Poesia Cantata 3: Poetry in Song: A Dedication to Bill and Beverly Holland.

Courtesy of Bill Holland photos
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Courtesy of Bill Holland photos
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Dear Beverly, this heart of mines won’t allow me to think of you as separate, and so I must mention Bill. Still, I wanted you to know that you were very much in my thoughts when I wrote this one.

A good woman will always elevate a good man, and vice versa. There is even a greater joy when they blend as one, like the powerful and majestic Falls of the Iguazu, dropping into its reservoir below.

I see you, silent … vibrantly and lovingly working from behind the scenes, envisioning the heart and nobility of your husband; offering your heart and purity like the wives of ancient Seers. Needless to say, I see a heart full of joyful tears, content and the spirit of sacrifice. My pranams and adoration to you both.


This Dance …

This poem that I’m about to read,

Was taken from lamps serenading your radiance;

Plucked, like sweet mangoes, too succulent to eat

And yet … too exquisite to be left alone.


This poem that I’m about to read,

Was taken from the banquet of Her Majesty,

Arrayed softly on chairs,

Bedecked with the most expensive garments;

Draped in fine cloths and sprinkled ….

Yes sprinkled … with the supernal vintage wine of Heaven.


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This poem that I’m about to read,

Is a song for You.

A Psalm so … so eloquent as to be adorned in rhapsodies;

Decorated in the sweet Delight of a Heart on fire.

A Candela of brightness,

Burning with the thrills of luminance.


This poem that I’m about to read,

Reminds me of Your exquisite tenderness.

A Smile as flawless, as the kiss of the moon;

A grace alluring, ah! … Plesetskaya, so delicate,

The nimble feet of a Ballerina.


This poem that I’m about to read …

Is an offering.

My Soul sends it to the Wings of your Beauty;

To the Bird of Light in the Heart of ALL,

Cascading, like a rose, from these poignant lips …

Of a Lantern Carrier.

-Manatita. Word-crafted Awakenings from The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 10th March, 2015.

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bravewarrior 18 months ago from Central Florida

This is beautiful, Manatita. I'm sure Bill and Bev will cherish it!


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Shauna. So glad that you like it. Have a great Sunday.


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida

How lovely of you to offer such a tribute. NO doubt Bev and Bill will feel how sweetly you shared this.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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always exploring 18 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is another one of your very best. Dedicated to two people in love. Beautifully crafted in Manatita's style...


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Patricia I really appreciate this. God bless you this Sunday and Happy Mother's Day from London, UK.

Ruby, I'll have to start paying you. You write so wonderful sentiments! Much love this Sunday evening.


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MarleneB 18 months ago from Northern California, USA

Such a beautiful poem for two people I have not met in person (yet), nevertheless I adore.


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Yes, my Sweet.

I hear from Bill that he is hoping to meet you. I can feel the beauty and sacrifice of his wife and the nobility of Bill's heart. So you should have a great time!

Thank you for your kind sentiment. In Love and Light.


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rdsparrowriter 18 months ago

Wow ! What a wonderful tribute :) Beautiful and thoughtful :) God bless you!


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Thank you, my Friend. Much peace.


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annart 18 months ago from SW England

Lovely! They are two outstanding people, I think, and Bev certainly seems an inspiration from what I've read.

Ann


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Hi Ann. Love and best wishes to the family. A belated Mother's Day to you and yours which I know that you treasure so much. Much gratitude,


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billybuc 18 months ago from Olympia, WA

Buddy, I have no idea how I missed this one. I always comment on your poems, so wouldn't you know I'd miss the one about Bev and I? Sorry..and so beautiful it is. I'll share it with the woman of the house when she gets home, and I'll have tissue standing by for she will need it when she is done reading. Thank you so much. This touched me and I will smile the rest of the day because of your beautiful spirit.


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

The feeling is reciprocal, bro. You make me feel like crying too. So pleased that you like it.

I took a short nap and I'm a bit better. God bless you both. Peace.


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SAQIB6608 18 months ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

sweet !! brother Manatita !! Keep up the Good Work !!


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Missed you, Bro. Were you taking a well deserved rest? Salaam!Gratitude.


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Vellur 18 months ago from Dubai

A beautiful tribute to wonderful people. Great work.


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Gratitude, Vellur. Higher blessings on this Sunday evening. Salaam!


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SAQIB6608 18 months ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

Yes brother Manatita. Had a self enforced hiatus. Will be in contact on HP.

Regards. Good to see you doing well !!


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aviannovice 18 months ago from Stillwater, OK

An awesome and up on this one, as well, for it takes both parties of a couple to work hard to make a good life flow. As a matter of fact, it takes all the life energy that can be picked up from the cosmos in order to be successful in this game of life. I tip my hat to your thoughts...


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manatita44 18 months ago from london Author

Gratitude Deb for such a wonderful and discerning sentiment. Happy Easter!


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vkwok 17 months ago from Hawaii

Terrific tribute for two incredible people!


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Hi Bro,

Thought about you today and hoped that you were well. Much gratitude for your continued and loving sentiments. Have a pleasant Sunday evening.

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