I Was Struck By The Beauty Of The Moon. With Love to Nellieanna Hay

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I was struck by the beauty of the moon,

And saw in her the face of Love.

I reached out and touched her…

So full; so overpowering….so enchanting…


I was struck by the graffiti on painted walls.

Kissing my breath with passion,

They whispered into my Heart, a magical

Tapestry of life; of the artistry of Da Vinci's haven.


I was struck by the lustre of my Sweetheart.

She came running towards me, the light winds

Swaying with the hips beneath Her negligee.

Chest heaving; Heart pulsing the music of Love.


I was struck by the force and grandeur of Her Presence,

Her dazzling Light penetrated my core.

Softly, she hung a golden trinket,

Embroidered Her sacred bracelet, on the fabric of my Soul.


We merged…became a glorious prayer,

Resonating a healing sound to the Spirit of the dawn.


12 August, 2016. The Lantern Carrier.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Awesome! The video also superb. A nice tribute to our greatest and noble-hearted lady Nellieanna.


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

Such a lofty, lovely work, dear Manatita. I’m inadequate for the tribute but am greatly honored.

The poetry of Hafiz and music by Tim Janis are incredibly beautiful. You do create the most awesome hubs-works, Manatita.

Thank you, my dear!

And thank you, Venkatachari, for those kind words!

Nellieanna


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

My Brother Venkatachari M,

Thank you so much! Truly appreciate your heart-felt words.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Hello my Dear, Dearer, Dearest Friend.

I was/am looking at a movie. So happy you came, as it's good to know that you are well. Yes, Hafiz is a contemporary of Rumi of sorts and one of my favourites. In your case, though, I went for Emily Dickinson and Tagore but I gave up on both. In Emily's case, the woman reading is pronouncing every single dash, and I found this irritating.

I then went for Rumi, my favourite, but I had some difficulties with Hub Pages and so took out a few things. Mind you, Hafiz is just as awesome. So good to see you here! Much Love, Nellieanna, much ....


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is a beautiful tribute to a sweet poetess Nellieanna. Lovely pictures!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thank you, thank you, Ruby. God bless you this weekend.


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

Yes, I’m quite well. Thank you for being concerned!

I enjoyed Hafiz’ poetry thoroughly. It is, indeed awesome! It was thoughtful of you to seek something from Emily Dickinson. I’m rather appalled that someone reciting from her poetry would pronounce the dashes or any other punctuation, unless it was for a class of some sort studying the poet’s style to that extent. In print of her work, they're honored, but it's odd to think of pronouncing them in a recitation! I can SO fully understand your irritation with it!

A word about her actual use of dashes, though. She did often substitute them for other punctuation, in her haste to get her words on paper. The fact is that she never wrote anything for publication, and of her 1800 poems, only a few found their way into print during her lifetime. Once she submitted one of her poems for a newspaper contest, wondering if it had merit, but that was the only time any stranger was given direct access to her work, and that man is one of the few ‘outsiders’ to have had access to her. He was both amazed by her and awed and remained her admirer.

All her poetry was discovered hand-written on little note papers, tied with strings, buried in her bureau drawer after her death. She was truly a recluse. Since I wrote mostly very privately for decades till quite recently, I can understand just wanting to jot the thoughts down before losing the inspiration and train of thought, so not bothering with editing or being concerned about grammatical perfection. In fact it was mostly that similarity between our poetry writing in private and in relative isolation that was pointed out to me by close friends as my major similarity to E.D. than it was the poetry itself, though both of us wrote pithy observations about nature, life and ideas from intensely personal awareness and inspiration, without any thought or intention of the poetry even being read by others other than very, very close friends - and not many of those. Also, we both being prolific writers.

I do have my favorites of her poetry and admire her ability to say so much with so few simple well-chosen words. But I don’t dwell on her poetry. I have always been much more fascinated by the person herself and her life, and what made her ‘tick’, what little of it is even documented, since she was such a private person. I’ve read numerous books about her.

In fact, I prefer her letters to her poetry, overall. Her letters were a mixture of prose, poetry, passion, humor and humanity. One of the most beautiful lines in the English language, in my opinion, is from a letter she wrote to her nieces:

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”

It always makes me catch my breath and get moist eyes. So much expressed in so few words of exquisite beauty. But that was the defining feature of her work.

