Updated date:

Only You, my Beloved, Only You, all Else is Meaningless to me. Saturday's Inspiration 5, to Peggy Woods.


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

courtesy of inspirational pics.com

courtesy of inspirational pics.com

A Free Verse Sonnet

They say that the moon is so beautiful!

A perennial, enchanting, sometimes indigo hue.

They say that … seen with the eye of a Seer,

The Universe is a ray of golden lanterns,

Majestic and luminous, like the crimson Sun.

I know naught but the intensity of Thy smile,

Tugging at my Heart with its sweetness;

The scented breath of Your fragrance,

Fervently kissing and wooing my soul.

The arrow of true devotion,

Is an agony of longing, devouring my Spirit.

Only You, my Beloved, all else is meaningless to me.

Of what use is the skies limitless blue?

I shall blend in every Heart, on the day I blend in You.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 1st June, 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


God Alone or Only Love

The great American Seeress Sri Gyanamata, wrote a very beautiful book called God Alone and the woman who succeeded her, Sri Daya Mata, wrote another called Only Love.

Guruji says it is God first, second and third or last and the great Seer Kabir, refers to God as the 'Breath within the breath.'

Of course when we start walking, when we embark on this enchanting sojourn, we cannot turn back. Indeed we cannot stop to play even with the 'beautiful flowers' along the way. Lot's wife did and she became a very elegant monument. Elegant, but still a monument, the transient consequence of folly.

Who or what is God? We can use Kabir's 'Breath within the breath.' or speak of Rumi's Silence:

" I said, O Love, I'm frightened, but it is not You. Love said to me,

There is nothing that is not me. Be Silent!" or

"Love is the whole thing; we are only pieces." -Rumi

Guruji says that

"Man and God are eternally one. Like God, man is infinite, like man, God is finite. Man is the God of tomorrow; God the man of yesterday and today."

So one begins to see that we are looking at a monotheistic God, but only in the sense that Creator and Creation are inseparably One.

We say that there is an Energy, Source, Spirit or Consciousness, that is always here; that connects and indeed is inseparable with all things sentient and non-sentient.

We say that the same Absolute Silence in its aspects of Existence, Consciousness and Bliss (Sat, Chit and Ananda) is the same that projects into what we call a Creation. Why should the embryo be separated from the womb? Or the fingers from the hand? They are one.

So the Divine Lover seeks the One, knowing which all else becomes known. we say that Love is all, that every thing is made glorious by the Light of Love and with Rumi, we say that it dances both in the Light as well as the shadow, for all are aspects of Its Mercy or Compassion.


We acknowledge that darkness, is merely a lesser form of Light, and burning in the fire of adversity, is a supreme necessity for the growth of the soul.

That is why we seek Love --the yearning of the one for the One; the morning breeze within the breeze and that which gives it sound. The sunshine, the moon and the very pulse of their existence.

So the Lover is constantly looking for this Source, ever patient, preparing the way through the love of his fellow man ... gradually progressing to an unfathomable, immeasurable Love. A state of blissful and deafening Silence... this great Sound.

"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness", said the Christ and all else would be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33). So we seek and knock at Love's Palace, ever mindful that the presence of the Sojourner Itself, is infinitely more meaningful than the journey. Glory be!

Note: For the serious, that Lot's wife became a pillar of salt. Words are necessary and important, but like a thorn stuck in the feet, we take another thorn to remove it, then throw them both away. Hari Om! (Christ be praised!)


Wisdom from Shams Tabrizi

"Do not grieve if the darkness is long.

After this darkness, the brightness will be long.

Lights are all friends of each other. -Shams Tabrizi

The Omnipresent God

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on July 13, 2018:

Thank you so much, Patricia. Hope all is well. Best wishes.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 13, 2018:

"After this darkness, the brightness will be long." So very true...we must all remember those words. Once again I am not disappointed when I read your work. Know that Angels will cross your path today ps

manatita44 (author) from london on June 15, 2018:

Thank you.

