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The Agony of Longing. Happy Valentine's Day!!


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


Kiss Me … Wrap This Heart In The Fire Of Your Breath.

Kiss me … wrap this Heart in the aroma of Thy breath.

This sweet gaze; this burning fire of Your lips;

Those magical blue eyes,

Pulls me to the lap of Your indigo moonlight.

Come, my Sweetheart! On this Valentine's special,

The crescendo of my Love is immense!

I want to die … to walk on the battlefield of Hades,

Sacrificing all for the glory of Thy name.

These precious roses that I carry today,

Was grown from the weeping of my Soul.

When a chivalrous knight encounters his Beloved,

He aspires to wrap and be enwrapped in ecstasy.

O my Queen! Come! The hunger in my core is aching.

Kiss me … wrap this Heart in the fire of Your breath.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 14th Febrauary, 2018

~ Awakening the Inner Light ~


The Agony of Longing

Life’s journey, like swimming, is not always easy,

Even for the initiated.

The tides of man, rushes through

The mind’s turbulent waters;

Sails upstream, pushing against a raging current --

A crescendo of ideas, caught in a stream of struggle.

Amidst all this, my life - boat plies, in a spiral,

Swinging, as on a Libran Pendulum,

Rising above the crest of the horizon,

Before landing into the drop below.

I am the seeker; yet feels like the sought,

Even while feeling the agony of longing.

The Grace of Love’s forgiveness-ocean,

Like the waves, lashes against my burning Heart.

_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 13th February, 2018.

Burning Heart of Love

Burning Heart of Love

Quote from Rumi

"My Heart is burning with Love;

All can see this flame." -Jalal Uddin Mohammed Rumi.



Rumi's poetry

Sweet Valentine's

© 2018 manatita44


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 15, 2018:

Very special. Although I must say that even though my wife and I have only been apart -- this made me long for her.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Thank you so much Michael. Your poetic touch is appreciated.

Michael-Milec on February 14, 2018:

A soul elevating poetic wisdom, carrying high and higher, touching my spirit where I hear the eternal Love saying

“The greatest way to show love for friends is to die for them.”

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Yes, I came up with it about three weeks ago from a conversation at Poetry Café and have used it a few times since in different ways. The quest for Love is truly an agony in waiting ... of longing. The last being sweeter; more charming... emotive. Lovers identify with this.

Thank you so much!!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 14, 2018:

this was amazingly written and I love the title ... :)

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Igualmente, mi Nikki ji

Great that you are back! The feeling is mutual. Dhanyavaad.

Nikki Khan from London on February 14, 2018:

Many Thanks Manatita,,God bless you.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

No, but it's a common language of the Spiritual Masters. On the Path of Bhakti (Devotion), the Rishis say that they wish to taste sugar, but not become sugar. Sri Ramakrishna used to roll on the ground until his flesh burned! "Another day, my Lord." He would say, ... and still I have not seen you." Some thought that he was mad, but he was happy to be mad for God.

God is the Absolute and the God-souls are a direct Incarnation. Nevertheless, they seem to prefer to reach out this way, as it makes the Divine game sweeter.

In a worldly sense, If you were mines and I yours, it would be like me constantly finding new ways to keep our Love ever afresh. Hence some get married twice, the second time, after about 50, 60 years and I mean to the same person. Working in hospital, naturally I meet people like that.

But yes, this is common to the esoteric soul on the Path of Devotion. The Christ followed the way of Devotion, as did Sri Krishna and a few more. Buddha's way was different, but I do not deny his realisation.

One of my videos here will invoke in you deep reflection. I'm not sure, but I believe it's this one. Have a look. Drop me a line.

I did not forget your birthday. There are so many ways of sending Love! Happy Birthday!!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 14, 2018:

On Everlasting Love...

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” Do you know who wrote those words?

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Bill, you funny young man!! Ha ha. Lucky You; lucky Bev.

I'm glad that you highlight this. Such a big one, loneliness. God bless your Hearts.

Ah, Ralph. Such a charming sentiment. Thank you so much!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 14, 2018:

I spent many Valentine's Day alone and miserable. That is no longer the case. My one big wish is that Bev outlives me so I never have to experience "longing." :)

Ralph Schwartz from Idaho Falls, Idaho on February 14, 2018:

A double dose of love - what could compare? Earthly and Spiritual love are the backbone of our existence - Thanks for sharing your light with the world brother!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

My condolences to your husband and you also. Stay blessed.

Nikki Khan from London on February 14, 2018:

A wonderful dedication to your valentine on this special day.Just Amazing.

I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day as my hubby’s father died today.

So this day is sad for him.

And any day can be Valentine’s Day if you celebrate it well.

Thanks for sharing your sublime thoughts in form of poetry :)

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Ah Harish Ji,

I need a wife then. Lol. Hope you had a great time and wishing you all lots of inner opulence and outer health. Om Shanti!!

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on February 14, 2018:

Bro manatita , two poems on love are like two beautiful boquets to the beloved, befitting to the valentine day. Just after having a good time with Anita, my beloved wife, at Connaught Place, Agrsen ki Bawali and India Gate, I came back home and had your lovely poems before my eyes. What a wonderful coincidence !

Thanks a lot , bro, for sharing such great poems on this valentine day. Namaste !

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Gratitude ... Bro.

No doubt ... no doubt.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on February 14, 2018:

I use to write morning before I start work.

Yes, we are six, but with the Love of Legion! Ha, Ha!

Much to send, so be sure you'll have a lot... I hope that soon you'll be back!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Namaste! My Didiji.

Thank you. You seem to have a new look. How's life with you? Thank you for your kind compliment of my work. Om Shanti!

Shaloo Walia from India on February 14, 2018:

Beautiful words of love and longing!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2018:

Six of you? Do you have more?

We seem to be on the same time and you are very quick here.

I heard a guy recite a poem last night which I felt was good. So I approached him and told him that his poem was quite good. "Quite good?" he said seriously. So I back-tracked and said something nicer.

He immediately apologised and said that he was rather lucky that he'd got a compliment at all.

So you have reminded me by saying my work is 'outstanding.' Ha ha. Nothing to note here. Very few uses our Hearts. Your collective prayers are appreciated. I may rest from the computer for a while post-op. Thank you so much!!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on February 14, 2018:

Your Heart is beating poems, my Brother!

Outstanding, once again!

You have the prayers of my family, by your side, for tomorrow.

And as this family has many members, you have a "flock" of prayers...

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