I AM, THAT I AM .....Visions of The Infinite. In Response to Ann’s Challenge, by Manatita

For Annart's Challenge: http://annart.hubpages.com/hub/THE-RICHNESS-OF-THE-ENGLISH-LANGUAGE-What-does-it-Mean-to-You-as-a-Wr

Painting of Ann's beautiful girl
Painting of Ann's beautiful girl | Source

I am the pen that scribes your dreams;

The Voice that enjoys the eloquence of speech.

I am the Breath of Silence, lost in the depths of my equipoise;

I build My Palaces of Love,

As a Song-bird, in the seeds of the Heart.

Together we gaze at the firmaments,

Have fun with the beauty of nature on crimson clouds.

We stand mesmerised by My Love’s reverential awe,

And dance with the twilight, while walking My dawns.

I am the rose, and the sacrifice of its fragrance.

I am the blooming bud, and the kernel from whence it came.

You will find me in the rain, that replenishes the parched Earth;

I will remain its murky colours,

Long after retreating, into the Silence of the Heavens.

I am the ripple of the water, enmeshed in my own mystery.

I sing of Love’s longing; the emancipation of Life;

And stand as a Wayfarer,

Even while unfolding, the Freedom of the Soul.

I’m charmed by new horizons; in the radiance of the Sun.

The innocent unveiling clouds, the magnets of the morn;

In the distance we see gadgets, playing with the dawn.

I am in evil; in the vicissitudes of life.

I am in struggle; in the very core of Strife.

For my many Lovers, the cross is comfort to behold,

How else can they conquer, the dark fetters of the Soul?

So as you stand in admiration, gazing at the sea,

Know you’re in my Essence, and your beauty lies in Me.

-Manatita, Bard of Solace, 22nd December, 2014. ©Copyrighted.

~Word-crafted Wisdom. Awakening the Inner Light ~


Taken from Love Poems of Rumi

A moment of happiness,

you and I sitting on the verandah,

apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.

We feel the flowing water of life here,

you and I, with the garden's beauty

and the birds singing.

The stars will be watching us,

and we will show them

what it is to be a thin crescent moon.

You and I unselfed, will be together,

indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.

The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar

as we laugh together, you and I.

In one form upon this earth,

and in another form in a timeless sweet land

Kulliyat-e Shams, 2114

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Two responses! I'm flattered. Thank you so much for this; beautiful as ever and here we have three for the price of one!

Thank you manatita; I appreciate your work and you forming a poem for my darling girl.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

So moving and inspirational manatita, I can tell you are at a creative peak. I cannot wait to read what comes next. Jamie

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

The perfect title to the perfect poem to a perfect challenge. That adds up to a whole lot of perfect.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, my friend.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Yes, Ann.

I had promised a second. Love to the 'litlun.' Much peace.

Jamie, Bro. he he. It's Christmas, I may take a break.

Bill ~ Hi, my excellent Hubber-Friend. Much gratitude. I really like that title, myself. You do have a keen eye, Bro.

So one more time, my Friend, have a glorious Christmas, you and Bev. Family and friends also. Hugs to Jazz.

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

The 'litlun' is now 30 years old! But she's still my little girl with all those dreams coming true.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Hey he ...

I thought that she was three!

Your sweet little girl of course! Merry Christmas to both; your family also. Peace.

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Many others have given her various ages from that painting. She was in fact 7 when I took the photo but the silhouette makes her look smaller I think and she was all bundled up in warm clothes. However, your 'three' made me feel much younger so thanks for that!!

Thanks for the wishes; hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas too, full of peace and love.

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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely - and all the blessings of Christmas.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank You, my dear Blossom.

May the joy of Love and the Peace of happiness, be yours. Have a great festive season.

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is very beautiful, and Ann's daughter will cherish this I'm sure! Your words soothe the inner soul. Loved it. Thank you...

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Now Ruby, I told you that I would write another, and ask you which was better in your view. So look at Ann's two, and come back to me. He he.

Merry Christmas!!

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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Amazing poetry, once again!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you, my Dear Brother. Happy New Year!!

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