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Noises: Cantata 1 and 2


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

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on March 18, 2018:

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.

Mitchell Marso from Mankato, MN on March 18, 2018:

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.

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

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

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on March 11, 2018:

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

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

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!!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on March 10, 2018:

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

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


Thank you so much!

Hi Tim,

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

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 09, 2018:

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

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on March 09, 2018:

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.



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

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!!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 09, 2018:

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!

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

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

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on March 09, 2018:

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.

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

Thank you, Bill.

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 09, 2018:

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.

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

Thank you Chitrangada ji.

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

Appreciate your loving input.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 09, 2018:

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!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 08, 2018:

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.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on March 08, 2018:

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.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on March 08, 2018:

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

- hari

manatita44 (author) from london on March 08, 2018:

Thanks Nikki ji. Teek hai?

My very special love to the little ones. Peace!

Nikki Khan from London on March 08, 2018:

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!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 08, 2018:

Ah, Lisa.

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

Lisa Chronister from Florida on March 08, 2018:

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!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 08, 2018:

Hi Frank.

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

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 08, 2018:

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

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