O Light, My Light: To My Dearest Nellieanna Hay at Christmas Time

Updated on December 14, 2017
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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.

Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy

"Light ...illumination ...a divine gift — an unconditional gift from the transcendental Supreme. -Sri Chinmoy.

Sweetness and Light

Nellieanna Hay
Nellieanna Hay | Source

I see Your tender gaze, peeping … merging

With the wafts of orchids, in this enchanted garden.

The scent of Your beauty rushes my breath,

Carving its signature,

On the immaculate bouquet of my Heart.

The sweet gentleness of Thy Spirit,

Soothes the surrounding orchards,

Carrying a bouquet of celestial splendour.

O my Queen, forwards, upwards You march,

Raising Your banner of supernal Light.

Come! Come! Come! I’m so drunk today!

The charmed music of yon sparrow resonates,

Upon the hue of the virgin dawn, as the

Aroma of Thy heavenly wine, percolates my core.

Aye, You’re a star enwrapped, in the twilight of the night;

Unfold Your many mysteries, with the beauty of thy sight.

Beauty | Source

Light, my Light, You belong to my Heart…

A sweet yearning, that cannot be erased by sorrow.

Though I may face the pangs of a thousand shadows,

I will follow You through life and death.

How can a baby live without milk?

Of what use is existence, without the breath of Thy Love?

Remember, even though I’m trapped here by Ignorance,

My longing weeps, like heavy rains.

O Light, my Light… come!

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 12th December, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Lorrie, husband George, Nellieanna, 1997.
Lorrie, husband George, Nellieanna, 1997. | Source

Quote from Sri Chinmoy

"Light embraces humanity with all its imperfections and tries to illumine human ignorance so the human life can be elevated into the divine life." -Sri Chinmoy

Silent music
Silent music | Source

Quote from Manatita

" O Love, You soothe my sorrows;

Pave a path to Thy effulgent Light.

Into the darkest night of my abyss,

I saw Thy flame." -Manatita

Rabindranath Tagore and Light

Love and Light

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank you so much Verlie. Welcome here and a merry Christmas to you. Appreciation.

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    Verlie Burroughs 

    2 years ago from Canada

    Manatita, What a lovely, exuberant Christmas tribute to our dear Nellieanna. I share your enthusiasm and your sentiment. She is a light in the darkness. Thank you.

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    2 years ago from london

    A very kind sentiment and contribution. I thank you so much, my Brother. Higher blessings.

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    Venkatachari M 

    2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

    So lovely tribute to the most gentle and noblewoman on this earth that I have been acquainted with here. You have chosen very lovely words in these poems that describe her great personality.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank You, Linda.

    You're cool. Muchismas Gracias!!

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    Linda Crampton 

    2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    You've created a lovely tribute to Nellieanna. I always enjoy the quotes from Sri Chinmoy that you include in your articles as well as the articles themselves.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Dear Rasma.

    She certainly has a beautiful smile.

    Thank you so much!

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

    This was a lovely tribute to Nell. She always has a smile as bright as a Christmas star. Wonderful poetry and great music.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Ah, my Dear Nellieanna.

    Nothing here which you do not truly deserve and more ...

    Yes, some lovely people here and it's a special blessing for me too. Good to hear about the ranch and your good self. Thank you so much!!

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    Nellieanna Hay 

    2 years ago from TEXAS

    Oh,Manatita, what a beautiful creation and lovely tribute. Thank you for thinking well of me and letting me share in your vision and poetry. There is an experience, just in reading your words and the videos So many of my own treasured photos, too. You always engender such magnificent visions with your imagery. It leaves me feeling light and uplifted.

    So many lovely comments from your followers, too, all of whom know your inspiration. I appreciate the kind words by those of them who know me, and detect their appreciation of your intention and tribute.

    It’s a lovely gift! Thank you!!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    How sweet of you Patricia. How is the boy? How's your daughter? I'm keeping them and you, of course, in my thoughts. I bid you best wishes and much Peace. Thank you so much!!

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    Patricia Scott 

    2 years ago from North Central Florida

    You have so honored this lovely lady with such carefully crafted words. You know just how to put the words together to make your work sound like a song. Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Hi Victor, Greetings.

    Hope that you are well. Much Love, my Friend.

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    Victor W. Kwok 

    2 years ago from Hawaii

    Beautiful words, Manatita!

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    2 years ago from london

    Hey Eric,

    You're stealing my word, 'cool.' (sweet chuckle) Sorry, I like to tease, to laugh sometimes. Actually, I do like that word. says so much, sometimes.

    Anyway, thanks so much for your 'cool' compliment. Have a great Wednesday.

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    2 years ago from london

    Thank you, my Dear.

    You're not so bad yourself, my Dear, not so bad...

    Thank you so much!

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    Eric Dierker 

    2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    I give thanks for both of you. What blessings you are. Very cool wording.

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    Linda Lum 

    2 years ago from Washington State, USA

    What beautiful words for such a gracious, lovely person. Perfectly stated.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank you, Bill.

    She's indeed special!!! Appreciated.

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    Bill Holland 

    2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    If there is a kinder person than Nellieanna I sure would like to meet that person. You captured her spirit perfectly, my friend. Love to both of you.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank you so much, Frank.

    Always look forward to reading your work. Peace.

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    Frank Atanacio 

    2 years ago from Shelton

    what a roller coaster ride while reading this spiritual gathering of words...

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Hi Nikki, my cute fan,

    So many charming lines from you! Infinite Gratitude!

    Hi Chris,

    So kind of you, my Brother, so kind...

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    Nikki Khan 

    2 years ago from London

    wow Manatita another masterpiece, amazing poetry and heart melting deepness.Just loved all the lines.A good start of the day,impressing.

    Many Blessings on Tuesday.

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    Chris Mills 

    2 years ago from Green Bay, Wisconsin...for now

    What an uplifting and inspiring way to begin this day. Thank you, manatita.


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