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Scent, Not Beach, Beauty, But Not Cornwall. To my Friend Chris Mills (Cam8510)

Updated on December 5, 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.

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Some prefer the overhanging foliage’s,

Hugging the narrow lanes in Cornwall,

Forming a long procession of azaleas, tulips and daffodils,

Whispering to the seasons, while walking their dawns.

Their beaches add serene respite,

As one seeks to escape the stresses of everyday living.


I see the cute petite and debonair French allure,

Curves sparkling in the moonlight.

Walks with music, hips dancing…

Increasing the ticker in my ... tic... tock!

Auburn-tinted hue, mesmerising my gaze,

Lips wet from an undying need,

To sample this extra special delivery,

Scented with a flowery fragrance.


Sweet lavender! Thy wafts speaks

Volumes in my heart as I see her,

Bounding and swaying to life’s innate symphonies.


Come! My Queen, give me petite, not blonde;

Scent, not beaches; beauty, but not Cornwall.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 24th July, 2016


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Ashish, Thank you....thank you... Hari Om!

    • Ashish Dadgaa profile image

      Ashi 

      2 years ago

      Dear manatit,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Your writing is so addictive that I feel to keep on reading it without stopping.

      God Bless you too

      You are welcome, my dear :)

      Regards,

      Ashish

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      First, My very esteemed Brother Ashish,

      You are here a lot today. I thank you so much! Secondly, you show such a great understanding of my poems! Many will in the next 20 or 30 years, but you have started early. How I appreciate you and the few other dear circle friends for this. God bless you ...God bless you all.

      Once again, Thank you so much for this immortal video!

    • Ashish Dadgaa profile image

      Ashi 

      2 years ago

      Dear Manatita,

      Amazing dedication to Mr. Chris. First of all, I loved the catchy and alluring title of this beautiful write-up.

      The scent, Not Beach, Beauty, But Not Cornwall. It tempts you to open and read it and after reading it shows that worth it.

      I love the way you kick off and ends your poems in the really charming way.

      Come! My Queen, give me petite, not blonde;

      Scent, not beaches; beauty, but not Cornwall.

      Regards,

      Ashish

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      I see...then so happy for you! Nights never suited me, although somehow I did a lot in my 20's. Enjoy your weekend.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I actually got the night off, which translates into a little extra available time. My work schedule is split shifts, normally every day.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Ha ha. Chuckle ...chuckle ... I don't write these too often. He he. But yes, as you know, life itself is full of beauty.

      There is an awesome poem by the mystic Bhullah Shah in which he says that all is Love, from the lowest to the Highest. So the drunkard, the money-grabber, the addict, the family man and so forth, we are all looking for the same thing...we are all beautiful and madly in Love.

      I guess some of us don't know this! You're here a lot today. How are your assignments? Much Love, and Gratitude.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Beautifully done. You have captured beauty in two instances, yet there are so many more. It is now causing me to make assorted comparisons.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thanks Chris.

      You're a good man.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 years ago from Hartford, CT

      Shris who??? Haha. I may have done that myself once or twice.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Easily done. No probs Shauna.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Oops. Typo. I meant Chris. Should've checked before I hit the go button!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      A true romantic...there...I just sent you some flowers

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Shris is one of my favorite story tellers on HP. So nice to see him honored.

      To answer your poll, my favorite flower is Lily of the Valley. Next favorite are tulips. Lily of the Valley is a teeny flower with a powerful, wonderful fragrance. I think next to that I love the smell of orange blossoms. I also love the smell of freshly mowed grass and rich earth after a rain.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Soon. I'll look post work a few hours later. Mind you, I'm in a struggle with the Airlines for my ticket to NY as they got my name wrong and we are at a 'deadlock' I suppose. Best wishes.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 years ago from Hartford, CT

      The sensual touch is perfect. Loved every word. If you haven't read my story "A Working Vacation," it might be illuminating.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Was a little worried with the sensual touch but I thought that you would like it. Please don't worry. My Love and best wishes to you with the competition. With this level of passion and ardent participation, you should do well. Much Love.

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      Chris Mills 

      2 years ago from Hartford, CT

      Manatita, First of all, let me apologize for missing this minting and weaving of the intricacies and nuances of language, done in such a way as only you can do. It is truly beautiful.

      Right now I am in the midst of the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. The 2100 participants have written and submitted their stories for the judges. Now we are meeting in the forum of that site to read and review one another's works. This is my fifth NYCM challenge and these forums are where I have learned to write fiction. I say all of this so you know that I have been occupied there and for that reason alone I have missed seeing this wonderful piece of craftsmanship for the last week.

      I love what you do with words, and there is no better example than this:

      "Walks with music, hips dancing…

      Increasing the ticker in my ... tic... tock!"

      That kind of says it all, doesn't it? ;)

      You are awesome for doing this and for being such an inspiration to those of us who are getting to know you and are taking pleasure in your gift.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Gypsy,

      I thank you once more. I believe my very last is much sweeter for you. I use so many styles! Much appreciation and have a great Sunday.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most lovely and deserving tribute.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Frank, so glad that you like it. Much Love to you and yours.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      Very poetic my dedicating friend.. awesome

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      True perhaps Bro. Thanks.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

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

      Love Lavender. Can't help associating it's intoxicating scent with love. Wonderful!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Appreciated my Friend Shadrackmoturi. Higher blessings.

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      SHADRACK MOTURI 

      2 years ago from NAIROBI- KENYA

      nice

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you Venkatachari M. You're the man!

