Walk Me Through the Garden of Love

Updated on May 3, 2019
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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.



I seemed to have loved you before. I awoke one day, as if in a dream and saw only a stream of Light… endless Light, blazing through my window. I danced with the zephyrs of the dawn; played romantically in the Hearts of Lovers, in myriad forms, all praising the glory of His name.

Ah! How we danced with joy! The golden chalice of my Soul, walked me through a valley of blazing candles; I bathed in an ocean of effulgent Light. I saw you, my friends, emanating from the Cosmos; the craters of the sun… ah! So much beauty! Such Love unparalleled! Aye! I ascended to the mount of Jerusalem, listening to Arias in His flame.

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A Free Verse Sonnet

I am neither a theologian, nor priest.

I speak of no country, doctrines or Faith.

You may say … I am a fire that longs to burn;

A student of Peace, in the queue of longing,

Seeking to discard the ego of confinement,

To discover that sweet realm of … ‘not this, not that.’

I just want to know You;

To offer my salutations at Your feet of Light.

Helpless… helpless am I;

Yet there is so much yearning in

This helplessness of mines.

How I long to drink Thy melliferous wine;

To enter the realm of speechless banquets!

Take my hand ... walk me through the Garden of Love.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 25th November, 2017

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Tagore's Unending Love

That never-ending Love

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Great flight, Robin.

    Continue to open your wings of Light; soar, like the Phoenix, to the valley of the beyond. Thank you so much!!

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    Robin Carretti 

    2 years ago from Hightstown

    This was a flight of no other it took me in a spiritual environment was so real and heartful your words

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank You, my Friend.

    A charming compliment. Appreciated.

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    Dabby Lyric 

    2 years ago

    Wow, very powerful and beautiful my friend!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank you, Chitrangada Ji. Lots of loving thoughts and wishes coming your way.

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    2 years ago from New Delhi, India

    It’s a beautiful poem and wonderful to walk along the ‘garden of love.’

    Beautiful combination of prose and poem.

    Thank You for Sharing this refreshing hub!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    ...and bless you, too, Frank. Keep up the great work!

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    Frank Atanacio 

    2 years ago from Shelton

    I love the theme and the tenderness of your walk through poetic verse.. bless you bro

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Indeed!! True to the title of Lantern Carrier. Appreciations. Until, tomorrow, perhaps...

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    Dora Weithers 

    2 years ago from The Caribbean

    Another great presentation in your theme of searching and finding. I like the tone in both the prose and the poetry. True to your title of Lantern Carrier.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Ah, my friend,

    A very nice thing to say. Thank you so much!!

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    C W Kage 

    2 years ago

    This was very refreshing to read. Something about it made my hear feel lighter. Thank You.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank you, Alicia.

    Great beauty indeed!!

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    Linda Crampton 

    2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    You have described great beauty, Manatita. Thank you.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Sitting here playing with movies and the computer. Dull day, ha ha. Need a senora perhaps. (chuckle)

    Yes, Earth is a beautiful and indispensible mum; the universe glows like a ray of golden lanterns. It is, however, the inner Light that allows us to see this. Continue to go inward, upward, forward...

    Keep the goal in sight, as before this ultimate and perennial Light, we'll only have glimpses.

    Your feelings to me about the weekend is reciprocated. Peace.

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    Linda Lum 

    2 years ago from Washington State, USA

    Manatita, there is so much beauty here on Earth, I cannot imagine what our Heavenly home will be like. Jerusalem the Golden. Beautiful imagery in this. Thank you.

    I pray you are having a wonderful weekend.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thanks Eric.


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    Eric Dierker 

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

    This reminds me that beauty is part circumstance or place and part how my mind perceives it. Nicely done.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london


    A mighty fine sentiment and an engaging topic for many. A beautiful piece from you, my friend.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london


    ... and thank you for accepting the invitation. It is a place of beauty and inner stillness.


    Indeed ... indeed!! Thank you so much!!

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    Bill Holland 

    2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    It's warm, peaceful place, this Garden of Love. Thank you for allowing me to enter yours, my friend.

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    Peggy Woods 

    2 years ago from Houston, Texas

    A "garden of love" would be a glorious place to spend an eternity. Sometimes we get glimpses of it in this life but there is so much more to come! Beautiful!

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    2 years ago from Washington DC

    The opening lines sounds like what I have come to believe enlightenment is. It is what I seek and want others to travel it with me to the place voices are not needed to communicate the pure essence of our beings. All my studies suggest that enlightenment is where time, space, sight, sounds and the other sense perceptions produced by our bodies have little to no importance while our beings communicate to each other the joy of being.

    Thank you for such well written and inspiring sonnet.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london


    What a great compliment! Gratitude ... much. Om Shanti!!

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    Ram Ramakrishnan 

    2 years ago

    Wonderful. I could almost 'live' the words of your sonnet.


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