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Happiness, Sweet Happiness: To Jamie (Jhamann) and Family by Manatita

Updated on September 1, 2014
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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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Peace in happiness

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“Happiness is love bubbling forth into the newness and fullness of life.”-Sri Chinmoy.


Come! Come! My Happiness-Friend,

Do resonate from deep within,

And radiate my sunrise- smile.

O Bird of Joy, O Friend of the Eternal.

Out of Your fiery baptism of celestial Love,

Do banish the pangs of my despondency,

And thrill my heart.


Beloved, I see You dancing

With the children in the Adventure Parks;

Hear You singing with the nightingales,

As myriad spring flowers blossom,

With the joy of Thy Delight.

Radiantly beaming in a valley of golden daffodils,

Who can equal Thy resplendence?


You’re a welcome solace to the bereaved;

Soothe the Spirit of the impoverished,

While bringing comfort to the forlorn life.

Entering the mind of confusion,

You replenish its sparkle of Light,

While in the heart of Your devotee,

You glow in splendour.

Treasured happiess

Sweet Happiness, You arise in adoration,

To the glorious dawn of nature’s rapture;

Immerse Thyself in the effulgence of yon twinkling stars.

You play in the garden of the childlike heart,

And send messages to the horizon.

How I wish to spread Your jewels on the wings of harmony,

And shake Your gem-drops to all sentient beings.


Beloved, cheerfulness is the seed of Thy grandeur.

As You sport and lustre in the eyes of the inspired,

Sorrows diminish, and all weariness evaporates.

O beauty of eons, O rhapsody of the perennial Light,

Come dine with me.

Cascade Your petal-fragrance-smile,

Into the Souls of all You encounter,

To grant us peace.

-Manatita, Bard of Solace, 27th August, 2014. © Copyrighted.

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Welcome Goldleafs.

      Glad you like my HUb. Read some more, and let me know your thoughts. Much gratitude and wishes of Peace.

      Victor, thank you yet again. Did you take a rest? Hope all is well. Much peace.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      You had wonderful vocabulary, and the emotions just kept flowing from the words. Bravo, Manatita.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago

      Hi again.

      Wishing you lots of beauty and joy this day. Shalom!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      3 years ago from TEXAS

      It does seem that we're following each other around. It's a sort of connection.

      And I am sure all things work together for the best. I feel it with every ounce of my being. Thank you!

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      Goldleafs 

      3 years ago

      good hub

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, my sweet Gypsy. My appreciation for your loving contribution.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A really wonderful and joyful poem.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      What can I say, Faith? Your sentiments on Jamie is fully reciprocated, and yes, I like his family too, as well as his sense of adventure and great zest or life. Joy and Light.

      Blossom, I thank you, my cute friend. Blessings from Him to you today, and all my love.

      Taiwo, thank you for your wishes for the new month. Much peace.

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      3 years ago from Salford

      Keep the fun going Manatita, I guess going to NY was the reason why you have not published hubs for a while.

      Happy new month

      Taiwo

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Just love it! Thank you for sharing such a lovely piece.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, what joy here you have shared, especially to our wonderful poet, Jamie, as I truly love reading his poetry and vast knowledge as to all poetry forms and poets. My favorite poems of his are his of his family, as they do bring a smile to one's face. They are all so precious indeed.

      Thank you for this delightful tribute to a delightful hubber.

      God bless you.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Gratitude, Bro.

      Happy you stopped by and much welcome to you here. Peace.

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      Sam Deal 

      3 years ago from Earth

      Beautiful happiness

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Audrey.

      I love your work also. Your poems are exquisite. Appreciate your kind words and support. Om Shanti!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Such an inspirational piece --and I love Jamie and his work! Well done!!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Our hearts speak, my Brother.

      Again, I'm so happy that you have read this at a much needed moment. My gratitude for your sweet and kind words. Love and Light.

      Hi Ruby,

      Yes, they are. Who said it was not the way of the Cross? (smile) Seriously, they call it The Razors Edge in Yogic circles. Much peace, my sweet friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is truly beautiful. The five simple rules for happiness is something to strive for. Loved this. Thank you..

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      Oh the joy your poetry has brought me! I have just returned with the family road worn and tired when I found your gift. I cannot express my gratitude. Your brother in this world, jamie

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      So glad you like it Nellieanna.

      We are both following each other around. Thank you for your continuous touching and loving sentiments. I will put up Love, Sweet Love in half an hour. In my mind it is a truly beautiful and special one. Quite lofty though. Stay around if you can, but yes, I feel for you. An excellent writer who is restricted? What can I say? Our Lord, in His infinite mercy, knows best. Loving and sincere hugs coming your way. Much peace.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      3 years ago from TEXAS

      It is as delightful as happiness itself. And a lovely tribute to Jamie and his family. As much as I know of him, I would agree that it fits him!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Much gratitude Michelle. Sincere Hugs to you. Shalom!

      Well, Colleen, it is dedicated to Jamie and family, a wonderful and admirable family indeed!! Thank you so much. Love and Light.

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      Colleen Swan 

      3 years ago from County Durham

      Hi, I truly admire the lyricism of your work, if that poem was written to someone, i'm sure that person felt honored and pleased.

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      Michelle Liew 

      3 years ago from Singapore

      Release those expectations to be happy! Well done, my friend!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Hey he he ... (LOL) Yes, indeed, Bill.

      "Peace begins when expectation ends."-Sri Chinmoy.

      Reciprocal blessings Bro.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have no expectations of others, but I expect myself to be happy...my goodness, friend, what do I have to be unhappy about? Nothing!

      blessings on this Monday

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Sweet DDE,

      How are you? Great smile! I have looked at you again as I sometimes think of you as Indian somehow, but because I see Croatia, I remember.

      Yes, happiness is the inner glow of the Soul radiating in and through the physical, perhaps most visibly in the eyes, face and smile. It is also in the beauty and pulse of the Cosmos and is perhaps best felt in Silence. Much gratitude and much peace.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Happiness is a great word if expressed from within and your words are so beautiful.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Hi Phyllis,

      Just returned from America. I wanted to write or indeed wrote some nice comments to what you had said on another Hub. Got lost, somehow. The spirit is gone, but essentially I really appreciated what you said.

      With gratitude for this kind comment, Phyllis. I really appreciate your poetry too, and most of all, you as a wonderful Spirit. God bless you this day and always.

      Manatita

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Lovely, beautiful poem to wake up to. It is such joy to read your poetry, manatita. Thank you.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Well, I am, Bro.

      Not intentionally, but didn't you say that you usually have to get your dictionary out? (smile) So this helps you, O poet of great promise.

      Good morning in London, dear friend Taiwo. Flew in from NY yesterday. Hungry. Will go out for a bite now. It is a joy to have you as a Friend. I wish you God's peace this day. Hugs.

      Manatita

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      3 years ago from Salford

      do I need to say more on this. I've always loved your choice of words. I would have loved you to be my English teacher. Well done on the poem. Voted up

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