Poetry: The Joy of Beauty. Saturdays Inspiration 30, to Mary Norton
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.
Are we truly free?
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