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Suspended in a River of Ceaseless Bliss. Sunday's Inspiration 11. A Soul's Day Offering to Li-Jen Hew


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


Happy Birthday Li-Jen Hew

When You calligraphed Your scribbles of Love,

On the inner alcove of my Heart, my soul stopped

In Time, dancing in the plenitude of Thy sweetness;

Soaking up the memory of a thousand stars!

O Love, Your glory shines so clearly in this tabernacle,

Dwarfing the splendour of a trillion suns!

There’s so much going on in this sanctum of my core!

Like the ocean, it looks turbulent on the surface,

But beneath, it’s filled with the milk and honey of birthless Peace.

Aye, Your Light gave rhythm to the drums beating symphonies

In my Soul; I’m now a snow flake, going wherever Your wind blows.

Come, my Beloved, I once longed for the sugar of Thy lips,

To pour sweetness into my Essence. Now that You have bewildered

Me with Thy gifts, I remain suspended, in a river of speechless Bliss.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 29th December, 2019


My Li-Jen has an abundance of beautiful smiles … radiates inner beauty.



© 2019 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on September 17, 2020:

Sorry, I'm late, Peggy. I have not returned to Hub pages as yet.

There's so much beauty and dignity in your face! I continue to wish you, God's ever-increasing happiness. - Manatita

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 13, 2020:

Somehow I missed reading this, but it is never too late to make belated birthday wishes. Each day is a gift and a chance to grow and love.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 07, 2020:

Ah, Thank you, Devika.

Keep on writing. Peace.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 07, 2020:

Li-Jen Hew deserves such wonderful words from a talented writer. It is interesting and true from a writer that acquires such skills.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 03, 2020:

Thank you, my Brother.

Good to see you as always. Glad that you appreciated the piece.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on January 02, 2020:

Congrats Mantita for your poem. You have the pulse of mankind. Best of luck brother. I look forward to more poems from you

manatita44 (author) from london on January 02, 2020:

Gratitude ...

Li-Jen Hew on January 02, 2020:

Thank you everyone for the comments! Manatita deserves the credit for the poem addressed to God and tribute to me! Have a great 2020 year!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 02, 2020:

Haha. Thanks Dee

Wish I could remain suspended in Bliss. I'm working on it. I'll let you know. Lol.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 02, 2020:

Remaining suspended sounds challenging, but suspended in bliss is another story. Touching sentiments!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 02, 2020:

Yes, my Dear Chitrangada,

You are so right! Higher blessings. Jai ram!

Hello Brenda,

Good to see you.

Li-Jen is a very dear friend. I like her sweet simplicity and guilelessness. Innocence in the young we all Love. Wishing you and your family well. Peace.

P.S You do know that this poem is addressed to God, yes?

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 02, 2020:

A beautiful poem and loving tribute to a wonderful person.

Happy belated birthday to Li-Jen Hew.

I believe, birthdays are good reminders to us, to do well in our lives, as the time is fleeting, every moment.

Thanks for sharing.

Happy and Prosperous New Year to both of you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:


This is so lovely and heartfelt.

She is lucky to have someone who feels like this and not be afraid to write down the words to express it.

Refreshing to see a man show how he cares.

Great write.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 29, 2019:

Yes, it is a beauty of a quote. Similar, in a way, to "Just one smile, immensely increases the beauty of the Universe." - Sri Chinmoy

Li-Jen radiates this beauty and is a very loving soul. You seem to read my work very well, Rosina. One can only get joy by doing so. Much Gratitude.

Rosina S Khan on December 29, 2019:

What a beautiful birthday gift for Li-Jen! I really appreciate it full of images, poetry and wise words. The quote, "Every day we must try to make at least one person happy" by Sri Chinmoy is fabulous and will stick with me for a lifetime. Thank you Manatita for your great contribution.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 29, 2019:


I like your take on it. Charming! Have a great evening!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 29, 2019:

Hopefully we are all growing. Birthdays are a way of marking and celebrating that growth.....lovely tribute for a lovely young woman. Blessings and love to you both.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 29, 2019:

'Chosen'? What's that Bro? Did you read this? Perhaps it's more pertinent to you. However you see this is also cool. Gratitude.

"The real birthday does not come only once a year. The real birthday is the birth of each second in a seeker's life. An aspiring second in the seeker's heart is the real birthday. At every moment, God the Author of all good celebrates the seeker's birthday." - Sri Chinmoy

Sweet Li-Jen,

You are only 17 years young. Ha ha. Carry on! Have a blessed evening! Much Gratitude.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on December 29, 2019:

We are blessed by your writing but I could not care less about my birthday. My "chosen' is important.

Li-Jen Hew on December 29, 2019:

Thank you Manatita. I appreciate your patience and hard work in creating this article including the poem. I'm still learning to grow up and this gives a good reminder to continuously improve.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 29, 2019:

Ah, Thank You, John.


John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 29, 2019:

What a delightful tribute to Li-Jen on her birthday. Good work bro.

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