We Both Float in an Expanse of Matchless Love. A Dedication to Marlene B

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Dedicated to Your Recovery, Marlene. Get well.

You are nothing but beauty, effulgent beauty,

Wherever I look Your aura mesmerises;

Cascading snowflakes to the magna of my Soul.

The wave rises and the sun sets;

The morning dawns and the skies turn blue.

But a heart in fullness weeps delight,

From emotions burning with the breath of joy.


As a boy I loved the country:

I bathed with the larks;

Whistled merrily with the zephyrs;

Danced with the vibrant petunias.

At nights, I would bring the moon down,

Embrace – from my window – a galaxy of shooting stars.

I was a child then!

I flew to the radiant sun,

Mimed the melody of many roosters;

Spun tops and played marbles in grandpa's yard.

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But now, Your wondrous love overpowers my spirit;

Your resplendence knows no parallel.

Peerless among the chosen,

You send sweet thrills to a heart pulsating rhythms;

A Soul on fire and glimmering in Your lustre.

My tongue is trembling, and I do not speak.

Instead, I melt, like butter, saturated

By the warmth of the cookware in which it sits.

Only it is the Light of myriad firmaments,

And we both float in an expanse of matchless Love.


Sweet Sunbeam, charmed Ray of hallowed Light,

Flood my Heart with Your effulgence,

Transport me through the portals of Bliss Supreme,

And take me HOME to Thee.- Manatita 3rd March, 2015. The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted.

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Faith Reaper 21 months ago from southern USA

Beautiful tribute to Marlene. I pray she has a speedy recovery.

Peace and blessings always


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always exploring 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful manatita. Your deep emotions shine like the stars at night. Blessings Marlene..


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billybuc 21 months ago from Olympia, WA

I will have the honor to meet Marlene in person this summer and I am so looking forward to meeting a kindred spirit.

Your poetry shouts to the heavens, my friend.


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MsDora 21 months ago from The Caribbean

Manatita, you made me gasp at "bring the moon down." Your lines are full of beauty and passion.

Best wishes to Marlene for a healthy comeback!


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tillsontitan 21 months ago from New York

I did not know Marlene was not well but reading this beautiful poem will certainly cheer her. Your words are like a song.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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manatita44 21 months ago from london Author

Faith, I thank you. God bess your family this Sunday evening.

Ruby, this is a beautiful sentiment. Much gratitude ... much.

Billy, so glad that you will meet. Much gratitude for your continued support.

MsDora, A wonderful contribution here. Yes, children want to go to the moon and bring it down. Gratitude ...

Yes, Mary, I like it to sing sometimes. Poesia Cantata is just like this one. It sings deliberately. Love to you and family this Sunday evening. Peace.


Smilealot 21 months ago

This is a very thoughtful, and a beautiful poem:-)


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manatita44 21 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, my dear brother. Appreciations.


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

beautiful and amazing, you could compose well


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manatita44 21 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Peach Purple. Much appreciations and thanks for your visit.


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MarleneB 21 months ago from Northern California, USA

I have no idea how you knew of my failing health. I just returned from my doctor's office this morning. I have told no one of my condition, yet you already knew. My heart is failing and it leaves me as silent as the suggestion in the video.

We are never promised to be here on this earth forever, but today's news makes me pause to consider how I will spend the rest of my days here on earth. Thank you for this beautiful poem. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend.


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manatita44 21 months ago from london Author

Sweetheart, do you know what Manatita means? It is my Soul's name and was given to me by Sri Chinmoy in 1989 near Christmas time. It means Beyond the Mind - in the Heart of our Lord Beloved Supreme.

I have sat in deep prayer and meditation daily without fail for 33 years! Our Beloved has given me some intuitive gifts. He he. Lol.

My Heart is with you, and my prayers are for you. God speed to better health.


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MarleneB 21 months ago from Northern California, USA

Thank you for your absolute love and prayers. I know all is well now.


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aviannovice 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Excellent work. Those were the things you did as a child, but I still do them. I am not meant to grow up, am I?


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manatita44 21 months ago from london Author

A remarkable and necessary quality. Wish I was like you. I'm working on it. Peace.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

'But a heart in fullness weeps delight'....perfection...

And how sweet of you to honor Marlene this way...

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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vkwok 20 months ago from Hawaii

Another wonderful poem, Manatita!


manatita44 20 months ago

Thanks Bro,

Yes,some great poems. Much gratitude.


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Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago

A beautiful tribute to Marlene B.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Shyron.

So happy that you like it. Much Love.


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word55 15 months ago from Chicago

Manitita, the depth of expression emits from you like water from a fountain. You take people all the way to the top of love's mountain. Marlene is a beautiful person. We are glad to know of her through her own hubs and through your writing spirit of her. May she be healed to live forever through the everlasting life of Jesus, here on earth as we all should strive for to do. With much love and good health, Al


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Al, and thanks again to all who visit today. This one was done at the beginning of March. Much Love.

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