Poems of Longing for Love. Monday's Inspiration 57, to Tiyasha Maitra (Cattaleya)

Updated on December 10, 2019
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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

"Aspiration is the mounting cry, the climbing cry inside our heart. We can enter into the divine consciousness through our inner cry. This cry is not for name and fame. This cry is our total, unconditional, unreserved oneness with God, who is the Inner Pilot of our life-boat. - Sri Chinmoy


Wooing Your Lips in Silence

Eyes drinking voraciously of Your beauty,

Bars of poetry whispers from my soul.

Wooing Your lips in Silence, my eyes gaze

Longingly, with childlike surrender.

Come, come, come, sweet Emperor, I missed Your

Bewildering lullabies -- those charmed nightingales, singing

Their bewitching songs at dawn. Lost in the labyrinth of

Doziness and amnesia, I saw You not, who pinched my cheeks.

Now my Heart is crimson-red, a combination of wine and fire,

With You burning brightly, in the agony of my yearning.

Sweet illustrious moon, come! Dance with me, in the

Effulgent splendour of Love’s embrace.

How I long for the copious wine of this sacred Chalice, to

Transcend this holiness of my current rhapsody, and never perish.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 7th December, 2019

Mirabai, the Seeress
Mirabai, the Seeress | Source

Scent of an Empress

You -- who articulated a multitude of truths;

Told my Heart a thousand stories, in unseen calligraphy, come!

You – a bouquet of vermilion roses, flooding my

Core with a river of Joy, come!

You – who made my eyes gaze at the colour of words;

Dance with Your diction and command of elocution, Come!

Vastness … Your Light shines into the blue of infinity,

Permeating the heavens with the smile of sunset.

You – an Empress steeped with berries in a river of wine,

Holding dialogue with a silent ambience, to address the scent

Of poetry in the soul, come!

Stand as the Monarch that you are and deliver.

I see You, cheeks and lips tasting the sublimity of beauty,

Face aligned with the synergy of the sun;

Words sweetly intoxicated by the grapes of Paradise,

Scripting the resonance of symphonies, in each beating pulse.


You -- who kissed this golden Temple at dawn … a light zephyr,

A dew … a flake of snow in the morning sunrise, come!

You -- that sweet redolence of the Jasmine; that healing

Solace of the moon which draws me inwards,

To Your tapestry of words, come!

I asked why You care? The stars never say

To the night, ‘You owe me?’, neither does the orchids,

Seek recompense for their allure.

The Dao follows its natural order,

Painting the rainbow with a pageantry of shades.

It is enough that You weave the artistry of the Artiste;

It is enough that I immortalise Your eloquence,

With a deserving brush and easel blessed.

Love, the Supreme Artiste, is ever alert,

Constantly proclaiming the victory of Its name.

You carved your lips, on the fire in my Essence,

Burning the ‘nafs’ in the agony of my longing.

Your blood-red cheeks and hazel-brown eyes,

Tugged fiercely at the dragon in my soul.

Adi Shakti
Adi Shakti | Source

Lost in my amnesia, I encountered a haziness of dreams,

Your cute gentleness, churning my core into

Sugarcane juice. Aye, what a banquet, in this garden of Delight!

Sweet Tenderness, in this hallucinatory state, I am

Your oasis, with the sand as my destiny.

But Your breath is the sand; my oasis, Your perennial nectar.

I see You, walking on the lap of moonlight; riding

On the crest of tomorrows; pulling at the carousel of the sun.

You take me to the wakefulness, of another virgin dawn.

You are in the beauty of Dunia; in the fire of Jahannam.

The Light of Jannah; in the pillars of Hades.

Your sweet roses adorn the sacred drops, of my river of tears;

Beautify my agonies, in the vast emptiness of the abyss.

You – who are the liberty of expressions, manifesting

The majesty of the Alchemist Supreme, come!

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 8th July, 2019.

Wisdom from the Master

"When a child cries, immediately his father or mother comes to him. If you can cry from deep within for peace, light and truth, and if this is the only thing that will satisfy you, then God your eternal Father and eternal Mother is bound to come and help you." -Sri Chinmoy

"When we aspire with our heart's tears, we see that God is coming down to us, descending from above. It is just like two persons meeting; one is on the first floor and the other is on third floor. We go up to the second floor. There we meet and fulfill each other." -Sri Chinmoy

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 months ago from london

    Well, Peggy, lots of editing takes place on earth. Indeed, much is being done now. Chuckle.

    Paradise is very pure. We take a well deserved rest there and return with our unfulfilled desires. This cycle of birth and death followed by birth (The Wheel of Samsara), stops spinning only when we are freed from desires.

    I'm so happy that you are going through my work. Many are filled with deep wisdom. Thank you so much!!

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    Peggy Woods 

    3 months ago from Houston, Texas

    You are an alchemist spreading the words of love and wisdom. I appreciated that quote by Elizabeth Wheatley amidst your poetry. That would be sweet!

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    7 months ago from london

    Yes. Love is all in all.

    "There is only one thing that is, was and ever shall be and that is Love. The Love that creates, the Love that nourishes and the Love that sustains God's universe." -Sri Chinmoy

    In my 11 interviews with Ioannis (Sean) I speak of Ignorance. This is the Yogic word for limitations, weaknesses, imperfections and bondages or negative traits -- the things that creates a veil over our eyes and Hearts. Again, all is done by the Absolute and when the God hour strikes, veils are removed accordingly

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    Devika Primic 

    7 months ago

    Hi manatita44 you share poetry with great emotions and thoughts.Love is around us just not enough or some people don't care to love and appreciate.

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    7 months ago from london

    Indeed Mary

    You are beginning to feel my music. Awesome!

    Hi Dee.

    Some Poetry clubs like long ones, so I sometimes combine two already written poems of similar vein, or write a long one.

    Yes, I maintain the standard of the imagery. This is natural and deliberate.

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    Mary Norton 

    7 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    I love this line...to the wakefulness, of another virgin dawn...You are such a spiritual poet.

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    Dora Weithers 

    7 months ago from The Caribbean

    Your poetry is excellent whether in small doses or profuse amounts. Never without beautiful imagery that makes me read and re-read for the full effect. Excellent.

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    7 months ago from london

    Ah Bill,

    What a sweet piece from you, my friend. Absorbed and appreciated. Praise be!

    Thank You, Crezyl. Welcome here. I appreciate your kind sentiment. Peace.

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    Bill Holland 

    7 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Manatita, you are the quintessential carrier of love. Thank you for all you do to make this world a better place.

    Blessings always

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    Crezyl Joy Villa Sabrido 

    7 months ago from Philippines

    Lovely poem!

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    7 months ago from london

    Cute one-liner with serious meaning, my brother. Still, Love is ever patient. Hari Om!

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    Eric Dierker 

    7 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    If we do not follow the quest then we are left behind.

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    7 months ago from london

    Thank You, Tiyasha,

    You are the first! Come again in a day or two. Delighted to be graced by your presence. Hari Om Tat Sat!

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    Tiyasha Maitra 

    7 months ago from Gurgaon

    These are so beautiful Manatita. Thanks so much. I felt transcended in the lap of mother nature. Such divinity in the little flecks of nature's mysteries. I loved them. Thanks a ton for sharing.


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