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Happy Birthday, my Dearest Nellieanna. Sunday's Inspiration 13

Updated on February 2, 2020
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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.

Nellieanna | Source

Happy Soul’s Day, my Dearest Nellieanna

Beauty, my beauty, my soaring symphony,

Light, my incandescent delight!

What can I add to the glow of thy cheeks?

What can I paint on the sun of thy smile?

Your shine of elegance, adorns a face of charisma,

Gracefully shaped by the Master Weaver Himself;

Your gift of poetry sings, like marigolds, dancing on

Sunset horizons, to thrill our inner being with glee.

Beauty, my beauty, my soaring symphony,

You waltz in my Heart like delicate lilies,

Your snow-white core, your poise and majesty,

Unmatched by the sacrifice of the fragrant rose.

Happy Soul’s Day, my dearest Nellieanna, may the minstrels

Sing from Paradise; your soul be a fire of sweetest Joy.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 2nd February, 2020


Would You Tell Your Friends?

When I leave the pew this morning,

Drunk and inebriated from the wine of heaven,

Would I tell my friends that God is here?

When my soul weeps joy, from the tears and

Exuberance of Silence, would I say that ALL

Scriptures reveal themselves, in the purity of the Heart?

When I come out of the synagogue, or the mosque

At dawn, would I tell others, that Love is revealed,

Only in the agony of a snow-white longing?

O seeker, it matters not where you pray.

What brings results, like a hungry baby’s cry;

Like the miser’s burning greed for gold, is the intensity

Of the quest for Love. O Lantern, as the sun never

Fails to shine, so too, Love … will never stop loving.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 30th January, 2020

Lorrie, George, Nellieanna's late husband and Nellieanna
Lorrie, George, Nellieanna's late husband and Nellieanna | Source

Light of the Rose

O Rose, your snow-white petal, is for the fire

Of Grace, kissing the sweet citadel of my Heart;

Your reddish glow -- the aspiration of countless souls.

Your thorns to remind us, of the Light

At the turn of adversity; your redolence to cherish,

The sweet sacrifice of Love." -Manatita (Spontaneous, 2/2/20)


Wisdom from the Master

“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.” - Rumi

Beautiful souls of Light

How much do they contribute to your earthly sojourn?

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© 2020 manatita44


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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    17 months ago from london

    Harish, my Friend.

    Thank you so much! She is indeed a good and noble soul. Let us wish her well and send a little prayer her way.

    My appreciations for your kind sentiment.

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    Harish Mamgain 

    17 months ago from New Delhi , India

    Nellieanna is a great friend to have ! Happy b'day to her. Though belated, my good wishes to the graceful lady. Manatita, my friend, you have extended much affection and love to her through these beautiful poems. I enjoyed going through the poems.

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    18 months ago from london


    You are a true friend. God bless your Spirit. Gratitude.

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    Mary Norton 

    18 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    I am so happy for Nellianna. Happy Birthday to a beautiful soul. Your poetry Manatita is a fitting tribute.

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    18 months ago from london

    Thanks a lot Shauna. Appreciated.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    18 months ago from Central Florida

    Happy Birthday, Nellieanna! May your heart sing with love.

    Beautiful celebration of a beautiful lady, Manatita!

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    18 months ago from london

    Well, Devika,

    I'm lucky to know her and of her talents as well. Thank you so much!

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    Devika Primić 

    18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Nellieanna is lucky to have you do this write up for her. She will always be remembered by your lovely words.

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    18 months ago from london

    Ah, Linda C,

    Thank you so much! A lovely sentiment as always. Much Love.

    Bhaiji Venkatachari M,

    You are very dear to me and one of the most thorough with your sentiments. I truly appreciate your Heart of beauty.

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    Linda Crampton 

    18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a beautiful tribute to Nellieanna, Manatita. What a lovely way to celebrate her birthday.

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    Venkatachari M 

    18 months ago from Hyderabad, India

    A glorious celebration, Manatita! Happy Birthday to this lovely lady, Nilieanna.

    You have presented a wonderful celebration of this great moment with such nice lines of poetry and beautiful pictures. It's a pleasant occasion for all of us having such a noble lady in our company. May God bless her with all plenties.

    Thanks, Manatita, for this feast.

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    18 months ago from london

    Thanks Paula,

    I believe you are friends. A loving soul indeed!!

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    18 months ago from Carson City

    A very Happy Birthday to a sweet & lovely woman! May your days be always filled with blessings galore! Peace, Paula

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    18 months ago from london

    Thank You, Ruby.

    I hope she comes to see this. I believe you are both octagenarians, no?

    Thank you so much!

    Doris, what a coincidence! God continued Love to your mother in heaven. Our Nellieanna will go past it. Praise be!

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    18 months ago from Southern Illinois

    A beautiful tribute to a lovely poetess. Happy birthday Nellieanna.

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    Doris James MizBejabbers 

    18 months ago from Beautiful South

    Beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. Today would have been my beautiful mother's 100th birthday, Manatita. She crossed over from cancer at the age of 88.

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    18 months ago from london

    Yes, it's today, Peggy. How did you know? I don't think she'd mine me saying she's 88 years young and going strong.

    Thank you so much


    Thank you Verlie. Perhaps she would love to be here. She's had some minor setbacks. Let us see. Much gratitude.

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    Peggy Woods 

    18 months ago from Houston, Texas

    Nellieanna should love reading this on her birthday today. Nice job, Manatita!

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    Verlie Burroughs 

    18 months ago from Canada

    Beautiful tribute to Nellieanna Hay. Happy birthday Nellieanna! I miss you.

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    18 months ago from london

    It is a paradox, Eric. It is skin deep until seen with the Light of the soul. Then it also manifest without. Thank you so much!


    A very sweet and charming sentiment indeed! Thank you so much!!


    I thank you for your sincere and loving contribution here. Higher blessings.

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    Bill Holland 

    18 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Happy Birthday to our beautiful Nellieanna! We done, my talented and caring friend. Blessings and love to you both.

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    Shannon Henry 

    18 months ago from Texas

    What a beautiful tribute and birthday present, Manatita. Your poetry always has a calming effect on me.

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    Eric Dierker 

    18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Wonderfully done. Of course she is cherished. And the way you laid this out calls me to take more care in treasuring treasures of the heart.

    (for some strange reason this made me think of the phrase, "beauty is only skin deep". Well for sure it is skin deep but not only - mainly from within)

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    18 months ago from london

    Thank You, John.


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    John Hansen 

    18 months ago from Gondwana Land

    A lovely tribute to our dear friend Nellieanna. Good job spreading the love, manatita..


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