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Burning In The Wind-Storms of Desire. A Sonnet by Manatita

Updated on January 13, 2016
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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.


Burning in the wind-storms of desire, my boat sails,

I consume many fishes-- a hurricane of hails!

Recklessly riding the tsunami waves, I rush madly,

Driven by a drunken crave, to appease this scorching sea.

Enslaved by a wind of passionate tornados,

My sail’s on fire, but I do not sense my woes.

Not filled nor conquered, this wanton ageless struggle,

Alas! Alas! This ship begins our huddle.

Down to the lashing waves; the mercilessly pointed rocks,

Still not replenished, by my numerous sen-so-ry stocks.

All would be gone because of shameless goals!

Grace from above has saved my sodden Soul.

Reposed and in the calm of Peace, my Lover’s brought,

The peerless; birthless Source, of my eternal Heart. – Manatita.

The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 11th January, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


The ephemeral raging and burning fire within

Where have you felt this shadow most?

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Rabindranath Tagore

© 2016 manatita44


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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Thank you Gina. Glad you're well. Much Peace.

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      Gina Welds Hulse 16 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      How deep and expressive! The calypso song, "Feeling hot, hot, hot!" came to mind as I was reading your poem abounding with beautiful imagery.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      All too true, Cyndiio, yes, yes, so many types of passions and obsessions! (Smiles to you) Have a great day!

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      Cynthia B Turner 23 months ago from Georgia

      Beautifully written! It could apply to so many obsessions and passions in life. Well expressed.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you, thank you. I will be working on the book of poetry soon. Really appreciates your kind words.

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      Caroline Marie 2 years ago

      Wonderful poetry. :) I love the passion. Very raw. Nice pictures that you used as well.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, Rasma.

      I've done a couple or so with fire in them. (smile). Have a great weekend!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Simply awesome poetry.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      True. Never thought of it like that, Deb. Good point. Have a great weekend.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Both fire and water tend to have those strong effects, which is why it takes one to vanquish the other...

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Vasantha Tk. Appreciated.

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      vasantha T k 2 years ago from Bangalore

      lovely poetry! deep thoughts and insights!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      MG Singh, I thank you and welcome here. I do appreciate your insight. Much Love.

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      MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

      Great expression on a common human failing

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you, thank you, my Brother Frank. Much appreciated.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      you really do know how to express yourself.. very deep and poetic my friend :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Hi Dee. All's good. Just serving, that is all. Always good to see you and perhaps I should check out Larnelle Harris. Grace, Gratitude and Compassion are supremely significant on Guruji's Path, but again, it's also in our own Christianity. So crucial to inner progress! Thank you so much, my Dear.

      Hi Rajan, you also hit this flower at its core. Thank you so much!

      Hi Vellur, so nice to see you. Much Love and Gratitude.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Deep thoughts, great write.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      All the fire of passion and desire can be only doused by His Grace. And then there is complete peace.

      Just beautiful, bro. Om Shanti!

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Reminds me of song lyrics by Larnelle Harris, "Forever running but losing this race were it not for grace." I share your debt of gratitude to Grace.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Emge. I just twist the mundane a little, then add spice to give it taste. Appreciations.

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      Madan 2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      lovely poem Manatita. What a fertile mind and imagination

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london


      I thank you so much! Appreciations.

      Bill, chuckle, chuckle. I like the way you put it. Bro. Cool. Thank you!


      I get fed up of losing my comments. Thank you so much. I see that you like Shakespeare, a favourite of mines. As always, your comments are loving and appreciated. Salaam!

      Shaloo, great insight here. Sai bless you. Much Love.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Ah the endless burning, desire blowing in the wind. Beautifully penned. I love the pics.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting comments to a beautiful piece of embers where once there was a roaring blaze. :)

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      I like Shaloo's reply here. So true! So true!

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago

      Sense gratification is the root cause of material existence. A true yogi is the one who controls his senses. It's a long and arduous journey. One who has surrendered to the divine is rescued from the clutches of senses.

      A lovely poem with beautiful use of imagery!

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      manatita44 2 years ago

      Nice and interesting approach Hari. Great poem. Thank you.

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      Well, yea...We all go through this at some point in our lives. For instance, in career, it’s an endless race; rat race. Aaaaah! Rabindra Sangeet – what a delight on this day! Manatita, well done. So much power in your poetry. So much emotion. It’s like sprinkling water on those who are lost between passion and desire. Sometimes we get so much engrossed in time, that it makes it arduous for us to see a big picture. The ticking of clock keeps on moving, but we the people, stay status quo like lost travellers wandering without address. I am so proud of your word-use and the vastness of this poem. It reminds of Shakespeare from the play, Julius Cesar.

      “There is a tide in the affairs of men.

      Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

      Omitted, all the voyage of their life

      Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

      On such a full sea are we now afloat,

      And we must take the current when it serves,

      Or lose our ventures…” – Shakespeare.

      Again, a fantastic read. Thank you for this. Om Shanti.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Nice poetry manatita,

      Like a fire neglected,

      I burned, turned,

      brute and blunt,

      With his grace,

      'I' has no trace,

      'I' is at peace.

      - hari