In The Presence of my Beloved, I Dined With Joy: Dedicated to Chitrangada Sharan, by Manatita

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To:- ChitrangadaSharan, for her inner beauty, sweetness, charisma and Light ...


She looked at me invitingly; with an alluring smile,

And my Soul blushed in Silence.

Long had I sought Her,

Amidst a life of drudgery and broken dreams.

But now this captivating glance of Her effulgence,

Caressed my heart in a glow of overwhelming joy.


Pining for eons by the lure of much distraction;

Ceaselessly obtaining thorns instead of roses,

I once drifted helplessly from place to place.

Resting finally in the great fullness of Her grandeur,

I feel blessed, bewitched by the splendour of my experience.


Shiva and Parvati
Shiva and Parvati

Her voice was intimate, cradling my Silence,

Life a soft stream of flowing current,

Enhancing the richness of my rhapsody.

How I yearned to tell Her of my Sojourn!

All those meaningless persuasions;

False hopes in searching for my bounty.

Now that I have found Her,

This Heart becomes astounded,

And my tongue remains mute.

Unable to express the rapture from within,

I embody the weakness of quivering lips.


As we embraced,

A flood of unspoken moments entered my Being.

I felt hallowed, a lone guest at the dining table of Her Majesty.

Drunk deep with celestial wine,

Lips still wet from the sweetness of Her Chalice,

I spoke in silent eloquence,

To the golden curls of Her delight.

She stood unmoving, an enchanting glint in Her soulful eyes,

Unveiling inner mysteries,

In the radiance ofHer sanctum.

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As She reached out to garland me,

The sweet pull of our energies collided;

An array of luminous beacons,

Now in possession of my conquered heart.

And so with a sweet and sacred salutation to Her presence,

I paid homage with a valley of welcomed tears,

And dined with matchless Joy.


Sweet Parvati, Goddess of Love,

I'm an enthralled lover, wooing in trance;

Receiving cascades of perfumed roses,

In the midst of shimmering Light.

Pilot my life-boat with a paramour's skills,

To find my way home.


Manatita (Bard of Solace) 17th July, 2014. Copyrighted.

Shiva and Parvati

" My Love of God has no need for heaven's bliss,

For my love of God itself, is the highest bliss." - Sri Chinmoy.

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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

Interesting and beautiful. Very expressive, manatita.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Another beautiful tribute. You do these so well my friend. Blessings to you always.


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Sounds like a very distinctive dedication to one of our own here. Congrats on locating such splendor between the two of you. Very profound and descriptive poetry friend. Be blessed!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Shanmarie.

Bill - I appreciate this as always. Blessings to you, too, especially this beautiful Sunday.

Word55 - Thank you so much, Bro. Blessings here again. Gratitude for your kind and sweet sentiment. Peace.


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ARUN KANTI 2 years ago from KOLKATA

How beautifully you have dedicated an excellent piece to a great hubber, a prolific writer endowed with a charming personality blessed as she is by Devi Saraswati Goddess of Knowledge and Arts. Thank you. God bless you!


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Monis Mas 2 years ago

I don't know much about the subject, thank you for sharing this beautiful piece and photos.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you Monis. I appreciate this. Gratitude.

Hi Arun. Yes. Charming and blessed, I totally agree with you. Thanks for the insight and for your loving sentiments.


Midget38 2 years ago

Chitrangada is a wonderful lady, Manatita. A wonderful tribute.


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snerfu 2 years ago from Madurai, India

Nice expressive emotions indeed goddess Parvati plays a pivotal role in Hindu mythology albeit subdued. Your poem is very effusive and stirs the imagination of the reader. Wonderful, keep it up.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you, Michelle.

Good of you to appreciate her. I think that you're 'cool', too. Much peace this Sunday.

Snerfu - welcome here, my Friend. Thank you for your loving sentiment. I really appreciate this.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Chitrangada is beautiful and your poetry is always expressed so well and enchanting.

Blessings always


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

She seems a favourite with many, Faith.

So glad you approve and visited to leave such a loving contribution. May the Mother's Love guide you and yours this day and forever.


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Wonderful and beautiful, Manatita. Bravo!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Hi Victor.

Blessings Bro. Gratitude for your regular and loving contributions. Peace.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely tribute, written and illustrated so well.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thanks again, my love.

God bless us both and I trust that you have a great and peaceful evening.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Such a wonderful tribute to a very beautiful soul.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Gypsy.

Another sweet contribution. Thanks a lot!


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Doris Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

Manatita ~ When I think of surrendered love, I think of that weight that lifts from shoulders, the release of a heart to sacrifice willingly for another, an embrace that brings forth welcomed tears of joy, and a chance to breath again. These are the images I saw as I read your beautiful poem. Everything you write has so much depth and solicits from its reader elevated thought. Thank you.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

No, my Sweet.

Thank You! You're one of those who appreciate and seem to understood my poetry, and the gratitude is all mines. Once more, muchisimas gracias!! Have a great day!


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Oh!!!!

Thank you so much manatita44, for such a beautiful and expressive poem!

I am just speechless and at a loss of appropriate words to express my gratitude to you and your excellent poem.

I have seen you writing poems for other wonderful hubbers, as a tribute, but I never imagined I would be blessed with your beautiful thoughts one day.

As I have always maintained, you are a noble soul and I am not saying this just like that. I am blessed with certain God gifted instincts, according to those, who know me closely. And this has guided me to believe that you are in fact a kind soul. Only those who love God and believe in his presence, can appreciate others, which you always do.

Regarding your beautiful poem--it is soulful, enchanting, captivating and full of depth.

It is so difficult to describe the beauty of Gods and Goddesses, but you have done it so beautifully, bringing them alive in our imagination.

I am sorry, I saw this hub so late, as I was a bit preoccupied in the usual 'real' life.

Again, my sincere and heartfelt thanks for writing this beautiful poem and dedicating it to me.

May God bless you with much more love! You truly deserve it!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank You, Chitrangrada.

Yes, I need His blessings for much more love, and as such I really appreciate your loving wishes. Delighted you visited and so lateness is not an issue here.

My 'Love' poems are mostly addressed to the Absolute. I used 'She' (the Mother aspect), to honour you, and chose Parvati as the goddess of Love. Since my poems are deeply sublime and spiritual, the western gods and goddesses do not do it for me. Again, I'm paying homage to you and so I felt it best to do it this way.

Gratitude for your invaluable acknowledgement and contribution. Hari Om Tat Sat!


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Thank you once again manatita44, for your kind words!

It is easier to praise the 'Creation' than the 'Creator.'

Just as it is easy to praise the beauty of the Flowers than the 'Creator' of the beautiful flower.

This in fact opens us up towards the 'Creator' or the 'God'.

We experience a feeling of union with 'him'.

And one definitely feels 'Peaceful' and 'Content'.

Thank you and have a good day!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you, Chitrangada.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I really liked this. It is an excellent tribute!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Hi Deb, How are you?

Good to hear from you and wishing you much Higher blessings for your noble endeavours. OM Shanti!!

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