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Nature and Ethereal Poems. Friday's Inspiration 15. to My Didi Ji Rinita Sen


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

Wisdom from the Master

" If we can all become

Good citizens of the world,

Then the face and fate of the world,

Will change overnight." - Sri Chinmoy


I Wish for the Smile in the Breath of Silence

I wish I could sing like starlings;

Dart within the foliage of lush green leaves.

Display the eloquence of nightingales,

Awakening the flowers with magical words.

I wish I could resonate like music, me, floating

On chords, whispering to the Heart: “I love you!”

Then I will dance with illustrious moonbeams;

Laugh with the shooting stars of heaven.

I wish to disperse like clouds of dawn,

Revealing the splendour of the radiant sun.

Soaring, like the immortal Phoenix,

To bask in the joys of perennial freedom.

I wish I could flirt like the humming bird,

Adorned in a tapestry of effulgent Light.

Kissing the cheeks of morning glories;

Transmitting their Light with vivacity.

I wish for the smile in the breath of Silence,

Offering praises to the glories of Love.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 10th August, 2020

Sunset Meditation


My Heart Is Bemused By A Plethora Of Grandeur.

You hold my gaze, above the crimson-red of

The setting sun. Beneath the shade of the peony

Blossoms, the spring wind augments the intimacy

Of Hearts, clasped together in deep serenity.

I long to blend in You, the way scents blend in

Flowers, cascading a redolence to my breath,

Serving to remind me of Your astonishing beauty.

I remain captivated, the stars ‘shooting’ silently

Like fireflies, as the nocturnal hue enters. The

Blue moon dances with the grace of celestial nymphs;

I flow with a lustre, flooding the very fabric of my soul.

You hold my gaze, amidst the Andromeda glitter

Of heaven. My Heart is bemused by a plethora of

Grandeur, stabbing its core with shimmering lights.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 5th November, 2020

Cherry Blossoms


Wisdom from the Master

" Try not to chane the world

You will fail.

Try to love the world

Lo! The world is changed.

Changed forever." - Sri Chinmoy

" Peace begins when expectation ends." - Sri Chinmot

Nature's Beauty

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on November 14, 2020:

Rinita is very nice. Why don't you make friends? She likes Verlie Burroughs, both good poets. Thank you for your support. I try to read all my friends work, but life is changing fast at HP. Guru Ji is Bengali. Out of the 8 God-men that I know of, 7 came from India and the Christ, number 8, who is a Jew, is said to have travelled there in a Caravan and learned from Masters in India.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 14, 2020:

The gift of the garb yes. I was born with a mature spiritual Heart. It is fear that hold us back as our hearts are insecure. I have mostly used it in a positive way, as this can be a very beautiful thing. I failed my first interview in my late fifties, just because I am so good at it. They discriminated due to age. I'm very good at forms and helping people with corporate problems, because I'm so intuitive and understands human psychology. But yes, the Spirit dominates now.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 14, 2020:

Thank you, Chitrangada.

Happy you could comment too. Did visit you but unable to comment. Don't quite understand this feed thing. Yes, nature is so soothing ... healing! Guruji is spot on as usual. Did I ever say he's Bengali? Om Shanti!

Rosina S Khan on November 14, 2020:

Thank you for the captivating poems and wise quotes by Sri Chinmoy, Manatita. I don't know much about Rinita but since you have dedicated this poem to her, she must be a good soul.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 13, 2020:

Delightful poetry as always, manatita. Oh, I see in one of your replies to Mr.Happy you admit to having the “gift of the garb.” I am sure you also have the gift of the gab, as well as good taste in clothing.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 13, 2020:

Beautifully composed and a wonderful tribute to dear Rinita. I loved reading about the beauty of Nature, the birds, the clouds, and the quotes by the Guru.

Thank you for sharing and happy to comment, since it appeared on my feed.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 13, 2020:

Ah Peggy.

Thank you so much!! Sorry I have not been able to catch your work. Peace!

Mr Happy, The Mother is already walking in your most beautiful Heart.

So sorry about what's happening here at Hub Pages. Disturbs us all. Perhaps they have their reasons, Quien Sabes?

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 13, 2020:

I loved the sentiments expressed at the very top of the page with the quote from Sri Chinmoy, and down to the very bottom, after reading your poetry. All nature lovers should like this post. Sending great wishes of blessings your way!

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on November 13, 2020:

Okay, You said it better than I could: "spiritually romantic" it is. Or, that's kind of how it makes moi feel. Now, turn-it-up a notch and translate it to French. Haha!! Just kidding.

It is nice to see that after about half an hour I can still post a comment without having to search for it in the feed and comment there. Anyway, will do what I have to do. Thank You for the conversation. I do think writing is a conversation.

May Wakan Tanka always walk with You.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 13, 2020:

Continues to be a funny man, Mr Happy. I hate to tell you that my sentence is more poetic! (Chuckle) I only wrote this a few hours ago!

Well, God has always endowed me with the gift of the garb and I use it well for healing in my profession. Not afraid or never been afraid to chat to girls, but I'm naturally communicative and gregarious. Had my small share of life, like most men but in a good way.

Now about the poetry, it is a sharing to invoke the inner Beauty ... reach the spiritual Heart. If you think it is romantic and it probably is, then call it spiritually romantic. It is a deep and sublime piece! Peace, Bro.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on November 13, 2020:

"I wish I could resonate like music" - "I wish music can adopt me", "Just Like Music" by Eric Sermon ft Marvin Gaye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyA_zTTDwMI

And how come your piece of writing has not moved anywhere and we can comment?

"Soaring, like the immortal Phoenix" - This is nice. Dreamy-nice. I love Phoenixes!

How many hearts have You broken in your younger days? Your poetry can certainly break hearts. Hopefully not many lol : )

"Try not to chane the world" - See? It will not work. Not even in writing. "Change" is coming and we are all participants whether we like it, or not. Change is always coming. The Moirai will not be affected by human thoughts.

Didn't know what "bemuse" was. Had to look it up. Thank You for that and thanks for the words!

Okay, I gotta run out a sec. Cheers!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 13, 2020:

Ah, Sha.

Glad you like it. We mystics use birds in so many ways!! Like music, lights, nature, rhythms ... stay safe!! - Lantern

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 13, 2020:

manatita, my favorite stanza is the one about the hummingbird. Beautifully written! I pictured them fluttering in place with the light illuminating their brilliant colors. So sweet!

manatita44 (author) from london on November 13, 2020:

Thank You, my Bro. Higher blessings! - Lantern

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 13, 2020:

A very nice piece. Certainly loving. Made me day dream pleasantly.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 13, 2020:

Aah, thank you Ann. I see you've done an amazingly beautiful and picturesque Hub. Sorry I can't comment. Peace. - Lantern

Yes, Pam, you made it in time. Gratitude!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 13, 2020:

Your poetry is beautiful. I especially liked the vision I got reading the first poem thinking of those birds, music and the clouds. This beautiful article will be posted somewhere else soon, so I am glad to be able to make a comment on your beautiful work.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 13, 2020:

Lovely, as always.


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