More Light and Beauty. Friday's Inspiration 7, to my Spiritual Sister Kathy Henderson (Stages of Me)
Haiku to inspire Hope
The begging bowl drops
The inner light awakens
All creatures rejoice
“Father, forgive them.”
I felt this loving prayer
Love came with the dawn
The flowers blossomed
Enamoured by their lustre
A soul rejoicing
Flowers dance in Spring
Scented perfumes everywhere.
O my Heart’s fragrance!
Fifty Shades of Daffodils
Placed at Your cute feet
Fifty shades of daffodils
Spring heralds Thy charm
The storm is over
The gardener plies his trade
Such charming roses!
Buddha Burns my Heart
Throw away your zen
Laugh with Basho in the spring
Buddha burns my Heart
Peace Heralds the Dawn
Meow! What melody!
My deep loneliness relieved
Peace heralds the dawn
Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 8th January, 2020
The Sacred Gift of Sweetness. A free-style Sonnet
She came suddenly, carrying the sacred gift
Of Sweetness; flooding the core of my Being with
Beauty. I had not expected this rhapsody of
Love, and I was taken aback with amazement.
Beneath the sunset where we encountered, the
Gleaming orb and flowers merged, spreading a
Blanket of splendour across the horizon. The pink
Tulips glistened, as my breath became the breeze.
O Queen! My Queen! In this oasis of supernal splendour,
You came into my soul, like a bouquet of floral tiaras.
Emitting a ring of fire, You light a sacred fragrance;
I die to the external, banqueted by delightful kisses.
I lay calmly, enchanted by Thy allure, as the moon
Cascaded stars across the Heart, to share my joyful moment.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. April 10th, 2020.
The Lantern Poem
Lantern Poem Definition
This is a five-line poem, originating from Japan, written in the shape of a
Japanese lantern. It describes a specific one syllable noun, such as a feeling, a thing, or an abstract idea. The lantern poem takes the form of a hanging lantern, going from short to wider as the poem goes on, and then becoming short again in the final line. The poem is usually centered, each line being longer than the next.
Each line is limited by a specific number of syllables
Line 1- 1 syllables
Line 2- 2 syllables
Line 3- 3 syllables
Line 4- 4 syllables
Line 5- 1 syllables
Calm. A Lantern Poem. It should be centered here. If you know how, then let me know. Thanks.
As the soul
Rests in my Heart’s
Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 10th April, 2020.
If you wish to know about haiku, then read my hub here: https://letterpile.com/poetry/Slokas-and-Haiku
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