Light Into Darkness. Thursday's Homily for the Devout 14
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?
Questions & Answers
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