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The Play of Consciousness (Kenya's Delight 3)


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


The ambience at breakfast is tranquil ... still,

As the chef mixes the ingredients for another omelette.

A circular clock ticks upon the wall,

Whispering in silence, the sacrament of the present moment.

The rush of traffic, permeates the ether like waves,

Lashing against a distant shoreline.

But I feel a stillness; the ceiling's lights,

Telling of an awakening Sunday's morn.

It is a wet misty morning,

As the rain-drops beat upon the wind,

Tenderly hugging the adjacent trees.

A single siren wails, answering the call of duty.

A deserted pool, exposes the grey mist of vastness,

Covering the radiance of the sun.

Yet the song-birds chant verses,

Gliding among the branches; as industrious

As the Light of the Artiste, from which they sprung.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 22nd April 2018

-Awakening The Inner Light -


Poetry from the Master

" ...I am free because I am not of the body.
I am free because I am not the body,
I am free because I am the soul-bird
That flies in Infinity-Sky.
I am the soul-child that dreams
On the Lap of the immortal King Supreme."

Excerpt from 'The dance of Life, Part 2, by Sri Chinmoy

Birds of nature

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on April 22, 2018:

Mines too, Dee

With a bottle of tequila, calypso music, swinging from my hammock ... listering to the lashing of waves. Gratitude.


Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 22, 2018:

Seems like the location could be a near the Caribbean ocean. That might be my play of consciousness. Enjoyable!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 22, 2018:

Thank you Linda.

I used to write them before. Now in Kenya so I have done a couple in similar settings.

Tomorrow is different: O Light!O my Glimmering Light! Burn! Much Love.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 22, 2018:

I enjoy reading poems that describe a moment in time as well as those that describe nature. You've created a beautiful combination, Manatita. I love your poem.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 22, 2018:

Too trie Gypsy. Too true. Thank you so much!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 22, 2018:

Just lovely nothing like the sweet sounds of nature.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 22, 2018:

Sean. Ha ha.

You are gifted. Yes Bro. We live in an Eternal Now! Peace!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 22, 2018:

Thanks Linda.

Souls do communicate. It is equally true that silence is uncomfortable for many. We tend to fear the worst even if the other in silence is having beautiful thoughts. The unknown haunts or rather troubles us.

Thank you so much!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 22, 2018:

Yes, Li-Jen.

Birds are really the symbols of the soul.

You are so thorough in your observation of my poem! This is a style where I combine the senses with embellishments and intuition.

Thank you so much!


You are right. I couldn't find the right picture. Thanks a lot!

Thanks Ann

A very pictoral piece. Appreciations

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on April 22, 2018:

You recognize the beauty in the silence. I heard a discussion last week that we seem to fear the act of being together and saying nothing, that there must always be conversation. If two souls are united, the can and do communicate in the silence.

A lovely start to my Sunday morning. Thank you dear friend.

Nikki Khan from London on April 22, 2018:

Okay Manatita ji 'A beautiful Sunday Morning filled with natural slice of sweetness'.

I loved the kitchen picture, but not the tiles.Lol.

Bless you bro!

Li-Jen Hew on April 22, 2018:

Hello Manatita. Your poem is calm with a homely feel especially the omelette. You are able to bring out the beauty of nature even within an enclosed room or modern, busy environment (clock, ceiling’s light, traffic). And your favourite animal is bird? The poem ends with birds as if they’re free from the busyness, cool touch. The quotes go well with the poem. The robin bird is adorable! Thank you for sharing the video. I recently thought of hearing bird sounds. Thanks for sharing! :)

Ann Carr from SW England on April 22, 2018:

You paint a clear, detailed scene here; I can hear the background noises as I stand inside that kitchen.


Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on April 22, 2018:

As being Spiritual Brothers, we can communicate through Ether. So I have read your poem before even finished! Ha. Ha. We are all fine and full of Love for the world. We send you a "flock" of embraces!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 22, 2018:

Ha ha. Nice name for the poem, Sean. You are well? You are very quick! You almost beat me to the finish line. (chuckle). Love to the family of six? Peace.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on April 22, 2018:

"...the sacrament of the present moment."

Thank you, my dear Brother, for the today meditation!

My Love embrace your Sacred Moment!


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