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I Long For You, O Lover. Dedicated to Shauna Bowling

Updated on July 1, 2016
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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.





In my aloneness, I cling on in this realm of struggle.

I am an isolated bird, lost in a mirage of sorrows.

I reach out in my despair, but You remain a running stream.

Ah! How I long to touch the rainbow,

After life’s torrential rain!

I awake to find that the vintage wine,

Only augments the pains of an aching Heart.

Now every abode appears like darkened clouds.

Come! O Lover! Make this mind tranquil;

The Heart akin to snowflakes,

Waltzing upon the whispering wind.

How I long for a Divine Marriage,

This mystic rhapsody of supernal bliss!

Destiny comes and destiny goes,

Yet I need this steadfast unflinching gaze,

Paving a pathway to the portals of Your sweet beauty,

Dancing softly in my core.

Come! The enchantment of Your music thrills my Soul;

I yearn for this intoxicated Love,

Created by an influx of ten thousand Lovers,

Caught, like winter, by the fire-wood of Your unspoken Delight.

Cute Lover, help me to blend with Your great symphony,

Floating among perennial constellations;

Twinkling with Thy moonbeams ... the stars at night.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 30th June, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


I Long To Join Your Chivalry Of Lovers

Come! My Beloved. My Heart is torn and desolate.

Pour Your sweet balm into my wound.

Let Your stars twinkle into the tunnel of my nights.

I long to taste You join Your chivalry of Lovers,

Blending with the delicious feast,

Of Thy celestial banquet.

Come, my Sweet One,

I wish to stride without moving;

To dance with the silhouette of Thy sweet image;

To dream within the dream.

Ah! How I long to remain a beggar,

Prize open the windows of my Soul,

To merge into the sweetness,

Of Your remedial and ambrosial Love. Copyrighted. –Manatita, 30th June, 2016.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I look forward to that "ideal" poem..... (insert mischievous grin here).

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Well, we have mutual friends. I know others who think the world of you like I do. No bad thing.

      Yes, I'm a bit guilty of parenting, right? (Chuckle) Actually, I was worried about you once, but I believe you said that you'd got a nice job now that you enjoy. Right?

      Take the muse by the horns or summon your inner creative output. Sit by the river and watch it flow...its colour, .... serenity. It may help you. Visit the park.

      Note: Your poem is not for you in the true sense. I try to cover different aspects of life for variety reasons. An ideal poem for the current you would be filled with inner beauty and Delight! But you know, even my other ones seem to end up that way. Hari Om! Praise Be!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, I'm doing fine. I'm not stressed, I'm paying the bills, and I have good friends. I know you worry about me sometimes, but I'm not depressed, forlorn, lonely, empty or anything like that. I'm 59 and loving it!

      I also feel my muse starting to come off her reprieve. She's not quite whispering yet, but she gives me little tickles and nudges to let me know she's not lost.

      Thank you for this wonderful piece. You did another one a while back and that melted my heart as well. I'm honored that you think enough of me to grace me with your special creative way of showing appreciation.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      O my Sweet. Aaaah! How cute! I actually thought that you'd been before. See what you've been missing? (mischievous smile)

      Thank you so much! As usual, I pray for your good health and strength, and enough dosh for a decent standard of living. Don't work too hard. Much Love.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, Manatita! Imagine my surprise when I saw the title. I'm sorry I'm so late in reading this. You've left me speechless, my friend. I love that you touched on the things that mean something to me: moon beams, stars, music, dancing, yearning....

      I'm beside myself with joy. Thank you for this most beautiful dedication!

      And thanks to all of you for the wonderful words. My heart swells and my face gleams.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you Vocalcoach. Appreciated.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you Vocalcoach. Appreciated.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      A lovely tribute to Sha and she is deserving of your creative, heart-felt words.

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      2 years ago from london

      Thank you Deb, your comment from me seems to have disappeared. Yes, she is very kind ...very charming ... thank you so much. The Indigo Bunting is your speciality. Glad you noticed. Much Love.

      Hi Surabhi,

      So you like this one, eh. Ha ha. My original and still my favourite style. I love to long, to taste the sugar but not become the sugar...not yet. Gratitude.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Oh my goodness! It's like asking Hanuman ji that how much he loves Rama. He would take out his own heart to show that he has engraved an image of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in his very core. Here, the theme of longing is expressed beyond admiration. A most eloquent piece; a one that which makes the wet land thirsty all of a sudden. Great read!

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Perfectly stated in this confused world of uncertainty. We need to be directed toward peace now more than ever before. Nice tribute to Sha, a wonderful soul on this muddled earth, a true lover of our animals. Excellent inclusion of the photo of the Indigo Bunting.

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      2 years ago from london

      My strength, Alicia, my strength. My best poems express longing, but I have to vary from time to time in order to diversify. Thank you so much!

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There is so much yearning for love in your poetry, Manatita. You have a lovely way of expressing this desire!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Your comments are very kind. I say to myself, he truly understands my poems, then I immediately remember that I first encountered your work through one of your beautiful poems. So now it all makes sense.

      It is still a tribute to you, as your Flash are such masterpieces, that I forgot about your poetry, which is also excellent. Much Love Frank and thanks again.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      my goodness manatita, what an emotionally charged poem.. awesome I loved it

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you Gypsy. A lovely lady indeed! Appreciated.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was just lovely and inspirational. Shauna is a real talented lady and well deserving for such a tribute.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Dee, not always my sweet, and that's good, or the longing will go away. LOL. Gratitude ...

      SAQIB66o8, Thank you, thank you...I believe that I wrote one for you once. Much Love.

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      2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Beautiful imagery and wonderful words brother Manatita

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, you present the sense of longing in a way so easy to understand. I am pleased that it is always satisfied so ecstatically.

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      2 years ago from london

      Thanks Ruby. Are you well? How are things? Much Love to you, my Dear friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Shauna is so very worthy of this beautiful poetry. Joy and happiness to you both...

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      2 years ago from london

      Thanks Bill and yes, a most wonderful human being. God bless you both, my Friend.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha is one of my dearest friends on HP, a loving, caring human being who is compassionate and empathetic and my goodness, what more could you ask for in our species? Beautiful tribute to a beautiful human being. Love to both of you.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you. Just showing that sometimes we are down and feel a burning intensity for something Higher. A poem expressing longing for the greater Joy. I do lots of these! Gratitude, my Friend.

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      Siddharth Kapoor 

      2 years ago

      This was sad my friend but ended nicely. Nice poems of Rumi's.


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