The Poet Who Does Not Do Poetry

Updated on January 29, 2018
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Biblical quote

"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own" 1 Corinthians, 6: 19


She says that she does not do poetry;

That she's just a messenger of conscience,

For the down-trodden and the oppressed.

She would rather speak of the beggar,

Hands frozen from the adversity of winter,

Beauty hidden beneath a gaunt face,

Stained by the pain of hunger and poverty.

“Spare change please!" He pleads.

A sweet, sweeter, sweetest woman her mother was;

As kind as she was beautiful.

One who taught that Love is

As much in struggle as in Light;

That the same thorn that pierces the Heart,

Is but a harbinger for the rose to come.

So she spoke of the beggar;

Of how Love was an immaculate sonnet to his Spirit;

How she held his hands; felt his humanity;

Of how her soul cried when she saw

The beauty of God sparkle from his eyes.


She says that she does not do poetry;

She would rather paint the quiver of another’s lips;

Loose herself in the sweetest flames of her breath,

Awakening the fire of longing in her core.

She longed to be aflame with passion,

Allow her pinnacle to implode like trumpets,

Awakening the great rapture of Paradise.

She says that she does not do poetry;

That while its words may be eloquent and meaningful,

She'd rather be at Pinnacle Peak,

At the summit of the Catskill Mountains,

Stunned by the bewilderment of nature;

Prostrating from holiness, at the unspoken wonder of awe.

She'd like to fly on the wings of a butterfly,

Inscribe on her Heart, the colour of rainbows,

Singing 'I love you's, to the nightingales.

She would descend to the valleys,

Where the scent of the sunflowers, are made fragrant

By the radiance of her daughter's smile,

While she experienced inner solitude.

“Sweet merciful Love!”

Said the astonished Lantern.

“Did you say that you do not do poetry?”

She smiled and remained silent;

Yet he felt a sublimity and melody of words,

Pouring from her soul.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 8th, January, 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Pinnacle Peak, Catskill Mountains


Quote from KJV of the Bible

"The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein." -Psalm 24: 1

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      24 months ago from london

      Thank you my Sweet.

      In Africa. Will visit you tomorrow. New name, eh? Appreciations for your sweet compliment.

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      Tamara BBYCGN 

      24 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Sublime; enchanting and poignantly stirring.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Too true. A great unknown poetess. Ha ha.

      Thank you so much!!

      Shanmarie, I'm well. Thank you so much!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Must be that she can express herself poetically without even trying.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Yeah, sorry. Most people don't hear from me very often these days. Lost my phone for awhile and also been extremely busy. I guess I jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. Not sure what's next, but I am trying to keep a positive attitude. I hope that you are doing well.

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      2 years ago from london

      Hi, my Sweet Shanmarie.

      I will inevitably ask you how's life. Not heard from you for a while. Drop me a line. Thank you so much!!

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      This is easily one of my favorites from you. You tell your tales with such eloquence.

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      2 years ago from london

      Indeed!! You figured it out, Dee. Thank you so much!!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      She does not do poetry perhaps because she IS poetry. What comes out of her is naturally poetic. Good!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Ha ha, Frank,

      Cute, eh? Thank you so much!!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      very powerful my friend.. love the contradiction via title

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      Love is everything! That's what I was thought biblically and that's what I see. You are so right! We mystics see only the One Love which is synonymous with God or Light. Love you heaps!

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      2 years ago from london

      Indeed Alicia, indeed. Appreciated!

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful poem, Manatita. I love the way in which the beauty is combined with a reminder about those in need.

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      Linda Lum 

      2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Manatita, this 400th article is truly exquisite. I had not read it until today; it was written before you and I had become acquainted. I am glad that you pointed me in the direction of this one, and you asked for my thoughts.

      The inner spark of which you speak is not separate from Love. It IS Love, for without love we have an existence, but we do not have life.

      The light you speak of, from the stars, the moon, the sun is love as well in the form of peace and knowledge, acceptance.

      The Love of our Creator is always there, always present, but at times we are not able to open our eyes to truly recognize the radiance.

      What a blessing you have been and continue to be to so many people. You lead us to understand the Love. You help us to focus on the Light.

      You have a unique gift, and you share it so beautifully. Your Creator smiles.

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      2 years ago from london

      Of course she does, Bill.

      She left me trailing in her wake. Have a great weekend.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I would argue that she writes poetry beautifully, as do you. I think there is a little poet in almost all writers....observe life and poetry will flow through your veins.

      Pax Vobiscum

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      2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Brother. You are so right. I have poems here on this too. A sad state of affairs. I heard three days ago, that 1% of the world's rich, own about 82% of the world's wealth. Staggering!!

      But this poem is one in my series about words ... about poetry... using words to show the beauty of language and the images are designed to enhance the effect. So I'm really talking about the elocution of words ... of poetry. Yet I'm happy that I chose an image which highlight the plight of the unfortunate few.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Manatita this is wonderful and a cause for every human. I was delivering some blankets and water about 2 years ago with my boy down in a canyon I like. Weather was in the 40's.

      Just strange they all became people. I do not call a man in a mansion a rich man anymore. I can't go to church and think they are all holy.

      It is a place I think we need to reach, for we must help find a comfort comforting love and peace for all. Too often the rich man is in more pain.

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      2 years ago from london

      Yes, Linda. (2nd note)

      I like this one a lot! But I have a few outstanding ones. They are all so different. But I like the Old Man Speaks on Love and Suffering and another prose piece.

      I like my Flash, The Deady Mamba and the Tragedy of the Telephone Call. There are many more!!

      Take one of my poems or more and do a review for me. I'd love you to bits !!

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      2 years ago from london

      First, I have not forgotten you my sweet Linda. God's willing, I'll get to you today post some decent sleep.

      I feel so much Love when you write to me! A sweet sincerity and appropriate adjectives for my work.

      I also feel a deep and loving bond. God bless you for this intuitive feel. It is nothing but a gift from Him. Praise be!!

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      Linda Lum 

      2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Manatita, I am weeping as I write this. I gain so much from your writings, but this is by far the most beautiful thing you have written in a very long time, perhaps ever.

      I am blessed to have (a bit of) you in my life and to be able to connect with you through words and spirit.

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      2 years ago from london

      So sweet and so charming ... you're an awesome fan, Lori. God bless your Spirit and your way with heart-rending words. Much Love.

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      Lori Colbo 

      2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      This was stunning. Such beautiful poetry. You captured the homeless, lonely and the woman's tangible love from the depths of her soul.


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