Poesia Cantata 2 (Sung Poetry or Poetry in Song). Dedicated to Bluebird.



Poesia Cantata 2 (Sung Poetry or Poetry in Song)

You say: “Tell me of the music of poetry,

O Bard of Solace.

Let me visualise its motion in song.”

Shall I sing to you of the flower; and

The sacrifice of its fragrance?.

Or do I reminisce on the blue ocean,

Lapping on the sandy beach of Torquay;

Serenading its desert palms and charming vines?

Shall I tell you of the first time that Love touched me;

That I burned in its delight,

And revelled in its flames?

O Poetry, your music resonates,

In the smile of the lisping child;

Your song a beacon in the hearts of the downtrodden.

Day and night the Universe bends in adoration,

To the cadences of your own rhapsodies.

You write for Your message to whisper in the spirit;

Speak to bring tears, in the hearts of many lovers.

O Artiste par excellence,

You sing in the voice of the nightingale;

Rap with vibrancy in the spoken word.

Sometimes sluggish, like a snail,

You course in your manifold nature,

Or float, like an enchanting butterfly,

In the spirit of your ancestors.

Lover sublime,

You shine in the ethereal realms of Heaven,

Yet veil yourself in the dark clouds of war.

While Wordsworth praise your glory,

You adorn the graffiti on painted walls,

And rise, as a kernel of hope,

In the hearts of the impoverished.




Arm in arm we walk,

As glistening nights and quivering hearts,

Reminds us of your beauty.

A soft touch; a delicate kiss … fluttering hearts...

Ah! So exquisite Thy Grandeur!

Your rhythm sings; embraces splendour in my Soul.

I see You, whistling and waltzing on daffodils;

Sunflowers in the valley, swaying to Your light winds,

While the mountain crevices and molten rocks,

Burn with a fiery passion,

That speaks of Thy resourcefulness.

Sweet Poetry, You sail on dizzy heights

In Your supernal beauty;

Yet in the contour of our nakedness,

I have found Thy form.

The immortal Keats enchants me with Your Graces,

Da Vinci paints Your very presence in lustred gold.

O poetry, poetry, poetry ...,

While Mozart captures the rapture, of Thy melody of Love,

I offer my salutations, below, and above.

-Manatita (Bard of Solace) 8th October, 2014. © Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Light Within ~

Edwin Rodney

Spoken Word

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Can you see your growth as a poet? To me it is so obvious. The phrases, the images, all light years better, and the best is yet to come. Bravo my friend.

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

This was an incredible dance through rhythm and rhyme, beauty and joy with every verse. Thank you my friend, Jamie.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you, Jamie.

Your loving sentiments are noted and appreciated. Have a great day! Love to the children and family.

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Beautiful as always.

Funnily enough, I'm in Torquay at the moment on a week's holiday with family. The daffodil pics lift my soul, too. They're my favourite flowers and I love their vibrancy and movement.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

So happy for you, Ann.

Glad that I can serve in some small way to remind you of daffodils. Interesting that you are in Torquay. Hope that you and family have a great time on the beach, for in the sand pebbles, you will find my gems. Loving wishes.

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your poetry is music to ' me ears, just so beautiful..

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

What can I say? God bless you! Joy and Light.

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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

This is a wonderful, beautiful masterpiece, Manatita!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Hey Bro,

You understand and appreciate my poems. Not everyone does, but you most certainly do. It is your loving heart that speaks. Higher blessings.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Latvia? Is that where you are my sweet? I always think of you as an American, but because I was attracted by your sing along with the birds on your windowsill, I looked again. You liked my bird. Isn't he/she cute?

Gratitude to you for your vote of confidence in my poetry.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I am of two nationalities American-Latvian. Both my parents were born and raised in Latvia but had to leave during WWII. I was born and raised in New York City. My parents became American citizens but kept faithful to their Latvian nationality. My dad died when I was ten. I brought mom back to Riga, Latvia when she was in her eighties. She is buried here with my dad. I met my soul mate here and stayed but I'd really would like to have the chance to return to the states someday soon. God bless.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thanks for your sincere sharing. I like your spirit, sweet simplicity and innocent fun. God bless you and yours, Gypsy.

Oh yes, Billy touched on Hope. Hope that you achieve your dreams soon. Peace.

