Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained, 3

Updated on April 11, 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.

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I was once a drowning man,

Anchored in the quicksand of my own creation.

'Though the robe of the Light reached out to me,

I did not care to utilise its rays.

I ignored the gaze of the twilight moon,

Was dead to the magic of twinkling stars.

Cocooned in a world of shadows mundane,

I became lost in a labyrinth I built myself.

Down through the aeons of timeless time,

The Beloved protruded a dazzling Light.

I was saved by the descent of a glorious Love,

Stunning my Heart with its bewilderment.

My dark night of quick sand evaporates, absorbed

By a sweetness, stabbing my soul with its Delight. -Manatita

The Lantern Carrier, April 5th, 2018.


Gliding to the Pinnacle of Beauty

"Gliding to the pinnacle of beauty,

My ecstatic soul-bird dances,

Spreading its wings of Joy.

For it yearns to kiss the sweetness,

From the lips of the Unknowable." -Manatita

"Where sweetness is lacking, I'm not there." -Sri Chinmoy

Any reminders of sweetness? Which do you like most?

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    2 years ago

    Yes, Chris, my Friend.

    We start in isolation from the Divine and then we slowly move upwards, towards the Light. Cool eh? Peace.

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    Chris Mills 

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

    I like the upturn at the end of "I was a drowning man." You begin with hopelessness and end up in a place of hope. Thanks for the encouragement today.

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    2 years ago from london

    Hi Li. Really appreciate your comment. You are welcome here. Thank you.

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    Li-Jen Hew 

    2 years ago

    Hi manatita44. Nice to meet you. Beautiful poem with nice nature imageries. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    2 years ago from london

    Michael this is such a sublime comment! I believe you said that you are a writer. Write some poetry for us mortals. Thank you so much!!


    You got it in one. I tell you in all sincerity, we really are not so different, after all. Thank you so much!


    You're a funny one. Conserving energy? Lol. Thanks, Bro.


    So sweet of you! Thank you, a very sincere and honest response.

    Thanks Bill,

    I really liked my embellishments, but I softened it a bit, purely because while others have experienced it, touch wood, it has not been that bad for me. Still, I like to express the varying moods of the soul so that all the flowers in the garden - which we are - can benefit.

    Always the child, like me, Bro. Way to go! Muchisimas Gracias


    ... and the epitome of beauty! Lol. Some say I'm a Bard, Bro. How can I afford to be gracious when I am so humble? (chuckle) I bet you liked that one. As always, you're a star, Bro. Thank you.


    I thank you so much, for as you know, you're an awesome poet. Appreciations.


    I have softened it a little. First two lines. Still, I know what you mean. It is for this purpose that I wrote it. As you are my friend, though, remember this mantra: "The past is dust." Love you, Bro.

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    2 years ago

    Since the first reading I have been meditating of unachievable height for the average mortals, holding in high regard those who already present themselves .

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    Linda Lum 

    2 years ago from Washington State, USA

    This is a short one for you my dear, but ever so sweet. The path we took doomed us to a fiery inferno, but our ever gracious Father rescued us. He gave us the Light and in Him we are free.

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    Eric Dierker 

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

    What Ann said.

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    2 years ago from Washington DC

    A very refreshing revelation of what Christians call "new birth" almost easily representing what I experienced almost 42 years ago. A well stated transformation from the living "hell's fire" civilization has imposed upon us. Thank yo for the metaphors explaining it.

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    Bill Holland 

    2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I think I like you better this way. I've never been too fond of fiery infernos. :) Have a superior day, my friend,and blessings always!

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    Frank Atanacio 

    2 years ago from Shelton

    As always your words are the pinnacle of poetry...LOL amazing poems my friend...

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    John Hansen 

    2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Beautiful imagery and inspiration here. A pleasure to read manatita.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    2 years ago from Greece, Almyros

    My dear Brother, this lightful poem it could be an esoteric synopsis of my life! I think the same is true for many other Souls. Thank you for reminding!

    Much Love and Admiration.


    P.S.: I can understand the food problem you have in Africa. I am vegetarian too, and I know. Take it as an extra exercise! Lol! I send you my prayers for your holy task.

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    2 years ago from london

    Yes. I do them this way sometimes. I actually had not thought of the lightness, but yes, you're right. Thank you so much, Ann.

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    Ann Carr 

    2 years ago from SW England

    This is full of lightness and hope. Well penned.


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    2 years ago from london

    Yes, my Sweet Nikki Ji.

    I have given two Seminars so far at a Hotel. I will go advertising and postering soon in preparation for the weekend. We had some young and eager souls, full of Light and beauty.

    Nairobi is as bustling with people and traffic as ever. It is cool in the mornings and evenings and hot during the day. I have made some nice friends, but I struggle for vegetarian food. Thank you for asking and for being the first to appreciate my work. My Love to you, husband and the kids. Om Shanti!

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    Nikki Khan 

    2 years ago from London

    Another message of love and affection to heal our soul and heart.Truly healing process starts from love and ends on love.

    How’s your trip going on, hopefully you’d be having a lot of spiritual journey there :)

    Bless you!


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