My Christmas Sweet, O Paragon of Festivals. A Dedication to Missy Smith

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My Christmas Sweet, O paragon of Festivals!

O Flame! You who are encircled by star lights

And vivacious streams of Beauty.

Your myriad eloquent hymnal voices,

Fascinates my core with their enchanting power.

Mesmerised by Your pulsing passion,

I dance with a cherubic joy,

Knowable only beyond speech,

Deep within the profundity of the Soul.

Delight, O my Radiance-Delight, how spirited

Is the merriment of Your children!

Gifts, jollity, food and amusement,

Embrace their Lives,

As they praise your name in joyful tears,

Embedded upon their gleeful Spirit.

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Sweet nativity! Lord Jesus, wrapped in swaddling clothes

And lying in a manger,

Thy resplendent Victory,

Has immersed me in its sweet embrace;

Your Light Illuminate my Heart, with a spectacle of rainbows.

Heavenly angels dance on Your bosum, as a pageantry

Of Shepherds and Magi’s exalt your name;

Following the pathway of a luminous star.

Come, Sweet Jesus! Captivate this Being

With Your self-amorous effulgence,

Casting away this veil of night.

Infatuate all Christian Souls in their diaspora;

Let them await the mince pies; the Christmas puddings,

So as to drink from Your supernal salmon-tinted wine.

Undrape their eyes, to see the inner gifts of Santa Claus:

The opulence of Mary’s haven,

So that they continue to dance

With an ecstatic joy unspoken,

Within the magnificence and greatness of the Soul.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, ©Copyrighted, 2nd December, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


The Spirit of Christmas

How should we celebrate?

  • Fun, laughter and the church
  • Family gathering and quality time
  • In quiet reflection
  • In Adoration and Praise
  • Other
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Frank Atanacio 10 months ago from Shelton

a wonderful tribute my friend bless you this holiday season :) I'm sure she's going to love the poem and your efforts


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Frank.

Hope all is good and continues to be for you. My appreciation to you for visiting and commenting on my Hub here. In Love and Light.


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swalia 10 months ago

Wow! What a perfect poem for the festive season! Beautiful pictures accompanying the beautiful images you created with your words.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you Swalia. Appreciated. Har1 Om!


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Minnetonka Twin 10 months ago from Minnesota

Beautiful and inspiring poetry on this holy season. I voted other because I would have said 'all the above'. I hope your Christmas Season is starting with lots of love, laughter and God's presence in your life.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Yes, my friend. God's presence is always there. Thank you so much for reminding me. Joy to you.


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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful poetry and Christmas joy..


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Hi My Dear Ruby.

I read it today. They asked for Christmas poems, and so I wrote it for that. I stole a little from the format of my Divali poem and added much of the rest. Went down very well, considering the rest were silly little funny ones on food and drink.

Thank you so much! Much Love.


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Reynold Jay 10 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

All of the above works for me too. Lovely inspirational poem and as always, well done.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you Reynold.

I'm sure that I wrote one for you. Have you seen it? Much Love.


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shanmarie 10 months ago from Texas

Merry Christmas! Yet another beautiful poem from you.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you. Thank you, shanmarie.

Join me in sending some love and prayers to my sister in your hometown. She needs it. I really appreciate your fine contribution of my poem. Much Love.


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rdsparrowriter 10 months ago

Wonderful tribute :) Beautiful poem :) God bless you!


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thank you, thank you, Rochelle. Lots of Hugs.


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Missy Smith 10 months ago from Florida

Hello Manatita. I love this, and I'm sure you knew I would. It is beautiful. It has really lifted my spirits. Your words are breathtaking, and I love the part of being encircled by starlight. I actually just finished a poem about staring at the moon and stars. It's a very simplistic poem.

I would like to apologize to you for not seeing this latest symphony of words from you. I have been really ill, and I know I have missed a lot. I've been trying to come back and catch up.

Again, I apologize, because this is just beautiful, and as always, helped me be a happier person today. God Bless You Manatita! I thank you from the bottom of my heart! :)


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Missy Smith 10 months ago from Florida

I shared this on all my social sites. I know others will feel as if they received a blessing by reading your lovely words. :)


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

First, I'm so sorry to hear of your ill health! Bless you for still visiting us, and sharing your experiences and loving Heart. Do get well.

How are the children? Hugs as always. Thank you for sharing my poems. God continue to bless and keep you, Missy. I have not chosen to tell you, but I am well aware of the struggle you endure at times. You're very much in my prayers. Let me Hug you and wish you good night. Higher blessings.


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bravewarrior 9 months ago from Central Florida

You've topped off this beautiful poem of resplendent allusions to the meaning of Christmas with one of my favorite Christmas songs. When my son was an infant, I'd sing three songs to him as I rocked him to sleep. At Christmas time this was always on the top of the list.

You've honored yet another hubber with your heartfelt poetry, Manatita.

Merry Christmas to all!


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Shauna. Really appreciate this. God bless your son, and God bless you on this festive season.


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aviannovice 9 months ago from Stillwater, OK

A lovely and joyous tribute. May we all feel as happy as I do after reading this lovely piece.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

How sweet! I read it at my Poetry reading this very night. It was very well received. Thank you so much, Deb. May your seasonal celebrations be filled with joy and happiness. Much Love.

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