Sweet Love, You're my Constant Moonbeam. In Salute to Rasma Raisters (Gypsy Rose Lee)

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He was a hundred and one and she ninety nine.

They held hands as their eyes met, shining

As radiantly as on the first day I saw them,

Some eighty years ago, on their wedding anniversary.

My mother almost made fifty, but alas!

Old Pete’s knackered heart gave up,

And God called them both, to the rainbow of eternity.


Sweet Love, You’re my constant Moonbeam,

Tears flow from my eyes as I feel You,

Like a vibrant sunrise,

Your golden rays luminating my Soul.

You cascade a stream of descending beams,

To ignite a flame in my despair.

O Bird of Light! O Beauty’s Gold!

Pour into my Heart Your supernal wine.

An inebriate, intoxicated by the sweetness of that fiery gaze,

Steep my inner Temple, with the Chalice of Thy matchless Bliss.

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O Beloved, I am Your garden;

You are my Gardener par excellence.

Using an array of ever-transforming tools,

You prune my daffodils and petunias,

Add charisma to my dahlias and roses,

Until they blossom in Thy orchard, sacrificing

Their wafts and beauty to the grandeur of nature;

The glory of the Spirit.


Last night You visited;

I saw the same sparkle of that elderly couple,

Now magnified a thousand-fold in Thy cute gaze.

My mother’s Spirit came, wrapped and encircled me,

In Your shimmering Light.

I swooned as in a drunken stupor, calling out Thy name.

Alleluia! I see starlight’s and fireflies dancing in my core,

Your Love comforting and caressing my Soul,

As I soar, like the Phoenix, to yon distant land of immortality.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 13th July, 2016. ©Copyrighted.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

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  • A pageantry of rainbows
  • An effulgence of inner Delight
  • My Heart thrills with the Joy of Union
  • Touching the rays of the candle that pulled the moon down
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  • TheLight of The Heavens; the elegance of the stars
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manatita reciting 'Drunk With Love.'

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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Now this is what I call "An Eternal Love" and over here, it is woven so magistically. And the palms strike... clapping. You hear it? Your video is superb! Continue to uplift... to elevate...


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

He he...What can I say? Beautifullll comment! God bless your inner beauty, My heavenly goddess. Sweeeettt!!


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cam8510 4 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Being one who has lost a spouse, I can tell you this is very special. I just wish we had made a hundred and one and ninety-nine. Beautiful and full of awesome descriptions of love.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

So sorry to hear, but it reads like you were onto a great and sublime experience. Much Love, my Brother. Gratitude ...


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Venkatachari M 4 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful! Hundred and one and ninety-nine and still the same spirit of eternal love. That's amazing. Wonderful poetry. I would also like to listen to your more spiritual chantings like the one above.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Great! I will either put another for you or send you one more today. Much Love.


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billybuc 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

Rasma, the chronicler of music. Rasma, the writer of love poems. Rasma, my friend. Who better to receive one of your tributes but Rasma?

A winner here, Manatita! Bravo!


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Bill. Appreciated. Yes, she is a great person.


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

Rasma's poetry is not only beautiful, but takes one on a journey full of love and togetherness. This is a lovely tribute to her, and I loved the video. Your voice expresses the words beautifully!!!!!!


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Glad you liked it. The voice poem is different. I now have a few of them, God's Grace. I'm on the verge on great fame. Ha ha. Thanks Ruby.


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emge 4 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Dear brother, your poems refresh and make me think.


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Frank Atanacio 4 months ago from Shelton

a very wonderful poem manatita.. awesome just awesome


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Thank you, my dear Madan. Thank you. You're a good friend.

I want you to know that I sometimes read your other poems too. For whatever reason, I'm careful with anything that seem politically inclusive, from whomever, really. So while I'm practical enough to know it affects us all, I usually try to stay away from them.

I do, however, want you to know that you are well loved. Om Shanti!

Yes, Frank! One of my favourites. Thank you so much!


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Ruby, I thank you. Yes, she's really great and good. Thank you for noticing and listening to my voice on 'drunk with love.' It is a direction I'm taking, and have done a couple more. Much Love, my Sweet Ruby.


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Ericdierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Marvelous. Perhaps I feel much the same when we are merely separated by space and not even death.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Careful.....

In reality I seem to talk about human love, when in fact I'm really talking about Divine Love. I do this deliberately. There is a fine line, though, and love such as yours is awesome and I bow to you.

On a Higher and more profound level, the attachment has to go. Love is ultimately Love for Love's sake:

"O Lord, I remember You, because you remembered me first. I Love You, because You first Loved me."

I say this probably only to you on Hub pages, because you are my Friend, and I sense your dilemma. Not a dilemma in the truest sense. Work with it, in order to rise above it, or make it ultimately merge into the Highest aspect of the One.

"My Love of God has no need for Heaven's Bliss, for my Love of God itself, is the Highest Bliss." - Sri Chinmoy. Thank you, my Friend.


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Ericdierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very interest point. In my belief there is not a fine line but a merger. My wife and I have a fun one with our young one. List who and what you love in order. For us we laugh, for to us love does not work that way. Love is omnipresent and omnipotent. Not one iota of love can exist independently. But I firmly respect your vision also.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

You and I. bro, we are running along the same river. My prose can sometimes be as powerful as my poetry and requires re-reading occasionally.

School is school, but we move from kindergarten...to college ...to Uni ... so too, Love expresses in myriad ways the same One Consciousness. There is always a degree of semantics, and that's healthy too, but I have always admired your stance and that's why I said: ' make it ultimately merge into the Highest aspect of the One.'

If Love wants us to die on the Cross, we must not be found wanting. Not to worry. All's good.


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Ericdierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Cool!


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AliciaC 4 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

The thought of a couple living with love for each other for a hundred years is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your uplifting poetry, Manatita.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Yes, isn't it wonderful! I actually met them. Much Love, Alicia. Have a great weekend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Thank you my friend Manatita. I am truly honored. This is lovely and inspirational and much appreciated. I am thrilled to read the comments here and my heart takes wings and wants to fly. Blessing to you.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Gratitude...Gratitude...thanks for coming and the inspirations from your friends too.


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aviannovice 4 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Soulful joy is an amazing thing, when one can see the aged, as well as their youth all at the same time within those luminous eyes.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Too true, as always Deb. I appreciate you very much. have a great weekend.


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bravewarrior 3 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, your tribute to Rasma rings the truth of her poetry. I'm so glad you've chosen to honor her. The icing on the cake is hearing your melodious voice recite your poignant words.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

You,re catching up, my Dear. Excellent! Much love to you this weekend and always ...much

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