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LOVE: A RARE LOTUS IN A BARREN POND (poemsx2) by Manatita

Updated on September 2, 2014
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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.

Sweet Bond of Oneness

This first poem is dedicated to all the artists and artiste here; the eloquent, the elegant and

the exquisite, for their capacity to use words in a sublime or lofty way,

for the elevation or advancement of the human spirit.

Come, my Beloved, do grant me the boon

Of another game of ‘Hide and Seek.’

When You concealed Yourself,

I did not know that Love could be so meaningful.

For while my heart felt wounded by Your absence,

The sweet ecstasy of Your company

brought unbounded joy.

So many chalices of fear; so many lengths of destiny

spent calling out Thy name.

And now my delusions, so unreal, are

only memories of a distant past.

Light and Beauty


This searching heart of mine,

Like a desolate island,

Has found its lady Friday -

My ultimate Princess -

A rare lotus in a barren pond

Growing out of season.

You spout forth, like a fountain of nectar,

To quench my parched emotions;

Now that I have found You,

Even Your winter heals my wounds.

Sweet Lover of my aspiration-cries,

How did I endure

Those lonesome nights of Millennium;

Those stabbing pangs in the repository of my Soul?

Now that I have discovered

Your presence inside my heart,

No more shall I return

To a ‘déjà vu’ of past enchantments.

As bliss now reigns supreme.

Rainblic beauty


Meditations on Ananda (Bliss Divine)

Sweet Rhapsody, caress and cleanse my rust,

With Your sweet soap of frankincense;

Let the mists of my Spirit shift with

The awakening sunrise of heavens glow.

Put a flame to the fettered chains within my Soul,

So that I too, like the lark,

Would fly in infinity’s blue sky.

Let me proclaim the drum of happiness,

And manifest Your dazzlingly sweet radiance,

To the cadences of Cosmic Love.

-Manatita 26th April, 2014. Copyrighted.

Dreams and Constellations

Supernal sublimity

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In Business Class

They come to me in numbers!

As I sit peering through the window,

Where white clouds drifts

And waltz with majesty.

Stewardesses, with much fanfare,

Pass me by with beaming smiles.

As we glide by, the sun peeps through the clouds

Like a giant ball of radiant light;

The azure blue sky permeates its perennial beauty,

Into my receptive soul.

Another course, and then another …

I am awash with gifts.

Hand rests rises with a whispered word,

Screen yielding to my attention upon requests.

Seat reclines;

‘Comfy’ blankets a canopy for exhausted legs.

Gadgets all around;

Vintage wines; exotic fruits …

God has gifted me this grace.

I am miles above the ground,

Lavishing a cup of luxury,

As American Airlines flies with beauty and panache.

-Manatita7th April, 2014. Copyrighted.


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Cute of you to say so, my Sister Avian.

      I had not thought about this aspect of 'flight' as One but yes, makes real sense. Cool.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The two poems were so different, but flight CAN take so many forms. Great work, as always.

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      4 years ago from london

      Alastar- Thank you so much, my Brother.

      Dee - So sweet of you! I keep meaning to write. Please forgive me. Shalom and Loving thoughts.

      My Special Friend, Vkwok.

      Sweet sentiments as always. Much gratitude.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Inspirational and beautiful, Manatita!

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      There is no end to the images you can create with your metaphors. Love as healer is not a regular thought until you present it in "Now that I have found You, Even Your winter heals my wounds."

      Your luxury airline flight gives the reader an extraordinary view of comfort among the clouds. Amazing! Voted up.

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      Alastar Packer 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      You've made me ponder and feel romantic-minded with your poem here, manatita. You definitely have the chops for poetry myfriend.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london


      My deepest and healing thoughts to you and loved one. May the Supreme Lover and ever-compassionate One, watch over you both and grant you peace.

      You're in my thoughts and prayers. Endless love.


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      Dreamer at heart 

      4 years ago from Northern California

      This poem fills a perfect space in my soul today bringing hope for the release of my True Love from Egypt on this day. Thanks for sharing it on this site. He has been detained and needs prayers please!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Audrey: Great compliment coming from you. Thank you so much!!

      Ruby: Blessings too, my sweet Friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I didn't know you were a nurse, no wonder i felt a connection to you. I really never liked my name until so many people on hubpages told me they liked it. Thank's for telling me about your grandmother's name being the same as mine. Blessings..

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      The images you create are beautiful and inspiring!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thanks Ann.

      Through the Master's grace I was upgraded. Still don't know why. It was really cool! Bless you so that you will be so fortunate. Higher blessings!

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      It's true that once we find the perfect love, we no longer seek the 'déjà vu' of past enchantments'.

      Love the piece about business class. I only wish I could relax like that when I'm on a plane; for me, it's a white-knuckle ride!

      Lovely poetry as always. Ann

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thanks Ruby.

      Two things: You have my grandmother's name, and she was a real diamond.

      Did I ever tell you that I am a nurse?

      Your beautiful sentiments are appreciated more than ever. God bless. Have a great Sunday!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful and majestic. I agree with Nellieanna, a treat to behold...

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Nellieanna.

      I appreciate hearing this from you. Hari Om!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      Such imagery! Ranging from the everlasting, to the cosmic, to an airline journey and perhaps a journey 'over the rainbow'. It's a treat of exquisite imagery!

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      4 years ago from london

      Thank You, too, Jamie.

      A beautiful spirit. Peace.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Yes, Bill. I like this one, too.


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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "To the cadences of Cosmic love." It doesn't get much better than that line. Beautiful work my friend.

      peace and blessings always


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you, your words elevate and inspire. Jamie


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