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Flames of Aspiration.

Updated on March 7, 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.

Peace Run

Sri Chinmoy with the Peace Run Torch
Sri Chinmoy with the Peace Run Torch | Source

Reaching For Your Star


One enchanting invitation, and my Spirit melts.

The contours of Your silhouette dance before me,

And I reach out in my longing.

You caress my sweet emotions,

Deep within a yearning Heart,

Beckoning Thy Delight.

Come! Sweet Empress! Ignite this moment,

With a resplendent flame.

Let us embrace inside this garden of effulgence,

Bedecked in a garland of scarlet roses.

Let me hug You lingeringly... purposefully,

Until I’m steeped in the rhythms of Your rainbows,

Throbbing and pulsing a cascade of Light,

In the deepest recesses of Being.



Beauty, elegance and Light

Ballerina | Source
Sunbeams | Source

A tornado of Bliss consumes me,

As one by one, I savour

The eruptions of glimmering rays,

Ceaselessly penetrating, a barely receptive vessel.

Now entangled, all speech diminish;

Only the Light of Love engulfs us.

Wet… silent droplets, run down my burning frame,

As we waltz on golden sunbeams,

With the grace-like elegance of a ballerina.

This magical moment, whirls me around

A spiral of deepest joy.

I’ve been given the keys to Your heavenly portals,

And for You I will sojourn,

Even beyond the Elysian sleep of death.

I see Your face … Ah! This heightened Gaze;

Such delirious Delight!

With hair standing on end and breath suspended,

Love now unlocks the gateways of my Soul;

We merge on the craters of an indigo moon,

Exploding into a thousand ecstasies,

Of now fulfilled dreams.

-Manatita, The Flame-Weaver. Copyrighted, 31st January, Adjusted 2nd Feb, 2016.

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      So glad, my sweet, MarleneB. Love you too, and of course additionally for loving this poem. Much Gratitude ...much.

      Yes, Shauna, so discerning! I do feel it, yes. have a great evening!

      Thank you, Gypsy. Great to get such accolades from you, my Dear. Much Love.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 years ago from USA

      Deep and dazzling with fully expressed emotions. I can feel the wind; I can feel the flames. Through your words, I can feel the intentions. I love this poem a lot.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, my Sweet Shauna. I do feel it, sure. Much Gratitude ...

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I love the pulsating light of the rainbows. Another example of your exquisite poetry, Manatita. You really feel it.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      A very 'sweet' comment Gypsy, I love it! Thank you so much. Carry on flying the banner of Love, as always. Have a great day!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Well done. Awesome and inspirational.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Deb, yes, what a wonderful creation, it is. Vasantha's video in her piece on nature, reminds us of this so much! Hope you have a great Sunday this day, my friend.

      Rajan, Yes, such wonderful quotes. Aspiration or longing, is the begin

      ing and the end of the journey. So Glad you liked the poem. Gratitude ...much.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

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

      Such truth in these quotes and I'm still engulfed in the passionate feelings of your poem. Awesome, bro!

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ah, what purpose, and a wonderful creation.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you PoetwoPoem.

      That was a great compliment and I take note lovingly ...much Gratitude ...much.

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      Rudy Lopez 

      2 years ago from Dallas

      Beautiful and amazing how you transend feelings into words and photos.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      You too, my Dear. Don't work too hard. Om Shanti!

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Yes, yes, I know he is reciting Rumi's poetry. I meant to say that I like reading Mr. Chopra's quotes and articles in general - he is quite influential and a great icon for today's generation.

      I noticed my picture. Looks good. He he.

      Oh yes, I like your magical weaving. Thank you... much. Have a wonderful day!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Emge, I'm so happy that you think so. Gratitude ...


      First, this is Rumi's poetry. I don't see his name except where I put it, but I do not wish others to claim same. Actually, Deepak recites a lot of Rumi's work. Even so, credit is needed.

      So you like my weaving, eh? Ha ha. Thank you so much for your soulful visit and contribution to my poem. Gratitude; respect; salutations ...

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      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      There is magic in your poetry. Great hub

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Manatita... O Manatita,

      I am simply smiling reading your loftiest poem. He he. Yep, versatility at its best, eh! I really admire the spiritual aura reflecting from this poem and especially liked Sri Chinmoy's picture. Your Guru ji's picture speaks a million words. Brilliant video of Deepak Chopra. I find his words and voice quite influential.

      "And for You I will sojourn,

      Even beyond the Elysian sleep of death" - Manatita

      Very powerful and perhaps cosmic too. I am humbled by this dedication. You are a unique Soul. You belong to a unique era. That’s why I say Manatita is Manatita; simply beyond compare.

      Well, The Flame Weaver knows how to weave sapphires, emeralds, topaz and pearls in order to make an invaluable garland. I also appreciate the comments by the fellow hubbers. How are the books going? Hope all is well, my friend.

      Thank you very much for this lovely dedication. Love… Love… Love.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      You see, Missy. Who says you're not perceptive. Since you are, then your inner Light is burning fine! Never worry.

      My words are not romantic but between heaven and earth. I have made a covenant with an ascended realm of Light, and I pluck scarlet tulips from this special plane. I cascade them to Surabhi, and she makes garlands of diamonds and weave them around my blazing Heart. Isn't that cool? Hey hey.

      Seriously, Sri Chinmoy (my Guruji) is my muse, preferably my Inner Pilot, and Surabhi, a willing instrument of His and my most ardent student and didiji. My profound Gratitude ...much.

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      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Very romantic words. Beautiful words. Your admiration for Surabhi has unlimited words through poetry. I believe she has become your muse indeed. It's very nice, Manatita. :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      So gracious of you! I thank you for saying this. You too, Bro, but you already know this, I'm sure. My best and loving wishes to Bev and all the family.

      Frank, so kind of you and so generous. I treasure your Flash. Much Love.

      Susie, so good to see you. Do not let others put you down. Continue ...continue ...

      You see the beauty in my lines. What a noble Heart! God bless you, sweet sister. A great contribution from you and I treasure this very much. In Love and Light.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      Thank you again for sharing your talents with us all manatita :)

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's good to see new readers discovering what I have known for many are a talent!

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      Susie Jane 

      2 years ago from London

      Wow. You truly are an amazing poet. You make words feel as good for me as when I look at a sunset or any part of the creation in general. I would love to have this talent with words, but all the great artists are there for the rest of us to cherish, whether it be Beethoven, David Bowie or Manatita.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Hi Dee! You are charming, as usual, and a wonderful Friend. I do appreciate this rather cute appraisal, of my delicate yet eloquent dance. In Love and Light.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      You have my attention! I have been writing so long! I am going to Poetry Cafe this evening, and even there they do not speak like you! Only in Sufi circles, do I get this kind of praise. You could not see this without a Higher influence, and I also perceive, that you have read my Hub with soulfulness.

      My Salutations, Dear Brother. Glory be!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, "a waltz on golden sunbeams" is an image that could keep me uplifted for the day. Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful phrases.

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      Mitchell Marso 

      2 years ago from Mankato, MN

      Absolutely. Having a way with words is great, but being able to create and illustrate emotion through the creativity of not just exterior aestheticism in contemporary thought, but to elicit those emotions internally, through writing, emphasizes what is intended to be conveyed to the reader.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Mitchell. Thank you so much. You show genuine appreciation. My pranams to you, Bro.

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      Mitchell Marso 

      2 years ago from Mankato, MN

      That was marvelously beautiful and amazing, manatita44. Very nice.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Shaloo. Much Love.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      The quote by Sri Chinmoy beautifully sums up the essence of the your poetry. A lovely dedication to Surabhi!


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