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Life's Magic Moments. To my Dear, Dearer, Dearest Friend, Nellieanna Hay.

Updated on October 24, 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.

A magic moment

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Magic Moments

I heard the cry; felt the heartbeat

Of the new-born beating,

And was filled with deep reverence for my Queen.

Transfixed by the magical excellence of the Taj Mahal;

I felt enraptured by Love’s greatness in man.

I saw the Light of Beauty, shining

In the shadows of the downtrodden,

And I wept with Delight,

For the unfathomable mystery of my Beloved.



The Light of The Soul

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Magic Moments, like the enchanting symmetry

Of a butterfly, balancing daintily on petunias,

So delicate… so mysteriously charming,

Like the peerless radiance of the rainbow.

They linger in our memory like nerve fibres –

Blueprints of a generation handed down;

Endorsing the soft glowing fragrance of a smile –



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A magical smile
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When I think of the soulfulness,

The quintessential charisma of Thy sweet gaze,

I feel the eloquence of Your grandeur,

Deep inside my burning Heart.

Thy sweet glance becomes a vibrant prayer,

Blessed and made sacred, by the Light of The Beyond.

It is then I hear the minstrels sing from Heaven,

And my Soul stirs, inspired by the sanctity,

Of Your splendour, blending in my Core.


I heard the cry; felt the heartbeat

Of the new-born beating,

And was filled with deep reverence for my Queen.

Sweet Love, my blue-eyed Damsel,

‘Tis awesome the way You do what You do,

And I’m delighted for those magic moments with You.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted. Sat Sept17th, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light

Beauty

“Inside each one of us is a beautiful flower garden. This is the garden of the Soul. With each lesson we learn, the garden grows. As we learn together, our individual gardens, form a tranquil paradise.” _ Sri Chinmoy

Poem by Hafiz

Some magic moments

Care to choose any?

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A Poem by Rumi

© 2016 manatita44

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Shauna, I thank you so much. Glad to know that you're ok. Much Love. -Manatita

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      20 months ago from Central Florida

      What a beautiful tribute to Nellieanna, Manatita. Following the beauty of life from first breath to the wisdom of age and everything in between is befitting of Nellieanna and her vibrant spirit.

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      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      Interesting. What's the word when a word can have two meanings? 'pun' is it? Or a homonym. The latter is better. I use 'Queen at the end of my third line. I'm actually referring to God, but yes, it could fit my Dear Nellieanna very much. Thank you so much, Gypsy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just lovely and just right for a very talented, loving lady with a heart of gold. Her name should have a title - Queen Nell.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Noted by Dear. Infinite Gratitude and talk later. Much Love.

      Manatita

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      21 months ago from TEXAS

      I also appreciate your kind remarks about me, Blossom and Venkatachari. It's so sweet of Mantatita to dedicate many of his lovely poetic works to individuals in our circle. What a generous and beautiful trait!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      21 months ago from TEXAS

      I was too presumptuous saying you were too young to know! I was surely thinking I was mentioning someone from way back in my day who was less likely to be generally known now. We are so blessed to have access to music from way, way back even earlier than that, and even remastered when it's needed to give it crystal clarity! How great that we have a full access to music from almost every era! It all says so much about its own era.

      I'm glad you DO know of her and her music, along with Julie Andrews. Both had angelic voices.

      Thank you. I'm glad you like my poem and my response to yours. Hugs.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      I have seen her in films and may know the song. Both her and Julie Andrews were blessed indeed!

      Your poem is exquisite. Simplicity and power with a touch of sublimity, blending well.

      Great analysis of the poem. It is all His, of course. On train. Coming from worship. Will look up your link when I get home. Gratitude... Much.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      I have seen her in films and may know the song. Both her and Julie Andrews were blessed indeed!

      Your poem is exquisite. Simplicity and power with a touch of sublimity, blending well.

      Great analysis of the poem. It is all His, of course. On train. Coming from worship. Will look up your link when I get home. Gratitude... Much.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      21 months ago from TEXAS

      Dear, dear Manatita. Thank you. What a lovely poem and tribute, tracing life’s magic moments of the soul from the newborn to the elderly and capturing the life-essence of both, then leading us through flowers and butterflies, through life’s highlights and its challenges. So wonderful that you included these poems of Hafiz and the haunting music of Rumi.

      You have once more created a treasure to lift the heart and have drawn attention to the magic all around us, the magic which embraces and engulfs!

      A steaming mist,

      Streaming all around;

      Shimmering, glimmering

      Against its verdant,

      Flow'r-strewn ground.

      Halo of light

      Straying to and fro;

      Swaying, so to tease;

      Blissfully playing.

      Joyfully frolicking

      In slightest summ’ry breeze.

      Touching tenderest

      Dreams and fancies;

      Magic sweetness

      Conspires to tell,

      Compelling, completing,

      Delighting lovers in its spell.

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

      4-10-72, revised 12-4-12

      You’re too young to remember the lovely song, “It’s Magic”, sung and made famous by Doris Day. My George was in the audience n the mid-1940s when she sang it on stage in Chicago. He said that when she began singing, the large noisy audience became so still that, as the saying goes, you could have heard a pin drop. If I may, - here it is: https://youtu.be/JRp1LZOk05o

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Thank you, See. Much Love.

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      Dora Weithers 

      21 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great sentiments beautifully expressed in a poetic description of magic moments. And the photos are wonderfully clear. Good job!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Thank you, Ruby.

