This is a review of manatita's first published book of poetry, written to give the reader a flavour of the book, so he/she can decide whether its worth reading.
A poem which looks at how I was born free and suffering results from my accumulated karma, which in turn is propelled by desire or ignorance, leading to enslavement (Attachment). Nothing is really me, until I blend in the unbounded Love of the Absolute
A poem travelling the path of Spirit to reveal man's own nature as Spirit, We are in God and God's in us, and we are One
Two poems, one free-style Sonnet and the other longer one, are both inspirational and motivational poems. Dedicated to my friend Patrecia Canosa
A philosophical look at struggle and the way of the cosmic Order as expressed in verse or poetry
A look at the journey of life and some of its challenges in a philosophical way
Two contrasting poems, one a Sonnet on flowers and their magnificence and the other a free-style Sonnet on a journey to Light
Two meta-physical poems on the relationship with a Higher Love
More poems on Freedom, a look at the inner or celestial side of Brenda Arledge's 29th Prompt
A endless stream of journeys of unspoken sweetness, depicted by poetry, in Today's Inspiration
A lot in this piece. A loose take on nature's freedom, human freedom, the freedom of America's soul, heavenly freedom and Liberation. In spite of so much, even Acts of Emancipation, man still years to be free
A Sonnet poem and another expressing a relationship and longing for the Absolute
A short story of love of my simple village; the sky and stars at nights. A short poem is also included.
A poem to inspire acceptance, hope, aspiration and Surrender to the Absolute Supreme
A poem of solace and inspiration, designed to ease fear and insecurities as experienced by so many of us
An inspirational way to start the weekend with colour, beauty Love and Light, penned and presented in words sublime
Two poems of wisdom and an offering of Light to aspirants seeking the way of Love
Four lyrical and inspirational pieces to soothe our day and grant us solace from the challenges of everyday life.
A poem expressing the relationship with the all-pervading; the supernal love and another on the delicacy of Truth or wisdom
An epic poem, with the sole intention to inspire, give hope to aspiring souls ... those who are perhaps lonely and afraid, yet seeking for meaning ... for purpose to life. Do not fear, sweet angels.
Poems and prose to inspire seekers looking for a deeper meaning to life
Three Sonnets to inspire love, harmony, beauty ...goodness and Delight
A poem expressing a relationship with the Beloved ... one where all else pales into insignificance.
Three regular Sonnets for your enjoyment on this rather pleasant Saturday's morn here in London, UK..
Two poems, one Acrostic as an offering to Brenda Arledge's Letter prompt number 24, and the other an esoteric poem
An inspirational poem, expressing the relationship between the lover and the Beloved in an esoteric way
The title of this creative writing, is due to the courtesy of William Dale Holland, one that he initially suggested to Rosina Khan. The work is about living a life of harmony with Love and nature ... the spirit of camaraderie and peace with all beings, thereby finding more meaning to life.
Two poems, the first giving a spiritual insight into laughter and the second designed to make us laugh. Enjoy!
Two inspirational and contrasting poems, one showing the transformative power of prayer (Salat), and the other the joy of selflessness, of service ... of giving, from both humans and the universe
A Sunday Offering of true beauty, my friends --the one that touches the soul ... the psychic Heart. All adorned in eloquent words for you.
Two poems showing the Light within and also as the end of shadows
Two regular Sonnets dealing with youth, age and wisdom in response to the 21st Prompt of Brenda Arledge.
A devotional and metaphysical poem, concerning the sweet and agonising relationship, between the devotee and the Absolute Supreme
An esoteric poem, inspired by Grace.
A mystical poem expressing Love and adoration for the Divine
An inspirational poem, leaving the dark shadows (Regrets) of life behind, to enter the realm of Love and beauty
An inspirational poem, expressing the beauty and relationship with the wonder and awe of the inner life.
An inspirational poem in response to Brenda's prompt
A celebration of my sister's life in prose and inspirational poetry, for all my family of friends here on Hubpages
A look at enslaved labour from Africa for over 500 years, through prose and poetry. A celebration of sorts of how far we have come and yet so much more to be done before the core values of Liberty and the pursuit of happiness can be achieved by all.
Reflections on Memorial Day and the Spirit of Justice
A poem about the Spirit of my Mother
A look at memories of a visionary kind of loving and living in the Light of the soul
Poetry and prose, to express the beauty of love and friendship, of nature and a sense of innocence, identification and the harmony of the Heart
A look through poetry, at the journey of life ... of how the here and the here-after merge ... are all one in a much larger stream of Consciousness
A combination of prose and poem, for the Esteemed writer William Dale Holland and his lovely wife Beverley Holland
A poem using some ethereal friends in harmony, to show an ideal in relation to the core of friendship
A look at pain and relating it to the life cycle, including death. This Hub also speaks succinctly, of some of the virtues of my departed sister.
