Fragments, by Manatita

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Fragments are like diamonds,

That glitter in the darkness.

A part of the whole, they lay the foundation,

For the finished design.

Fragile and easily dispersed, they mimic

A blueprint coming together,

Like the sweet jigsaw of the Soul.

The potter moulds and shapes the segmented clay,

Which eventually becomes a beautiful vase.

So too, my life is a fragmented spark,

A delicate microcosm blowing with the wind.

Rough around the edges,

Aspiring to merge in harmonious rhythm,

With the glory of the Light.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted.


~Awakening The Inner Light ~

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"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing." - John Keats


"Good name in man or woman, is the immediate jewels of their Souls." -Shakespeare.


"All that glitters is not gold." (unknown author)

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annart 13 months ago from SW England

All things have parts which come together to make the whole, whether object or human. Beautiful verse.

Ann


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Ann.

You understand. Happy weekend!


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Manatita,

This poem conveys a very powerful message. It’s true.

We all species are made of five elements – space, air, fire, water and earth, which is a broad substratum of internal self. We humans are evident to it since time immemorial. This chain of ‘Fragments’ is an imperishable seed.

“Until it merges in equilibrium, with the glory of the Light Supreme’” reminds me of ‘Brahman’ – the Ultimate creator.

Spectacular! Authentic! Perspicacious! Keep going :) I shall go to sleep now. Good night, Bhaiya-ji… Hari Om!


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Good morning, my Sweet Surabhi. Another day and new horizons ahead.

We'll chat later, I'm sure. Much Love ...much!


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wordswithlove 13 months ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Fragments are what I always see in life, manatita. Lovely poem.


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swalia 13 months ago

I love the subtle spiritual messages in your poems. A beautiful poem!


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Words with Love, I thank you. So nice to have you with us. Higher blessings.

Swalia, so good of you to visit yet again. I look forward to more of your work also. Thank you! Om Shanti!


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MsDora 13 months ago from The Caribbean

The solemn truth! I so love the metaphor of the potter and the clay, God being the potter molding the fragments of our lives into the beauty He designed them to be. Thanks.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Yes, yes, my Sweet. You took this up a notch or two in the right direction. May the Master bless your seeing Heart. Gratitude ..


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MarleneB 13 months ago from Northern California, USA

When I started a Christian rock band, I named the band "Mosaic" because of the people who made up the band. We all came from different walks of life, broken and searching for life. Yet, when we came together we produced harmonic music. Your poem reminds me of that time in my life. We all make up one world that is as beautiful as we (together) make it.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Sweet, truly sweet. Who says that you're not an elevated Soul? Tell me, weren't you a minister? Anyway, I guess the inner Pilot did not want you to rest. He he. Tell me about the op. Was it related to our discussion? (usual place) Dios te bendiga y acompanye. God bless and accompany you, siempre. Always...


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BlossomSB 13 months ago from Victoria, Australia

'All that glitters is not gold' is Shakespeare, too, although I feel that it's his version of something that's in the Bible, possibly Proverbs. It's all the little things that go to make up a magnificent whole. Love your poem.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Yes, Shakespeare. Still there are so many versions: "All is not gold that glitters."

We are all influenced in some ways by others. Hafiz was very much like Rumi, and Kabir to an extent. The romantics like Keats and Shelley saw in a similar way.

Surabhi's Autumn poem reminds me of Keats, and yet different. This is an ever-transcending Cosmos, but the thoughts carry in the Ether.

I thought of a girl recently, and sent her an appropriate poem. She had just come from the doc and so she said: "How did you know?"

I think that the intuitive poet, Shakespeare, Blake, Keats ...senses from deep within, the fragmentary ideas of their contemporaries. Much love.

P.S. Pioneers are necessary. They give us blueprints or set significant roadmaps for us to follow. We are invaluable in the sense that we take it further in this ever-transcending journey, but they acted like the old crank that started or ignited the car. Peace.


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Vellur 13 months ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed! Fragments are tiny pieces that can join together and form a brilliant design.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Vellur. You're so right. Appreciations.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

This was very expressive and magically wonderful.


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MarleneB 13 months ago from Northern California, USA

The operation is totally unrelated to anything we have ever talked about. I had surgery on my left foot (9 months after surgery on my right foot). I taught dance and exercise for about 13 years of my life. It took a toll on my feet and the surgeries were done to correct the damage done from dancing on my toes. When I was young (up until my 30's), all I could think about was dancing. I would endure pain, taping up my feet and pretty much doing everything a dancer does to keep dancing. Now that I'm in my 60's I'm enduring operations and taping up my feet just to walk. I have no worries, though, because my God is a wonderful healer and the truth is, I am healing quite well.

Yes. I have been ordained as a minister and I started an online church called Christian House International. I started the church with the idea of reaching out to people who are starting to explore Christianity. I worked diligently for years to build up a membership but was not able to build it up to where I thought it should be. So, I'm laying low and remaining in prayer about whether to give up that church ministry or keep working on it to reach at least one person who would be saved for visiting the site. I'm OK with waiting. I'll only move forward if I am directed.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Gypsy. Expressive indeed! Much Love.

Thanks Marlene.

Your Heart is very vast, I suspect you know your answers. Listen ...


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rdsparrowriter 13 months ago

Beautifully written and wonderful as always :)


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CrisSp 13 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I love your subject here. It's magical and beautifully crafted.


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bravewarrior 13 months ago from Central Florida

This is beautiful, Manatita. Each fragment of our being makes us whole.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

rdsparrowriter, Thank you. Always a joy to hear from you. Gratitude.

CrisSp,

I really appreciate this. In Germany. Back soon. Love.

Shauna,

So true! Much respect and gratitude ...much.


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aviannovice 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

A beautiful and very apt description!


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Deb.

You like this fragmented idea, yeh? Cool. Hope that all's well. Much Peace.


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AudreyHowitt 13 months ago from California

When fragments come together-beauty is created! Beautiful verse!!!


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pstraubie48 13 months ago from sunny Florida

Our lives are all 'rough around the edges'...aren't they? And sometimes as if miraculously those fragments come together in just the right way and bring us closer in touch with our Creator. Beautifully expressed, Manatita..

Angels are once again winging their way to you ps


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Audrey, I thank you so much! Much appreciation for your beautiful sentiments.

Patricia,

Thank you so much for those wonderful Angels. Have I ever mentioned Lorna Byre? She is an Angel lady, literally. She sees them. Look her up. My appreciations as always for your loving contributions.

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