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Beating, Beating ... the Clarion-Call of Time ticks

Updated on March 23, 2017
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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.



Beating; Time; Cadence

Hyacinths | Source

Hum, hum …the skylark sings from above,

But the cricket chirps

An unequal melody, in another land.

Here in this arena of experiences,

Who can restore the trampled grass,

If the Light does not shine?

I stow up my treasures in vaults,

But the echoing rhythms wait for no man;

The raging fire is not bound by plans.

Beating, beating … the clarion-call of time ticks,

As I sleep soundly, ignoring the melody of nightingales.

Scented hyacinths and purple lavenders dance before me;

Fleetingly, I re-visit the sacred alcove I once knew,

Deep within the tavern of the Soul.

Alas! My load is heavy … and the voice of doubt

Defeats me, one more time.

O Lantern, die to the clamour of tedious concerns.

For in the Heart of Stillness,

You will find the quintessence of Love.

_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 22nd March, 2017. Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Alladin's treasure



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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      18 months ago from london

      You seem to be doing well, Shauna. Tell me your secret. Thank you so much!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      18 months ago from Central Florida

      Fortunately, I'm pretty consistent. Not much gets me down. One way to keep the momentum going is to allow your body, mind and soul to take breaks. Burn out is a sure-fire way to kill momentum and drive.

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      19 months ago from london

      Yes Miz. Nice ideas. It is ticking all right. So much to do so little time!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      19 months ago from Beautiful South

      Beautiful, Manatita, you always have the right rhythm and beauty of words. Time waits for no man, but it doesn't wait for the earth either. Perhaps we should heed the call before time runs out for all of us, and the earth as well. Love, you, my friend.

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      19 months ago from london


      2nd comment. You look so peaceful!Why are you stressed? My two cents worth to a friend: Never worry about things you cannot change.

      Is it Mother's Day soon? Loving thoughts.

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      19 months ago from london

      I understand. My empathies. Not easy. But this means that you are in the Spirit of my poem. Momentum. Much more with city life.

      I am a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. We have a large following in Australian cities. I would have got help. You see the value of comradeship in groups? Perhaps you have friends. More fortitude to you bro.

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      John Hansen 

      19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha manatita, no not married again. Have moved to town and it presents a whole new set of circumstances for us who are used to living a peaceful rural life. Am still moving goods and shackles in fact.

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      19 months ago from london

      Why, you are married again, John? Actually, you have given me one of the reasons for reincarnation. Apparently, our desires are too many to be completed in one lifetime. Ha ha. Thank you so much. Will visit you soon. In Germany. Peace.

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      John Hansen 

      19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Excellent work, Manatita. Time moves on and life is fleeting it is true. I have recently embarked on a new chapter in my life and believe me there are not enough hours in each day.

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      19 months ago from london

      Thank you, Audrey. Things are happening all around us. But we feel it more when it's close. Good in the sense that it awakens us to the here and now.

      Your sentiments are appreciated. Much love.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      19 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Time moves so swiftly. Once this moment is gone it can never be recaptured. I'm trying to live in the moment and not look back or be concerned about what's coming up next. I love this gentle reminder. Thank you my dear, inspiring friend.

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      19 months ago from london


      I'm not far behind Bro. Feeling it already. Ha ha. We need 48 hrs in a day. Have a great weekend.


      I know. Not so easy. You,'re close on 50, right? Guriji always said that it gets harder with age. Now I understand.


      Seems like you figured it right. Nice! I'm in Germany, by the way. Loving thoughts.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      19 months ago from USA

      The one thing we can never get back is time. I am currently on the trail of living in the moment, not worrying about insignificant things but at the same time enjoying the littlest things in life. Hearing the birds, smelling the flowers, and being still to feel the presence of life. I truly enjoyed your poem today.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Keeping the momentum going is difficult in times of stress, the video was inspiring. Beautiful poetry!

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      Bill Holland 

      19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I can tell you one fact most people don't realize, and all scientists would argue against....time moves faster when you are older! LOL Blessings to you, my friend!

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      19 months ago from london

      Ha ha. You remind me of Avian Novice. We really need her on that one. You could be right, though. I took it from some pictures of skylarks, there are a few kinds. Still, I could be wrong.

      Thank you for your kind response.

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      Eric Dierker 

      19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Marvelous. A really good cadence and thoughts.

      (perhaps your bird picture is really a Swallow -- the tail is not one of a lark)

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      19 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, Rochelle. God bless you and yours.

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      19 months ago

      Hi Manatita it's beautiful :) Yes the time waits for no man. You can't get back what you have already spent. Lovely images you paint with words :)


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