A poem and prose, extolling the virtues of Love and Wisdom. A Dedication to Mary Norton
An inspirational poem on the challenges we face as we progress along the Path of life
A look in prose and poetry, at a glimpse of some of the magnificent attributes of Ms Dora and a glimpse into the life and resurrection of the Christ
An aesthetic, ethereal inspirational poem, filled with images of a higher beauty ... of Light ... of Love.
A look at Love and Lovers of Love; the bewildering creation in poetic form
Two contrasting poems, one extolling the beauty of renewal and spring and the other of maturity and purpose. Note the use of the word 'pooh' in the second, necessary as the poet takes the reader from infancy to adulthood; from struggle to Freedom; from imperfections to an illumining Light
A devotional poem, expressing the relationship and longing of the lover for his Beloved Supreme
A Flash-Fiction story of Love and romance with a fairy-tale ending
An early approach to the coming Easter season with poems and prose
An aesthetic, ethereal and inspirational take on the relationship between the Lover and the Beloved
Some inspirational thoughts for St. Patrick's Day. He was a man of God, after all.
A Flash Fiction story of the journey of life ... its pitfalls and ephemeral pleasures; the shadows along the way which all aspirants must face.
An inspirational poem, to inspire the soul of seekers of the Light
An inspirational and ethereal poem
An inspirational poem and dedication to Amara Hassan
A look at Haiku, expressing both beauty and demise, with a brief prose introduction
Two poems, one a free-style Sonnet expressing Nature's beauty and the other the heavenly beauty, both propelled by Love.
A look at the sanctity of nature ... of creation in poetry and its effect on us as humans. A free-style Sonnet
A loving dedication in prose and poetry, to my charming Didi ji Misbah, extolling the glories of eternal Love ... all that is, comes from and lives in Allah.
A philosophical take via poetry about the Path to Love
One mans take through narrative poetry on some aspects, including the video, on the new normal
An esoteric look at Mother gaia and her cyclical movements of newness, growth, aspiration and renewal ... of spring. Expressed in both prose and poetry
An exposition on Spirituality and only one view shared of the many in life.
An exposition on the relationship between the seeker and the beloved, Part 2
An exposition on Love and Its relationship with the seeker of Truth. Part 1
Two poems, one in praise of the rose and the other a meta-physical poem as offerings to Pamela for her birthday and Valentine combined.
Two free-style Sonnets expressing the sublimity and loftiness of living in Light and Love
A Valentine poem addressed to my Beloved and cloaked in the image of sublimity, loftiness, imagery and beauty.
A Poetic tribute to the great black American luminary and Statesman, John Lewis
An article to inspire faith, hope and Love in the Heart of the aspiring soul.
Two poems for introspection and for those looking for more meaning to life
A poem with a twist of Zen and other reflectice practices. Food for the soul
A free-style Sonnet Poem for the Beloved
Two free-stye Sonnets on Light and Love
An inspirational poem expressing a glimpse of the glories of Love and supported by aphorisms from Sri Chinmoy
An aesthetic, ethereal and metaphysical poem, expressing the beauty of Love and Light
Two Sonnets, expressing the joy and love of inner communion
A piece on love, hope, beauty and especially harmony and oneness, with some excepts from the luminary Sri Chinmoy
Two poems on Love and longing for the Most High
An article to inspire peace, love, harmony and oneness
Two pieces of profound poetry to chew upon slowly, or sip, like a good vintage wine
Two poems of love, beauty and hope for 2021
22 Aphorisms from Sri Chinmoy for the New Year, to inspire Hope and deep reflections
Two poems and aphorisms reflecting the themes of Hope and promise .... drawing the seeker, into a life of inner inspiration and outer aspiration
Continuing in the Spirt of Christ and Christmas, with quotes and a collaborative poem by two friends.
celebrating the life of Christ and His inner message of goodness, compassion and Love
Three Christmas poems and some beautiful colours, plus a video to celebrate the spirit of Jesus, The Christ
A narrative poem, expressing the fears and anxieties of the human condition, in the face of a most powerful and unseen adversary
A poem about inspiration and a 'feel-good' set of images for Christmas
Taking a look at some of the challenges and traumas of 2020 as we go forward to the Christmas season
A Flash Fiction story, using some provided prompts
A short poem based on the photos in this Article
Two sublime and reflective poems on life and the wisdom of discernment
A look at Love and Gratitude ... at the spiritual Heart; at Christmas and the Christ and all that moves us from within, as shown through prose and poetry
Two pieces or free-style Sonnets of reflection, arguing that the problem is within and not online.
