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

Updated on May 30, 2020
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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.


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.


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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 weeks ago from london

    Thanks Linda.

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


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

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    Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

    6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

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

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    Linda Crampton 

    6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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    6 weeks ago from london


    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.

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    Devika Primić 

    6 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    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.

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    Devika Primić 

    6 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Beautiful poems and tells me love helps in such times.

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    Manju lata 

    6 weeks ago from Ambala City

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

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    Nithya Venkat 

    6 weeks ago from Dubai

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

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    John Hansen 

    6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

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

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    6 weeks ago from london

    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!!

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    6 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    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.

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    Lorna Lamon 

    6 weeks ago

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

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    6 weeks ago from london

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

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

    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.

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    6 weeks ago from london

    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!!

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    Peggy Woods 

    6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

    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.

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    6 weeks ago from london

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

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    Ann Carr 

    6 weeks ago from SW England

    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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