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Renewal, Maturity and Purpose. Monday's Inspiration 82

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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

"The poet beckons tomorrow's dream-dawn and then transforms tomorrow's dream-dawn into today's reality-day. It is a deplorable mistake we make when we try to understand poetry...poetry is to be felt. Poetry is to be loved."- Sri Chinmoy


"When the New Year dawns, we have to make ourselves conscious of the fact that we have to transcend ourselves this year. We have to go beyond our present capacity, beyond our present achievement. When we have that kind of firm determination, God showers His choicest Blessings upon us." - Sri Chinmoy

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A Kaleidoscope of Easter and Spring. A free-style Sonnet.

Beauty always lends itself to my enchantments.

I gaze with wonder, as the myriad daffodils awake,

Their scented yellow unfolding, whispering to

The magnificence, of an undulating plateau.


Daisies – red and white – glimmer, hugging the

Serenity of Mama Gaia, as the light dances upon

The verdure of leaves and butterflies, waltzing with

The shimmering rays, from the perennial heavens.


Across the hills, clouds of violet and ashen merge;

Exchange glances. White snowdrops and tulips converse; as

They unfurl and begin to glow, emitting praises to the miracle

Of Love. A quintessence of splendour stabs my Heart, as the cute

Bunny cradles its basket. The eggs jump above a pink ribbon,

Finally hanging – like balloons - within the foliage of dazzling hues.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 29th March, 2021.

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Maturity and Purpose

As a child, I cannot say that I threw all concerns

To the zephyrs - which I did - but more that I was

Guided by instinct to my mother’s bosom, and the

Gentle art of spontaneity, innocence and surrender.


I thought naught of the indignity of foul pooh in

Public places, nor the warm fluid that flowed from

My naked anatomy, only to drench my mother’s dress.

I was endowed with the naïveté of childish pranks.


Speaking and walking were fun. I moved from ‘blah, blah’,

To ‘da da’; from crawling to standing and ‘repita Ud, otra vez.’

Later I learnt the gentle art of exploitation; of how to cry

With intensity when I needed feeding; of how to take control.


By-bass the many dares at school, and I have learnt the subtle

Art of smiling to hide my flaws; to cheat while suffering no loss.

I can now walk and run, use my defensive skills at the office;

Charm my way into the hearts of many beauties, like some do.


Yet I failed to realize that maturity without purpose is

Meaningless. I faced many challenges, made mistakes

Along the way, my mind bleeding with the pangs of

Restlessness, penury and despair, until I was born anew.


Looking at the gem-stone beauty of the moon one

Visionary night, I learnt, once again, to smile. This time

With the twinkling stars as my companions; the brilliance

Of an immortal dawn, hugging the serenity of my existence.


Cheating and charm were now of no use to me, as the inner

Light I needed to find happiness, flowed not only from the luminosity

Of daybreak, but descended with the Citadel of the sun. At long last I

Knew who I was and why I came here; what was necessary, to return Home.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 27th March, 2021

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Wisdom from the Master

"To try to understand a poem is like touching a rose with innumerable thorns. To try to feel a poem is to lovingly hold a rose without a single thorn. And to love a poem is to grow immediately into the beauty and fragrance of the rose itself."- Sri Chinmoy

"Every day, when morning dawns, we should feel that we have something new to accomplish. We are running and every day we are advancing. If we are aspiring, we are always in the process of running." - Sri Chinmoy

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Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on March 31, 2021:

Haha. John, you noticed?

Anyway the quotes are wonderful, Yes. Rumi is immortal! Thanks Bro. Appreciations!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 30, 2021:

Delightful poetry, manatita. I also love the quotes about poetry, and the Rumi video about Love. Surabhi is now happily married, and as you say her life has now a new direction.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 30, 2021:

And you too, Dear One. Higher thoughts. sukhran

Amara on March 30, 2021:

Another wonderfull piece of poetry from my lovely fellow.. You always inspire me.. Allah bless you..

manatita44 (author) from london on March 30, 2021:

Hi Rosina.

How are you? Happy you love the quotes. Appreciate your support and loving sentiments. Salaam!

Rosina S Khan on March 30, 2021:

Wonderful poetry, as always, Manatita. And your Master's quotes never fail to impress me. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 30, 2021:

Thank you, thank you, Devika. Much thanks.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 30, 2021:

Your work is delightful. If feel good and hopeful for another season and your work is appreciated.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 29, 2021:

Indeed Peggy. Indeed!!

Happy you loved the poetry

manatita44 (author) from london on March 29, 2021:

Haha.

Some souls grow together, yes. But it has its disadvantages too. I need something from you and you need something from me. That may be brief, many years or a lifetime. Yet eventually the soul moves on.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 29, 2021:

Thank you Mubarak. Appreciations!

Mubarak from INDIA on March 29, 2021:

Superb poetry. Your poetry increases by reading. Great job keep it up, my friend.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 29, 2021:

I'm so happy that more and more now, I can just be myself. The freedom is exhilarating. I no longer have to please anyone.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 29, 2021:

Reading your words today, combined with what Dora wrote about aging and purpose, is inspiring. Our days in this life are numbered. We should make them count!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 29, 2021:

No, my Dear friend,

She has started a new chapter of her life's journey. Nothing sinister I know of, just moved on!

Hi Bill, chuckle.

It is a toss as to which is greater. Purpose gives meaning and where wisdom lies, maturity is there too. An interesting one for us to chew upon. Did I hear that Bev is not so good? You didn't mention it. Much love to her and the rest of the family.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 29, 2021:

Purpose I can do. Maturity still escapes me. :) Love your work, my friend. The warmer temperatures of Spring feed my soul and bring youth back to these old bones.

Blessings to you always, my friend.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 29, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Manatita, you are very honourable and respectable to me, I know Sean but I don't know who is Surabhi, is she on HP? If yes i would love to follow her. God bless you always

Blessings and Peace :)

manatita44 (author) from london on March 29, 2021:

You remind me of my Surabhi. She was a great devotee of my work. Probably around your age now or one less. Appears to have started a new life, by the sounds of things.

Thank you so much. There are others like you here, but like Sean, I feel your Heart. Sean is a great kindred Spirit, but he has a wife and four children, plus school children and a 7-day shift. May Allah continues to glow in his gentle soul.

A very balanced and awesome sentiment! Gratitude. ..much!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 29, 2021:

Super Super Bravo!! The beauty surely lies in the heart... Beautiful poems-- so much love, the art to express-- is superb

From this phase of life "Art of smiling to hide my flaws; to cheat while suffering no loss."

To this one ," Cheating and charm were now of no use to me, as the inner

Light I needed to find happiness, flowed not only from the luminosity

Of daybreak, but descended with the Citadel of the sun. At long last I

Knew who I was and why I came here; what was necessary, to return Home."

Wonderful piece of writing!!!!

The video is also very nice

Wise quotes of your master as always

Thank you for sharing

Blessings always :)

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