Prose and poetry, as well as quotes to inspire and encourage inner sanctity
Two poems expressing the beauty of earth and heavenly Love.
Happy Thanksgiving to my Universal Friends. Expressed in prose quotes and poetry --a Sonnet (Free-style
Some prose and poetry on Gratitude for the coming Thanskgiving, as well as aphorisms to remind me, of some of the many things to be grateful for in life
A bit about rhyming poems with two regular metre style ones enclosed. Both aesthetic, ethereal and drifting away from the subjects of praise or human love.
Poetry of reflections and longing for transformation and yearning or relationship with the Divine.
More shades of Identity, using colours, to express life's sojourn or wayfaring moves, as in chess, to arrive at the destination
The struggle through life ... its experiences and the deeper search for purpose in it all
Two poems conveying a lofty view of who we are and the omnipresence of the Absolute Supreme
A walk, through poetry and lofty images, of the beauty and majesty of the Beloved and Its relationship to the seeker.
Two aesthetic and ethereal poems, filled with nature images and very soothing to the Spirit.
Two poems and quotes, relating to solace in times of grief
Two aesthetic and ethereal pieces, laced with Love, beauty ... Light and more
Contrasting poems one about the worth of a Courtesan and the other a reflective and inspirational piece.
A poem which touches on distraction, amidst one's love for the Divine
The solitude of inner communion and the sweetness of heaven's delight
Three poems for the aesthetic, the ethereal and all nature lovers and adventurers
Two poems expressing the exquisite beauty and Light of nature; its joy of inner experience, as well as some quotes and songs from the Seer-visionary Sri Chinmoy
A little prose and two spiritual or meta-physical poems to soothe and calm the soul
The aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy and a little about the life of this 21st century Master
Both Light and shadow, are the dance of Love. She gives us thorns with Her left hand and roses with Her right. She hides seeds in the arid desert and shoots of lush foliage in an oasis, at the appropriate time and place.
A look at the Spirit of America and the pioneering ideas of her ancestors as seen through poetry and prose. The inspirational prose on New York, in the video by Sri Chinmoy, is indeed truly an amazing piece worth reading.
Two poems expressing the mystery and longing of Love for its own Emptiness-Silence-Ecstasy
Two poems expressing the sublimity and loftiness of Love
Bill's Blog, Artistry with Words, is definitely worth reading. Yesterday he spoke a little about writing ... about describing things. There are many ways to do this, of course. Here I use my inimitable style, taking advantage of two of his superb photo pieces, to help me write two free-style Sonnets
On this sacred Father's Day, I am enclosing some poetry, songs and videos relating to the Love, Joy and Grace of the heavenly Father
Meaningful words and poetry about this noble art ... the significance of words
A look at America as seen through the eyes and Heart of a Visionary-Seer
With Father's Day getting closer and closer, this is the first and a spiritual approach, of two pieces devoted to our heavenly Father on Father's day
Prose and poetry with the theme of Love, Light and forgiveness
A deeper look through poetry and prose of an inherent problem of ignorance and how Love can free our souls.
A brief look at the vision of America in a spiritually orientated way through talking about its soul and the insight of the Founding Father's, as taken from the writings of Sri Chinmoy
A poem of esoteric and ethereal beauty, to inspire the Heart and illumine the mind
Three poems, one regular Sonnet and two free-style Sonnets on Love divine and the beauty of nature
A reflective look at society's ails ... the helplessness we feel, even while striving to love, amidst a background of pain and indifference
Two poems to inspire thought and soul reflections. Two short pieces
A small offering ... a free-style Sonnet about the wind, in response to Ann Carr's challenge
A poetic combination of nature and God's Love
Three poems expressing the loftiness and sublimity of a Higher Light
Two contrasting poems, one on Mother Earth and the Other of a meta-physical approach. Both aesthetic or ethereal in their own different ways.
More thoughts on growing in love with stories and suggested parables as well as a further look at prayer and its myriad forms
Prose and poetry expressed as a manual for Spiritual living. An attempt to serve my fellow brothers and sisters on Hub Pages, in these trying times
Some Haiku, a Lantern and an esoteric poem, to inspire beauty in the Heart of all.
Two poems expressing the paradox of God's Love, portraying the spirit of Easter and the mechanics of fear.
A look at love, harmony and oneness with prose and aphorisms from a visionary-seer
A devotional poem, expressed in the way of the mystics, extolling the Love for and of the Beloved Absolute Supreme
A collection of prose and poetry, of Inspirational value to aspiring seekers. This Hub contains beauty, sublimity and loftiness; hope in adversity and the call to prayer and service
A collection of inspirational aphorisms on hope and fear and a poem for coping with present times, while hoping for the promise of tomorrow.
