Poetry, Like Love, Dances in The Heart of Man. A Loving Dedication to Alysia McAlister (Laughing Rain)

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Light in darkness

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Although an avid reader, bright; passionate,

She had long struggled to comprehend his eloquence.

But today the portals of her Heart flung open,

And the majesty of the Light illuminated her darkness.

Now she smelt the wafts of sunflowers,

Rustling in the breeze; the whisper of butterflies,

Lighting up their natural habitat.

Amidst all this, the flautist captivated her Heart,

As she held the sacred parchment,

Its flute playing a remarkable symphony

As if tuned by Love.

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Not so long ago, she had tugged at this same calfskin,

Trying needlessly to pull the snow from flakes,

Which waltzed within a calligraphy of words sublime.

Only it was not doable, and Almeida comprehended it not.

But now she heard the murmuring of melliferous bees;

Tasted their honey, as the might of the ocean

Lashed against the shoreline.

She would not question his words again,

For, like Love, good poetry has no cause or reason.

Like an astrolabe of God’s secrets,

It glides through the luminosity of the Sun,

Dancing in the Heart of Lovers, until one day,

A supernal beauty springs forth,

Exploding into fragments of ineffable Delight.

It is then that the joyful tears of the Lantern Carrier,

Will convey silently, the jubilant tidings of Golden Rain.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted 3rd December, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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27 comments

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Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago

This is beautiful, and inspiring.


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Venkatachari M 9 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very nice and insightful. You have dedicated it to a woman of great intellect and inspiration.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Shyron.

Hope that all's good with you. I truly appreciate your loving sentiment. Have a great day!

VenkatachariM, what can I say! You're a man of great discernment. I appreciate you. Thank you so much!


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rdsparrowriter 9 months ago

Keep on encouraging and making each one feel special by your poems :) This is lovely :)


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billybuc 9 months ago from Olympia, WA

No one does dedications like you do, my friend. Your compassion and love for others shines in these works. A good legacy you have, brother.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

Creative and inspirational. A beautiful dedication!


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Ruby. Lots of Love.


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MsDora 9 months ago from The Caribbean

There's no stopping the Lantern Carrier. He enlightens so many hearts!


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

He he. God is an enlightener, my Sweet. I remain an eternal beginner, a servant of His. Still perhaps I understand what you mean. Thank you so much.


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LaughingRain 9 months ago from Arizona

you are very passionate and sensitive caring person Manatita and now you give me some wind beneath my slightly tired wings. blessings...Alysia


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Hi Alysia. I have added the word 'mojo' to one of my poems. Not yet published. Maybe it will help your 'slightly tired' wings. Mines too, He he.

Thank you for gracing my Hub and much gratitude for your loving support. So glad you like it. Much Love.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Lovely and most inspirational poetry.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Gypsy. A real honour coming from you. Gratitude ..much.


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word55 9 months ago from Chicago

There you are Manitita, Beautiful poetry for a lady with great writing talent. You highlighted the very best of Ms. Alysia. She glows in your words. Who wouldn't be so inspired?


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Thanks Bro. I got that thing you sent me. Gratitude. Look for a nice poem of mine and have another video go. I need some more.

Thank you for your great support. I note that you have one Hub as well. Tired. Will return a.m., God's willing. Much Love.


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Dana Tate 9 months ago from LOS ANGELES

Beautiful words manatita44- I can see you possess a beautiful heart. Your kindness and appreciation for life are a precious jewel.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

What a sweet thing to say, my Dana.

I saw a beautiful Muslim girl at Poetry Café. She was drumming with her sister to their own compositions, taken from the words of Rumi and Bulleh Shah. She spoke sweetly and eloquently, of the importance of words, and the energy and vibration that they carry .... the importance of being careful ...

So I try, my Sweet Dana, I try. Much gratitude and God bless.


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bravewarrior 9 months ago from Central Florida

This is so beautiful. Your words describe an awakening of the senses and the soul. How befitting of someone whose pen name is Laughing Rain. Awesome!


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

So glad you like it. There is a hidden secret in there which is just for you, my Sweet, but you have to find it. He he. Thank you so much!


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bravewarrior 9 months ago from Central Florida

I saw it as soon as I read it, Manatita. I know exactly what you're referring to.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

All in good spirit, of Course. You're sharp! Much Love.


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aviannovice 9 months ago from Stillwater, OK

And jubilant it is! Keep on doing it, too.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Deb. The big day is getting closer! Hope it's not too cold for the birds. Won't do. Much Love.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Yes, yes! I am a lover of esoteric poetry, especially the ones which come straight from the core of Heart, as the case is in Manatita’s poetry. Great poetry as usual! Wise use of words… beautifully woven. What a delight… rejuvenates many hearts… Hari Om!


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Hi My Sweet. Going out in a minute. Christmas duties call plus Poetry Cafe this very night in the City.

I am only the grain of sand that looks up to see if I can see Rumi, Tagore, Kabir ....

I can see only my Teacher. But only because He has never left! Gratitude ...gratitude ...gratitude.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Enjoy your day at the Poetry Cafe, Manatita. I'll read your poems in the mean time.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london Author

Gratitude ....much ....much ...

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