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No More This Mortal Coil

Updated on April 29, 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.


No More This Mortal Coil

They came to the graveyard carrying flowers.

Many wept, not knowing that the tears,

Were for their own future harvest,

The fragrant roses to assuage their fears.

They told friends that I was visited,

But I left long ago.

The cloth confined to earth has long since rotted;

The bones fragmented in dark damp mold.

Me … I lie on the lap of Infinity,

Dining at a banquet with the Beloved.

Her sweet celestial wine kisses my Soul;

I become like sugar—

Crushed grapes, quintessentially vintage Heaven.

Weep not for me, O loved ones.

Do you not feel my energy in the wind?

Do you not see my symmetry in the lark?

I dance with stars in the twilight,

Sing with the blue-birds in thy spring.

Come! Come! The Beloved desires your Heart,

For She wishes to paint a Da Vinci of Love,

An immeasurable Mona of sweetness,

On the blank canvas of the Soul.

_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 20th April, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~



Quotes From Seers

"Death is not the end. Death can never be the end.

Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The soul is the guide.

When the traveller is tired and exhausted, the guide instructs the traveller to take either a short or a long rest, and then again the traveller's journey begins." - Sri Chinmoy

“They will come back, come back again,
As long as the red Earth rolls.
He never wasted a leaf or a tree.
Do you think He would squander souls?”-Kipling

“A stone I died and rose again a plant,
A plant I died and rose an animal;
I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?” -Jalal Uddin Mohammed Rumi.

Rumi's poetry


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      16 months ago from london

      Good on you, Peggy.

      But poco a poco. We are not in a hurry, you and I. Enjoy! Thank you so much!

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      Peggy Woods 

      16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This is a beautiful poem as to what lies just ahead for all of us in eternal life. Personally I look forward to being reunited with my loved ones who have already made that transition.

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      17 months ago from london

      Ha ha Shauna.

      Then you'd be like Thomas! You surprise me. Even the poem is not as you say. It is one of hope, but yes, faith is necessary. if you saw Christ turning water into wine, it would still be his experience. You will need yours. Before this, faith is necessary, or at least hope or we will just die.

      Pray for this. It will come. Much Love.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      17 months ago from Central Florida

      Deep and dark, Manatita. Illuminating at the same time, if that makes any sense. I really had to take my time reading this in order for it to sink in.

      Although I went to Catholic school when I was young, I'm not sure about the afterlife or if it even exists. I've communicated with spirits (souls), but never about life after death. I wish someone would come and let us know, without a doubt, what it's all about.

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      17 months ago from london

      Thank you so much Gypsy. Some I know loved that last verse too. Appreciations.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely inspired and so love the last verse.

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      18 months ago from london

      Ah, Linda.

      Thank you so much!! Appreciated.

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      Linda Crampton 

      18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is such an inspirational poem, Manatita. Thank you for sharing it.

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      18 months ago from london

      Thank you, Audrey.

      Saints are humble for only one reason. They know that the Light in them -in fact they can see that the Light in them - is shining in us also. It is only a matter of degree. You are a golden dream of God ... one having a lot to offer in a very unique and special way. Much Love.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      18 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you dear friend for the wisdom you've shared with me. Your reply to my comment means so much. Your heart is huge. You share your love with everyone and take a personal interest in each person.

      Blessings to you always,


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      18 months ago from london

      Thank you so much Audrey. God bless your life. In fact, in view of what I remember, I'm sure He has. There is a very beautiful piece from Gurji that says whatever happens, happens for a reason. Can't find it now but I found this piece instead. Remember I'm thinking of you with lots of love:

      "Whatever happens in our life, either God approves of it or He sanctions it or He tolerates it. For various inner reasons, something wrong may be happening in our life and God is just tolerating it. Since you are a seeker, you should always feel that if God is tolerating your suffering, it must be for a special reason."_ Sri Chinmoy.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      18 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      "I lie on the lap of infinity" deep and beautiful! I'm not afraid of death. It is but a transition.

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      18 months ago from london

      Interesting answer, Paula.

      Sounds logical, of course, and since I respect you here, then I also respect your views.

      Permit me to say that in the mystical life, we deal mostly with the immortal, the Soul. As my poem and the quotes from Seers I respect states, passing is really associated with the physical.

      There is fear in a sense that if we know we are passing with inner unresolved issues, the uncertainty of the after life bothers us. Many are at this stage. In that sense the poem is meant to inspire; to uplift ...

      I have about six poems on death and passing and they all try to lift; to inspire. Finally, the mystical life is not of the mind, that is to say, not a logical thing. Indeed it is the way of the psychic Heart, which is infinitely higher than the mind. If you see me walking on water, and you understand it, then cool. If you don't, it could blow your mind.

      When we know things on a mystical level, we mostly keep silent or we will lose friends. Not all can take it. Suffice it to say that you are immortal and are a bright spark of God. Much Love.

      P.S. We say we cannot know and yet God-men are coming all the time. Mother Earth has never lacked them, nor does She do so now: The Christ; the Buddha; Sri Krishna; Rumi, