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The Love That is Worthy of Being. Monday's Inspiration 71


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


Your Sweet Kiss is Everything. A free-style Sonnet

Some say I should not Love You; that since

For eons You have evaded my lips, then what

Good is there in pining for the unreachable?

Yet each virgin dawn awakes, upon the lap

Of Your candescent grandeur. You bring me

Blossoming roses; the symphony of song-birds, echoing

The magical chords of Your Heart, to calm my Spirit’s fire.

Looking at Your twinkling stars, the illustrious moonlight;

The perennial galaxies, are not enough. I gaze at Your

Silhouette, Your golden cheeks; the quintessence of Thy smile.

I feel the redolence of Your breath; the rapture

With which You blend into and envelop my soul.

It is only then I realize, that by obtaining the

Tenderness of Thy kiss, I obtain ALL that is worthy … of Being.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 25th June, 2020

African Woman


The Ebony Of Her Nakedness

She entered by twilight, wrapped

Only in the ebony of her nakedness.

I gazed at the beauty of her melanin skin,

Glistening with the shades of ancient Egypt.

Her regal Nubian curves, danced in a stream

Of moonlight, peering through the venetian

Drapes. Hips swaying with an elegance and majesty,

She strode with the poise and dignity of a Queen.

I stood as one transfixed, my breath swinging to the

Rhythm of her delicate flow; voice ascending with soulful

Eloquence. Echoing the sublimity of ancient princesses,

Her words soared ‘cross the lands of sonorous Africa.

Here in the sacredness of her mellifluous charm,

I watch her chest heave, as her raven attributes

Stand proud, adorned in perfect symmetry. My soul

Drips tears of reverence, ascending towards Paradise.

Sweet Shyama, You have disguised Thyself, in

Lustrous shapes and forms. Unabashed by the

Dark chocolate of Your undressing, You dine with

Love, at the gateways of the unspoken.

I now close my eyes, see Your alchemy in a rose So

Immaculate, stunning my being with her enchantment.

-Lantern Carrier.27 th June, 2020

Aesthetic and ethereal beauty

© 2020 manatita44


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

Thanks again. This one is a powerful Hub!

Gratitude, my dear Devika.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 02, 2020:

I like that you share such interesting and with great emotions in your hubs. This is a wonderful thought.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 01, 2020:

Haha, Dee.

I thought you are the Master, no? You have such loving children! (Chuckle) Much Love, my dear.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 01, 2020:

You're a master at describing the longing and fulfillment of love. You hel us make sense of the journey. Thanks.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 30, 2020:


You are a real joy. My purpose here for ten years now, is to inspire souls to look within. You seem to be doing this. If so, what is there to fear? Let your own sense of God or love guide you and pursue this with diligence and devotion. This is mainly my message. The rest will come in a very secret way.


Understood. We are humans after all. I mostly use Love to express longing for something Higher. See what I have just told Theresa.

I wrote the second piece because someone on Facebook wanted to write a poem for a black woman, without using the word 'black.'

My mundane poetry are always loved in my experience, although I rarely like writing them now. My soul wants to reach higher ... deeper. Yet I can do them.

This poem you are seeing, have already been changed slightly. I wanted it to be more majestic, reverential and not as juicy as the mundane likes. Shows you where we are as humans. No fault here. The Seers like one way and most souls another.

All is in God and all is good. Love blends with everything, from the gross to the Divine. It is only a matter of degree or intensity. Light is in darkness, but the moon has much more. Yet they compliment each other. The God-seeker sees only One, not two. Only omnipresence ... Consciousness/Spirit. We fight because of separation. Thanks, my Sweet Sha.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 30, 2020:

Manatita, I love both of these poems. "The Ebony of Her Nakedness" painted a clear picture in my mind. I seem to better understand your poetry when you incorporate human emotions, actions and reactions in the theme(s). Nature, too.

Teresa Maru from Kenya on June 30, 2020:

Manatita with humanity embodied in persons like you, am sure the new venture will succeed, plus, my partnership with my creator spiced up with determination!

manatita44 (author) from london on June 30, 2020:


You're so sweet. I hope that you succeed in your new venture. God bless.

Teresa Maru from Kenya on June 30, 2020:

Yes Manatita definitely honors the African woman and I was able to visualize as I read it!

manatita44 (author) from london on June 29, 2020:

Thank you, Alicia.


Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 29, 2020:

Both poems are lovely, Manatita. They describe love and beauty very well.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 29, 2020:

Thanks Peggy.

I made a note to visit you today, but I don't recall doing so. Getting old, perhaps. So happy you enjoy both poems. Much Love.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 29, 2020:

The sweetness of a kiss and the longing of beauty is on full display in your poems. I enjoyed the video at the end of this piece.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 29, 2020:


Happy to see you. The second piece, hopefully honours black women. So happy you love God. May you find peace in the Love of Jesus, the Christ.

Teresa Maru from Kenya on June 29, 2020:

I love both works; the second because it reminds me of the different layers of an onion, the first because I'm in love with God! Great work

manatita44 (author) from london on June 29, 2020:

Indeed, Ruby, indeed!!

Thank you so much!!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 29, 2020:

As always, your poetry stirs the soul. you made the African beauty come alive in our senses. She truly is worthy of love.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 29, 2020:


The first one is addressed to God, the Absolute. The secret of devotional poems lies in the longing. Of course, this is expressed as experience or intensity and so forth. I tend to begin some of them as a beggar or servant, who is initially ignorant. This way I can end strong. There's no sadness in this poem.

The second came (As explained to Bill). Thank you so much!!


You truly got that second one right. Your life reads with interest. Praise be!


You tend to be on my own page. So beautiful!! God speed!!

Lorna Lamon on June 29, 2020:

Your poems are like a breath of ethereal air Manatita. Perfect video.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 29, 2020:

Haha. Bill, of course I did!

I was asked to write a piece about a black woman without using the word 'black.' It was very easy and also juicy. Too juicy, so I added some spirituality to it.

By the way, I wrote a couple of topical pieces and friends seemed surprised that I was so 'amazing!' They don't realize that I grew up with poetry and that I can do most things. Thank you so much!


Maybe I should not have tinkered with the juicy bits, would be even better! Haha. I actually have some amazing poems in my nearly 800 or so. Favourites? A Song for my Beloved, in the old form is my most popular Hub. It has a video with it.

Thank you, Manju.



A fine sentiment! Thanks Bro. Stay well.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 29, 2020:

Your poetry is so beautifully written. The first one was sad and the second one has such love and longing. I enjoyed reading both of them

Have a great week, Manatita.

Rosina S Khan on June 29, 2020:

Your love addressed to heaven and African woman through sonnet and poem is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 29, 2020:

"...the ebony of her nakedness"....did you really write that? Brilliant and beautiful, all wrapped up on five simple words. Well done my poetic lover of words. :)

Happy Monday my friend! Let's go forth and spread love through our community this week, shall we?

Blessings always

Ann Carr from SW England on June 29, 2020:

Beautiful! One of your best, I think.


Manju lata from Ambala City on June 29, 2020:


So nice performance!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 29, 2020:

Great way to start my week. Thank you. I like Kisses the most. You caught me with redolence. Such a wonderful description.

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