The Chalice of Love. An Offering to Caroline Marie (carolinemd21)

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Well, my Sweet Rose,

The children have come and gone,

And we continue on our journey together.

I can still feel the beauty; our commitment to Love,

As the light winds carry our happiness in their aroma.

So far we’ve dined and tangoed at the fiesta’s,

Reclined into our hammock with vodka and coke.

Un cognac pour vous; un cognac pas mois aussi.

I feel so glad that we’ve travelled harmoniously,

And give thanks for accompanying me all the way.

There have been twists and turns, my darling,

Some spirals; an occasional bump on this endless sojourn,

But, all in all, it’s been a wonderful ride.

It feels so nice to be with you! What an amazing voyage!



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We’ve caressed and danced; drank from the Fountain of Love,

While sipping from the Chalice of desire and enchantments.

And though at times it’s been cold and raining,

And your hair dishevelled, you looked even more beautiful!

Let us renew our bond today. This spoken yet unspoken awe;

This magical ‘feel awesome but dare not name’

Realm of speechless Bliss-Delight; This Pulse of Being!

We travel as one and if for some reason peace eludes us,

Then it is only temporary,

For at the appointed time it will come again.

Love radiates the life of harmony, brightens the Spirit,

Conquers all that seek to obstruct its flow.

I have tried to share and remain faithful to this Truth,

And you have supported me in our travails.


I have taken shelter, like a firefly, in your sweet flame,

And my Heart has fluttered and thrilled with your inspirations.

It has been a wonderful road!

Love is the root; the foundation of all we cherish and hold dear,

And we have stuck together,

Only because of this fiery, yet all-nourishing Delight.

Now timeless … timeless … timeless … is the moment;

Within the kernel of this emotion flows the Gratitude of God,

Of our children, and my pennies worth of thankfulness.

We have been filled to the brim and our cup runs over,

And it is not ours to understand.

Let us, together, aspire to know the Lover, the Possessor of Love,

To bathe ourselves in reverence … in Light,

Lost In the quintessence of this splendour ... be Free.

-Manatita 25th, March 2016. The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois

What a beautiful journey into the light!


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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

A long time ago on HP I did a weekly hub highlighting and paying tribute to many writers on HP....it's so good to see this series of yours doing the same thing....although, in truth, yours is much more beautiful.

peace and blessings, my friend, and.....

HAPPY EASTER!!!!!


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emge 6 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Great poetry. I can see that you are a poet out to spread love and you are a success.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thanks Ruby, my ever-faithful Friend. I wish you God's blessings at this most appropriate time of our Lord.

Bill, Ha ha. I try, Bro, I try. It is your Heart that notices, and so this makes you a loving person also, my Friend. A sleepless giver. let us continue ...continue ...some of our brothers and sisters need us. Love to you both on this special weekend.

Emge, so sweet of you, my Friend. Thank you ...thank you.


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swalia 6 months ago

A lovely poem describing a beautiful journey of love and togetherness. Beautiful images and the video add to the charm.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Shaloo. Appreciated. Higher blessings.


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MsDora 6 months ago from The Caribbean

Great mood to share with a partner. There's no substitute for togetherness. Lovely lines!


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Yes Dee,

Hope all's good this day and for our coming tomorrow. Adventist, no? If I remember rightly. Thank you. Partner? I'll wait for you. Happy Easter!!


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Venkatachari M 6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Wonderful poetry on a love voyage. The lines are awesome and mesmerizing. The images also wonderful. A nice tribute to Caroline Marie.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

I appreciate that you're a great Friend, my Brother. A good man too. God bless you, Bro. Happy Holi! Om Shanti!


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vasantha T k 6 months ago from Bangalore

Beautiful poetry! A good collection of pictures. Well done.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Hello Vasantha.

Good to see you always. Thank you so much!


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Frank Atanacio 6 months ago from Shelton

very nicely penned my friend very nice indeed


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Sassy Diva 6 months ago from Forestville M.D.

This is a nice poem


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manatita44 6 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Frank. Thank you so much!! -Manatita

Sassy, great to see you and welcome here. Really appreciated your input. I could be busy for the next two days, but I will return to you. Remind me if I forget. Much Gratitude.


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bravewarrior 4 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, this would make for a heart-felt anniversary card, or the perfect sentiment for a wedding vows reaffirmation. Just beautiful!


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Ha ha. You'rte right. I never thought so, buy yes ...yes... after we're married, it will be yours ....

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