My Song-Bird Sings a Song of Freedom

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My Song-Bird sings a song of Freedom,

For the Emissary of Delight;

I see a Paradise of blue skies.

The pure breath of the celestial regions,

Bestows a grand entrance, to welcome me Home.


Sweet Death, where is Thy fear?

I have discarded all desires;

My golden raiment’s now useless,

Meaningless and utterly false.

The joy of the Supernal Light now elevates my Soul;

I am transported on the Wings of Immortality.


Sweet Death, where is Thy terror?

This mortal frame lying now before You,

Was once life’s longing to be free.

I am not there!

Not in the Casket scented with the balm of frankincense,

Or the sheath bedecked in fine array.


There are those whom, of necessity,

Must do their grieving.

For they, too, must have their story.

Rejoice! For I am on the Elysian lap of Minstrels,

Sounding their conches all the way,

To an abode of Love-Delight.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted. 27th April, 2015.

~Awakening The Inner Light~

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Rumi on Death

Beyond Death and Immortality

Is it just one life?

  • Yes, definitely
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MsDora 17 months ago from The Caribbean

"Sweet Death" frees us from many displeasures; but until that time there are many pleasures to enjoy--for example, your poetry. Thanks!


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CrisSp 17 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Very comforting and solemn read and while others may perhaps find Rumi's words (on video) quite sad and depressing, it is an offering of the heart and soul.

Love from the sky~


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Hey he, Dee. At least I have a true fan. So we'll hang on together. Much Love.

Thank you CrisSp.

I am a fan of both Light and Shadow. When I am tired of my sitting room or lounge, I retire to my bedroom, that is all. Thank you for your kind sentiment. Much peace.


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Besarien 17 months ago

This was timely. We just lost someone dear.

This mortal frame lying now before You,

Was once life’s longing to be free.

I am not there!

Not in the Casket scented with the balm of frankincense,

Or the sheath bedecked in fine array.

This is my favorite part, and so true.

Having a soul is having one foot already beyond this life. That's what I have always believed. Never completely whole, or free, until we are on the other side. That doesn't mean this life isn't beautiful. It has much to teach us. Many miles before we sleep to paraphrase Frost. Beautiful hub and poem that spoke to me today. Thanks!


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

So glad it spoke to you, and my empathies for your loss of someone dear. Yes, the Soul is immortal. Know that ultimately, you will be truly Free. Much love, Besarien.


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Frida Rose 17 months ago from Maryland

I love your message. I have always thought of death as something that brought freedom to the deceased. That it is an end to one journey, but the beginning of another more peaceful one. Your poem was great and the video was a perfect compliment to it.


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Gratitude, my dear Friend. I appreciate this. I really like your poetry. I see much potential ... much. Higher blessings.


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jhamann 17 months ago from Reno NV

You have written a masterpiece. It fell on my heart and made me smile. When I am feeling thin your poetry fills me. Elias still has a fever and a cough and Sam does too. I have faith they will get better and prayer helps too. But then I hope Hannah stays healthy. Jamie


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AudreyHowitt 17 months ago from California

This just warmed me from the inside out--beautiful!


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Thanks for this heartfelt and loving sentiment, Jamie.

In such close environment, it is hard for the kids not to pick up something from one another. School is also another problem. I suspect that they will be well soon. Still, always advisable to seek help if worried. I am praying with you that Hannah stays well. In Love and Light.

Audrey,

I thank you for your loving contribution. Some of your poems are amazing too, and all are exquisitely crafted. Still, As always, I thank you for this honour. Peace.


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aviannovice 16 months ago from Stillwater, OK

And true beauty lies beyond what the mortal mind generally seeks. Peace abounds only when the heart is devoid of greed.


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manatita44 16 months ago from london Author

Yes, Deb, in a pure and loving heart. When Peace enters, all pain disappears. Much appreciation for your wise words.

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