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My Soul Dances, Into the Sacrament of the Eternal Now. (Kenya's Delight 6)


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


The banana stalks stand proudly, as

Their canopied leaves bend in humility,

Offering their nutritional sustenance to all.

The red-tinted leaves of the foliage stand out,

Reminding me of cherry-picking.

The erect, aerial antenna network,

Reaches up to the translucent clouds,

Now unfolding their perennial light of reverence.

Amidst all this, the song-birds continue their flight,

Chanting beatitudes, to the spirit of the morn.

I am enthralled, soft soothing music, melting

My Heart from the attached ear piece,

Resonating from the VLC of my cellphone.

Sirens wail, the pool ripples an undulating symphony,

As the tender eco-friendly ambience draws me inwards.

I drift into an alcove of harmonious stillness,

As my soul dances, into the Sacrament of the Eternal Now.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th May, 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


Nature Poetry

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on May 22, 2018:

Ha ha.

Thank you so much! A Caribbean feel, eh?

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 17, 2018:

Wish I could read your poem to my banana trees. I have two banana patches and three hands coming in right now, "Offering their nutritional sustenance to all."

manatita44 (author) from london on May 12, 2018:

Things are very similar with God-faring Souls. Nellieanna used it, I believe, in 1995. My teacher, Guruji, used it for as long as I have known Him and more. 44 years in the West. The 'sacrament' part is more akin to Christian Saints. It was used by Pere Jean Du Causade in a book called The Sacrament of the Present Moment.

I read it about 30 years ago. Some things just stay with me. In the Here and Now, in this Angel Blessed Moment. Lol. Love you too.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on May 12, 2018:

Some months ago, before I have the blessing of knowing you, my spiritual brother, I would be so surprised while reading this poem. Because of the verse:

"As my soul dances, into the Sacrament of the Eternal Now"

It is so similar to a mantra that I use some years now, given to me by my teacher!

But now! No surprise at all! I love you, brother!


manatita44 (author) from london on May 12, 2018:

Ah my lovely Nikki Ji.

Assalama Alaikum!

Bismillah i raman i rahim. You are doing an excellent job for Allah! What a fine instrument of His Love. Alhamdullalah!

Nikki Khan from London on May 12, 2018:

I love these banana stalks who stand proudly, I’ve seen many in my home country back in Pakistan.

You’ve detailed them in an impressive way, awesome.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 11, 2018:

Thanks Linda.

I grew up with them. Again, this is only a representation of the one that I was looking at and by nature I like to add spiritual meanings or embellishments.

Trees that are laden offer up their fruits. They are very humble. Thank you so much!!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 11, 2018:

You've shared an interesting description of the banana tree, Manatita. You have some unique ideas! I love nature poetry and had to vote "For sure" in your poll.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 10, 2018:

Ah Li- Jen.

Ylu are a beautiful Spirit! God bless your loving heart. -Lantern.

Li-Jen Hew on May 10, 2018:

Hey Manatita. Your poem really is an observational poem because I can picture standing in a garden with banana leaves and a cell phone. Cool way of humanizing the plant too- proudly, humility.Thanks for sharing. :)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 09, 2018:

Yes. Your piece is excellent! This is no surprise as you are in the present all right and an excellent poet. Thank you so much. Gratitude.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 09, 2018:

Sensitive and lovely, Manatita! You know I'm very much attuned to The Eternal Now!

Live every day

As if it were

Your first.

Be right here,

Right now.


Wallow in

Earth’s fragrant petals,

Float upon

The majesty

Of The Eternal Now!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


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