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The Poet Who Does Not Do Poetry

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

Modes of poetry

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