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Ode to Beauty, II: A Salutation to Carb Diva


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

Snow-white flower


Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy

"You are God’s Beauty:
Beauty human,
Beauty divine,
Beauty supreme.
This lofty truth shall forever remain unchallenged." -Sri Chinmoy

"Love is beauty's sweet touch." -Sri Chinmoy

Wings of beauty


Inner beauty, etches its thrill in a soul on fire,

Pulling at the wings of its enchantment.

The rose's dauntless fragrance and sweet sacrifice,

Evokes a soft, sacred longing;

A paragon of delight in a Heart of Love.

You have not done so badly, my dear.

So what if thorns at times veil thy splendour?

The Beloved responds to the sweet scent

Of lavender wafts, breathing in thy soul.

You have not done so badly, my dear.

O radiant beauty, O my pure, snow- white flower,

The aroma of thy inner garlands,

Gives life to my hopes; hold silent

Conversations with the core of my longing,

Reaching out to the pinnacle of your dreams.

The beauty of innocent play


Come! Let us be like innocent children,

Playing without guile;

Dancing beneath the whistling bamboo;

Singing and sharing our naiveté- pranks;

Melting the Hearts of all whom we encounter.

O radiant beauty, O my pure, snow- white flower,

Let us go to the haven of Love.

As my thoughts linger in your direction,

So doth thy Spirit sing like the hummingbird,

Sprinkling a delectable recipe, inside my hungry soul.

Light, my Light, I am in your scented rays;

Bloom in the garden of your constant aromas.

I lie in the effulgence of your tender Spirit,

Absorbed in the aspirations of thy tomorrows.

O my priceless, creative and delicate flower, Come!!

Manatita, 11th November, 2017.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

The humming bird


Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy

"Beautiful, more beautiful,
Most beautiful —
The golden disc in the eastern firmament
Early in the morning!" -Sri Chinmoy

Appreciating beauty in it's myriad forms

© 2017 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on November 21, 2017:

Hi Peggy.

Happy Thanksgiving. Happy dreams!

So nice to see you again. Much gratitude.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 21, 2017:

You have created lovely poetry as usual. Beauty comes in many forms. Some of it can be seen and in other cases felt or experienced such as in dreams.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 16, 2017:

Thanks again, my Dear. I believe you have a family, no? At least you identify. Cool!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 16, 2017:

Beautiful tribute to a talented hubber and as usual your poem is excellent!

Beauty for me is the beautiful Nature and what can be more beautiful than a child’s smile!

Thanks for sharing this lovely poem!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 12, 2017:

Ah, my Dear Linda.

You noticed! This line was written just for you, o my exquisite chef supremo. Indeed, the entire poem was written with you in mind. So delighted that you liked it.

We are all worthy. Again, who is worthy; who is not? A bit of Zen for you. Lol. Thank you so much!!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 12, 2017:

Yes, my Dear Dee,

They do indeed! They do. Thank you so much!!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on November 12, 2017:

Manatita, I do not feel worthy of these beautiful words. You are a wonderful loving soul. You speak of gardens, the thorns of life, and you offer comfort and reassurance.

And then "Sprinkling a delectable recipe, inside my hungry soul." How clever. I so very much appreciate your friendship.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 12, 2017:

The power of the fragrance outweighs the prick of the thorns. I like that. Scent of beauty!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 11, 2017:

Ah, Hello Miz. Are you well?

Thank you so much for the compliment. Appreciated.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on November 11, 2017:

You do consistently beautiful work, Manatita. This one is breathtaking.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 11, 2017:

Thanks Eric.

Yes, that too. It is the spirit that tells us. As they say: 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.' This means that if the Heart is good we see only good things or put differently, God in action in His various manifestations. It is all good. Todos ...

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 11, 2017:

Linda is a fine lady. I call her friend.

I put other in the poll. I find this idea interesting. Beauty to me is wherever I look for it.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 11, 2017:

Thank you so much, whonu.

Glad that you enjoyed it.


Yes, I remember that you mentioned this before. A wonderful soul indeed!!

whonunuwho from United States on November 11, 2017:

I enjoyed this work, my friend. Well done. Blessings to you and yours. whonu

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 11, 2017:

I was lucky enough to meet this lady in person, and she is a quality human being who I call friend. Lovely tribute to a lovely woman.

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