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Sweet Face, My Gaze, My Light; My Love: A Salutation to Ioannis Arvanitis

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



An eight syllable Sonnet

Sweet Face, my Gaze, my Light; my Love,

Within, without, below; above.

Laced with Thy tender fragrance-breath,

I sail beyond unyielding death.

Lost in a drunken nectar sweet,

Love fills my core; my fears deplete.

I feel Thy burning kiss divine;

Feed my Heart with Your breath of wine.

Stunned and dazed by a flood of Peace,

Your music whispers in my core.

I’m soaked in deep supernal bliss;

Dine at the gates of heaven’s door.

Lost in trance-bewildering rays,

In You I blend to spend my days.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 8th February, 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

St Theresa


Love is the vintage wine of dauntless heroes.

A banquet, suitable only for the wounded,

The inebriates or drunken Lovers of the Way.

The agony of Lovers burns with emotions;

The fruits of their adversity, is the doorway to Bliss.

O Love, I wish to blow Your flute,

So the soul dances to its rhapsody.

I was scorched and emptied, like an ocean of trash;

Yet recycled to an ineffable joy.

I was the hunter, until one day,

I fell into a creek,

Which stripped me naked of my vanity.

Love came to me and said:

“Now that you are helpless,

Take my lips, for I have always wanted to be kissed.”

My quest was the desire for the ephemeral,

But my veil was rent asunder,

As I came face to face with Delight.

O Lantern, let the silent cry inside you.

Be the seed of everything you seek.

Let the aroma of thy blossoms be fed,

By my sweet Chalice of unspoken Love.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 3rd February, 2018

Sri Chinmoy's quote


Wisdom-quotes from Sri Chinmoy

"A nation can flourish, when it sees no difference between the Creator and Creation, when it loves the world not for what the world will give in return, but Love for its own sake.Selfless Love, true Love never ends, never fails. Love is its own immediate reward." -Sri Chinmoy

" Love is the root; Love is the foundation of our Path. We feel that God is dearer to us not because He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, but because He is all Love." - Sri Chinmoy.

Perhaps you can play 3 - 4 mins of the sublime music for meditation

The all-fulfilling Love

© 2018 manatita44

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