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Psalms of Love. Saturday's Inspiration 38, to The Esteemed Writer Peggy Woods


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

Saturday morning

The Silence is singing, like song-birds. She resonates with the glorious morn, even as the verdant green glows and the white light peeps through the vastness of an opalescent sky. It is Saturday, noticeably quieter, as some souls still lie in repose.

The resonance of the long-distance trains, some 300 metres away, flashes past like thunder as my Heart stirs, whispering praises, to Love.

Come to me, you in this arid desert; I will give you the oasis of the Heart


You and You Alone

Deep into the twilight zone of Silence,

I knew the sweetest drunkenness of Love.

Dining at the banquet of this fine wine, was

Truly a magical boon, granted solely by my Beloved.

No more parting. Gone are those long walks of

Disenchantment --those rugged roads so scorching,

They singe my breath and burn my lungs, like a rotten cold.

For now, we sing and dance under moonlights,

Breath kissing breath, like soul-mates, separation

Huddled back into time-zones, we have no wish to recall.

Lovers like to retire when older, live amongst

Landscapes and beautiful streams. Their lives of

Dream-filled hopes, riding the clouds, glowing like

Fireflies in the silent ether; hoping to manifest in regal

Mountains; whisper to snow-clad foliage and streams.

Now that You and I can live this way as One,

What else do I need? One cute gaze at Thy

Candescence, and the blue moon and twinkling

Stars blush, knowing, like small children, that all

That is magnificent, belongs to You and You alone.

My Sweet Shyama, I was once a lost child,

Crying in the arid dessert, but now I’ve found

You, my oasis, on whose lap I peacefully repose.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 20th August, 2021


The Psalm of The Seeress

Don’t grieve, sweet angel, your loss is but

A candle of memories, burning with the desire

To free your chains. Should you be rich in daily

Opulence, will you value the diligence of work?

Love sends you thorns, only to

Replace them with roses. Why go

To Lourdes for healing, when the

Sanctity you seek, resides within the Heart?

You are Love’s Artiste, scribbling a very

Unique manuscript, in quest of Joy.

Yet the Joy is within you; the search itself,

An unfolding ballad from The Beloved’s feet.

O Lantern, do you comprehend this truth? Dive

Within, kiss the beauty of moonlight, shining on the Soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 29th March, 2019

Seeking the peaceful blue flower, of Thy infinity


Aphorism by Manatita

"Happy are those who eat of Thy food;

Happy are those, who rise with Love's Gratitude." - Manatita

Quote by William Hazlitt

"We do not see nature with our eyes,

But with our understandings and our Hearts." - William Hazlitt

God's Glory Reflected


© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on August 22, 2021:

You do understand my work, Chitrangada ji. Excellent! A wonderful sentiment from you and some great kudos to Peggy. Gratitude

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 22, 2021:

Beautiful tribute, full of love, to dear Peggy! I have known her, since I joined HubPages. She has contributed high quality articles on this platform, and I admire her as a writer, and as a dear friend. This is so well deserved.

Loved your poem, full of love, in the spiritual sense.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of writing.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 22, 2021:


My Shyama is everything to me. Thank you so much!

Maryam Fatima from Pakistan on August 21, 2021:

My Sweet Shyama, I was once a lost child,

Crying in the arid dessert, but now I’ve found

You, my oasis, on whose lap I peacefully repose.

These lines touched my heart,very beautiful.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

Jai Sri Krishna, my Bhaia ji.

Thank you so much!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

I guess he was not ready to God in the fire. Once he was ready, then all became clear. Linda L thank you so much!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

Indeed! God's beauty is also in your beautiful art and exquisite menus. Thank you so much for visiting this Hub done especially for you.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on August 21, 2021:

Beautiful Saturday morning reflections for a truly lovely person here on Hub Pages.

Beauty and the love of God is in all places if you open your mind and heart. God is always with us, but sometimes in such subtle ways. Do you know the story of Elijah? He was told that The Lord would be coming to him. A powerful wind tore through the mountain and shattered rocks, but The Lord was not there. The wind was followed by an earthquake, but The Lord was not in the quake. Then there was fire--He was not there. After the fire came a gentle whisper...and The Lord spoke to Elijah.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on August 21, 2021:

A wonderful tribute to Peggy. Topping with some lovely poems of love and inspiration. It is what Lord Krishna's message is. Jai Sri Krishna.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 21, 2021:

Hi Manatita,

Your words are lovely and inspirational. Thank you and others for the kind words. I see God's beauty in everything, especially nature and in children. May everyone be blessed with what is needed most this weekend, and always.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

So true, Vidya.

It is all Sri Krishna's play ... Divine Lila. What a beautiful dance!

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 21, 2021:

Beautiful poetry and a wonderful tribute to dear friend Peggy. The pictures and quotes are lovely. God's glory is reflected in everything, in nature, in love, in the innocence of children, in friendship, in everything. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

Ameen mi Jamila. Assalamu Alaikum! Hope you Saturday is going great! All my empathy and love ..more Love. White roses of Love. Salaam!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

Bill, Gratitude, Bro. Keep singing, like the song-bearers of Freedom. Peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

Gratitude, Chrish, a very touching sentiment! More blessings to you!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on August 21, 2021:

Good morning Sir Manatita!!!

A huge fan of your masterpiece here!

You always always feed our hearts and souls with so much inspirations

And unfeighned prayers and excellent quotes. A beautiful and strongly felt tribute to a beautiful heart Ms Woods.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 21, 2021:

Peggy is, indeed, an esteemed writer, and a highly-respected member of our community. I can't think of anyone more worthy of a tribute on this Saturday morning. Blessings and joy to you both.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 21, 2021:

As always, stunning. What a lovely tribute to our wonderful and sweet friend, Peggy. She is, indeed, a very nice and kind person. I'm sure she'll be touched by this lovely tribute. I thoroughly enjoyed reading everything you've written. As always, your writing is fantastic and the quotes are lovely

Blessings to both of you!!

manatita44 (author) from london on August 21, 2021:

Morning Pamela.

Glad you found this artticle inspirational. Very lovely sentiments from you which I appreciate. highly. Thank you so much!

Hi Rosina,

How are you? Hope you are a lot better. So good to hear from you? Perhaps Ill see you in London when things improve.

Your sentments are always kind and loving. Allah continue to guide and bless you, now and always. Ameen.

Rosina S Khan on August 21, 2021:

Elegant poetry and beautiful quotes. I loved the morning prayer. A wonderful tribute to fellow writer, Peggy who is so deserving of this. May God bless you both. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 21, 2021:

This article is full of your beautiful poetry, Manatita, an it is a lovely tribute to Peggy. She haas been a long time friend of many Hubbers.

I see God in everything, nature and in the innocence of children. I love the pictures and prayers you included in this article. It is a pleasure to read, and a beautiful way to start the day. I am so glad I found this article early in the day.


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