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Poetry: Food for Thought. Monday's Inspiration 69

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

Light in darkness

Light in darkness

The Wisdom of Ignorance. A free-style Sonnet

Wisdom reveals itself in ignorance, unpeeling

Its skin, like the night receding to reveal dawn;

To unveil the grey clouds like the sun does, laying

Bare the perennial glory of heavenly awe.

Wisdom oversees the callousness of man, like karma --

The Light within this darkness. When will it all end? Kindred

Souls lie in the dust of complacency; the dying simply bury the dead.

Making excuses, there’s a dearth of concern and empathy is lacking.

Who knows the ways of the Gardener? With one hand

He hands us thorns and with the other, the fragrance

And sacrifice of roses; the tapestry of grandeur. The divine

Alchemist strikes my heart, seemingly without mercy.

One moment I lie in sweet innocence; the other I fly on the Elysian lap

Of Love, leaving my folks to grieve, beneath this transitory veil of shadows.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st May, 2020


The Other Side of the Mountain, May 2020. A free-style Sonnet

Petunias blossom, as scarlet lavenders

Adorn my garden. The breath of the city takes

Respite, from diminishing sounds and toxicity;

The fear of aloneness lingers; many still endure.

The joy of toil echoes across a frontline, made

Much sweeter, by the love of human gratefulness.

Generosity incarnates, like a Robin Hood, flowering

And offering its beauty, to numerous souls.

The din of confusion recedes; only a few

Monkeys jump. Light is awakening Hearts,

Shedding their rays on the human condition,

Unmasking the disparity of struggle.

The alchemy of hope endures to herald promise, while

The voices of avarice and ego, continue to throw darts at rainbows.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st May, 2020.


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