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More Light and Beauty. Friday's Inspiration 7, to my Spiritual Sister Kathy Henderson (Stages of Me)

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.


Haiku to inspire Hope


The begging bowl drops

The inner light awakens

All creatures rejoice

Atonement Quickens

“Father, forgive them.”

I felt this loving prayer

Love came with the dawn


The flowers blossomed

Enamoured by their lustre

A soul rejoicing

Beauty’s Light

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.

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Lantern poems

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