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Fragments, by Manatita

Updated on October 27, 2015
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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.


Fragments are like diamonds,

That glitter in the darkness.

A part of the whole, they lay the foundation,

For the finished design.

Fragile and easily dispersed, they mimic

A blueprint coming together,

Like the sweet jigsaw of the Soul.

The potter moulds and shapes the segmented clay,

Which eventually becomes a beautiful vase.

So too, my life is a fragmented spark,

A delicate microcosm blowing with the wind.

Rough around the edges,

Aspiring to merge in harmonious rhythm,

With the glory of the Light.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~



"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing." - John Keats

"Good name in man or woman, is the immediate jewels of their Souls." -Shakespeare.

"All that glitters is not gold." (unknown author)



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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Audrey, I thank you so much! Much appreciation for your beautiful sentiments.


      Thank you so much for those wonderful Angels. Have I ever mentioned Lorna Byre? She is an Angel lady, literally. She sees them. Look her up. My appreciations as always for your loving contributions.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Our lives are all 'rough around the edges'...aren't they? And sometimes as if miraculously those fragments come together in just the right way and bring us closer in touch with our Creator. Beautifully expressed, Manatita..

      Angels are once again winging their way to you ps

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      When fragments come together-beauty is created! Beautiful verse!!!

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      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Deb.

      You like this fragmented idea, yeh? Cool. Hope that all's well. Much Peace.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A beautiful and very apt description!

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      3 years ago from london

      rdsparrowriter, Thank you. Always a joy to hear from you. Gratitude.


      I really appreciate this. In Germany. Back soon. Love.


      So true! Much respect and gratitude ...much.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      This is beautiful, Manatita. Each fragment of our being makes us whole.

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      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I love your subject here. It's magical and beautifully crafted.

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      3 years ago

      Beautifully written and wonderful as always :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Gypsy. Expressive indeed! Much Love.

      Thanks Marlene.

      Your Heart is very vast, I suspect you know your answers. Listen ...

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      The operation is totally unrelated to anything we have ever talked about. I had surgery on my left foot (9 months after surgery on my right foot). I taught dance and exercise for about 13 years of my life. It took a toll on my feet and the surgeries were done to correct the damage done from dancing on my toes. When I was young (up until my 30's), all I could think about was dancing. I would endure pain, taping up my feet and pretty much doing everything a dancer does to keep dancing. Now that I'm in my 60's I'm enduring operations and taping up my feet just to walk. I have no worries, though, because my God is a wonderful healer and the truth is, I am healing quite well.

      Yes. I have been ordained as a minister and I started an online church called Christian House International. I started the church with the idea of reaching out to people who are starting to explore Christianity. I worked diligently for years to build up a membership but was not able to build it up to where I thought it should be. So, I'm laying low and remaining in prayer about whether to give up that church ministry or keep working on it to reach at least one person who would be saved for visiting the site. I'm OK with waiting. I'll only move forward if I am directed.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was very expressive and magically wonderful.

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      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, Vellur. You're so right. Appreciations.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed! Fragments are tiny pieces that can join together and form a brilliant design.

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      3 years ago from london

      Yes, Shakespeare. Still there are so many versions: "All is not gold that glitters."

      We are all influenced in some ways by others. Hafiz was very much like Rumi, and Kabir to an extent. The romantics like Keats and Shelley saw in a similar way.

      Surabhi's Autumn poem reminds me of Keats, and yet different. This is an ever-transcending Cosmos, but the thoughts carry in the Ether.

      I thought of a girl recently, and sent her an appropriate poem. She had just come from the doc and so she said: "How did you know?"

      I think that the intuitive poet, Shakespeare, Blake, Keats ...senses from deep within, the fragmentary ideas of their contemporaries. Much love.

      P.S. Pioneers are necessary. They give us blueprints or set significant roadmaps for us to follow. We are invaluable in the sense that we take it further in this ever-transcending journey, but they acted like the old crank that started or ignited the car. Peace.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      'All that glitters is not gold' is Shakespeare, too, although I feel that it's his version of something that's in the Bible, possibly Proverbs. It's all the little things that go to make up a magnificent whole. Love your poem.

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      3 years ago from london

      Sweet, truly sweet. Who says that you're not an elevated Soul? Tell me, weren't you a minister? Anyway, I guess the inner Pilot did not want you to rest. He he. Tell me about the op. Was it related to our discussion? (usual place) Dios te bendiga y acompanye. God bless and accompany you, siempre. Always...

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      When I started a Christian rock band, I named the band "Mosaic" because of the people who made up the band. We all came from different walks of life, broken and searching for life. Yet, when we came together we produced harmonic music. Your poem reminds me of that time in my life. We all make up one world that is as beautiful as we (together) make it.

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      3 years ago from london

      Yes, yes, my Sweet. You took this up a notch or two in the right direction. May the Master bless your seeing Heart. Gratitude ..

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      The solemn truth! I so love the metaphor of the potter and the clay, God being the potter molding the fragments of our lives into the beauty He designed them to be. Thanks.

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      3 years ago from london

      Words with Love, I thank you. So nice to have you with us. Higher blessings.

      Swalia, so good of you to visit yet again. I look forward to more of your work also. Thank you! Om Shanti!

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      Shaloo Walia 

      3 years ago from India

      I love the subtle spiritual messages in your poems. A beautiful poem!

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      Neetu M 

      3 years ago from USA

      Fragments are what I always see in life, manatita. Lovely poem.

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      3 years ago from london

      Good morning, my Sweet Surabhi. Another day and new horizons ahead.

      We'll chat later, I'm sure. Much Love ...much!

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago


      This poem conveys a very powerful message. It’s true.

      We all species are made of five elements – space, air, fire, water and earth, which is a broad substratum of internal self. We humans are evident to it since time immemorial. This chain of ‘Fragments’ is an imperishable seed.

      “Until it merges in equilibrium, with the glory of the Light Supreme’” reminds me of ‘Brahman’ – the Ultimate creator.

      Spectacular! Authentic! Perspicacious! Keep going :) I shall go to sleep now. Good night, Bhaiya-ji… Hari Om!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Ann.

      You understand. Happy weekend!

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      All things have parts which come together to make the whole, whether object or human. Beautiful verse.



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