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

Updated on March 6, 2020
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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 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

Are they both necessary in creation?

See results

© 2020 manatita44


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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 months ago from london

    Thanks Dee.

    Why don't you do some poetry? Some devotional ones. I'm sure you can. Peace

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    Dora Weithers 

    6 months ago from The Caribbean

    Whether it be on current affairs, matters of the heart or heavenly themes, your sonnets are impressive and your phrases are exceptional. Always a pleasurable read!

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    6 months ago from london

    Yes, yes. I agree. Funny I thought of this poem, as bad as it is, it is showing our interconnectedness ... our Oneness, as we call it.

    India is one of my loves and so I pray for my Bharat Mata. She has so many people! But I hear that China is improving. Let us hope. Om Shanti!

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    Shaloo Walia 

    6 months ago from India

    Beautiful poems. And Sri Chinmoy's quotes are the icing on the cake. Corona virus has now entered India too and many cases have been reported in the capital & in other cities. There's a kind of panic. It's times like these when man becomes helpless and has no option except surrendering to the Divine will.

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    6 months ago from london

    Ah, Manju,

    You are very kind as I expected. So sweet! If you need any help in anything: grammar, spelling or aspects of Spirituality, feel free to ask. Much Love.


    Much gratitude. Apparently Dr Morse, an American naturopath, has a herb which his team seem to say can help. I will look further. He specialises in naturopathy. Thank you!

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    Devika Primić 

    6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    I like all poems. The Corona virus has surprised us and still a problem for a much longer time than expected. Your words of light and dark is experienced in all situations.

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    Manju lata 

    6 months ago from Ambala City

    Your poetry is so impressive and close to nature and realities of life that one cannot live without saying What a awesome article!

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    6 months ago from london


    Eric. Go ahead. Peace.

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    Hmmm, this seems to parallel a piece I have been working on. Something to think on.

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    6 months ago from london

    Thank you ... thank you Pamela. Yes, a big one with more knock-on effects this time. Let us keep hoping for the dawn. Much Love.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    6 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Beautiful poetry as usual, Mantita. Light and darkness are part of life and we endure the dark times and revel in the light. The coronavirus seems to be stronger than we hoped. I always enjoy your poetry, my friend.

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    6 months ago from london

    Thank you Bro.

    The 2nd poem is essentially designed for that. Higher blessings

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    Rodric Anthony 

    6 months ago from Peoria, Arizona

    The poetry is dazzling and alluring. I am entertained and my spirit feels clean yet. Thanks for giving me something beautiful ti read.

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    6 months ago from london


    Hope my ramblings was of some use to you today. Hope you were happy with the shrink. Thank you so much!


    You are a dawn among the heavens, spreading your redolence, like the jasmines offering it as a sacrifice to all. Loving thoughts.


    You are a loving fan. May the prophet Mohammed, PBUH and the omnipresent One, bless you always.


    Your written English is awesome! All my Netherland friends are excellent with English. Welcome! Will visit later.

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    6 months ago from london

    Ruby You are so special! Higher blessings.


    It's not letting up, no. Let us pray. Gratitude.


    Lovely. Now I know why your poetry is so special. The philosophy helps you ... your receptive Heart.


    Welcome! Will visit you when I get home in 4 hrs or so. Your support is appreciated! om Shanti!

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    6 months ago from Southern Illinois

    Because of your poetry, we see more light than darkness. Be well and happy my poet friend.

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    Peggy Woods 

    6 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Light and darkness both exist and our days on earth are a mixture of both. We endure the darkness to get to that tunnel of light at the end. The coronavirus is still spreading its tentacles in many places around the world. Wishing you safety and many blessings!

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    6 months ago from london

    This time, John.

    It's a real poetess, not unlike Candisa, who seems to be also floral, graceful, radiant and elegant. Close enough in age or even the same, perhaps. Thank you!

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    Lorna Lamon 

    6 months ago

    A lovely collection Manatita. I particularly enjoyed 'My heart awakes in this sweet insanity of Silence'. It reminded me of the words of Tao Te Ching - "Beauty is seen only because of ugliness - Greatness is known only for its lack".

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    6 months ago from India

    Wonderful poetry sir!

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    Great thoughts and art here. I like the notions.

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    Bill Holland 

    6 months ago from Olympia, WA

    I live in the light today. It was not always the case. I am grateful for people like you, my friend, who continue to serve us all with your words and your guidance.

    Blessings always

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    Raymond Philippe 

    6 months ago from The Netherlands

    Although English isn’t my mother tongue (which makes reading and interpreting poetry more difficult for me than standard writing), I enjoyed reading your poems. I love your word choice.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    6 months ago

    I loved all the three poems along with beautiful wisdom quotes, images and the video. Thank you, Manatita, for your wonderful hub- truly appreciated.

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    John Hansen 

    6 months ago from Queensland Australia

    Nice poetry manatita. I see you reused your foreign queen's photo here for Candisa. Well it is an attractive photo so I don't blame you. Good job with the sonnets.


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