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The Candle Flame. A Soulful Offering to my Spiritual Brother Ioannis Arvanitis; His Loving Wife and Four Children


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

Wisdom-Quote from Sri Chinmoy

" If you are bathed in God's forgiveness-Light,

Then no dust of the earth,

Will be able to cling to you." -Sri Chinmoy

Indigo blue Light


A Free Verse Sonnet

She smiles; her soft cheeks glistening in the ether.

Her aura emanates a spectacle of grandeur.

Sweetening the robe of tenderness in her dance,

She waltzes to the cadences of whispering winds.

Her breath kisses my soul, tugging at the Love responsible,

For keeping the symphony of this intimacy alive.

I watch with intrigue, as her indigo pillars melt,

Tilting her natural elegant glow. Her mystery

Draws me inwards, immersed in the intensity of rapport.

Burn! Burn! Sweet candle!

Peel away the shutters of my mind.

Let the rays of thy beauty energise,

The sweet solemnity of the Heart, cascading

Its lustrous splendour, into the profundity of my Spirit.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 3rd May, 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Light in a lotus


Wisdom-Quote from Hafiz

"Light will Someday Split You Open

Little by little, You will turn into Stars.

You will become so Free In a Wonderful,

Secret and Pure Love That Flows

From a Conscious, One-Pointed, Infinite Light." -Hafiz

O Light, my illumining Light

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on May 06, 2018:

I treasure this mighty fine sentiment Gypsy. Have a great evening.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 06, 2018:

One really awesome tribute.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 05, 2018:

Yes, Li-Jen,

It is the flame of Love, you see. Ever- resplendent Light!

Li-Jen Hew on May 05, 2018:

Hi Manatita. Your poem cleverly shows a candle flame in a humanly way with the verbs and it sounds soothing as well. It's interesting how you can make the heat of the flame cool. I enjoyed your poem. Thanks for sharing. :)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 04, 2018:

What can I say, my Brother Sean.

May the Divine Mother continue to bless us all.


A very loving sentiment! Thank you so much!!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on May 04, 2018:

I can't find the words to thank you all beautiful people for your kind words. The only way is by trying every day to be more Love, more Light to this world who needs every one of us. Starting with my brother Manatita you are all so significant to me because I learn every day so many things about Love by reading your works. So this soulful offering to me, a simple man, and my family is an offering to any other simple man who tries to see the Light where the world thinks there is only darkness.

God bless you all and your families!


Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 04, 2018:

Manatita, you distribute your light to the world in such a lovely way.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 04, 2018:

Yes...yes ... my Bhaya Ji.

You say something similar to Bill, I think. A great way to go. You, me , Bill, Eric ... some very noble people here. We'll form a club . (Smile)

Thank you so much!

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on May 04, 2018:

A nice tribute to a nice person. If all people can carry this candle flame through each corner of this world with equal love and mutual appreciation, it will become a heavenly abode.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 04, 2018:

Cute ... charming, Bill. But what about you, Bro. We need your vote. Lol.

Thank you for appreciating or celebrating the little worth that God has given me. Praise be!

Eric, I'm with you. He is in us and for us. Together we will walk the walk. I truly appreciate your fine contribution. Regards to the family.


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 04, 2018:

A good man paying tribute to a good man. If we could multiply you two by two billion we would have peace in this world.

Blessings and love to you both!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 04, 2018:

Cool. This created a desire to pray on the wonderful lights I see in this world. Mine is so filled with them. Just walking around on the streets, in the buildings, the parks and in nature.

Thank you friend for using your light to help guide my path of love.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 04, 2018:

Shame on me, my brother.

My struggle was to remember the names. I have the pictures but alas! I think that they are on my home computer.

Glad that you are so fond of Light.

A big one! Light is synonymous with Love and they both burn away our darkness ... our cobwebs.

Today I was crying a lot! We had a very special girl in our classes who texted me afterwards and said the most amazing things! Pretty inspirational!!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 04, 2018:

Thank you O great Didi Ji.

Your noble sentiment is highly appreciated! Hari Om Tat Sat and wishing you more Sat, Chit and Ananda. Om Shanti!

Indeed, Frank, indeed!!

Much Love Bro ... much!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 04, 2018:

I really enjoyed the free verse sonnet.. it was heart-warming... :) let the rays of beauty energize... yeah that line sticks out wonderfully...

Nikki Khan from London on May 04, 2018:

A beautiful offering to my dearest brother Sean, a spirit of love and light!

He's very well deserved for this gratitude being an enlightened soul to lighten up others' heart with light of love.

May God bless him and him family always.Ameen.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on May 04, 2018:

My beloved Spiritual brother, are so many things I want to say for thanking you for this great honour to my family and me! I think the best is the look of happiness and surprise at the faces of my wife and my sons. Especially as it was the first thing I saw them when they arrived from school. They felt so honoured, and you had to see the joy on their face. They send you their love and gratitude!

Two things make me happy even more. I know that as spiritual brothers we communicate through the Ether, without words. So I know that the choice of the poem's theme is related to your understanding that my dream is this. My life to be a candle burnt by the Light of Love.

The second is that today I woke with a new quote in my mind:

"Do not be afraid of the Light, whatever if it shows you!"

So, my Brother, my Heart is filled with more Love and Light since I knew you and started to learn from you. This is my thanks to you!

My struggle to make this Candle Flame brighter!

Eternal Gratitude,


Sean, Fotini, Konstantinos, Paul, Odysseus, Angel

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