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I Bathe in an Alcove of Perennial Sweetness. A Dedication to Surabhi; Her Life of Inner Beauty

Updated on October 26, 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.




Sri Krishna playing the flute
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Wrapped in shawls, we sit before a bonfire in autumn,

Engrossed in timelessness and measured warmth.

Our breath suspends, as we hug enchantedly,

And I look into Her eyes as our Hearts touch,

Melting in the ‘sweet’ Love and effulgence of His Majesty.

Moonbeams and fire flies, emit a warm radiant sparkle,

Thus enveloping and soothing my Essence.

The flames of Surrender,

Illuminates my Being with an ethereal lustre;

I become drunk with the Bliss of Infinity’s wine.

Now anchored inside this sacred Temple,

We both dance with the Joy of Millennia.

I bathe in an alcove of perennial sweetness,

With the resonance of Silence talking to my Soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 24th October, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~



The glow of the moonbeam, soothes and softens the Joy of the Soul. It also awakens the sweet serenity of The Heart and illumines the intuitive faculties of the mind, thus nourishing the Vital and Body, to aspire to new life.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      He he ...ha ha ...I have beaten you to it!

      Still in Germany. Back tomorrow. Will catch up. What can I say? The Master Loves us all! Much Light to you ...much.

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      You know Manatita – you are such a supernal soul. Okay, this is what I have done now - I have taken a print out of this poem and posted it on my wall along with your picture :) My love and respect for you is eternal. Missing you and your poetries... come soon from Germany.

      And, I thank every single person who came and who will come here. Thank you, all of you. You have graced my Guru’s work with your valuable comments. Much gratitude!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, unintentionally. Surabhi has a great Autumn poem. My main intention in this one was to lift it, make it ethereal and give it beauty and charm, as well as sublimity. Hari Om!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Another wonderful tribute and most colorful autumnal celebration.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, indeed!! What a wonderful celebration! Dance with Joy! Gratitude ...much ...

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago

      This poem speaks of the bliss a sincere seeker has experienced. Only one who has experienced this bliss knows how addictive it is!

      Celebrate love...Celebrate life!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      oh, I'm so glad you came, Bronwen, I've used autumn here, but this is more of an esoteric poem. Surabhi has an extremely beautiful autumn poem. It's her last, I believe. Look her up. She's a gifted poet.

      "I bathe in an alcove of perennial sweetness,

      With the resonance of Silence talking to my Soul."

      I repeat them for you. Actually, the whole poem is full of music and Light. I find it very enchanting and full of Delight. Deep Gratitude ...much.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Beautiful! I love autumn, it's often the gentlest of the seasons here and your poem is so evocative, especially of autumns we've experienced and enjoyed in England. I really love that last line - sublime!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, Bill.

      You're one of the most consistent. Yet you miss some of the best ones: This was for Surabhi also: Much Love.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london


      Welcome here, and thank you so much. I try, Bro. I try ... Gratitude.


      Welcome yet again. I remember you with much Love. Thank you, and Hari Om!

      Bill, she is worth knowing. Kind, wise and loving, with a beautiful Heart and Spirit. Perhaps you missed the first dedication to her

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It finally happened, my friend. You dedicated something to someone I don't know. :) I'm sure it is appreciated....I know I appreciate your dedication to the craft of writing. We are all better because of you.

      blessings always


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      vasantha T k 2 years ago from Bangalore

      manatita, your poems are beautiful with flowing words, soothing the soul. the pictures you choose are beautiful too. No words to express.

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      Reynold Jay 2 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I am quickly becoming a fan of yours. So beautiful in word and art. You are a gentle soul.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Hi Shauna,

      What a beautiful weekend! Just from Poetry Cafe (2345) Lots of great readings. Yes, I love this line too. Don't know how I do them (he he). Your sentiments continue to be loving and meaningful to me, my Dear. Lots of Love.

      Hi Dee,

      Yes! Great words aren't they? Or 'timeless' words. Someone read some great poetry at the Cafe tonight. He was reading from a poet who has long died. Sri Chinmoy used to say: Why not in life also? and so we did much ...much...maybe I'll be remembered in 50 years.:)

      Yes, I like all your words. have a pleasant weekend, taking into account your present situation. Love always.


      He he he:).. It is an excellent quality to thank others. So happy you knew that. Much Peace.

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      Sincerest thanks to all of you. No doubt, Manatita is rare of the rarest and I feel honoured to have him as my Guru. He is a gem of a person.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Timelessness, warmth and sweetness all together! Beautiful feelings in a beautiful poetic tribute!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      "With the resonance of Silence talking to my Soul". What a profound line, Manatita! This is a beautiful way of letting Surabhi know how dear she is to you. You have such a sweet Spirit, my friend.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I can only laugh with you. Haha!

      The laugh which is simple and sweet, and yet surcharged with a mutual reciprocity or exchange, which is so tangible, as can only be expressed in Silence. What else is there to say?Jai Surabhi; Jai Lord!

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      My Dearest, Sincerest and Nearest Manatita,

      The nectar of your vessel is replenished with sheer euphoria. I’ve sensed. I have flavoured the infinity’s wine with such tranquility, yet the fountain of your sagacity is unparalleled.

      Thank you for dedicating me this masterpiece. It gave me chills! I love it from the core of my Soul. Your jewels usher in the spring season of my heart. Your beauty is rich as it flows from the zenith of your heart making it way to the ink of pen. It shakes the mountains. Your radiance is matchless. I love you with all my heart.

      You are my Guru, my elder brother and you always will be. Thank you for displaying my painting... pleasure to feast my eyes on it. Much gratitude… much… and, I fold my hand with utmost admiration. Hugs!

      Your Sister,

      Surabhi Kaura