Noises: Cantata 1 and 2

Updated on March 8, 2018
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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.

A crescendo of waves


Noises, Cantata 1 and 2

Cantata 1

Buzz; buzz … my wild thoughts run riot,

Pressing against a million worries, unsettling my mind.

Noises … the ear-shattering sounds of thunderbolts,

Breaks, like a crescendo of waves,

Splashing against this turbulent jungle.

Bulldog terriers run amok in dark riotous caves,

My world spins, like a bicycle, losing its control.

Cantata 2

Aye, Odysseus, the enchanting lure of the Sirens,

Is but a poor imitation of the melody of the soul.

Beat! Beat! Sweet Drummer. I flow with the Arias …

The sonatas; the symphonies …

Waltzing and floating in the Light of Love.

My calm, vacant and serene demeanour,

Resonates to the music, of a thousand flutes!

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 6th March, 2018.

A cascade of roses


"I acquire Peace, not from solitude,

But from world servitude." -Sri Chinmoy


Fear: Cantata 1 and 2

Fear: Cantata 1 and 2

Steeped in fear, I’m packed like sardines,

Still alive in the fisherman’s net.

The grey mists of darkness,

Permeates my saddened soul.

My anxieties are endless,

The nails on my fingers constantly clipped,

A grim way to encourage solace.

Fear: Cantata2

Sweet fear, you are my thorn of roses,

Dancing within the weeds of this stately orchard,

You mend my falcon wings,

Therefore, I can fly once more.

Soaring over the tulips and azaleas,

Insecurity embraces the Light and dance with Joy.

Manatita, 8th March 2018


"I fly in the Heart-Sky

Of my Beloved Supreme." -Sri Chinmoy

Fear and noises

How can we tame the mind?

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      manatita44 33 hours ago from london

      How sweet of you, Mitchell.

      I'm so happy that you like this style. I listened to your tape two days ago. It's very nice ... all the tracks. Nice hobby!

      Thank you for a very nice contribution. Much Love.

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      Mitchell Marso 36 hours ago from Mankato, MN

      Manatita, you are a very inspirational man. An inspiration that is unexplainable in it's entirety. While reading these, my mind went on an induced image path of the descriptive words and metaphors. Intertwining them together. It was like a film/movie in my mind. A beautiful film. Majestic and serene. Definitely of value to watch again and again.

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      manatita44 8 days ago from london

      Thank you Audrey. How's the family and how's your music doing? All the best this weekend and Happy Mothering Sunday!

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      Audrey Hunt 8 days ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      You have a marvelous, creative, talent with words. I like the flow, mixed with descriptive interpretation. Very nice. Thank you my friend.

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      manatita44 9 days ago from london

      Thank you, my brother. Actually my every word is designed to serve: To awaken... illumine ... enlighten ... to reach the Heart... Tim describes it best when he speaks of Psalms or Sutras.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 9 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      You always have so many perfect ways to surprise me, my Brother!

      These were shocking and awakening in a helpful way!

      You've got the Charisma!

      Thank you, and God bless you.

      "I acquire Peace, not from solitude,

      But from world servitude." -Sri Chinmoy

      This aphorism is my belief!

      God bless your Guruji

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      manatita44 9 days ago from london


      Thank you so much!

      Hi Tim,

      What a brilliant assessment of my poem! Thank you so much!!

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      Linda Crampton 9 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the contrast between each Cantata 1 and 2. As always, I also love the imagery in your poems.

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      Tim Truzy 9 days ago from U.S.A.

      Dear friend,

      Your words resonate with the power of the poetry in the Book of Psalms or other great works dedicated to the love of God.

      I believe peace comes from service to humanity in activities worthy in God's sight. In addition, meditation and prayer can help us obtain an inner peace which is permanent. We tame our minds by focusing on things greater than the material comforts of the world.

      Thank you for reminding us that our soul makes the most perfect song when in tune with the Eternal.



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      manatita44 9 days ago from london

      You know the story, right? Most of us do. Although they were luring men to them, they had exceptionally sweet voices. Indeed, they had to block their ears to survive. So enchanting the Sirens were!

      Anyway, I'm saying that the melody of the soul is infinitely superior. Thank you so much!!

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      Dora Weithers 9 days ago from The Caribbean

      I got stuck on the first two lines of Noises Cantata 2. The comparison between the sirens and the melody of the soul made me stop, listen and reflect. All your lines are powerfully packed with images which send the messages straight home. Excellent!

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      Yes indeed, my brother. Patience and self-control. So important. Thank you Venkatachari ji

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      Venkatachari M 10 days ago from Hyderabad, India

      Your flow of thoughts and words depict the real scenery of noises and waves, both wild and fearful. The Cantatas are nicely crafted, one describing the wild scene and the other turning it as a means towards attaining the supreme joy and bliss in the company of God.

      I think we can tame the mind through patience and self-control.

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      Thank you, Bill.

      Appreciate the endorsement. A really nice comment from you. Peace.

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      Bill Holland 10 days ago from Olympia, WA

      I would suggest to all of your readers and followers that they read your beautiful works first thing in the morning to put them in a peaceful frame of mind to begin the day.

      Peace and love always, my friend.

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      Thank you Chitrangada ji.

      I just noticed that my comment on your poem had'nt gone. Now sorted.

      Appreciate your loving input.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 10 days ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and powerful expressions! What beautiful weaving of words!

      I believe we can tame the mind, by self control. And self control can be practiced through prayer and meditation.

      Always a Pleasure to read your poem.

      Thank You for sharing!

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      Ah, Hari.

      Great to see you! Much Love.

      Linda, I thank you.

      Those that are receptive to my work see beyond the fear. The Heart .... the Heart .... the Heart ...much Love.

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      Linda Lum 10 days ago from Washington State, USA

      So much turmoil.

      Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:1-3).

      You are loved by our God, protected and cherished and whatever fears fill your thoughts, you will be enveloped in His embrace.

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      Hari Prasad S 10 days ago from Bangalore

      Overwhelmed !! What choice of words just like music. Awesome writing manatita.

      - hari

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      Thanks Nikki ji. Teek hai?

      My very special love to the little ones. Peace!

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      Nikki Khan 10 days ago from London

      Hey Manatita ji!

      Hopefully you are fine,,wonderful poetry and this style is excellent as well.

      Loved the flowers as spring is arrived thankfully.

      Bless you bhaia ji!

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      Ah, Lisa.

      Thank you so much!! Good to see you once again. Continue to face 'the brute.' Lol. Much Love.

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      Lisa Williams 10 days ago from Florida

      Wow, this is so beautiful. In fact, beautiful is to simple of a word to describe this poem. I felt like I was wrapped in a warm blanket, as I read. I cannot explain to you how much I relate to

      Fear: Cantata 1 and 2. Thank you for sharing these magnificent poems!

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      Hi Frank.

      Thank you so much! I'm trying different things here. Ha ha. Peace!!

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      Frank Atanacio 10 days ago from Shelton

      Cantata one and two.. two words simply amazing... my friend!!!