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The Gaze of Light. Wednesday's Inspiration 16


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



This poem is a collection of short pieces, previously written here and put together as one final poem


The Gaze of Light

Amidst the despair and the scars of

Desires, the Light continually enters.

She speaks in the fragrance of roses --

Like a mother's pure-white sacrifice, whispering

Of concern, charm and grandeur, of a self-

Transcending fortitude; the radiance of the soul.

The gaze of Her glisten transfixes me.

I'm intoxicated, like one drunk with wine,

The vintage for which only Jannah can distil.

My breath pleads in the serene vastness,

Asking my Empress, to grant Her children Solitude.

Whene'er I'm lost in emptiness;

Love carries me in its fullness.

I seek Her unknowingly,

In the iridescent beauty of moonlight;

The innocent dance of daffodils.

Zephyrs blow wherever they wish,

But my Love is always with me--

Sweet wafts in the miracle of flowers;

Singing in the sanctum of my Heart.

O Light, my Light, the flora of my Essence

Calls! Send me the quintessence of lavenders,

To fill this sacred tavern, with the scent of Your Bliss.

My Beloved came –a sweet serenity of cosmic Light,

Adorned in the robes of colourful flames. Soaring with

Me like a phoenix, we flew to the vastness of infinitude.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 16th March, 2021.


Wisdom quotes

'If you light a lamp

For someone else

It will also brighten your path." - Buddha


Wisdom quotes

"Let nothing dims

The Light,

That shines from within." - Maya Angelou


© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2021:


You and I affect the world by the vibrations that we offer to it.

The basics of Yoga is that change begins within. Thank you so much EK!

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on March 19, 2021:

Beautiful poem! I really enjoyed reading it. And it is true, "if we light a lamp for someone; it will also brighten our path".

manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2021:

Aww Chrish,

You honour my work. To do that you must feel the Light yourself. Thank you so much!! Gratitude!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 17, 2021:

What a poem! Worth for anyone's attention. It's been a crazy year, we all need little reminders to boost our spirits, loved the quotes as well.

You have a wonderful day!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2021:

Yes, Brenda.

You probably know the song too. 'Let it shine.' indeed!! Thank you so much!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2021:

Indeed, Mary.

It shines from within. Higher blessings.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2021:

Thank you, Rosina.

I do appreciate the sentiment and support.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on March 17, 2021:

Thankyou for sharing your poems. I particularly liked the wisdom quotes.

Rosina S Khan on March 17, 2021:

Superb piece of poetry on the gaze of light. I love the wisdom quotes too. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 17, 2021:

The light that shines from within...beautiful! Thank you for spreading light.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 17, 2021:


What a great write!

Light us with us everyday, comforting us and giving us a feeling of peace even to our day's end.


The love both quotes too, but my favorite is to not let the light go dim....to let it shine.

Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2021:

Aww Pamela, so sweet!

Thank you so much!!


Thank you. Here we have a lot of light, but no sun in London. Not yet. You're lucky. You should be healthy and well. Haha. Thank you so much!!

Ann Carr from SW England on March 17, 2021:

We get amazing sunsets here in Burnham. The light across the water and the shades from sea to sky are stunning. Those are my favourites.

I like the Buddha 'wisdom' quote.


Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 17, 2021:

The love and longing in your poems is so touching. This messages you send are so beautiful. Blessings, Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2021:

Aww Bill.

I just visited you and judging by the read, I'm still playing 'catch-up'. Ha-ha. A lovely comment and support from the Master, as always. Peace, Bro.


Thank you, thank you, my Dear. I hope its great now in Texas. Was aware of the 'rough ride.' Once again, my empathies. Thank you!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 17, 2021:

You always enlighten us with words of encouragement and love. Sending blessings your way today.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 17, 2021:

Once again you inspire with your words. What a wonderful legacy you are leaving, my friend. For decades hence forth, you will be known for your messages of hope and love. Bravo!!!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2021:

Thank you Chitragada ji.

Jai to Bharat Mata in these trying times!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 17, 2021:

And you inspire, enlighten and illuminate the ‘path’ once again, with your beautiful poetry.

Thank you for sharing, Manatita. God Bless You.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2021:

Yes, Dee

They work in harmony. Much Love

Hi Misbah,

Thanks for the complements. Salaam!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 17, 2021:

Light continually enters. So does love. And it seems that you are always there to help us with connecting. Thank you.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 17, 2021:

Salam Manatita,

Beautiful poem as always

Nice idea to compile all short parts together

I enjoyed the fragrance of the your flowers coming from your sweet words


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