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Kiss My Soul With Your Delight. A Sonnet and Dedication to Shauna Bowling (Brave Warrior)

Updated on September 7, 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.

A Golden Boat to A Golden Shore

Compliments of Shauna Bowling
Compliments of Shauna Bowling | Source

Row! Row! My Life-boat,

Carry me beyond this sea of storms.

How I yearn for the perennial firmament;

The shooting stars …, to decorate my heart with beauty;

Pour their lustre, into my darkness-mind.

Blow! Blow! O wind of change.

Let your melodious cadences be heard,

In all my crevices of sorrow.

Bringing forward my résume of good deeds,

To kiss my Soul with your fire of Light.

O Beloved, where is that once familiar fragrance,

That lingered in my Spirit? My Heart is desolate;

I yearn only for the quintessentially luminous:

A spectacled pageantry of blazing Suns.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 7th September, 2015. Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


My Boat is Sailing to the Valley of The Beyond

A Life-boat on stormy seas. How is the journey?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Yes, indeed. So true. Much wisdom here, as usual. Thank you, Deb.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The winds of change are deep within us all. It is up to us to seek them out and learn from them.

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      3 years ago from london

      No, my apologies. Not yet forgotten and I am so happy that you are willing. I will send you three poems today and then we can take things from there. Thanks for your kind compliment. Much Love, Nadine.

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      Nadine May 

      3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Awesome I'm sure Shauna loved it. My internet has been off and on, but I have not seen any emails from you?

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london


      So happy that you enjoy them, and truly appreciating your contribution. Hari Om Tat Sat!!

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      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      Reading your poems is always delightful :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Yes, indeed! Thank you so much Gypsy. Best wishes.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful tribute to a most deserving. lovely and talented lady.

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      3 years ago from london

      Shauna, glad that you are ok. Happy that you bounce back. Stay strong. Much Love.

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      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Blossom. Gratitude.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm fine, my friend. I went through a rough patch but, as always, I made it through. Soul searching and redirection always do the trick. Things are looking up and the rough times appear to be over.

      Thank you for caring enough to write this awesome poem that reaches deep into my soul.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem dedicated to a worthy soul.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      A truly loving sentiment and my hearts gratitude and Love to you, Ruby. In Joy and Light.

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      3 years ago from london

      My Dear Shauna, do get well. My advice is very difficult for me, too, but try to feel that only Self-discovery and God-mastery are meaningful and worth your sweet thoughts. Here's a loving Hug and warm embrace coming your way. Much Light and beauty.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I'm sure Shauna will read and reread this piece. It is beautifully crafted indeed. Peace..

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, you've very intuitive. Thank you for lifting my spirits!

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      3 years ago from london

      And in joy, my sweet Friend. Let us give thanks and rejoice. Good to see you. I believe that you are writing now. Makes me so happy! Much gratitude.

      Thanks Bill,

      Good to see two great people together. Lots of gratitude for your loving support.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You picked a good one to dedicate this to. I'm sure Sha will be thrilled by the results. Well done my talented friend.

      blessings always

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      What a beautiful poem. God hears our pleas. We only need to seek Him when we are in sorrow.


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