spring, holding court

With a compelling presence, bedecked in

The robes of enchantment. So too, I’m now entranced

By Candisa’s bearing. Her brown neatly tied boots; her floral

Skirt and sleeveless satin blouse, tied elegantly at waistline.

She articulates impeccably, content delivered

Rhythmically, love’s music oozing from her lips,

A goddess of purity and sweetness, wooing the audience

With charisma, as if feeding of the rays of moonlight.

Words, I watch her sing, using the language of daffodils,

Cascading fragrances of sound in silence.

Resonating in Hearts, they reach out to the radiant Light;

Shimmering sunbeams, to those hungry for her gems. My soul

Weeps with joy, walking on dawns, dancing with the melody of tomorrows.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 15th February, 2020.

Wisdom from the Master

"Light must descend into darkness.

There is no other way." - Sri Chinmoy

Light and darkness

© 2020 manatita44

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