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Invitation to Love. Monday's Inspiration 56, a Dedication to Lorna Lamon

Updated on November 18, 2019
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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.

Inspired Thoughts

Namaste! Good morning friends and welcome to another Monday's awakening virgin dawn-- a new day and a new promise. The twirling moon is blessing and guiding us, into the luminosity of daybreak and all is good. Let our Hearts speak, our hands serve and the eloquence of our voice sing only of inspired thoughts.

As we fail - and we will fail - let us pick ourselves up joyfully, like snowflakes, renewing our aspirations to Love and service. God speed!

Wisdom from the Master

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Invitation, 2. A Sonnet-styled rhyming poem

Come Into my Heart, O Beloved, come!

Stars kiss in secret; while moonlight unfolds.

Love ascends to the Emperors Kingdom,

Heralding calm, in the depths of my soul.


Come into my Heart, O Beloved, come!

Spring fast approaches; mulberries rejoice.

Lavenders fragrant; alluring to some,

While blue-bells blush; zephyrs whisper Thy voice.


Red-breast, canaries and blue-birds converse,

Wooing my Spirit, with laughter and tone.

Rose leaves of autumn, recycled to dust;

The white snow mimics, Your grandeur alone.


Explosions of rays, from heaven pervades,

No more the penury of darkness-night.

Angels and cherubims, sing from the glades,

Cascading their aura of golden Light.


Come into my Heart, O Beloved, come!

The doors of this tavern are wide open.

Emptiness dances, soon to become,

Your firefly-lustre and soaring wren.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 21st September, 2019

Wisdom from the Master

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Citizen of Silence


My village, Hermitage, taught me the spirit

Of camaraderie, simplicity, innocence … hospitality.

My mother taught me the spirit of dauntless sacrifice,

Of self-giving, cheerfulness and fortitude.

My Grenada taught me the spirit of fun, gaiety … beauty.


My England enhanced my spirit of character,

Nobility, large-heartedness and speed.

My African ancestry, gave me the colours of richness;

Of patience in adversity. My America taught me the

Spirit of movement; of constant flow.


My Philosopher-friend Socrates, taught me to be

A Citizen of Silence, the eloquent expression of the Unspoken.

I am no more a citizen of any country, for

My Heart is a Citizen of boundless Silence.

In Silence lies the feeling, of Love’s universal oneness;

In Silence lies the peerless Bliss of the Beyond;


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 27th September, 2019.

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Peace, Love and Silence

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      Nikki, my Didi ji,

      Great to see you as I know of your huge commitments. Share some hugs all around for me. Blessings from Ram to you all. Yes, Lorna is an excellent writer! Gratitude

      Thank you, Luis.

      I know the place. Extremely beautiful!! Love to your wife and family. Will visit your Hubs later.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      She's my wife. I am from Bulacan, Philippines.

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      Nikki Khan 

      2 weeks ago from London

      I liked all those poems Manatita Ji!

      Lorna is an extraordinary poet, love all of her poetry.

      Blessings my friend!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Louis, and welcome. I appreciate this.

      Who is this pretty one with you? Again, are you from Bulacan or Bulacay? A most beautiful place! Gratitude.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Two sonnets are too beautiful to read. Thanks for sharing.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, my Dear. Much love and gratitude

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 weeks ago from USA

      This is beautiful. It reminds me that everything happens for a reason and there are many life lessons to be learned through all of it. Sending you my wishes for a wonderful and richly blessed day.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      Thank you.

      Took a rest while doing other work. Now back. Good to see you and thank you so much!

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      2 weeks ago from Washington DC

      I enjoyed it, Manatita, it has been a while since I've been here, internet problems, and you had not been seen by me for a while so welcome back.

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      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      Devika,

      So sweet of You! I feel humbled. Look for yours. I have dedicated a poem to you in the last week or so. Peace and Gratitude

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      Devika Primić 

      2 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi manatita44 you write from within and shared a beautiful poem. Words a mean a lot when from the heart as you write this poem with a clear mind.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Linda.

      Great summary, yes. I'm very proud of the images used here and I read the second last night. Well received. Peace

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love both of these poems, Manatita. The nature imagery in the first one is beautiful and the second one is a lovely description of influences in life.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Ah Ruby,

      Always a joy to see and to read your beautiful sentiments. I remain ever grateful for Heart of beauty and your words of Light. Higher blessings

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Everything you write speaks of beauty within. Your thoughts\words are something to hold close to one's heart.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, my friend. Your kind sentiment is appreciated.

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      Lynne Samuel 

      3 weeks ago from Malaysia

      These are great. I think, the first is so romantic and the second so patriotic; as a whole the poems are so passionate! A joy as always.

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      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Yes, Dee.

      I'm beginning to like these two more and more. Didn't initially think the second was that great, but it seems my ability to end or summarise strongly is increasing. Lol. Yes, also. The references are a part of my psyche and embellishments. Serves me well. (Chuckle) Much Gratitude.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Citizen of Silence is a treasure among many others. It's personal to you, but still appealing to many who can relate to at least some of the references. The creatures of nature mentioned in the first poem takes me into a pleasant outdoors. Beautiful dedication!

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      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Yes, Mary. You chose great lines! Thank you so much!!

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      Mary Norton 

      3 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      "Let our Hearts speak, our hands serve and the eloquence of our voice sing only of inspired thoughts." I just love this and think of this each day. Also, "...citizen of boundless silence"

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Good evening, my Sweet Audrey. I got confused as I have dedicated a poem to you.

      Your appreciation of my work can only show where you are and this seems to be a sublime space.

      I used Socrates for embellishments but my Guruji is Sri Chinmoy of course. Just not so well known as yet.

      So happy you are in tune with my lofty sentences. Hari Om!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh, manatita, such beautiful words to touch the very heart of the soul.

      "My Philosopher-friend Socrates, taught me to be

      A Citizen of Silence, the eloquent expression of the Unspoken.

      I am no more a citizen of any country, for

      My Heart is a Citizen of boundless Silence.

      In Silence lies the feeling, of Love’s universal oneness;

      In Silence lies the peerless Bliss of the Beyond;"

      I am deeply humbled as I feel your wisdom, so at home, found in every word you write.

      Your Philosopher and friend is Socrates. Mine is Leonardo da Vinci.

      The video is lovely, springing forth for a few seconds, a glimpse into my higher power.

      Thank you,

      Namaste

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      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Blessed indeed! Pure Grace, my brother. Salaam!

      Dana,

      How are you, my dear?

      Feeling your Spirit. Thanks for your sentiments to both Lorna and I. Much Love.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you friend. We are blessed.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      A beautiful tribute to Lorna. She's a wonderful writer and so deserving of this recognition.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      She's very charming, Bill ... and a lover of Beauty, like us. Thank you so much!!

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      Bill Holland 

      3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I do not know this person, but if she is a friend of yours she is a friend of mine. Beautiful as always!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Ah! You're so sweet! I'm humbled too.

      So happy that you like them. Where are you from? I get an English feel, from you, but of course, here it does not say. Much Love.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      3 weeks ago

      I was so touched by the beauty of these gentle poems Manatita and humbled by your kind dedication. Thank you for making my day so special.

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