Seeds of Contemplation: A Sonnet. To Phyllis Doyle, by Manatita

For Your Love, Phyllis; For Your Innate Spirituality and Your Fortitude

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I see Your myriad plans unfolding, like the lotus.

My gaze fixed on the promises of tomorrow’s blossoming dreams.

The Earth yields, giving freely of its plenitude.

Day and night the Mother sings and dances to Her own cadences,

In rhapsody supreme.

Her rainbows caress and soothe my longing;

A divine spark fixed on the luminosity of the crescent moon.

I feel the life-breath of Gratitude; of adoration in my Heart,

As the Spirit rises to the sweet drops of tears within.

Singing Alleluia! My very Essence lifts upwards and inwards to the firmament.

The Sacred Silence kisses my brow,

It’s Word a pulsing in my Heart.

I give thanks on bended knees;

A Soul in obeisance embraces; pays homage to the Cosmic Will….unspoken.

-Manatita, (Bard of Solace) 15th November, 2014. © Copyrighted.


~ Word-crafted Wisdom. Awakening The Light Within ~

Absorbed in Flowing Light

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jhamann 22 months ago from Reno NV

Sonnets amaze me everyday as does your writing. Beautifully executed and written. I hope all is well. Jamie


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Yes, my Friend. All is well. Right now all my friends are probably looking at England vs South Africa in Rugby, then for a Divine feast and social chat later on with lots of goodies.

As to me, well, I'm here at the computer, Bro. Aaaah! sob, sob. I will also go to Poetry Café p.m soon. Thanks a lot, Bro. Much appreciation.


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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

These tributes are always beautiful and so very thoughtful. You are a good man, my friend.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

You to, Bill, a very good man.

With you kind permission, I have been planning to mention you in my next prose piece, 'Going The Extra Mile.' Not out as yet.

Much gratitude for your loving sentiments. Have a great week-end.


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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois

Very beautiful. I just read Phillis's latest story and loved it. So glad to read your wonderful poetry...


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thanks Ruby.

Much peace to you this weekend. Blessings from within.


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Phyllis Doyle 22 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Oh! Manatita, I am so full of love right now. Such a beautiful sonnet. Thank you for such beauty. Love and Light.


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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

Love, "the Sacred Silence and " It's Word . . . " Beautiful lines; thoughtful dedication.


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Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

Truly beautiful sonnet in tribute to Phyllis! Sharing your gift of writing to highlight others is a beautiful thing indeed.

Peace and blessings always


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Well Phyllis,

They are usually easy to do for friends. Happy that I am able to serve a fellow Soul in a small way. Higher blessings.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thoughtful Indeed, Dora.

So glad you appreciate this. Have a great weekend as best you can in your current situation. In Love and Light


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Yes, Faith.

We are all one really. Some of us know this and some don't. Again, even for those who know, like ourselves, we still slip sometimes. Who knows the ways of the Lord? Much mehta (Loving kindness)


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Eiddwen 22 months ago from Wales

Only one word here: 'Beautiful' and voted up for sure.

Eddy.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

And I accept with much love in my heart, Eiddwen. For Light and Beauty.

Manatita


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vkwok 22 months ago from Hawaii

Amazing, Manatita. Your words hold power to sway the heart!


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Phyllis Doyle 22 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Dear Manatita, your sonnet has called me back to read again. I am often stunned by the beauty and love in your heart and poetry. I am honoured to receive such a lovely tribute. Thank you again. Much love to you, dear Bard.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Hi Bro.

Good to have you visit as always. Yes, quite touching, this one. Much gratitude, Bro. Much.

Affectionately,

Manatita


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

I am more honoured by your second visit, Phyllis. Loving Gratitude.

To tell you the truth, I myself, am struck by the exquisite beauty of this wonderful sonnet. Joy, Light and Peace to you, Dear One.


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Nell Rose 22 months ago from England

This was beautiful manatita! and I am sure Phyllis really appreciated and loved it! Wonderful!


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Nell, she did.

I do appreciate your kind sentiments also. Much love.


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AudreyHowitt 22 months ago from California

Beautiful work! Your work always seems to inspire!


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Harishprasad 22 months ago from India

Phyllis is a very affable and kind person and she has such a plethora of wisdom in her bosom.This is a very lovely and glorious tribute to a very compassionate lady.

You are such a charming bhakta ( devotee), and I 'm sure what nectar you poured out here so lovingly is the prasad( pleasure) showered on you by the Great and very Compassionate Mother. We are also blessed with such a sweet prasad.

You being so deep in Spirituality, I think of you as modern Prahlad. Your good work will sprout into a beautiful flower one day. Thank you. Voted up and shared.


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Hariprasad,

It's a joy to write for you. You understand my work so well!

Prahlad was a great Bhakta; like Narada, a great devotee of the Lord. One day, Bro, one day. I'm not there as yet. Your very powerful sentiment about my work is noted. One day. Yes. One day, Bro. These beautiful flowers will spread or cascade their fragrance far and wide with the Mother's Will allowing. I will begin to compile them soon.

My most gracious thanks and pranams to you. Salutations!


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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Really appreciate this Audrey.

May your week continue to be loving and full of joy. In Love and Light.


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aviannovice 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

As I read this, I felt an inner peace, accompanied by a wisdom of sorts. Thank you.


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manatita44 21 months ago from london Author

Hi Deb.

Such a sweet sentiment! My deepest gratitude. Glad tidings to you. Much peace.

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