Thank you, Ruby! I hope you are well! Hugs.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Yes, yes....you have this too, and we have talked about her before. A truly remarkable woman. America will not die, it will survive its tumults and become great again, precisely because so many inspired men and women were sent there by the infinite...will continue to be sent and manifest a Higher vision, to humanity at large.

Yes, it is not a good thing to read with dashes pronounced, the poem was much more beautiful just standing on its own. Yes, this is a remarkable and awesome line. I know, they come to me sometimes. I have written a piece about the Seer-poet. I would have posted it, but I can't find it. Sad.

Be careful with your fingers. Much Love, my Sweet. Tell me about the farm on e-mail.


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

Hugs. Enjoy the weekend. I am.

We live only the day at hand at a time, so what it is, is what our life is.

Yes, I will tell you about the ranch progress, which is good!

It's always a relief to resolve a problem.

Hope you'll share the piece you referenced! I've no doubt it must be awesome!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

I will look for it, failing which I'll have to re-write, but it will be different. Tomorrow, perhaps. Have a great night or evening. it's 0028 hrs here. I'll retire soon.


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Gina Welds-Hulse 3 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

This was simply beautiful. As an artist, the imagery that it conjured up took my breath away. Thanks for sharing!


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Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

This is very nice, my brother Manatita. I am much moved at your heart- felt address and those warm greetings from Nellieanna. I regard that lady with great admiration as my eldest sister. She is so nice and wonderful on this earth. I expect her blessings always for me.

I was able to know about her health and much pleased to go through the entire conversation between you and her and got some rich additions to my knowledge. Thanks and my best wishes. And, if Nellieanna is seeing this, I express my gratitude to her for all her love towards me and all of us here.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thanks Gina.

I just noticed you on my e-mail. Wished you were from NY. God's willing, I'll be there in a few days. I am a disciple of Sri Chinmoy, and we have folks in Florida.

Your work is a noble one and I wish you all success. I have had a brief look at your Hubs and will return later. Remind me if I forget.

Thank you for gracing my Hub and saying such nice things. Appreciated. Much Love, Gina.

Venkatachari M, what can I say? You're a noble Soul and feel the beauty of my work. This makes you even more special! Joy and Peace. Jai Ram!

P.S. Your sentiments towards my Nellieanna is noted. She is truly a remarkable Soul. You must look at some of her poems and her website sometime. Easy to find. Much Love.


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Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Thanks for the tip. I have already visited her website 2, 3 times and found it very wonderful and enchanting. That's why I adore her even more. I keep reading her poems.


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 months ago from New Delhi, India

This is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful hubber by a wonderful poet and a very nice human being.

I always wonder how you create such heart touching poems. Perhaps because you get your inspiration from the almighty.

Thanks and have a good day!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Venkatachari M,

I've said it before. You're a good man. Always remember that not all are receptive to God's Light in humans. In that sense you are truly blessed. Much Love.

My Dear Chitrangada, so good that you came here also. I wrote your poem first, and then I wrote this one. Your poem came from me reading something Guruji had said about simplicity, so I set out to write something with simplicity in mind.

Nellieanna's came because I thought of the beauty of the moon; wanted to write something and give it life....like the moon. In both cases they just came. One inspired by Guruji's writing and the other as mentioned. Yes, Guruji is the mother of all Alchemy.


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Gina Welds-Hulse 3 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

God's willing Manatita, I'll be moving to England next year. It's been on my heart for some time. If you visit Florida before then, please let me know. In the meantime, I will enjoy your heart-touching poetry.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Sweet! I have time to visit you now. Love to you and yours, Gina.


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

Please, my dear Manatita, - no pressure to rewrite the hub mentioned though if you choose to, it will be outstanding. I need to prowl through all your hubs and read them, both those I've read already and those I've missed! I wouldn’t want to put pressure on you! You’re already busy enough!

Gina, I so agree! Manatita’s hubs are things of beauty! Every part of them is beautiful.

Venkatachari, your words inspire me to try to measure up to them. My gratitude to you for all that you say and do. Thank you for visiting my website and poetry. It’s greatly appreciated. Hugs.

ChitrangadaSharan, thank you. You’re a wonderful human being, yourself. I like that you questioned how Manatita creates his lovely, touching poems and that he reponded with an explanation. He is inspired from the almighty, I’m sure. And he also responds to people as each of us IS, which is a rare and lovely attribute. It makes what he writes for others fit them as real-life individuals, and lifts us all to want to be better. Among the many reasons I so love reading his work is that he receives his inspiration from both above and below, among us fellow-humans.


