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We Hug Tightly in The Silence of The Morn and Become One. Monday's Inspiration 32


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

Quote from Sri Chinmoy

"You must never forget

That greatness does not guarantee happiness,

But goodness always does." -Sri Chinmoy.

Crimson Sun


Two Free Verse Sonnets

The crimson sun rinses the sky.

Dark clouds disappear like silhouettes,

Whose images become suddenly transparent.

Dawn heralds an indigo blue moon,

As hope blossoms in the hyacinths and camellias.

Beneath the cool willow, where my Beloved embraces me,

She kisses my breath and my Heart trembles sweetly.

Zephyrs dance within the blossoms,

Cooling the burning flames of our lustre,

In the serene stillness of unmeasured time.

Her supernal radiance lights up my soul!

We hear the magical sutras of cockatiels and canaries,

Singing their harmonious psalms of unspoken Love.

We hug tightly in the silence of the morn and become One.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, October 15th, 2017.


Bathing The Soul With Its Bewildering Light

He was chided by those in princely robes.

They entreated fasting, doing pilgrimages to holy lands.

He was scolded for his service on the Sabbath,

Begging mercy of the harsh winter;

Putting blankets on the nakedness of the poor.

“Remember to wash before prayer.”Said the Pharisees.

But didn’t the Seeress say, that

There is a thousand ways to pray?

He was so simple, he never understood their sermons,

So he walked on water, for instructions from the priest.

“O Lantern, how did you do this?”said the priest.

He said that Love was burning in his Heart;

Bathing the soul with its bewildering Light.

“Go!” Said the priest sorrowfully. “You do not need my teachings.”

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier.


Wisdom -quotes from the Master

"Live your own life cheerfully.

Go beyond your own life bravely.

But never be tempted to imitate others.

Never!" -Sri Chinmoy

"if you make a mistake in spite of your best intentions,

Remember this mantra:

"The past is dust." -Sri Chinmoy.

Modes of Inspiration

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on May 26, 2020:

Thanks again, Robert. Appreciated.

Robert Sacchi on May 26, 2020:

Some lovely poetry and inspirational quotes. Nicely done.

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

Thank you Nikki.

I think you are a great mom. God bless your family

Nikki Khan from London on March 22, 2018:

Amazing poetry and loved the quote from Sri Chinmoy.

You’re a great poet Manatita ji, I must say this.

Many blessings for giving us beautiful inspirations kn every monday.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 20, 2018:

Nice one, Alicia.

I like it too. Cool, eh? Yes, special message that second one. Thank you so much!

Hi Tim,

Always great to see you. You're very kind. Appreciated.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 19, 2018:

I love the thought of the crimson sun rinsing the sky. The imagery in the first poem is lovely and the message in the second one is important.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on March 19, 2018:

Dear brother,

I start my day or prepare for my journey through sleep by reading what wisdom you or Sean present.

I am a dedicated fan, too.

Your love inspired poetry has sooth my soul from a stressful day along with my evening prayers.

God bless you,


Much respect,,


manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2018:

Thank you, Frank.

You are so kind to me. Appreciated.


You are an ardent fan, I see. Thank you so much!!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on March 19, 2018:

Oh, dear Brother, I thank God's Love for giving us the grace to read your hymns! My heart filled with harmony and joy while I was reading those poems!

Thank you for the Light of your Heart because it is the Light of my Heart too, the Light of The One.



Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 19, 2018:

as always fascinating and Brilliant .. worthy of a poet

manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2018:

Me again, Eric. 2nd time.

Actually, outer opulence is full of pomp and ceremony ... a lavish lifestyle ... to dine with caviar plus... Lol. Interestingly, one can marry the inner and outer, but it requires spiritual wisdom,..discernment. Rajarsi Janakananda was an American businessman who did both.

Interestingly, he got his name from the King Janaka, who was also a wise sage. Of course we know that Buddha was a Prince. His father was the King. 'Nuff. Let me just say that money has never been a problem for the God-lover. In fact I need more. Lol. It is the slavery or attachment that is the problem. Finally, outer opulence was just chucked in there like a little test. Ha ha.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2018:

Bill, you some times make me laugh.

Actually, I believe I told you that I started writing the Monday Inspirations for you, because of what you said about reading my poems first thing in the morning and how they helped. Without looking, I think I even dedicated the first two for you. Thank you for your constant support.

Good morning, Dee.

Peace and blessings. I will visit you later. Thanks for your support over the years.

About the second, yes it's deliberate, as deliberate as my 'Fear' Cantata 1 and 2 or my 'Noises' and 'Work.' As Ioannis pointed out, they seem to deviate, but they carry the same message. Glad you noticed. Ask me anything that puzzles you. I will give a gentle answer.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 19, 2018:

Your first sonnet is filled with sounds and flowers. Re-read and enjoyed it. The second shows a big difference between those who parade their outer "princely robes" and the one who is committed to his inner light. Both powerful! Thanks.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 19, 2018:

I have my Monday inspiration! It is now time to write. Thank you sir!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2018:

Good morning and Namaste, my Didi ji.

Your comments are usually very sweet and soothing. I trust that you and the family are well. Higher blessings.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 19, 2018:

You describe Nature in your first poem so beautifully!

And ‘bathing the soul’ has such deep meanings. Excellent!

Nature provides inspiration and nothing can be as beautiful, and relaxing than this. I like Nature walks, beaches, the Sunrise, the blue sky and everything about Nature. Spending time with family, amidst Nature is my favourite way.

Your poem, the pictures, and the quotes, everything is wonderful!

Thanks for sharing!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 19, 2018:

Aahhh! So sweet of you, my friend. Gratitude.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 18, 2018:

I voted all except opulence. Perhaps there is a meaning there I do not know.

Hug and love. Embrace and sweetness. Goodness rather than greatness. Wonderful thoughts put forth lovingly here, thanks.

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