Burning In The Wind-Storms of Desire. A Sonnet by Manatita


Burning in the wind-storms of desire, my boat sails,

I consume many fishes-- a hurricane of hails!

Recklessly riding the tsunami waves, I rush madly,

Driven by a drunken crave, to appease this scorching sea.

Enslaved by a wind of passionate tornados,

My sail’s on fire, but I do not sense my woes.

Not filled nor conquered, this wanton ageless struggle,

Alas! Alas! This ship begins our huddle.

Down to the lashing waves; the mercilessly pointed rocks,

Still not replenished, by my numerous sen-so-ry stocks.

All would be gone because of shameless goals!

Grace from above has saved my sodden Soul.

Reposed and in the calm of Peace, my Lover’s brought,

The peerless; birthless Source, of my eternal Heart. – Manatita.

The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 11th January, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


The ephemeral raging and burning fire within

Where have you felt this shadow most?

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shprd74 12 months ago from Bangalore

Nice poetry manatita,

Like a fire neglected,

I burned, turned,

brute and blunt,

With his grace,

'I' has no trace,

'I' is at peace.

- hari

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Surabhi Kaura 12 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Well, yea...We all go through this at some point in our lives. For instance, in career, it’s an endless race; rat race. Aaaaah! Rabindra Sangeet – what a delight on this day! Manatita, well done. So much power in your poetry. So much emotion. It’s like sprinkling water on those who are lost between passion and desire. Sometimes we get so much engrossed in time, that it makes it arduous for us to see a big picture. The ticking of clock keeps on moving, but we the people, stay status quo like lost travellers wandering without address. I am so proud of your word-use and the vastness of this poem. It reminds of Shakespeare from the play, Julius Cesar.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men.

Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

Omitted, all the voyage of their life

Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

On such a full sea are we now afloat,

And we must take the current when it serves,

Or lose our ventures…” – Shakespeare.

Again, a fantastic read. Thank you for this. Om Shanti.

manatita44 12 months ago

Nice and interesting approach Hari. Great poem. Thank you.

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swalia 12 months ago

Sense gratification is the root cause of material existence. A true yogi is the one who controls his senses. It's a long and arduous journey. One who has surrendered to the divine is rescued from the clutches of senses.

A lovely poem with beautiful use of imagery!

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Surabhi Kaura 12 months ago from Toronto, Canada

I like Shaloo's reply here. So true! So true!

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billybuc 12 months ago from Olympia, WA

Interesting comments to a beautiful piece of writing....desire....hot embers where once there was a roaring blaze. :)

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always exploring 12 months ago from Southern Illinois

Ah the endless burning, desire blowing in the wind. Beautifully penned. I love the pics.

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author


I thank you so much! Appreciations.

Bill, chuckle, chuckle. I like the way you put it. Bro. Cool. Thank you!


I get fed up of losing my comments. Thank you so much. I see that you like Shakespeare, a favourite of mines. As always, your comments are loving and appreciated. Salaam!

Shaloo, great insight here. Sai bless you. Much Love.

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emge 12 months ago from Abu Dhabi

lovely poem Manatita. What a fertile mind and imagination

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Emge. I just twist the mundane a little, then add spice to give it taste. Appreciations.

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MsDora 12 months ago from The Caribbean

Reminds me of song lyrics by Larnelle Harris, "Forever running but losing this race were it not for grace." I share your debt of gratitude to Grace.

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rajan jolly 12 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

All the fire of passion and desire can be only doused by His Grace. And then there is complete peace.

Just beautiful, bro. Om Shanti!

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Vellur 12 months ago from Dubai

Deep thoughts, great write.

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author

Hi Dee. All's good. Just serving, that is all. Always good to see you and perhaps I should check out Larnelle Harris. Grace, Gratitude and Compassion are supremely significant on Guruji's Path, but again, it's also in our own Christianity. So crucial to inner progress! Thank you so much, my Dear.

Hi Rajan, you also hit this flower at its core. Thank you so much!

Hi Vellur, so nice to see you. Much Love and Gratitude.

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Frank Atanacio 12 months ago from Shelton

you really do know how to express yourself.. very deep and poetic my friend :)

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author

Thank you, thank you, my Brother Frank. Much appreciated.

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MG Singh 12 months ago from Singapore

Great expression on a common human failing

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author

MG Singh, I thank you and welcome here. I do appreciate your insight. Much Love.

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vasantha T k 12 months ago from Bangalore

lovely poetry! deep thoughts and insights!

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Vasantha Tk. Appreciated.

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aviannovice 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Both fire and water tend to have those strong effects, which is why it takes one to vanquish the other...

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author

True. Never thought of it like that, Deb. Good point. Have a great weekend.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Simply awesome poetry.

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manatita44 12 months ago from london Author

Yes, Rasma.

I've done a couple or so with fire in them. (smile). Have a great weekend!

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carolinemd21 11 months ago from Close to Heaven

Wonderful poetry. :) I love the passion. Very raw. Nice pictures that you used as well.

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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Thank you, thank you. I will be working on the book of poetry soon. Really appreciates your kind words.

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Cyndi10 10 months ago from Georgia

Beautifully written! It could apply to so many obsessions and passions in life. Well expressed.

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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

All too true, Cyndiio, yes, yes, so many types of passions and obsessions! (Smiles to you) Have a great day!

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Gina Welds-Hulse 3 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

How deep and expressive! The calypso song, "Feeling hot, hot, hot!" came to mind as I was reading your poem abounding with beautiful imagery.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thank you Gina. Glad you're well. Much Peace.

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