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A Tapestry of Colours: A Sonnet by Manatita

Updated on October 20, 2015
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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.


Rain clouds are descending,

Like a multitude of sentient beings.

Struggles rise from the embryo;

Sometimes taper with passing age.

All around is wonder;

Yet my heart is paved with sorrow.

Spring rises;

Nature offers solace on solemn days.

Hope pushes me,

In search of an unfathomable tomorrow.

I rise and sleep, and sleep and rise…

Still no beacons; no virgin dawns.

Beneath this murky veil, my flame burns brightly;

Unknowingly, I pursue routinely, my own desires.

-Manatita, (Bard of Solace), 12th October, 2014, © Copyrighted


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Well Bro,

      I am trying to catch up with you. He he ...

      Seriously I am only joking but I feel that you have come on leaps and bounds, as they say. I feel that the potential was there, just perhaps that you were not writing so much poems.

      Much gratitude for your loving contributions. Best wishes to the family.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      How did I miss your fantastic sonnet! Sonnets are incredible they have such power and immediacy. You wrote this one with great skill. Jamie

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thanks a lot, Travelman. Good to have fans. Your sentiment is appreciated. have a great day.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Springtime is what I like most, just like the others. You can do anything without interruption.

      Thanks for sharing this sonnet. I'm a fan.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      If you wish for one from this world, then I'm sending it to you. If you wish for one from the other world, well, rdsparrowriter, you've got company.

      He he. Thanks for your kind contribution. Peace.

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      4 years ago

      Somehow this poem sounds like me just waiting for that rainbow :) Great poem :)

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      4 years ago from london

      Good on you, Bro. trust that you will do well.

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      4 years ago from Salford

      Uni has kept me silent here on Hubpages. I haven't forgotten all my familIes here

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you, Bill.

      Hope all is well with you and the family, including your wonderful dog. I appreciate the loving sentiment in your comment.

      Gypsy, You are so sweet, and your poetry is awesome! God bless you on this first working day today, and always ...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome Poetically you weave a very lovely and colorful tapestry. Passing this on.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A tapestry of colors, and yours shines brightly my friend. Excellent work as always.



    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Brave Warrior, You are quite clever. I feel that I'm quite skilful at using words. Yes, there is always a hidden meaning. So glad you found it. Gratitude.

      Taiwo, Yes, Bro.

      I was thinking of you, too. I think of all my friends. I know that Uni has started. How are you getting on? Lots of good wishes to you.

      Dee, my answer to you seem to have disappeared. Happens sometimes. Let us wait. Will return here again. have a great Sunday!

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Let hope keep pushing and let us keep pursuing until the rainbow appears. My latest article also features photos of the rainbow. How cool is that?

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      4 years ago from Salford

      Nice one bro. I have really found it difficult in writing a sonnet. I hope one day I would write one but i feel i'm not up to the task at the moment. How have you been. Its been a while

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      I read this twice to really appreciate the meaning. You speak of the journey of life. Very beautiful, Manatita.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thanks, Ruby.

      Because of what you say, I must ask you lovingly. Do the other poems seem ethereal? (this is what I try to do) but are they too lofty, too distant? Your views appreciated. Much peace.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is different and I could relate. I dislike gloomy days. I loved the cartoon. Ha. Just think spring will follow winter! Yea.


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