Yes, look at Rumi. A very special soul. Thank you for a wonderful sentiment.

Elena from London, UK on June 15, 2018:

That was beautiful to read. It's an article to be read more than once and it has moved me to understand the origin of Rumi.

(I've seen Rumi Quotes on twitter and they are always deeply inspiring but have never delved into it.)

Thanks and Happy Weekend.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 07, 2018:

Haha. Ignorant me.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on June 07, 2018:

No, it is not my poem, don't worry! (Chuckle) It is a song by the band Enigma.

All in the family we send Love to you!

manatita44 (author) from london on June 06, 2018:

Cute poem, Bro.

Should i start worrying? Ha ha. Loved the Title.

'Sadness of millennia' is better. Love you Bro. My Love to the family.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on June 06, 2018:

Your words are a remedy to the sadness of oblivion, my brother!

Thank you, and one day this will mean thank me, too!


"We came out from the deep

To learn to love, to learn how to live

We came out from the deep

To avoid the mistake we made

That's why we are here!

We came out from the deep

To help and understand, but not to kill

It takes many lives till we succeed

To clear the debts of many hundred years

That's why we are here!" - Enigma

manatita44 (author) from london on June 05, 2018:

Thanks Mark .

Welcome here. Your contribution is appreciated.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on June 05, 2018:

A beautiful description of the moon and the connection you have with your creator.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 05, 2018:

You show a unique understanding, my Brother. You have also highliighted some real gems. God bless your noble Heart. Peace.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on June 05, 2018:

Exquisite tribute to Peggy Woods, Manatita. I couldn't help but think about the old poem: Foot prints in the Sands, in which a person asks Jesus, "Why did it app[ear you were not with me at the height of my troubles because I only notice one set of footprints in the sand?" The Master of Love responds, "Of course, that's when I carried you."

Beautiful lines:

"The Universe is a ray of golden lanterns,

Majestic and luminous, like the crimson Sun."

Yes, we are points of light in this universe; we sparkle, join hands and hearts, flicker, and then, pass our light to others when we cease to illumine our surroundings, only to burn brighter than ever in the next realm.

Thank you again brother.



manatita44 (author) from london on June 04, 2018:

Thank you, Chitrangada.

A most wonderful contribution from you.



Both brain? Interesting approach. Usually I try to reach the Heart. Nice to know that it touched you, though. Peace.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 04, 2018:

Once again you bring both brain stimulation and peace.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 04, 2018:

Beautiful tribute to a very talented hubber, and a wonderful human being, Peggy Woods.

Loved your well expressed, heartfelt poem.

Thanks for sharing!

manatita44 (author) from london on June 03, 2018:

Indeed! I see that you are well versed, Much wisdom there. Thank you so much, Michael.

Michael-Milec on June 03, 2018:

Universal wisdom speaks "to whom much was given, much is required". Obviously, your poetry confirms as you faithfully are giving away out of what you have received. It is becoming unreserved. Oh, plus this one where (Christ be praised) comply with those good deeds (Matt.5:16) of the shining light after which the multitudes praising the God .

manatita44 (author) from london on June 02, 2018:

Thanks Bill.

A quality human being indeèd! Appreciations.

Wow, Frank.

A perfect score of ten. I like that. Actually this poem is sublime. Whenever I express longing, people say I'm awesome. My favourite genre. Dèepest Gratitude.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 02, 2018:

Ah Peggy.

So sweet of you to say so. A fine sentiment indeed! Thank you so much!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 02, 2018:

When I read your poetry and other words of wisdom and inspiration it makes me think of what is most important in this life. The time we spend in these corporal bodies of ours will be like a fraction of a second compared to eternity. Your messages of love and light are wonderful.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 02, 2018:

I like it when you pay tribute to my HP friends. Peggy is a quality human being....the tribute is well-deserved.

Peace to you both!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 02, 2018:

Your free verse sonnet is simply amazing.. you write it with feelings and it shows as clear as your strong beliefs.. perfect is the word I'll use to describe it

Related Articles