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Love in a River of Tears. Billybuc's Monday Morning Inspirations, Part2.

Updated on March 13, 2017
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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.



Quotes on Love

"Love the world
With your heart’s dreams.
Serve the world
With your life’s promises." -Sri Chinmoy.

"The love of power
Dominates the outer world.
The power of love
Liberates the inner world." - Sri Chinmoy.

Roses and thorns


Summer is synonymous with Light, which heralds the promise of a golden future



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The Lover:-

“To Thee, great One, in my turmoil imprisoned,

The glow’ring summer; the Light of all seasons;

In my malady seen, Your river of tears.

Now drowning the toxins, of shadowy fears.

O boundless Love and Spirit of creation --

The dancing Enchantress, which follows my paths.

I lie on rose-buds, as You shield me with thorns,

Weaving, adorning, a quintessence of sorts.”

The Beloved:-

“I am your cute goddess and your daughter too,

The fixed light of your gaze and your rainbow hue.

I have placed a bouquet, of satin above,

So you walk the red silk, of perennial Love.

Sweet rose, I also, feel the pain of your thorn,

But the breath of your wafts will one day expand.

Let go of your prickliness, I’m at the helm;

I carry melodies, from another realm.”

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, ©Copyrighted, 11th March, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Poetic quote


"Love is never wasted.

Love can never be wasted.

For Love is infinity's life." -Sri Chinmoy.

"Those who can live without love
Are not ready
For the world of aspiration." - Sri Chinmoy.

William D Holland


Thorns and roses

Are they both necessary?

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The poetry of Hafiz

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago from london

      Such a 'cool' response, Shauna. Excellent! Loving thoughts.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      19 months ago from Central Florida

      I love this line: In my malady seen, Your river of tears.

      Now drowning the toxins, of shadowy fears.

      And yes, thorns and roses are both necessary. For without one we will never know the other, just as in life.

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      20 months ago from london

      So sweet, Paula.

      Thank you so much! Appreciated!

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      20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      When it comes to our special man Bill, we all have good things to say. He's our friend, our teacher and so often, our inspiration. You do a wonderful job of paying tribute, Manatita. You're a rather special man yourself. Peace, Paula

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      20 months ago from london

      Indeed he is, Rasma. Indeed he is. Thank you so much!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Bill is a most talented writer who always inspires and give fantastic advice. Nice and deserving tribute.

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      20 months ago from london

      You, too, Dee? I thought that you're sailing in a river of infinity's Light (smile). Ah! I know what you mean. Let us bring down our Beloved's fortitude and Grace. Much Love.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      "The power of love liberates the inner world." That beautiful quote is so timely for me today, and for all who are feeling the pain of thorns. Thank you.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago from london


      My pleasure. (El gusto es mio). So glad you found this useful! I am a servant ... I try to serve ... your victory is my victory and your sorrows mine. We are both microcosms in a macro-cosmic world.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      20 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I thank you dearly for your sincere words of wisdom and light. I took your advice and read "The Prophet". Exactly what I need at this time. Now the healing will begin. Thank you kindly for your divine support.

      Love and peace,


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago from london

      Dear Audrey,

      I'm sorry about what would again appear to be a loss. While the roses are there, it's not practical to say this, as it may be hidden and for many the pain is quite real. My empathies.

      True, it is always good to do one's duty, but with the consciousness that ultimately nothing is ours and all is transitory, like the Buddha said. Love is eternal, yes, but it flows with a pure God-presence and a freedom from expectations.

      My empathy in your case is doubled, as I know that sadness has struck before and this has not helped. What can be done? Well, I have been saying the same thing in essays, poems ... even Flash Fiction. My teacher used to say that meditation is the answer to ALL life's problems.

      I believe that you are a wonderful voice teacher and perhaps a life-coach, too, in some ways. You are a beautiful dream of God and as such unique and very special. You have a lot to offer to the world. If you have already done so, then re-read again Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet and his bit on children.

      Actually it applies to adults and close kin, indeed all of us. All comes from the Divine and nothing is ours. Each Soul is in isolation and will not be happy until it finds its way HOME.

      Long response, Audrey, but it is filled with Love and once again I offer my prayerful support. We all are at different rungs of the evolutionary ladder, travelling our own sojourns and as such Jane's perceptions, may and can sometimes be very different from Jack's. Thanks for your sincere input. Om Shanti! (Peace be with you and yours)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      20 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I've been experiencing a few thorns lately. I love deeply. Especially when it comes to my family. I wonder lately if the love-light has diminished within my own family. If so, it hurts. Thank you for your very timely and lovely poem.

      Peace and love

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago from london


      So true, I like your analogy. Cool!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so beautiful! Thorns and roses belong together, just like two people in love. Thank you my poet friend.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago from london

      Yes, Bro Eric,

      I like your observations. The only way, which is meaningful and lasting. (smile)

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      I liked the cadence here. You speak of love with love. Thank you.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago from london

      Thank you, my Friend.

      Last night was an accident and quickly unpublished. It was meant for today, so I published it today. Thank you and hope your day continues to go well. Peace.

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      Bill Holland 

      20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I saw this last night but was too tired to comment. You are too kind, my friend, but as long as you are writing about love, I am all in. Thank you! Yes, thorns are necessary for learning, or so I believe...they are also necessary to experience deep love...again, so I believe.

      Blessings, and love


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