Your Love Embraced My Forlorn Heart. A Sonnet. To Chitrangadasharan

With Deep Reverence And Much Love. Hari Om Tat Sat!!



Sunbeams | Source

The first time You embraced my forlorn Heart,

A ray of sunbeams blossomed in my Soul.

I had searched endlessly for that sweet spot,

My breath to kiss Thy face my only goal.

Hopeless in despair I felt abandoned,

All ceaseless cries and searches were in vain.

My woes were not aware that Love had scanned,

The intricated longing in my pain.

Beloved One, such captivating gaze,

My wretched frame unworthy of Thy truth.

And yet Your radiant Form doth set ablaze,

Ignite the flickering candle of my youth.

A timeless Bliss upon Your birthless shore,

Thy golden flute a jewel in my core.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~ 18th October, 2016.

Sri Krishna playing the flute


Aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy

"In my outer life

I invoke God the Power

To protect me.

In my inner life

I invoke God the Light

To illumine me." -Sri Chinmoy

Aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy

"My Love of God has no need of Heaven's Bliss,

For my Love of God Itself, is the greatest Bliss." - Sri Chinmoy.

Musical instruments

What is your favourite Asian instrument?

  • Flute
  • Sitar
  • Esraj
  • Zither
  • Lute
  • Vina
  • Harmonium
  • Other
See results without voting

© 2016 manatita44

More by this Author


shprd74 profile image

shprd74 9 days ago from Bangalore

Beautiful and divine are two words I can think of for your poetry.

- hari

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 8 days ago from london Author

Indeed they are, Hari. Friends like you do make me believe this. Give my Love to Bangalore. Are you five hours ahead also? Om Shanti!

shprd74 profile image

shprd74 8 days ago from Bangalore

Yes sure. Manatita.

Yes. We are 5 hr ahead it's 12.25pm here.

- hari

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 8 days ago from london Author

Enjoy. Hope that things are good with you financially. I pray for our Bhagawan's blessings in the life of you and family. Jai Prabhu!

shprd74 profile image

shprd74 8 days ago from Bangalore

Thank you manatita. All is going great... :-). Hope everything is fine in London.

- hari

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 8 days ago from london Author

Yes. Just had 8 days retreat in Germany. Excellent trip, great weather and much time for remembering Brahman. Going out for breakfast. Hungry. Loving thoughts.

billybuc profile image

billybuc 8 days ago from Olympia, WA

She is such a nice lady, and this fits her perfectly, and you need to steer her over here so she can see it and be as impressed as I am. :)

MizBejabbers profile image

MizBejabbers 8 days ago

Manatita, you use such beautiful combinations of words. You truly are a great poet. I love this one.

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 8 days ago from london Author

Bill, chuckle ... chuckle. Well, thank you so much, my brother! Appreciated!!

Miz, appreciated a lot. While in Germany, I noted that you had commented on one of my poems, but I did not see any comment. Something went wrong, I believe. Sending you much Love and concern. Praise be!

always exploring profile image

always exploring 8 days ago from Southern Illinois

This was beautiful. I especially loved, Ignite the flickering candle of my youth.

MsDora profile image

MsDora 8 days ago from The Caribbean

Blissful mood in poetry. Powerful prayerful concepts by your Guru. Lovely woman who inspired the sonnet. Still among the best of poets!

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 8 days ago from london Author

Me too, Ruby. Cool, eh? Thank you so much, my Sweet.

Dora, A fine sentiment indeed! I cherish this. About poetry I actually think that they should have different prize categories.

For me there is no such thing as best. Rasma is excellent at romance, Nellieanna and Audrey exquisite at aesthetics and the ethereal. I am essentially a spiritual/esoteric/mystical poet.

Some are great at Haiku's and others sonnets and so forth. So I can do most, yes, but My favourite niche is longing and inner experience, all for the Divine. Surabhi sometimes writes like me, but the ability to weave or lift, is a spiritual one based on inner quest. Long response. Much Love.

ChitrangadaSharan profile image

ChitrangadaSharan 7 days ago from New Delhi, India

Thank you Manatita for this soulful, pious and divine poem!

I am sorry I came across this beautiful work of yours slightly late.

I have always maintained and do so even in case of this poem that no one can combine divine love and poetry as beautifully as you.

Your selection of pictures and video also amazes me. You always find the most appropriate one.

I am grateful to you for this honour. May God bless you and all the great hubbers for their beautiful comments.

I feel truly humbled and thank you so much!

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 7 days ago from london Author

My pleasure my Dear Chitrangada, and it's always a joy when others echo my sentiments in relation to your noble and joyful Spirit. Thank you so much for coming and your kind response. Hari Om!

AliciaC profile image

AliciaC 7 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is yet another lovely tribute to a hubber, Manitita. I enjoyed reading the Sri Chinmoy quotes as well as the poem.

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 6 days ago from london Author

Thank you, Alicia. I'm glad that you enjoy the quotes. Great for the inner Self. Much Love.

Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

Gypsy Rose Lee 2 days ago from Riga, Latvia

A wonderful tribute to a most talented and lovely heart - Chitrangada, she is to be admired.

manatita44 profile image

manatita44 2 days ago from london Author

Admired indeed!! Thank you, Rasma.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article