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Poetry: The Joy of Beauty. Saturdays Inspiration 30, to Mary Norton


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


Oasis. A Free Verse Sonnet

Footprints in the desert, reminiscent

Of a replica of sacred Mars on holy ground.

Her soft golden sand; tanned auburn palms,

Glistened in a vast stream of sunlight.

I look lovingly at the undulating dunes,

Their charming robes more dazzling than an

Empress’s raiment; glistening in the sun.

Oasis, my oasis, the beauty of heaven dances, amidst

A kaleidoscope of blue and scattered clouds, blessing you

With Its rays of lustre. Shimmering in branches, the sunbeam

Cascades its glimmer, in this hallowed sanctuary.

The dark shadow of complacency, like an old echo,

Once followed me home. Here in this reverential moment,

My Heart is stabbed by a sweet awakening, brimming up with Love.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 23rd May, 2020


Wings of Freedom. A Free Verse Sonnet

She held my gaze as we merged. One stream,

Like the rays of sunlight, in an awakening dawn.

Love kissed my Heart, now playing and dancing --

A cascade of twinkling stars, laughing with the heavens.

My song-bird soared upwards, like a golden Phoenix,

Basking in the joys of liberation. “Come!” Said the night

To the candescent moon, as she came, sitting on its lap,

Emanating her lustre in the darkness, to light up my sky.

The Beloved walked within, flooding my being with the emptiness

Of Silence. My tears became a raiment, like a bouquet is to the

Rose, concealing its fragrance and resplendent charm. Drunk with

Fine wine, I dined at Love’s banquet, in the interior Palace of the soul.

Coming from the embryo of life, I at first needed tenderness and

Affection; now I soar on Wings of Freedom, to the Light of the Beyond.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 14th 2020.



© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on June 01, 2020:

Thanks Linda.

Great to see you today. Are you working yet? Happy Pentecost Monday


Thank you so much!! Appreciate this lovely sentiment. Salaam!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 01, 2020:

I liked the sheer enrrgy and power in the wings of freedoom. It is amazing poetry. Well presented.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 31, 2020:

As others have said, this is a lovely tribute to Mary. I especially like the first poem. It paints a beautiful picture.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 31, 2020:


I think she's ok. Her loss is a huge one and we all have to grieve, but by God's Grace, she's ok. Thank you so much!

Nithya, Appreciated! Much gratitude!


Appreciated! Stay blessed this Sunday.


Awesome! I think you gave me two pieces together before. Your contribution is truly appreciated. Busy day today. Will visit all you guys soon.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 31, 2020:

Great meaning and so much to comprehend. Mary is a lovely person something she would be amazed to read from you. Keep sharing what makes us happy and think of ourselves as one and the same.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 31, 2020:

Beautiful poems and tells me love helps in such times.

Manju lata from Ambala City on May 31, 2020:

what a wonderful performance! Your poems give us divine light.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 30, 2020:

Beautifully penned and a lovely tribute to Mary, I enjoyed reading.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 30, 2020:

Beautiful words as always manatita. A fine tribute to Mary, who is sadly missed.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 30, 2020:

Ah Lorna, you are making the connection. We need a lot of Love right now. Thank you so much!


So sweet! I could always do with more blessings. Some are greedy for power and the transitory, but let me be crazy for Love. Thank you so much!!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 30, 2020:

Your poems are always beautiful. This is also a lovely tribute to Mary. As Ruby stated I also love the Buddha quotes. God bless you, Manatita.

Lorna Lamon on May 30, 2020:

Both poems speak of freedom in different ways and yet they reach the same conclusion. I think love sets us free. Beautiful poems - inspirational.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 30, 2020:

Ruby, so sweet, so sweet. Thank you for an awesome sentiment!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 30, 2020:

This is a beautiful tribute to Mary. I love the Buddha quotes, so very true. Your poetry continues to lift the soul into higher meaning.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 30, 2020:

Hi Peggy, it an art which shows in many of my poetry, as well as my Flash. I like to end strong ... to offer a very powerful image. Surabhi used to say that all the time. Thank you so much!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 30, 2020:

I agree with Ann's comment. The last two lines of the second poem are also filled with meaning. Mary Norton should enjoy this tribute to her.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 30, 2020:

Ah, Ann. A charming piece! Thank you so much!

Ann Carr from SW England on May 30, 2020:

The last three lines of the first poem are wonderful, winding up the whole thing. Amazing what nature can do, a spiritual moment to cherish, setting us free.

Lovely tribute to Mary.


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