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I Am. With Love to Whonunuwho for His Soul's Day.

Updated on June 25, 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.

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I am the abyss; the chasm blue;

I’m your sweet cheerfulness; your haven, too.

I am the shadows; the Light to tend,

The many weary hearts, I need to mend.


I am the flower; the scented lawn,

The hallowed Earth; the beauty of the dawn.

I am the Heaven; the art of wars;

The celestial nymphs and the twinkling stars.


I am the Polestar, that shines afar,

The precious tear in your charming laughter.

In so many fragrances I dwell:

The yellow orchids; the wafted bluebell.


I am your joys and your sorrows, too;

My exquisite sparkle shines in you.

I charmingly array the Higher Sense;

Paint my Love on your Breath of Silence.


I am at funerals, when men die,

I make the winds speak and the flowers cry.

I am the Form; the Emptiness; the Bride,

I’m in everything else that’s null and void.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 25th June, 2015.


~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, Theresa. Much Love.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      A truly lovely tribute/birthday wish for our dear Whonu!

      We should all celebrate each other. Whonu is such a special poet and I am always blessed to read his superb poetry and his photos are simply amazing, which allow his true heart to show right where it is indeed.

      Peace and blessings,

      Theresa

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Mary,

      Fpherj48,

      Al

      I believe in you all. This person as mentioned, may not be alone. Incredible as it sounds. We are dealing with human nature.

      My appreciation to all three of you. One day, 40 - 50 years from now, my poems will be sung like Rumi's or Hafiz or Blake's. Meanwhile, I need to recover. I wish to reflect the Light more, to look at myself. See where I went wrong ..introspect. Much Love.

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      Word 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      Hey Manatita, a master piece here, whonunuwho should be floating not in water but near, yes, floating on high, passing all of us by, for his blessing through you came from the sky, where would we be without you? ya see, you've given me another reason to sing your melody. Voted up!

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      Paula 

      3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      manatita44.....This poem is simply exquisite.....PLEASE don't allow someone's FALSE accusation make you leave us. This is a terrible thing this person has done. Just knowing you and reading your work it is simple to see you would never indulge is such foolishness.

      IGNORE this person's words, manatita. We all know what is true. Please take some time to think deeply on this and rise above it.....Peace, Paula

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      Whoa! Where, what? You cannot leave over someone else's foolishness!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      My Sweet. This means so much to me! I will remember. Because of my sadness and inner pain, I am going away for a while. I have written my last Hub: http://manatita44.hubpages.com/hub/The-Light-of-Th...

      It goes without saying that I have admired you as a writer and a person, and hold you in high esteem. I am offering you my heart. Salaam!

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      I have no idea who this person is Manatita but I know he is WRONG! You are an original soul and would never, ever steal another's work. Those of us who know you know your integrity and spirituality. Perhaps he is stealing your work????

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Very in tune, my Sweet.

      Thank you and much Love.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful, Meaningful thoughts on the Omnipresent I AM. Exceptional work!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Good morning, CrisSp, from London, UK.

      Thanking your for your loving comments and wishing you a fine day. Much Peace.

      Whonu, your appearance is noted again .Thanks for your second visit.

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      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thank you friend. whonu

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, happy birthday whonunuwho! I wouldn't know if I haven't landed on this beautiful tribute by a wonderful hubber (poet) - manatita44.

      Soulful indeed!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Ruby. Hope that all is well with you. I am praying that our Lord guide us all with fortitude and capacity to carry on His work. -Manatita

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I make the wind speak and the flowers cry. How very beautiful!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      A very sad thing happened to me today, Mary. I have been acused by A Hubber of stealing his work. Frankly, I'm so different from every one else, I'm amazed that he could say this. I never steal anyone else's work. I'm pure and original. You're my Friend and may come across his writings, so I wanted you to know.

      Contributions like yours reach my heart and Soul and I value you for appreciating my sincere Spirituality. Om Shanti!

      P.S. O yes, even in this poem, he says that 'null and void' came from him. This is a very common expression, and I have never seen it in a poem. I wanted to rhyme with 'bride' so I thought of 'void' and then 'null and void' and so it continued until I had created the line. I feel so sad.

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      It gets harder to describe how beautiful your works are. I will have to start using the theasurus to find the right words!

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Shauna.

      God bless your loving heart.

      Bill, I thank you, as always. Much love to you and family.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      One of my favorite poets pays tribute to one of my favorite poets. This is a win-win situation for me.

      blessings, my friend, and Happy Weekend to you.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      What a beautiful gift for whonu's birthday! Exquisite poetry my friend!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      The pleasure is all mines, my friend. I hope that like me, you continue to be only seven years old. Hey he. Chuckle. Higher blessings, Bro.

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      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thanks to my friend manatita44 for this nice tribute. Bless you my fellow poet. whonu

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Gratitude, Akriti, much ...

      Really appreciated your presence. Hari Om!

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      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      So beautiful :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Miz,

      Hey he. I missed you. You're well, I hope. God peace to you. Gratitude ... much.

      Vasantha,

      Did I ask you what you name means? My friend from Heidelberg, (saw her on Sunday in Heidleberg) is called Vasanti (Vashanti)

      Grateful to you for being a fan and appreciating my poetry. In Love and Light. Salaam!

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      vasantha T k 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful words and lovely poem. Voted Up!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      3 years ago

      You have such a lovely way with words. That is beautiful, my friend.

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