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful poem. Wonderful description of love and nature.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Aaah! I have them both here as you know. The rose is the symbol of universal beauty, sweetness, contentment and inspiration. I have an Ode to it here somewhere. Lavenders are so 'cool!' Thanks again, Ruby! Have a great day.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      My favorite scent is lavender and my favorite flower is a rose. This was beautiful!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Yes, Marlene. Do you see how beautiful they look? Besides one can make great oil or scents with them. Thank You ... thank you.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 years ago from USA

      You have many styles of poems, each one quite unique. I truly enjoyed reading your poem today. And, lavender is my favorite color for flowers. I hope to grow a huge field of them one day.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Nadine, love them too. Really nice colours! Thank you so much!!

      I agree, Jodah. I have dedicated a Flash to him before, maybe even something else. This should not relate at all, except that I think he likes my style or word usage and Chris if you are reading this, it is mainly because I think that you're a really nice guy. Jodah that's two roses and one lavender. (smile)

      For the record I started doing personal poems some time ago, that is to say, poems that really embodies some aspect of the individuals psyche, his love of life, things or people close to him, habits ...I don't do many of these anymore. Now a poem may not relate to you or the individual at all, except it's a way of showing my love, my appreciation.

      That last one to Bill was very close indeed, but it just had to be done that way and it took a huge effort to put together. I also knew that he would be cool with it. Thanks a lot Bro.

      Bill I thank you so much! Admirations!

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I greatly appreciate Chris. I greatly appreciate you. I greatly appreciate this work of art. That's a whole lot of appreciation, my friend.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I love the poem, manatita and chose "roses" . I am happy you dedicated a hub to Chris Mills but I am a little baffled by the title, and how this relates to him??

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      Nadine May 

      2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Great poem and I love lavenders. They grow like weeds around in our garden.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Nice! A few more times than three perhaps, eh? Chuckle. Thanks a lot and yes, I believe you have a very, very blessed relationship. Have a great Sunday!

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I like this. I was Godstruck and married my love. Can love even know the moments I cherish. God loves my son and my wife more than I can know. But I just cannot love them more. She is three times a lady to me.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      This is quite good, so read it well:

      https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learning-Center-E... and by the way, Hub Pages do not like links as I'm doing now in the comment itself. But this one is helpful.

      You should write at least 750 words per hub but stop at about 1200 or so. People won't necessarily read it if its too long and uninteresting to them. You can do poems which are shorter, like me. Use someone's Hubs, only to say something about what they write. Leave other stuff for the Q and A section or forum treads. 'nuff for today. use my mail for more.

      You find this by clicking my name and then 'follow' or 'fan' mail.

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      SHADRACK MOTURI 

      2 years ago from NAIROBI- KENYA

      thanks for your info. am still learning something here , tel me more.

      thanks

      shadrack

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      https://hubpages.com/community/forum/110277/creati...

      It is good to visit Question and Answers to ask your question there, or visit the forum threads. You need Hub Pages guide on Stellar Hubs. I have enclose a link from someone else.

      They look at presentation, the way you use the capsules, picture quality, number of words, and you should have one related video and poll. A summary is also quite useful. You will be scored out of a 100 and your Hub featured accordingly.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      This question you can ask in Questions and Answers, or discuss in 'forum treads.' Your Hubs will be scored by the moderators and featured accordingly. They like pictures, at least one video and the poll, and good presentation.

      A summary of what you write is also useful. Look up 'stellar hubs.' Put this in the search engine, and you should come up with something. You can write to me or other hubbers as you get to know them. Here it functions as a community. I will give you a link soon.

      Follow a few Hubbers, making sure that their hubs attract you, so you can say something about their Hubs, then they are more likely to follow you also and comment on your Hubs.

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      SHADRACK MOTURI 

      2 years ago from NAIROBI- KENYA

      Hi Manatita,

      I am happy to hear that you indeed know Nairobi, of course i reside here.

      Am trying to know exactly what happens on this website since am new here,

      regards,

      Shadrack

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Welcome, Shadrackmoturi!

      I sure appreciate your kind comment and yes, true Love(note my capital letters) is not only overwhelming but birthless, deathless, peerless, timeless, unfathomable .......the yearning of the One for the One.

      You seem to be from Nairobi. Without trying tpo patronise you, I have been there 5 times, and I'm very familiar with Starehe boys school, having done some sterling work there. My deep appreciation for your kind sentiment.

      Surabhi,

      Don't you like the first stanza? it's all one poem, but I separate as the flow changes occasionally. I was resting a lot today, and it suddenly came while lying down. Just one sentence, but I am a weaver, so I came up with this. My second love poem, if you didn't notice. First one was for you. (chuckle)

      This one is to no one really, just a nice poem for my friend, Cam.

      A bit of domestics: I felt really rough, but post my Chinese takeaway, I'm picking up a little. Saw a practitioner yesterday and perhaps things are channeling through the system. Much Love.

      Thanks Ann,

      Much love to you and Chris also. Thanks for your support and contribution.

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      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      Great poem. Chris is one of my favourite authors and well deserves a tribute.

      Ann

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Excellent poem with a touch of nature. The second stanza is exquisite! Lovely poem, Acharaya. I love Roses :)

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      SHADRACK MOTURI 

      2 years ago from NAIROBI- KENYA

      sometime love is painful and some other time is so sweet, but true love is overwhelming.

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