I Wanted To Shine With The Light of Heaven. A Sonnet, to Dora Isaac Weithers. With Love.

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Dora Isaac Weithers

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Seasons Greetings with Love and Beauty

I wanted to blossom, like sweet-scented lavender flowers,

Cascading fragrances, like roses, into the Hearts of all.

But the Beloved filled me with the joy of sweet Sacrifice.

I longed for the coming of my sunrise;

To unfurl an expanse of beauty, like sails,

Elegantly dancing with the breeze.

But I saw the face of Da Vinci’s Mona,

Smiling the smile of the unutterable,

At the illumined gateway of a shimmering Light.

I wanted to shine with the Light of Heaven,

But the Beloved touched me with the Breath of Love.

I became inebriated,

Swaying from the supernal wine of Lovers,

Crested and garlanded, with Perennial Delight. – Manatita.

The Lantern Carrier, ©Copyrighted, 7th January, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Resplendent Light


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billybuc 13 months ago from Olympia, WA

"I longed for the coming of my sunrise"....this is really beautiful writing, my friend. Take a simple sentence and make it beautiful....that gift cannot be taught...it comes naturally to those gifted, as you are.

blessings always


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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Billy, that was a wonderful sentiment coming from the master himself. Much appreciated, Bro.

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sujaya venkatesh 13 months ago

beautiful pics supporting the write-up

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vasantha T k 13 months ago from Bangalore

Simply beautiful , keep going!manatita.

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Sujaya. Appreciated.

Vasantha Tk, I welcome your encouragement. Thank you so much!

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bravewarrior 13 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, Dora brings love and beauty to the world. She's compassionate, understanding, full of love and light. Hmmm. Sounds like someone else I know! :-)

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

I know, my Sweet Shauna I've been here six years and she has helped me in many ways. I do believe that she was my first real Friend here on Hub Pages. I have dedicated more Hubs to her than anyone else, and some other inputs also. We are also neighbours. Great, eh?

Thank you so much, my Dear Friend. Sending some more Love and laughter coming your way. Send some for me too.

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emge 13 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Dear Manatita, this is great poetry. So touching and beautiful.

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Thank you Emge.

Yes, I was on a roll that day. I did all three poems quite quickly. Appreciations.

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Missy Smith 13 months ago from Florida

Very Beautiful, Manatita. Not much else I can say. It's lovely.:)

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Venkatachari M 13 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful expression with in depth message. Nice tribute to a great hubber, Dora.

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Frank Atanacio 13 months ago from Shelton

another beautiful creation my friend you shine when it comes to well written words.. awesome :)

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swalia 13 months ago

Beautiful use of imagery. And the video with Rumi's poetry is the icing on the cake!

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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago

What a loving tribute to your friend! I commend you for this. Superb! Brilliant!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

A most loving tribute. Truly inspirational.

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Missy, thank you so much! Have a great weekend.

Venkatachari M,

Once again I truly appreciate your input here. Thanks for your kindness towards Dee. Much Love.

Frank, so sweet of you and so kind. Appreciations and wishes for a great evening.

Yes, Shaloo.

Rumi is one of the best! Thank you!

My Sweet Surabhi. Have a great family evening. Love you!


What a fine contribution! You're the best, as usual. Much Love.

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MsDora 13 months ago from The Caribbean

Manatita, lavender is a special fragrance for me, and your use of it here has to be more than a coincidence.

Thanks for these beautiful lines in dedication. I sincerely love the message of sweet surrender to the light of heaven; for in the end what God gives is truly a richer version of what we request, if we can understand it.

I have great admiration for your work. I covet your gift, only because if I had the ability, I would compose similar lines in dedication to you. My gratitude is as deep as it can possibly be. Love and blessings!

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word55 13 months ago from Chicago

Of course, Dora inspired this exquisite sonnet because of who she beautifully is. This was very deserving for such a beautiful lady. Great writing sir.

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Al, I thank you wholeheartedly for your loving contribution to both artists here, my Brother. Have a great day today.

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

My Beloved Dee,

Your gratitude and admiration is more than enough. I crave our Oneness-Hearts far more than I desire your sweet poetry. Again, this prose that you have just written, is filled with the ambrosial sweetness of heavenly Delight. So do not worry.

So happy that you visited at this time. I'm sure you have noted how loved you are by others also. Glory be!

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Besarien 13 months ago

Yes, the Mona Lisa and MsDora both have secrets behind those lovely smiles, don't they? You have a rare gift manatita44. You draw comparisons, express feelings, and convey complex ideas with beautiful poetry so simple a child could get something out of it, so multilayered it inspires rereading and contemplation. At the center is a beautiful heart that longs to make the rest of world more beautiful, too. Thank you for that because you do.

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Very touching contribution. Yours is equally sweet. Why don't you visit?


This is a most wonderful sentiment, and I do hope that Dora sees it when she returns. Gratitude ...much.

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aviannovice 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Dora is definitely deserving of such uplifting words. Continue in your quest, dear friend.

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manatita44 13 months ago from london Author

Hi Deb. How's things? Hope that all's good. I'm well, by His Grace. Thank you for your kind and loving words and your sentiments to Dora. All the best.

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