The Joy of Inner Experience, to Mrs Nithya Venkat (Vellur) by Manatita

The Abode of Light


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Inner Experience

The Beauty of The Soul is Best Expressed in?

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  • Inner communion
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Eyes turned inwards towards Heaven,

Life-Energy a melody of my rhythmical breath,

I peered into the ether and saw them,

From the profundity of my tranquil state.

Waves dancing like butterflies,

Candles flickering in waltz to my Delight,

Sweet Love descending like fireflies,

Glowing in the darkness, to illuminate my life.

Rainbows encircling, like an enchanting aura,

In enthralling serenity, to embrace my solitude.

O Love, how can I ever repay Thy priceless Bliss?

Your inner resplendence knows no parallel!

Who can describe the lustre of Thy matchless Pearl?

Your glimmer radiates, on a birthless journey in my psyche,

While the Soul, in an ecstatic thrill,

Sits at the dining table of Your Majesty,

Devouring Your sweet Nectar, in rhapsody supreme!

As one entering a darkened room,

Slowly adjusts to the glowering Light,

So too, I have adapted to the rays of Your brilliance,

Shining in my heart.

O Beauty Immaculate!

Wondrous are the ways of my Beloved!

My Besotted replenishes the reservoir of my spirit-dome,

A Gate-keeper’s lantern, to find my way Home.

-Manatita, Bard of Solace. 8th December, 2014, Portugal. ©Copyrighted.

~Word-crafted Wisdom: Awakening the Light Within ~

© 2014 manatita44

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Phyllis Doyle 22 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Beautiful and sublime, as always, Manatita. To follow the ever glowing light to find our way home is what we must always remember. Thank you for this beauty.

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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

You just keep getting better, my friend. Your poetry is peaceful. Blessings to you always.

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thanks Phyllis.

How are you and life in general? Let me know. Much gratitude here.

Hi Bill,

Yes, I am glad that you say so. Thanks for your beautiful sentiment. God bless you and Bev.

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bigj1969 22 months ago from glasgow

Truly wonderful words,inspirational.great hub.

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bravewarrior 22 months ago from Central Florida

This is beautiful, Manatita. I especially love the last line.

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author


Thank you my Friend. Much appreciation.


So glad you liked it. Yes, I am trying to find my way Home. Much gratitude.

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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois

Beautifully crafted, such an amazing gift you have been given...

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Indeed! My inner gratitude to the Supreme. Much peace.

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vkwok 22 months ago from Hawaii

You have wonderful and amazing vocabulary that just makes this poem all the more beautiful, Manatita.

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

I appreciate you, Brother Victor.

My gratitude for your loving sentiment. Much mehta.

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ChitrangadaSharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

This is such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful person and hubber, Nithya Venkat. And who else but you could have done justice to it.

I have read your earlier tribute poems to hubbers, including myself and each time I am amazed to see your choice of words and how you weave them into a soulful and peaceful poem

Hats off to you. Thanks and voted up!

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Ah! My Sweet ChitrangadaSharan. Namaste!

How's life? Are you dreaming of new and infinite possibilities for 2015 and beyond?

So happy that you liked this poem. My gift is Guru's Grace, and sometimes I truly feel a kind of Divine pride. I add some embellishments to my actual experiences and level of growth, and they seem to work quite well. My deepest gratitude to you for such a worthy contribution. In Joy and Light!

Hari Om Tat Sat!

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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

"Inwards towards Heaven," is beautiful and very meaningful. So are the many other powerful phrases. Nurturing as always!

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thanks Dee.

How's life? Drop me a line.

Your loving sentiment is deeply appreciated. In Light and beauty. Peace.

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Vellur 22 months ago from Dubai

I have not been logging on for past tow days, just saw your poem. Thank you so much for your lovely poem, much appreciated. I enjoy reading your poems and the way you write is unique and beautiful. Thank you once again.

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thanks Vellur.

I do want my poems to be remembered in 40 years or more. So I become an instrument of Something Higher to manifest Its Light. Salaam!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Most wonderful poetry and inspirational.

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manatita44 22 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Gypsy. How's things going with America? Stay blessed.

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aviannovice 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Oh, this was truly powerful!

manatita44 20 months ago

Hi Deb,

So happy that you liked it. Thank you so much!

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