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Awake, o my Mind, Don't Sleep! A Sonnet, Dedicated to Sakshi Davessar

Updated on October 29, 2015

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Awake, o my mind, don’t sleep!

Dawn has arisen,

And the voice of Love heralds good tidings.

The Dance of Peace is calling: “Come! Come!”

Zephyrs sing the merriment of the nightingale;

The bumble-bee is alert to duty’s call.

Nature glows and sparkles,

Like a row of radiant lanterns;

Yet the sloth of sleep surrounds me.

Oh my Heart, Cry!

Enter the body's apathy, to burn my despair;

Remove all shadows of the night.

Let my Soul exalt you,

To magnify this realm of Light.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted. 29th October, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light~

Light, my Light ...

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      Sakshi Davessar 17 months ago from Punjab, India

      amazing poem. its so mesmerizing. so serene. Thanku so much for dedicating to me :)

      And i voted for the rainbow in your poll as it depicts the seven beautiful colors of life. But these were radio buttons and not check boxes . hehe. I wanted to select one more that is why i am writing here. the second is dawn and sunset. they are soo beautiful to watch.

      once again lovely sonnet

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      Sakshi Davessar 17 months ago from Punjab, India

      and the video you have shared has a great background music

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Thank you, Sakshi.

      So honoured by your presence. Delighted to have your here! Yes, the video has excellent music. There are words, though. Just slow to appear. I would have done it different, still, the music is powerful.

      Off to Germany in a couple of hours. Keep up the writing. Much Gratitude. Hari Om!!

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      Surabhi Kaura 17 months ago

      I love this. A beautiful dedication to Sakshi. May Sakshi feel honoured. Hari Om!

      I've voted for dawn and sunset :)

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Cool, my Sweet. Now I must run!

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      MizBejabbers 17 months ago

      Your lovely poems are so prayer-like, and the music you chose is so fitting. Now I can start my day in a meditative state. Thanks, I needed that because sometimes I need a re-minder to re-member.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      A beautiful dedication indeed. Be safe on your journey to Germany.

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      Ann Carr 17 months ago from SW England

      I couldn't vote in your poll because I love them all!

      Lovely dedication.

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      Sakshi Davessar 17 months ago from Punjab, India

      yes Surabhi dear i am really honored by Manatita's gratitude. Thanku so much Manatita once again. yes there are words that appear on screen in video. Wish u happy and safe journey. and yes i'll keep on writing :)

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      Sakshi Davessar 17 months ago from Punjab, India

      hari om!

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      Hari Prasad S 17 months ago from Bangalore

      cool and enlighting,

      is skyblue morning.

      - hari

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      Bill Holland 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      "To magnify this realm of light"....you turn a descriptive phrase as well as anyone, my friend, and it is always pure pleasure.

      blessings, today and always

      bill

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      17 months ago from New York

      Love this positive energy keep these hubs going! You earned a new follower :)

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Miz, not to worry. I go up and down too. Not here in Germany, though. I've spent the last five days in Meditation with my spiritual Brothers and sisters, and I feel exalted! Much Love to you, Miz.

      P.S I dedicated a Flash Fiction to you, I believe. Gratitude.

      Ruby, I thank you. I always need extra prayers. For now, all is inspirational, and I feel exalted! Jai to the Supreme Mother!

      Ann, I thank you. They are all beautiful, yes. In Germany. Will catch up soon. Where are you going next? Much Love.

      Sakshi, thanks for re-visiting. Glad that you found the words.

      Shprd74. How I wish that I was there! Blue skies, eh? One day, perhaps.

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Say Bill,

      I'm in Germany. I remembered you, because two friends of mines were reading Stephen King on 'writing' and Stephen Fry on Poetry. I read some of their stuff and they are pretty interesting, but I still chuckled, as I rarely follow the rules.

      I wrote a Poem on Autumn yesterday, and I was actually there! Rare for me, as I use mostly imagery, Intuition and inner experiences. So glad that you liked my phrase. Much Gratitude to the Family.

      Rabadi, Thank you so much. I will visit you when I get back. In Love and Light.

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      Ann Carr 16 months ago from SW England

      Nowhere for the winter. Just enjoying home, family and our own country for a change!

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      Sakshi Davessar 16 months ago from Punjab, India

      my pleasure Mr. Manatita

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely and great imagery. Truly love the nice flow of your poems.

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Ann, yes, as we both know, Britain is beautiful also. Christmas is so Close!

      Gypsy, a sweet compliment. Thank you so much!

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      Nadine May 16 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      What a great poem to start my day! Thanks.

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Thank you, Nadine. Appreciations!

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      Deb Hirt 16 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I really enjoyed this piece, an excellent dedication.

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, Deb. I thought that you had been here before. Thank you so much, and have a great Sunday evening.

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