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Surabhi Kaura 3 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Nellianna, my Dearest! It's so good to see you here. Manatita has written a soulful poem that delves deep into the meaning of an life; of Beauty; of and effulgent Light; of grace... of Love. I, too, feel that Manatita is inspired from the Almighty - the grace of God has showered him with opulence of wisdom. What a joy, really. Manatita, you are so sweet. Bravo! Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! All my Love to you loving people.


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Surabhi Kaura 3 months ago from Toronto, Canada

There are some typos here in my comment. Hope you get the meaning.


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BlossomSB 3 months ago from Victoria, Australia

What a beautiful tribute! Love it.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

My goodness, guys.

I feel like I do after meditation. This page is filled with Light. So much beauty! It is as if you have all woven candles...created a sacred parchment for me to read.

Nellieanna, my Dearest, what can I say? I've already re-produced the poem here. I lost it all right, but I re-wrote it this morning and added some of my gratitude poem for my 100th or 200th Hub (don't remember which) making some necessary adjustments to fit.

Your graciousness is noted and soul-touching and I treasure your peerless Heart for this.

Surabhi, my Sweet...all my Love in the true spirit of forgiveness.

"The age-old discovery--

Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness--

Is the only way

To real happiness." -Sri Chinmoy. Infinite gratitude.

Blossom,

Thank you so much! Hope that your health remains good. Truly appreciated.


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

Beautiful words and thoughts, dear ones. Yes this comment thread does seem to glow with light and to lift with joy. Lovely.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thank you....thank you ...thank you.... My Dearest Nellieanna. Actually I'm so happy to see you again. Your spirit seems to be increasing more. Beautiful!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Your tribute is wonderful and inspirational and just right for a lovely and most talented lady like Nellieanna.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

You see, my Love. I keep thinking of you as an American. I was wondering why you're up so early when I suddenly remembered you're in Latvia. Thank you for coming and gracing my Hub. I suppose your time is similar to ours, an hour's difference, perhaps.

Will rest again soon. Thank you so much, Rasma.


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Frank Atanacio 3 months ago from Shelton

manatita.. thanks for sharing more good poetry bless you bro..:)


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Love you, Bro. have you stopped writing Flash? Much Love.


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MsDora 3 months ago from The Caribbean

You are the word painter of Light, Healing and Fulfillment. God bless you for sharing your exceptional talent.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thanks Dee. In New York. Really appreciate this.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

FYI When it is 7PM in Riga, Latvia it is 5PM for you in London.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

I see, Rasma. You're two hours ahead.


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Ashish Dadgaa 3 months ago from India

Dear Manatita,

Wow, I Was Struck By The Beauty Of The Moon. I had read thousands of poems and articles on Moon but haven't read such beautiful creation before. I loved your words for moons, words seems like diamond and pearls. You are genius writer Mr. Manatita.

Regards,

Ashish


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aviannovice 3 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Very, very nice. I always considered Nellieanna salt of the earth, but for some reason, she dropped completely out of my sphere.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Ashish,

You are very kind and your sentiments are heart-felt and quite touching to me. Please accept my humble gratitude, my Dearest Brother.

Your loving video is so enchanting! I love it immensely and would use it quite soon. Just a tiny thing. Are you able to slow it down a wee bit so that all the words can be read. Infinite Gratitude.

Deb, Thank you so much, my Friend. As to Nellieanna, she had some Carpel Tunnel Syndrome problems, and of course, not withstanding that she is over 80, she remains a remarkable woman. Much Love.


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Ashish Dadgaa 3 months ago from India

Heyyy Manatit,

Thank you so much for your appreciation . I am accepting your gratitude with my open heart :)

Yeah, I have edited video as per your expectation, I hope you like it now :)

My apologies for late reply :(

I hope you are doing well and good :)

Take care

Love & Regards,

Ashish


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Yes, bro. In fact the video is up with the poem, and I have also dedicated a much more esoteric poem to you.

I am truly grateful for your heartfelt generosity. Much Love.


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Ashish Dadgaa 3 months ago from India

Ohh wow, that's wonderful. Where's that video? I want to see it on your Hub :)

Awwww really? That is really sweet of you. Can you please share a name of that poem with me?

Thank you so much for your appreciating and dedication :)


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

This is your poem :http://hubpages.com/literature/Love-The-Rhythmical... and The Glories of The Seer Poet, is the one you did. The video is now with it. Click on my name and my poems will come up. Its probably about the sixth one down. The video is up. Cheers.

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