Ode to Music, The Language of The Soul. To Phyllis Doyle Burns by Manatita


From one loving Bard to another, in appreciation of her aesthetic, sublime, lofty and poetic works of both prose and poems. Much peace.

Come! Come! O melody of the constellations,

Let me lose myself in trance,

A drunken stupor in the rhapsody of Thy bliss.

Chanting, “Rama Da SA, SA Say So Hung,”

I lose myself in Your grandeur,

Inebriated in the zenith of Your Delight.

Cute Narada, the mystery of thy eloquent flute;

The inner majesty of your celestial clarion,

Has left my speech unspoken; my tongue still.

My Soul dances to the soft winds

Of your inner rhythm;

I feel adorned by the benevolence

Of the illustrious Ones.

Sweet Kristos, Nanak, Krishna, Buddha …

Beckon me to the Light of the Beyond.

This Spirit resonates to the inner harmony;

The sheer rapture of Thy magic;

I whirl in ecstatic delight.

“Satnam … satnam … satnamji,

Waheguru … Waheguru … Waheguruji.”

“Jai Lord!”

Here on this ethereal couch of nectar sweet,

I waltz and sing; dance with the supernal wine

Of “Ram nam … Mere Prabhu … Jai Lord!”

Inebriated, I lose myself in Delight.

Awakened and glowing with the fire of enchantment,

I repose in the firmament of the Great Unknown.

Sweet music, Your Light is a comfort in the shadows,

A beacon on the Path of Love.

You fill me with the mystery of Your Word,

A transforming Manual for eternal Peace.

As You enfold me with Your Life-force,

Let us tango together in Peace Supreme:

“Guru Dev … Guru Dev … namo!”

“Salutations, O Great One … Salutations … !”

  • Manatita (Bard of Solace) ©Copyrighted. 31st July, 2014.


A Meditation of Music For The Soul

The Ethereal Sound

Music is a universal language. The music that stirs and elevates the Soul, is a necessary and life-changing music. It intoxicates the Spirit, and the devotee feels like being drunk or in a wonderfully enthralling trance of peace, Light and joy.

The mystic element of the inner Sound, resonates and vibrates in the cosmos; the Word filling the heart with joy, thrilling the Soul with ecstasy, and the devotee whirls, cries and dances with an indescribable happiness he's barely able to sustain. Let us praise our Lord for His Peace and glory. Satnam ...Jai Guru, Jai, jai Ram!

Peace, Bliss, Happiness

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taiwokareem 2 years ago from Salford

with every hub you write, I've always used a dictionary. Another good thing about meeting you, i'm inspired to always learn new words... i always fall in love with your hubs and use of words

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Then you must be SPECIAL!! Believe in yourself, Bro. I am an esoteric and aesthetic writer. I cloak my words with sublimity and depth. It is enough that you feel this. You will be guided accordingly by our Friend within. Goodnight Bro. Deep but beautiful peace be yours, my loving and loyal friend.

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taiwokareem 2 years ago from Salford

thank you Manatita even though i have to Google the meaning of some of these words. Stay blessed

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Stirs the heart and soul -- thank you dear bard of esoteric beauty and healing. Thank you, Manatita for dedicating these words of deep peace to me. I am delighted and grateful. Yes, the desert winds are kind and peaceful tonight, sending love to all who see, hear, feel and touch the beyond.

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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful expressions in this lovely poem, dedicated to a wonderful hubber!

Voted up as beautiful!

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

You are so good at these tributes. A beautiful gesture of friendship, and a beautiful example of all that is good about writing and poetry.

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

I had to come back and read again, Manatita. It is so divine and I love the music. Thank you again, dear friend.

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I never tire of your mystical firey words. It really is music to my ears. You are a true poet my friend. Wonderful ode to Phyllis..Shared on twitter...

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Phyllis, and for returning again. It is always good to re-visit as you can then appreciate what others write who may come after your initial visit.

I am beginning to use a lot of these music in my morning and evening meditations. They are so beautiful and elevating for my Spirit! Loving thoughts.

Thank you, Chitrangada. Always grateful for your loving contribution. Hari Om!

