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A Trio of Sonnets, an Offering For John Hansen's Birthday

Updated on April 9, 2020
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Sorry for another so soon, but I'm sure you will appreciate and congratulate John for his birthday.

Sri Chinmoy's Birthday Song

"Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy, happy, happy Birthday!
We love your soul's rainbow-dreams-

Daughter Jody and grandson Logan
Daughter Jody and grandson Logan | Source

Love Lost and Love Regained. A Sonnet.

Long days and long nights, I searched for my Love,

Within; without, all where and however.

I combed in vain, both below and above,

Lost in despair and drained by endeavour.

Yours were a kiss, that I once longed to taste,

Yet I for cent’ries, waved only adieu!

Who can understand, my present embrace,

Of why things pen out, the way that they do?

Now sweetest Thy days, in me doth respond,

Your river of Love, erased all my fears.

The burning agony, surely is gone,

My Heart is now flooded with priceless tears.

In Sweetness-Delight, I certainly lust,

Your goblet of wine, to never do thirst.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 21st March, 2019.

Happy Soul's Day, John


Incantations to Love. A Sonnet

Unspoken, speechless, Thy immortal Bliss,

Birthless, deathless, beyond eternal time.

In my abyss, O sweet effulgent kiss,

Peerless are the cadences of Your chime.

All where You burn Thou great supernal fire,

So matchless is the joy of Thy Delight.

Dowsing the flames of darkness and desire,

Replacing them with Your resplendent Light.

No one doth speak who looks upon Thy face,

Unworthy now is speech and so denied.

A Seer a rose; Your paragon of Grace,

A soundless music now in You abide.

Within, without, around, below; above,

In trance intoxicated with Thy Love.

John Hansen
John Hansen | Source

Lifting me to The Pinnacle of Joy Supreme. A Sonnet, free verse.

I have known many travails, in this ephemeral

Abode; my pain was dyed in crimson hue.

The rain had leaked my copious sorrows;

The wind carried my numerous sails of grief.

You came, a hidden lamp in my Heart’s tavern,

Nourishing and replenishing new life.

You have washed my wounded Heart with longing;

Now I spin on an axis of perpetual Light.

Cradled by the resolute strands of an intimate Love,

I play with Your silhouette, like a child with toys.

Singing and dancing in the breeze of happiness,

I laugh with innocence on the lap, of surrender.

You came, my Beloved, in the black mist of my agony,

Lifting me to the pinnacle, of Joy Supreme.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 7th May, 2019.

Sorry, Jared's pic is too small For Hub Pages. Hi Jared!

Grand children Ashton, Tim, Dylon and Jordan
Grand children Ashton, Tim, Dylon and Jordan | Source

"Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfilment..."

"When the soul descends to earth, the soul takes responsibility not only for the earth-consciousness but also for the Heaven-consciousness. The earth-consciousness cries for light, cries for peace, cries for love, cries for delight. The soul promises the earth-consciousness that it will help it achieve peace, light, love, delight, joy, harmony and everything that the earth-consciousness needs." - Sri Chinmoy

"Each birthday is a tune, a melody of the universal music. Each individual is also a melody of the universal music. The seeker grows and glows in his music, which he can hear with his soulful ears. The very presence of the soul-child inside us is what grants us a taste of the universal music." -Sri Chinmoy

"Each birthday is a petal of a flower. The flower, petal by petal, blossoms and then it is ready to be placed at the inner shrine in the aspiring heart." - Sri Chinmoy


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