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bluebird 2 years ago

Thank you dear manatita for this special dedication. I enjoyed it and truly humbled by your expression. Have a beautiful day!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

My Pleasure. Have a great Sunday!

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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

We mst have the arts in order to find our own specific way...

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Yes, my Deb. You're so right. very necessary, indeed essential!

Good to hear from you. catching up. Hope that all is good your way. In Light and Love.

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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida

Breathtaking imagery...what talent you have for painting a vision for each of us to consider. I am bookmarking this to reread later

Voted up++++ and shared

Know that Angels are on the way to you...ps

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dghbrh 23 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Your this poem literally sang to me...keep that up, votes up and shared

Om Shanti

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manatita44 23 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Patricia. Truly appreciated. Loving thoughts to the family.

dghbrh, yes, it's a singing poem. Great that you appreciate this. Om Shanti!

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tillsontitan 23 months ago from New York

As always Manatita you lead us through your poems with beauty and imagery. How can anyone resist reading the beauty of your words? Well done my friend.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

manatita44 23 months ago

Thanks Mary.

I thought that you had read this poem ages, ago. I have some real classics here. This is one of them. Thank you so much, my Friend.

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MarleneB 22 months ago from Northern California, USA

I enjoy reading all of your poems, yet this poem feels more elevated than the others. It is rhythmical, it moves me, it has qualities that, when read out loud, sounds like a song. The style of this poem is different. I like it... a lot!

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

He he. Did you notice the Title? It was written to sing; to dance; to flow ... This was a deliberate poem. I had a conversation with a Friend and turned up to his Slam the next day with this one.

Here I am deliberately trying to give my reader a sense of poetry, Poetry in Song.

Have you seen the second dedication to you? How is your health now? I am keeping you in my thoughts. Higher Blessings.

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haikutwinkle 17 months ago

Beautifully woven piece of Art ;)

It takes talent to be inspired by every little thing in life and making something out of it.

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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

What a sweet comment, Haikutwinkle.

I love it. Yes, it takes talent, and for my mostly esoteric style, also intuition and spirituality. Really appreciate this. God bless you.

P.S. I know about Haikus, and also twinkles, but tell me about your name.:)

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sujaya venkatesh 17 months ago

has an oceanic effect goodness

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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Yes, Sujaya. I thank you. Very happy and much gratitude for your loving contribution.

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Surabhi Kaura 15 months ago from Toronto, Canada

This one is smitten with the arrows of love. Incredibly lofty :)

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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

You're now a true fan. Love ya! Peace!

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word55 15 months ago from Chicago

Especially expressed for bluebird. What a beautiful and exquisite flow here...

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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

My loving Brother Al. What can I say? You're a loving bro. God bless us all this weekend.

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Venkatachari M 14 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Awesome poetry. I admire your magical spell. Enjoyed the bliss.

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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

Thank you yet again, Venkatachari.

I truly appreciate this. Higher blessings.

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Oasil-Ul-Jannat 14 months ago from Khulna, Bangladesh

Just awesome! I am amazed! Loved this poem manatita44.

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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

Welcome here, my Friend. So happy to see you. You chose a very lofty poem of mines for your first read. God bless you, Oasil-Ul- Jannat.

Mandire! Mandire!

Mandire Chalo shadak shadika

Antara mandire,

Chetai heribo Parameshware

Amare jana nire - Sri Chinmoy.

Gratitude and much Love.

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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

I'm growing, Bill, yes, but some of my older ones are real gems, too. So maybe you're just reading them more. Also, I mostly wrote ethereal, mostly for heaven. Now, I am deliberately placing some between heaven and earth.

Same style, but using the earth more. I have discovered, particlularly in recitation, that sometimes I am too lofty for the ordinary poet. I do the deep ones in a Sufi evening, and they think I'm absolutely special. Yet if I do the same ones in and ordinary poetry competition, it can be too esoteric for many.

So I am saying that the change of words is sometimes deliberate. This poem included, for I did it for a recitation tomorrow night. But yes, we are all growing.

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manatita44 14 months ago from london Author

From Gypsy Rose Lee:

Voted up and awesome. Incredible poetry with much to delight including the pictures and music. I wanted to sing along with the two incredibly lovely and small birds which sat on my windowsill yesterday in the rain and kept right on singing. Passing this on.

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