Hi Bill, this is special to me, coming from one Wordsmith to another. Your prose is of supreme beauty and inspirational to many. Much love, Bro.

And Ruby, I always love hearing from you. I feel a sweetness and a softness and the rare quality of sweet simplicity in your life and writings. God bless you and yours, my Friend.

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Bard of Esoteric Poetry -To Manatita from Phyllis Doyle

Dear prophet of inner peace and beauty, to you I dedicate this poem.

Deep Peace Within ~

With fiery passion born of love and deep peace within

The loving Bard of esoteric poetry journeys through life

Touching the hearts and souls of those who hear and see

Far beyond the ordinary where true beauty can be found

Deep within where the soul dwells in divine splendor

Bliss is the name of the prose he gifts to others

With no thought other than love of the aesthetic

and our potential to eternally grow in spirit

His faith in humanity, his faith in his God

There you find him

Like a lantern carrier, he brings light to the dark corners

Wherein lie the seeds of hopelessness and no peace

Light to open the heart and allow seeds of love to grow and spawn more love

The peace we so need we find by his lantern which allows us to look deeper within our Self

Gifted with Divine Grace does he reach out with words of beauty

To touch the soul with inspiration and enlightenment

Poetry of divine love comes from within

His soulful words drift and settle in the hearts that need them

He gives comfort to the lonely, hope to the lost

The knowledge of love divine to those who so need love

His love for all of Nature and all that is beautiful

Emanates from his soul, shines through his eyes

I surround myself with prophets of peace and divine love

Manatita, you are a gift to the hope of the world

May you always walk in peace and harmony, beloved prophet

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

A poem of exquisite beauty, and before I go any further, can I steal the 'lantern carrier' line? I can use it in some way in a future poem.

So you are the first, sweet Phyllis. I have been framing and decorating poems for people in my meditation Centre for years! They always say to me, "Who is going to do one for you?" They feel that my poem is of such sublimity that they are scared to try or fail. Still, you dared and it's beautiful!

I will decorate this noble contribution of Love with Microsoft word, and then frame same and hang it up, if that's ok with you.

I am still in meditation. I returned here to change to another sacred chant. So I will now continue. May we all value this unique contribution from this loving Spirit of yours. Higher blessings.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

You may, with my blessings, take the lantern carrier line, Manatita. I have a hub somewhere, written long ago, about the Lantern Carrier. The Lantern Carrier is part of my spiritual teachings to others and it belongs to you also because you feel it in your heart. Yes, do use it in a future poem. For you to frame and hang up my poem to you is a gift of joy for me. I will do the same with your poem to me if it pleases you. Bless you. I, too, am about to enter into my late evening meditation. Peace ...

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

PS: make my poem to you pretty with symbols of love and peace, yes?

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

I am amazed you asked. Could I do anything else? When it's done, I'll send you the draft then act accordingly. Shalom!

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, my ... what beauty expressed in your words of serenity and peace to Phyllis. I also loved reading the back and forth comments and Phyllis' amazing poem back to you! She is a gifted poet as well. I will have to visit her side of HP Town.

Voted up and more and away

Have a blessed and peaceful weekend

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Faith.

Yes, do visit her. A great weekend to you, too.

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Manatita, I was revising my old hub (Spirituality and the Lantern Carrier) and when looking for an appropriate book I found yours, 'My Guru'. I am so pleased to include it on my hub and will be ordering the book.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Phyllis. I truly appreciate this and I look forward to seeing the context in which you have used Lantern Carrier.

I have already used it in An Intonation of Love. Whatever blessings that God has given me, I also lovingly offer to you. I trust you have a pleasant Sunday evening, by His Grace.


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Thanks for sharing another amazing and wonderful poem, Manatita. You are a master of words!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Hi Victor.

Thanks a lot. Good to see you on this pleasant Sunday evening in London, UK. Higher blessings.

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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Yes, music can take many forms, especially the Song of the Animals, which luckily, I experience each day, and THAT dear bard, keeps me well and happy. A very nice piece that commemorates the basic of needs.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you so much, my sweet Deb.

Yes, I know intuitively the beauty and sifnificance of your work, and how much it means to you. Yes again, they are and make eloquent music in so many ways! Glory to these loving animals of God's creation.

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