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Light and Beauty: A Tapestry of Colours 4. Thursdays's Homily for the Devout 12, to the Beautiful Soul, Peggy Woods


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

"Beauty is my body's purity. Beauty is my vital's humility. Beauty is my mind's serenity. Beauty is my heart's magnanimity. Beauty is my life's sincerity..." -Sri Chinmoy

"...Not this; not the ignorance which we now claim as our very own and which claims us as its very own, but light, the light that claims us as its very own and the light that we are going to claim as our very own..." - Sri Chinmoy

If I Could Play With The Alchemy of Time

If I could play with the Alchemy of time,

I would shine like the stars in the gravity of

Darkness, to light up Your sky.

If I could have a beautiful Heart like Yours,

I would treasure its glow, more than

The quintessence of a thousand smiles.

If I could taste the lustre of Your beauty,

I would say, my Beloved, not even the effulgent

Moon, would be a comparable compromise.

If I was a bird in flight, I would seek Your glory,

Like a moth heading into the flame, only

To blend with the resplendent Bliss of Emptiness.

If I could turn my tears into stars,

I would pay homage to Your beauty,

With the incomparable bliss of Heaven.

If I could spit bars of eloquence, I would hope they transform

Into music, beating a thousand cadences to Your allure.

_ Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 22nd January, 2020

Truth, Light ... Beauty

Beauty is Truth and Truth beauty. They are quintessentially a projection of the Absolute in all its myriad splendour. Light is Love and vice versa, which is again another name for the Absolute Supreme.

Nature manifests this wonder, in a diversity of ways and if we look with the eye of vision, then it is all sacred … an all-enduring Love.

What’s springing up in poetry these days, is the taking of an aspect of nature or the intellect, one of its varied expressions, and just highlighting its importance and significance.

I have chosen Light and beauty. Some choose the alphabet, others choose punctuations, while a third may choose flowers and so on. Hope you enjoy this poem. Let us give thanks and praise.


Wisdom from the Master

"...When we sincerely say, "Let Thy Will be done," at that time the supreme Beauty reveals itself in and through us. And when we say, "I and my Father are one," at that time the supreme Beauty finds its complete manifestation on earth here and now..." - Sri Chinmoy


Light and Beauty: A Tapestry of Colours 4

Rainbows shine on the horizon, luminous lights

Shimmering on moonlit waves, dancing with stars;

Gleaming on twilight beginnings. Sunset glistens above

Tulips in my garden of flowers – a candela of lustred

Magic, spinning like a carousel of Chinese lanterns.

My dog wags its tail, waltzing around bluebells and birds.

My Heart radiates to the magical flare of meteors,

The Andromeda Galaxy resplendent in grandeur,

Kissing my cheeks with their indigo rays. An

Effulgent luminary sparkles on the dawn of sunrise,

Her radiant beams, a thousand times more translucent,

Than the candescent moon.

A quintessence of clustering fragrances, emanate

From jasmines and lavenders, the shafts of heaven painting

Daffodils, while petunias glow and light up my soul.

I am enamoured … struck with wonder by the majesty of the

Sun, Basho’s illumined mind – a flame of Haiku in my core like

Pink roses, with intricate fragrances seeping through my breath.

Butterflies dance on cheery blossoms, above a lustrous

Pond and floral splendour. A kaleidoscope of lanterns hangs,

Beneath an opalescent heaven, filled with a pageantry of shades.

The perennials kiss my gleaming cheeks, tugging at the glow

Within a diamond Heart, shining with the opulence of splendour,

A sacred smile alight, within the stillness of my Spirit.

My soul sings like a redbreast, imparting lyrics to my core,

Pouring the beauty of a thousand fireflies, into the lapis lazuli of my soul.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 23rd January, 2020

Light, music ... beauty

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on January 27, 2020:

Thank you so much, my Dear Friend, Dora. Much Peace.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 27, 2020:

Yes, I enjoyed the poems honoring light and beauty. "Nature manifests this wonder, in a diversity of ways . . ." No better way to say this.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 24, 2020:

Thank you, my DidiJi,

And so are yours … so are yours. Much Peace.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 24, 2020:

Peggy is a sweet person and your expressions are kind, from the heart and direct.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 24, 2020:

Sweet Chuckle.

Bill used to say this about my Monday poems, so I started to call them Monday inspirations and dedication 1 to him. Your kind sentiment is invaluable and it's a joy to see you here. Much Love.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 24, 2020:

Thank you for dedicating this tapestry of beautiful poetic words to me. I am honored and also appreciate the kind words of those making comments. What a way to start the day! Wheeee!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 24, 2020:

Yes, my Sweet Didiji,

I seem to be in a mode of beauty, Light … Love. isn't this marvellous? Thank you so much for appreciating Peggy and the images expressed here.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 24, 2020:

Beautiful tribute to a wonderful friend and writer, and as always your poems are full of beautiful expressions.

Light, music and beauty do have a positive impact on my senses.

Peggy would be happy to go through this. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 24, 2020:

Thanks Lorna.

You are a gem and an excellent poet. Gratitude.

Lorna Lamon on January 24, 2020:

Your thoughts compliment each other in these beautiful pieces Manatita. A wonderful tribute to Peggy.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 23, 2020:

Ah, Linda.

Can't resist the creation of lovely images. Thank you for a fine sentiment indeed!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 23, 2020:

I especially like the idea of the alchemy of time in the first poem and the image of spinning like a carousel of Chinese lanterns in the second one. Thank you for creating this lovely tribute to Peggy.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 23, 2020:

Thank you, Audrey.

Much appreciation.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 23, 2020:

Peggy is indeed a beautiful soul. It's been a privilege to know this kind and supportive person. Thank you for this lovely Tapestry of Colors.

Love, to you, my friend and light.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 23, 2020:

Dont rush. Health is wealth. It is so much easier to worship when we are well. Love is the guide to follow. Heaven bless you and family. great news!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 23, 2020:

Hi Manatita, I am now fit as a fiddle. All tests performed yesterday came back well. Physical therapy is helping with my keyboard functions so I have some hubs in the hopper but proofing is time taking.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 23, 2020:

Thank you, Ruby.

A sweet sentiment indeed! Appreciated!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 23, 2020:

This was very beautiful, light and beauty, precious indeed, This piece dedicated to a sweet lady. Thank you once again!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 23, 2020:

Indeed, Bill.

A beautiful soul, she is. Much Love.

Hi Eric,

I'm very happy to see you. Are you well? Have you started to write again? At least you are still funny. This is great news! Much Love.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 23, 2020:

Once again you raise my awareness. Thank you much. The notion of tapestry always amazes me. I can look at some quilts for hours.

This remoinds me of Dolly Pardon and a coat of many colors and David.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 23, 2020:

Beautiful soul indeed, Peggy is! Beautiful soul indeed, Manatita is....I am surrounded, online, by love, and ain't that cool?

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