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Reminiscences of Love. Friday's Inspiration 16, to J Beadle

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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.


Wisdom from the Master

"Yesterday I was clever

that is why

I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise

That is why

I am changing myself." - Sri Chinmoy


Today, I take much solace in the cliché,

That absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Your sweet face emanates a bewildering beauty;

Your cute cheeks glow with a thousand smiles.

Long nights I spend at Love’s window,

Embracing the magic of Thy allure.

Permeating my emotions, my breath quickens

From the memories of intimate moments.

Last Spring, I brought You a bouquet of white

Roses; watched Your gaze lit up. I noted your

Cheeks glow; the candescent smile from head

To chin. Now that I have recaptured this

Magic, I travel within, to embrace Thy Heart.

My joy soars like an eagle; my tears become

A hundred veils of satin, to serenade,

Like a song-bird, the radiant lustre of Thy Being.

On the golden thread of our memories, I climb on

Green hills and Catskill Mountains, walk on sandy

Beaches beneath coconut palms; swim in aqua-marine

Waters, from the realm of Bliss in which we dine.


At dawn I delight in Your radiance from the rising sun,

My gaze fixed on Thy splendour, recollecting the

Rainbows of great moments, inseparable and timeless.

Come! Let me take You on a journey this night,

We shall not open the curtains; the venetian blinds.

I’m intoxicated, and the natural hallucinogens

Of drunkenness -- this nectar of ethereal

Ecstasy --keeps me in trance from Thy embrace.

I wish to soar without wings, to dine in Your

Kingdom of enchantment, offering this Heart

Of devotion, to Your Breath divine.

Now I hear the melody of birds, as You whisper

Magical symphonies to my soul. Your lute

Cascades a sweet scent, like lavender flowers,

Permeating the meadow of my existence.

The flame of Thy effulgence burns within,

And I’m drunk with Love. I soar on the lapis

Lazuli of moonlights; of firefly stars, and walk

Without feet … to drink the wine from Thy Chalice.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 4th September, 2020.

Wisdom from the Master

"Run, run, my heart!

Run extremely fast.

Ignore, ignore

The voices of the past." - Sri Chinmoy

"Peace reveals the absolute

Excellence of human life." - Sri Chinmoy

Reminiscences of Love

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