A lofty poem and soulful look in prose, at the spiritual life and our relationship with God and man.
A deep or reflective piece putting forward the case for our harmony and oneness in God and man. This has been done mostly in prose form with an additional poem.
A closer look at metaphysical poetry and the poetry of the esoteric poet, through poetry and prose
A walk though a small semblance of the beauty, wonder and grandeur of Spring through poetry.
A meta-physical free-style Sonnet, expressing the beauty of God's Love
Light in poetry, to inspire the light of the Heart -- the beauty within that exists in all of us as humans ... in all sentient and non-sentient life. Peace.
Some inspirational prose and poetical pieces on hope in times of adversity
Short poem and story for St Patrick's Day, today March 17th, 2020
A celebratory Tribute to William Dale Holland, a.k.a Billybuc, for completing his 300th Writer's Mailbag series. This is expressed in poetry, videos, prose, appreciation and gratitude from friends and Hubbers alike.
A poem of meta-physical significance and a call to the Divine
A poem using words to describe the beauty of words and the eloquence of women
A romantic tale of true love, based on a chance encounter on a beautiful beach. It is a challenge given by Lori Colbo and include 664 words plus Lori's 147 words, making it a total of 811 words, still within the Flash Fiction parameters, which can go up to a 1,000 words or less.
A series of poems reflecting Mother's Love and a recognition of Women's International Day
A look at the miracle and beauty of butterflies in nature
A poem expressing a very significant quality of the Heart called 'kindness.' Enjoy!
A Look at the contrast between Light and darkness in these three poems. Both are necessary.
A brief history and poem about the valour of beautiful and courageous individuals in the Underground Railroad.
A Flash Fiction story, of about 500 words, inspired by the writer Bill Holland's 4th prompt in this series. Enjoy!
A look at Love and its pinions but with a loving end in view … of the eternal gates of Rhapsody
A reflected look at the poetry or aphorisms of Sri Chinmoy and their meaningful impact in today's life. A soulful dedication to my dear friend Ruby for her Birthday
Two Valentine's day poems for my friends, in the spirit of Love and Oneness
A birthday tribute to Pamela Oglesby and a sweet poem included
A Birthday Tribute to my dear friend Rochelle, wishing her God's inner and outer opulence, now and always, in Jesus name. Amen.
A loving birthday tribute to Linda Lum, a great culinary artiste and a student of the noble art of Gastronomy here on Hub Pages
A Birthday Tribute to my Dear Friend Nellieanna Hay. Sunday's Inspiration
Two poems expressing the unfathomable beauty of the Heart of the Absolute in creation
Photo Source: http://medscape.com Text Edit Loosely speaking, renewal starts at daybreak. The 'old' sleep is gone, as are the cobwebs of yesterday and tomorrow. Dawn sets in and the soul feels ever-anew … refreshed...
Two poems to inspire thought for the day and deep reflections
A poem on beauty for my sweet Li-Jen's life of inner and outer Beauty … blending this into the Chinese New Year for tomorrow Saturday 25th
Two poems focussing on light and beauty … the love of nature and it's myriad expressions of a Higher Truth.
Two inspirational free-style Sonnet offerings, for Monday's Inspiration
A reflective poem for aspiring seekers
A simple look at the fundamental essentials of Faith
Two free-style Sonnets expressing longing and Love for the Highest Source
Two sublime poems dedicated to the Higher Love -- the very pulse of life
Three poems expressing food for thought about life and its intricacies
A look, in prose and poetry, at the study of Slokas, Haiku and their meanings.
Two reflective and inspirational poems worth pondering on
Moving into the Newness of 2020 with new hope, new promise, new growth and new life, with the Spirit of Love and service... the message of renewal in my poems.
A free-style Sonnet, honouring the beauty of Nature's creatures
Part 3 of A tiny glimpse into the Bhagavad Gita, The Song of The Transcendental Soul
A poem expressing the Love of God and dedicated to my friend Li-Jen's Birthday
A poem expressing the beauty around us and to Love.
A look at Christmas and its meaning in a spiritual sense
A Poem and pictures honouring the birth and Spirit of Christ
A Hub with quotes and poetry, in honour of Chris Mills late beloved wife
Part two of the Bhagavad Gita, a treatise on the journey of the soul and its purpose
A Glimpse into the history and Spirituality of one of Mother India's most lofty books - The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of The Transcendental Soul
Three poems: meta-physical, longing, mystery and beauty