      You're in my Heart. You will understand what I'm trying to do. Thank you so much!

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Yes, Threekeys, you are right. It's like music. Another language of the Soul. Thank you so much.

      Shanmarie, I thank you. Much Love, my Sweet.

      Bill, so sweet, so charming. Now I can just about hear them too. Much Love, my Dear brother.

      Yes, MarleneB, I like the baby too. Suffer little children to come unto me... you know the rest I'm sure. So much innocence, sweetness, purity ... are you well, my Dear. God's Peace and Love to you and your husband.

      VenkatachariM, you are a wise man indeed! Much Love.

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      Venkatachari M 

      21 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful poem and a very nice quote from Sri Chinmoy. Each one of us has a beautiful garden of flowers inside our heart. Very true. But, the fragrance comes out and fills out the world only when he realises that hidden beauty and shares it.

      It's a wonderful tribute to our great, noble, blessed lady Nellieanna.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Ha ha. I'd forgotten that you have the book. Yes, read it. Chapters 10 to 13 are real spiritual gems and the Chapter called A Glimpse Into Sri Chinmoy's Vision on America, is truly illumining. But yes, read the whole book. Ask me what you do not understand, not that you are not a brilliant woman, but spiritual language is not always straight-forward. Much Love.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      21 months ago from USA

      Manatita, I am reading your book, "My Guru Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings" as part of my daily devotional and I an truly enjoying it. You are such a wonderful writer.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Hi BlossomB, I thank you so much. How are you progressing with your work in the field of Love and Beauty. Weren't you doing something? Good to see you always. Best wishes.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      21 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Another beautiful tribute to one of our Hub Friends, this time Nellieanna, and how much I have enjoyed reading it! God bless you.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Appreciated. I need prayers too. Hey, I have a long way to Jordan, or is it Jericho, and a sea to part at that (smile)

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      21 months ago from USA

      Thank you, Manatita. I'm keeping you in my heart as well.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Yes, it can be, Marlene. He tests our Faith in Him. Hold strong; be firm. Love is everything!!! My prayers are with you...

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      21 months ago from USA

      Hello Manatita! You always know when to ask that question. Yes. I am well now. Struggling with some issues, but not worried because I have a feeling deep down inside that all will be taken care of. I think sometimes, the Lord knocks me down a notch just so I can get some rest. I do believe my latest setback is just that.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Ah, shanmarie, you're so Sweet. You show a great understanding of my work, but again, I know you would. Infinite Gratitude for this charming piece.

      Love you, Ruby. Stay well and keep well. Thanks for your support.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Yes, Threekeys, you are right. It's like music. Another language of the Soul. Thank you so much.

      Thanks Norine. The third line immediately recognises God the Supreme and the whole poem is representative of reverential awe. I use capital letters in key places, such as for 'Thy,' 'Thou,' and 'You.' 'Queen. Sweet Love and Damsel, all refer to God.

      I am a mystical and esoteric poet,and we use this style a lot! Actually you are familiar with my Q's and A's and much of my work. I express varying moods for God: Longing, inner experience, cry for help... and more.

      I am a spiritual writer, and for me God is first, second and last. It is just that I express this in the way of service. I wish to Love the world not change it. This is God's job. Thank you so much.

      Shanmarie, I thank you. Much Love, my Sweet.

      Bill, so sweet, so charming. Now I can just about hear them too. Much Love, my Dear brother.

      Yes, MarleneB, I like the baby too. Suffer little children to come unto me... you know the rest I'm sure. So much innocence, sweetness, purity ... are you well, my Dear. God's Peace and Love to you and your husband.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      21 months ago from USA

      This is beautiful. Reading this poem, I kept the image of the little baby in the accompanying photo. I love the innocence shared here. What a lovely dedication.

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      Shannon Henry 

      21 months ago from Texas

      Hahaha....Billl....now you're turning into me! I can think of a song for just about anything. And now that one's in my head!

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      Bill Holland 

      21 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I can hear "Jay and the Americans" singing "This Magic Moment" in the background while I read this beautiful piece of literature/poetry. :) The perfect way to begin my day.

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      Threekeys 

      21 months ago from Australia

      Wonderful imagery throughout.

      For me, I especially loved the line..."endorsing the soft flowing fragrance of a smile"...I personally love a great smile. A smile reaches every corner of the world and speaks every language in the most simplest and direct way. Thankyou manitita.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      Yes, something magical and comical too, that spontaneous innocence, irrespective of the threat to life. Nature is always high on my list or probably most people, for that matter. Thank you so much, shanmarie.

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      Shannon Henry 

      21 months ago from Texas

      I like this one. Reminds me of a child's innocence. That's my favorite part of playing with children - showing them the magic moments in nature and life. Today I saw a bird chasing a grasshopper around my feet in a parking lot. Made me wish for a minute the kids were with me to see it. The little bird was ever aware of the cars moving around it and even my feet, and it didn't seem to mind me walking. It just kept after it's prey. Something magical and comical about things like that.

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      manatita44 

      21 months ago from london

      You're very quick, Bro. Beauty indeed!! I found several of my Guruji's on Beauty, but chose one. The poetry of Hafiz and Rumi are also unparalelled. Gratitude, Bro.

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      Eric Dierker 

      21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Of beauty and of tranquility. I can always go to those moments and keep my mind from racing and still my heart. We are truly blessed to have this lifetime.

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