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For The Spirit of Creation. To MarleneB

Updated on November 6, 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.

"The Self-Division of the Supreme proclaims the birth of creation.

Creation is the descent of Consciousness. Creation is a never-tiring march which marks the beginning of an inner and outer development."- Sri Chinmoy.

Neckar river at night




My Life-Boat Plies, Like The River.

The translucent Light of the elegant buildings,

Glimmers on the peaceful waters of the river Neckar.

Its ripples are vibrant, yet serene, tranquil, soothing …

I listen … I can hear the inner symphonies,

Feel the stillness and profundity,

Of this current of cosmic energy.

High above the river,

The overhanging vines and foliage’s of Neuer Weg,

Have begun to turn a magnificent magenta hue.

It is 8 p. m on October 9th, 2016,

And the first day of winter has begun.

Not far from the autumnal leaves,

A majestic, regal and stately Temple stands,

Offering its serenity and beauty to many.


Autumnal | Source

Marlene Bertrand


Not so long ago, I was sitting inside its marbled sanctum,

Absorbed in the joyfulness of Silence.

An effulgent flame stabbed at the cobwebs of my mind,

Erasing its confusion; instilling an unspoken Love.

Now within the compounds of this sanctified courtyard,

I am enthralled by the cadence of the Neckar,

As an inner Delight kisses and enchants my Soul.

I’m reminded of the Euphrates,

Jordan, Yamuna and Mother Ganga,

A new awakening of this flowing elixir,

Quickens the Spirit, and gladdens my core.

Amidst all this, my life-boat plies, like the river,

To the valley of the great unknown.

The sweet resonance of ripples;

The faraway drones of Love’s vicissitudes,

Swing me softly up and down, Like a Libran Pendulum.

Playing an eternal game, for the Spirit of Creation.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier.© Copyrighted 10th October, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

"What is evolution, if not the veiled determination of an apparent unconsciousness seeking conscious formation and growth.

Nature is the evolving phenomenon, while Consciousness is its guide in evolution. At each stage, nature transcends the limits of its own species and presses forward to new conquests." - Sri Chinmoy.

Holy River Ganga


Pujaloy, The Abode of Worship

"The real development and Progress of life must always sit at the feet of the Dynamic Divine and not at the feet of the Static Divine.

In the march of evolution, each period has a demand of its own. Each incarnation of God fulfils that very demand." - Sri Chinmoy


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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Thank you, Gypsy. Yes, she is very special. Much Love.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Your poetic words inspire just like Marlene always offers something that inspires.

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london


      How are you, my Dear. Hope all is well. In America? Can you vote? Thank you so much. Om Shanti!

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      Dora Weithers 13 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great images in words and pictures in dedication to Marlene B. Inspiring and refreshing!

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Charming words Ruby. I'm sure that she would like same. Appreciated.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 13 months ago from Southern Illinois

      The river has a way of calming our senses. God's creation is beautiful, so is Marlene.

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      Chitrangada, thank you so much. A very sweet sentiment indeed!!

      Bill, I thank you. A very good friend of mines also.

      Marlene, from a set which seems to come from Amazon. Thanks.

      Venkatachari M, thank you so much! Appreciated.

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      Venkatachari M 13 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful poem. The quotes from Sri Chinmoy are great. I admire the process and beauty of Creation through Nature and Life. It is a nice tribute to our great hubber friend, Marlene B.

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      Marlene Bertrand 13 months ago from Northern California, USA

      About the picture, Manatita - when I first saw it I was wondering where you found it. I remember that picture being one where I wanted to look older and so I started wearing my glasses. Imagine wanting to look older! Anyway, yes that picture is OK. I am glad you chose to use it.

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      Bill Holland 13 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Marlene is one of my dear online friends, so I especially loved this tribute to a lovely lady.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 13 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful expressions and MarleneB is most deserving for this honour!

      Soulful poem, lovely pictures and a wonderful tribute to a dear friend and talented hubber from a wonderful person like you.

      Thanks for sharing and stay blessed both of you!

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      manatita44 13 months ago from london

      More and more I think of you as a kind and charming, yet inspirational Soul. I can see why Bill liked you. Continue .... nothing is without reward, but the trick lies in not looking; not expecting ... just serve and keep up the spiritual practice. Much Love, Marlene.

      Did you like your pic? I hope it stays.

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      Marlene Bertrand 13 months ago from Northern California, USA

      Thank you for this dedication as you know I have lately been spending a lot of time in quietness, listening, calming my soul. This is very beautiful and it encourages me to continue to be mindful of the glory that is now and forever.