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I Imbibe Love’s Essence to Make Me Whole, to Ruby Jean Fuller, a 7th Hub Pages Anniversary Offering

Updated on March 11, 2017

Morning Rose


Ruby and co

Courtesy Ruby Jean Fuller, a.k.a. Always Exploring
Courtesy Ruby Jean Fuller, a.k.a. Always Exploring | Source
morning rose
morning rose | Source

As the morning rose, sings Your aromas,

And twilight moonbeams, reveal twinkling stars.

The glow of Thy beauty, I do behold,

Your radiance and sweetness, calms my sad Soul.

Flooded I was, like a river of tears,

My painful torment survived many years.

But a soothing concern, came from Your Heart,

Filled me with happiness, ne’er to depart.

Oh for the tulips, petunias; lilies,

Wrens and humming-birds, chanting Your glories.

Buds emit wafts, while lavenders blossom;

Nature’s rhythms, awakens the ‘possum.

I imbibe Love’s essence, to make me whole,

You embody Delight, deep in my Soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 11th March, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Spring Flowers


Andre Rieu. Spring


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      Janis Leslie Evans 6 weeks ago from Washington, DC

      Beautiful tribute for Ruby. Very sweet, like the aroma of spring.

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      Venkatachari M 6 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very nice poem in dedication to Ruby (Always Exploring). She is a wonderful writer here crafting wonderful articles, poems, and stories that inspire people. You have done a great job in bringing her glory forth. Thanks for it.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Jan, I thank you, and you most certainly look charming as ever. Have a great weekend.


      Your views are so special to me; so full of Light and wisdom. God bless your loving Heart; God continue to bless your son and wife in Heaven.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you for the beautiful flowers and for your tribute for my seven years writing on HubPages. Your poetry is always felt in the heart. Your kindness toward all who follow you is rewarded by offerings like this. Thank you my dear poet friend...

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      Louise Powles 6 weeks ago from Great Yarmouth

      That's a lovely tribute to Ruby. Thankyou for sharing this lovely piece of writing.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Ah, Ruby,

      You've graced my page again. Thank you so much! We are probably seniors here now. 7 years is a long time, no? Churning out the satire; the Flash, the romance; the cute jibes; the excellent pieces; the sublime and lofty; the exquisite ... the list goes on.

      Let us continue ... let us continue ... have a great weekend!


      I thank you again. So you're here in the UK, eh? Fortunate. We see more of the budding of Spring. Have a great day!

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      Bill Holland 6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby is such a loving soul. Anything I would write about her would pale in comparison to the real thing. Blessings and love to you both, and Ruby, Happy Anniversary! Thank you for your friendship.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Bill. Appreciated.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 weeks ago from TEXAS

      I've known and loved Ruby a long while. Those of us who have been on Hubpages 7 years should form a Special Seven Society! Congratulations on your reaching it this month, too!

      Ruby is an icon of showing strength in being able to find the ‘up’ out of every ‘down’. She is fully aware of realities and still rises above it all. I feel a kinship in how our poetry's roles in always being a loftier perspective, a clearer voice and a personal strength in all our moments.

      Her faith, and her nurturing, her concern for and caring for others permeate her life and shine forth in her writings.

      It's impossible to follow her writing without seeing further and feeling uplifted, So many passages in them seem to touch my heart, jump off the page and etch themselves on my mind. This is one of those:

      “. . . There are days when i want to steal away to a quiet zone, there to kneel and pray . . . “

      Thank you, Ruby, for being YOU.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Nellieanna,

      For filling in the necessary. Indeed I wanted to do all this, but as you know, yours were very detailed as was Gypsy's and because I think I've done one for Ruby before, not withstanding I was a little tired, I took rest.

      This does not mean that I did not have time to put all my love into it and I made the page as fresh as Spring with heartfelt thoughts. Ruby deserves this. Just that I'm very pleased with you putting in the extra words that Ruby so richly deserves. Higher thoughts and much Love.

      Ps. The 7 Club: Manatita, Jodah, Nellieanna, Jodah, Rasma, Ruby ... great company. Add some more.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Please accept my deep gratitude to all who have commented on this heartfelt tribute. I must admit that I had a tear in ' me ' eye when I read what Nellieanna said. We all are a group of writers who loves to share in a community of special people. Thank you all so much. Peace and many blessings my friends...

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 weeks ago from TEXAS

      It's all so beautiful and heartfelt! Not a matter of quantity, but of quality, Manatita!

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Gratitude. I already know that you see my Heart. Love ya!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      A wonderful tribute to a most deserving and beautiful lady indeed.

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      manatita44 5 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Rasma. So kind ... so kind...

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 4 weeks ago

      Very beautiful and sweetly scented.


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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Tamara,

      You have great taste and a sense of artistry which is unique. Appreciations.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, you offer the most beautiful form of support to your HP friends. I know Ruby loves this and was probably very (pleasantly) surprised to see she has inspired you.

      I love Spring. My Confederate Jasmine are blooming now along the fence line. What an amazing smell!

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Me too, Shauna. Jasmine is awesome! Thanks a million!

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