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In This Deep Serenity of Silence: An Offering to 'Dream On.'

Updated on June 10, 2017

Blue moon

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Brilliant Blue Moon

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Stillness … stillness … o my Sweetheart,

Your beauty intoxicates me;

I reel as in a drunken state.

I am in this vineyard of Lovers;

Taste only the wondrous sweetness of Thy wine.

My Heart is filled with kisses --

A Love so powerful, that I struggle for breath.

Yet a new kind of splendour dances within me.

I’m amazed and stupefied by its depth;

Swing on the lap of the moon in peerless bliss.

Sweet Majesty! Naked am I in Thy garden of Light,

A river of tears enrapt my joyful Spirit.

O Lantern, in this lapis lazuli tint of heaven,

Lies the vibrancy and serenity of Silence.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 10th June, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Manatita's quote

"She carved my name in Her Heart,

So I could feel it whispering, beating ...

I moved closer, ever so soulfully, prayerfully ...

Longing to merge and become One." -Manatita

Poetry of Hafiz

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Quote from Hafiz

"Stay close to anything

That makes you glad you're alive." -Hafiz

Poetry of Hafiz

Silence is ...

What is it to you?

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    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 6 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very beautiful poetry with some meaningful message. Your comparison of the heaven's color with that of Lapis Lazuli is very nice. Enjoyed the poem of Hafiz also. It is a nice dedication to our Dream On.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you so much, Venkatachariji.

      You like the comparison, eh? Nice one bro. Thank you.

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      John Hansen 6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Your words flow on a river of love, manatita.

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      Eric Dierker 6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Definitely worth reading 3 times at least. Thank you. I had never heard of the full name lapis lazuli, only Lapis.

      The silence question gave me a moment of edginess as I was reminded that in the past silence made me uncomfortable.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Ah, Jodah.

      So sweet ... so charming, this river ... aye. Thank you, Bro.

      Eric,

      Yes, Bro. A priceless gem of beauty.

      You're right about this silence and it is both a common and awkward one in life. Indeed, I almost used it in the poll, but I remembered that I am talking about mystical poetry. So it's a different kind of Silence here. Thank you so much!!

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      Bill Holland 6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I, for one, love silence. I, for one, love love. I, for one, love your words and I, for one, love Dream On! So how could I not love this conglomeration of words so beautifully connected?

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Bill.

      So kind! I'm sure that he'll be happy to read your thoughts. Much Love this weekend.

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      Linda Lum 6 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      There is beautiful music in the sounds of silence. There is serenity, peace, and eternal love.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Nice one, Linda. Beautifully expressed by you. Have a great weekend.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      "Swing on the lap of the moon in peerless bliss." Practically out of the world and ecstatic.

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      Linda Crampton 6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This poem is filled with intensity and love. It's a beautiful combination.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Yes, Dee.

      way out there and just as I like it. One day .... one day. Thank you so much!!

      Alicia,

      I thank you so much! I'll have a look today to see if you have done any thing recently. A charming sentiment which I appreciate immensely.

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      Lori Colbo 5 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      I can't choose a favorite line because they are all so lovely. I hear the intensity of love and joy. Wonderful piece.

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      manatita44 5 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Lori.

      Truly appreciated.

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      DREAM ON 4 weeks ago

      The beauty of your words heals my wounds and expands my thoughts to a far greater love. Thank you so much for thinking of me.

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Ah, my Brother.

      You came. So glad you liked it and thank you so much!!

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      DREAM ON 4 weeks ago

      I wanted to come back and reread your poem so breath taking. My wife read it also and said so deep and lovely. Have a wonderful day. I am still searching for the right words to appreciate your kindness. Prayers of love and goodness are always s a great start.

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      Yes...yes..

      you are saying the right things. Prayers of Love and goodness...

      So happy you included the wife. It is a soft, soothing poem. Let us continue.. you and I. God knows we are needed.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 days ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, I love this. Both the poem and your quote are simply beautiful!

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      manatita44 3 days ago from london

      Thank you so much my Love. Peace.

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      Ryan Fuller 3 days ago from Louisiana, USA

      I love how you can always tell a message through your poetry. Its not just words rhyming but they either tell a story or they share a great message. Great work again my friend.

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      manatita44 3 days ago from london

      Thank you Ryan.

      You have deep insights which are worth treasuring. Continue ... continue ...much Love.

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      Eric Dierker 3 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Just a note here Manatita,

      I have just started and am so enjoying meditation with a fine student of Sri Chinmoy. We have a wonderful meeting place and the Sangha has excellent energy. I look forward to continuing.

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      manatita44 2 days ago from london

      Wow!!

      How did you find him?

      I am happy for you, for the student; for Christ...

      Love and loving Hearts are always a victory to the Supreme... to humanity... to the elevation of human Consciousness... praise be!!

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      Eric Dierker 2 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My teacher retired and moved away. So after a few years I realized my meditation practice needed a teacher again I have found a fine one in Pushkara Blue

      https://www.google.com/search?q=Sri+chinmoy+san+di...

      Your introduction to Chinmoy led me to him.

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      manatita44 2 days ago from london

      A name I'm familiar with. One is swiss German; the other American or Canadian.

      The seed of beauty is already embedded in the American consciousness. Spiritual practices helps tremendously in enlargening the Heart and enhancing the collective growth.

      If you can, read my recent prose piece on loving one's enemies. One of my significant pieces. So happy that you are a conscious seeker and that Puskara helps. We need this in the world right now ... in America ... todos!

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