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To Feel The Conscious Breath of Love. Tuesday's Inspiration 1, to Mitchell Marso


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

Wise quote from Sri Chinmoy

"No remedy for black hate?

Who says?

Just Love and Love more.

That is all." -Sri Chinmoy


To Feel The Conscious Breath of Love

Look how steady are the roots of the willow.

Above the tapestry of radiant flowers at its feet,

The fire-crested wren glides gracefully,

Chanting love-songs to the nightingales.

Come! My Beloved,

Here in this Oasis of Lovers,

Even the light of daybreak

Has come to serenade my Heart.

“O Lantern, when all is said and done,

When the quintessence of beauty ...
Of eloquent words … the glow of nature’s grandeur

Are exhausted, what is the secret that remains?”
"To feel the conscious breath of Love,
Ceaselessly singing and dancing in my Heart."

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier.1st April 2018



The Sweet Melody of Love Arises in my Core

Somewhere in the plenitude

Of vastness, my boat sails.

The alchemy of the helmsman has filled my soul;

My copious tears flow, like a river;

And the Heart glides effortless in serene silence.

My winged phoenix soars gracefully,

Leaving its stuporous vessel

For another space in time.

Seemingly dead to life,

The body sits in the lotus and waits soulfully,

While its songbird soars and laughs in freedom.

Finally, a joyful return,

The breath of breaths’ rejoices;

The sweet melody of Love arises in my core.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier

The Golden Boat

The Golden Boat

Wise quotes from the Master

"Life is nothing but the expansion of Love. We can cultivate Divine Love, by entering into the Source, which is God. The Source is all Love." - Sri Chinmoy

"What is Love? from the spiritual and inner point of view, Love is self-expansion. Human love binds, and is bound. Divine Love expands and enlarges Itself." -Sri Chinmoy

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his book of poetry called Gitangali

Unending Love

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on April 05, 2018:

Indeed Dee... indeed!!

Thank you so much.

CaribTales on April 05, 2018:

Thanks for keeping "the sweet melody of love" and "the conscious breath of Love" within our view. We need them to survive.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2018:

Thank you so much, Tim. My prayers are with you and your family also. God bless.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on April 04, 2018:

Your words always inspire us, Manatita. I love the beautiful imagery. Love is always an endless worthwhile effort we humans toil for on this planet.

Bless your journeys to the wondrous birth continent of humanity (in this physical realm, not in the spiritual realm, of course.)

may God be with you, brother.



manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2018:

Gratitude ... I'll be involved with God's work in a very practical way. Your kind thoughts and wishes are always noted.

Nikki Khan from London on April 04, 2018:


Good luck with your trip and come back with more love and spirituality.Bless you always!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2018:

Ah, Nikki Ji, my Friend in Love. Awesome!

So happy that you are receptive to my work and much thanks for the nice compliments. God's willing, I'll be in Kenya for three months from tomorrow and my time here may be restricted for a while. Om Shanti!

Thank you, Gypsy. As I said above, God's willing, I'll be in Kenya for three months from tomorrow and my time here may be restricted for a while. Om Shanti!

Nikki Khan from London on April 04, 2018:

Loved it reading so much Manatita ji!

Your poetry is a great inspiration to find divine love, acquiring love is an endless effort which never ends.

Loved the lines on birds, your imagination and metaphors combination is amazing, just love it.

Keep it up! Bless you always!


Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 04, 2018:

Most wonderful and inspirational poetic words and lovely photos.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 04, 2018:

You're wise, Linda.

This is a very significant part of the experience. Thank you so much! -Manatita

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 03, 2018:

I love the description and symbolism of the bird leaving and returning in the second poem. The imagery in your poetry is always lovely.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2018:

Thank you for coming Mitchell. You deserve the best, oh musician supreme. You sing with the Heart and that's so important. Much Gratitude.

Mitchell Marso from Mankato, MN on April 03, 2018:

Beautiful, my brother. I'm at a loss for words. This is very inspirational. In more ways than one. It's builds wonder and perception in my spiritual and physical world. Thank you from deep inside my heart and soul.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2018:

Thank you, Ruby.

So glad you liked it. Much Love to you and yours.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2018:

Thanks Linda.

Beautiful, isn't it? One day you won't have to use words to tell me this.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on April 03, 2018:

Manatita, God is love and created us in His image. Love is not a verb, it is a state of being; it is what we are, the one eternal. Even in death, love remains.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 03, 2018:

Beautiful as always...I love the quote about divine love.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2018:


Thank you so much. Yes, a great tree, the willow. " ... the willow whispers to the moon." One of my past poems. Hari Om, Bro. Off to Africa soon, Thursday in fact. Will be teaching Meditation and going into schools for three months.


I thank you so much. He is a very noble soul and a nice man who likes to sing and compose.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 03, 2018:

Wonderfully reflective poetry. Chimnoy sure did get the love thing. Thanks for including his quotes. And who does not like a weeping willow tree?

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 03, 2018:

I do not know Mitchell, but any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Blessings to you both!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 03, 2018:

Perhaps she loved to weep ... for the Lord. Aye ... the agony of longing. Willows are great musicians of the Divine. Thank you so much,, Shan Marie.

Hi Frank,

Lol. Perhaps it will ... perhaps it will. Fine line sometimes. Thanks a lot!!

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 03, 2018:

This poem of yours brings some good memories to me. When you mention the willow and love it reminded me of my grandma. She loved weeping willow trees.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on April 03, 2018:

Love the poetry my friend ... arises in my core.. how dramatic is that line alone... would make for a fantastic crime drama... don't you think? Thanks for sharing...

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