Kiss My Soul With Your Delight. A Sonnet and Dedication to Shauna Bowling (Brave Warrior)

A Golden Boat to A Golden Shore

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Row! Row! My Life-boat,

Carry me beyond this sea of storms.

How I yearn for the perennial firmament;

The shooting stars …, to decorate my heart with beauty;

Pour their lustre, into my darkness-mind.

Blow! Blow! O wind of change.

Let your melodious cadences be heard,

In all my crevices of sorrow.

Bringing forward my résume of good deeds,

To kiss my Soul with your fire of Light.

O Beloved, where is that once familiar fragrance,

That lingered in my Spirit? My Heart is desolate;

I yearn only for the quintessentially luminous:

A spectacled pageantry of blazing Suns.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 7th September, 2015. Copyrighted.


~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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My Boat is Sailing to the Valley of The Beyond

A Life-boat on stormy seas. How is the journey?

  • Stormy
  • Safe in His hands
  • Lashing with the waves
  • Choppy
  • Smooth with a low gale force wind
  • An abyss after a rise
  • Balanced
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MarleneB 15 months ago from Northern California, USA

What a beautiful poem. God hears our pleas. We only need to seek Him when we are in sorrow.


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billybuc 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

You picked a good one to dedicate this to. I'm sure Sha will be thrilled by the results. Well done my talented friend.

blessings always


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

And in joy, my sweet Friend. Let us give thanks and rejoice. Good to see you. I believe that you are writing now. Makes me so happy! Much gratitude.

Thanks Bill,

Good to see two great people together. Lots of gratitude for your loving support.


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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, you've very intuitive. Thank you for lifting my spirits!


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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

I'm sure Shauna will read and reread this piece. It is beautifully crafted indeed. Peace..


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

My Dear Shauna, do get well. My advice is very difficult for me, too, but try to feel that only Self-discovery and God-mastery are meaningful and worth your sweet thoughts. Here's a loving Hug and warm embrace coming your way. Much Light and beauty.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

A truly loving sentiment and my hearts gratitude and Love to you, Ruby. In Joy and Light.


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BlossomSB 15 months ago from Victoria, Australia

A beautiful poem dedicated to a worthy soul.


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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

I'm fine, my friend. I went through a rough patch but, as always, I made it through. Soul searching and redirection always do the trick. Things are looking up and the rough times appear to be over.

Thank you for caring enough to write this awesome poem that reaches deep into my soul.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Blossom. Gratitude.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Shauna, glad that you are ok. Happy that you bounce back. Stay strong. Much Love.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

A most wonderful tribute to a most deserving. lovely and talented lady.


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

Yes, indeed! Thank you so much Gypsy. Best wishes.


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Akriti Mattu 14 months ago from Shimla, India

Reading your poems is always delightful :)


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

Akriti,

So happy that you enjoy them, and truly appreciating your contribution. Hari Om Tat Sat!!


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Nadine May 14 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Awesome I'm sure Shauna loved it. My internet has been off and on, but I have not seen any emails from you?


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

No, my apologies. Not yet forgotten and I am so happy that you are willing. I will send you three poems today and then we can take things from there. Thanks for your kind compliment. Much Love, Nadine.


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aviannovice 14 months ago from Stillwater, OK

The winds of change are deep within us all. It is up to us to seek them out and learn from them.


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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

Yes, indeed. So true. Much wisdom here, as usual. Thank you, Deb.

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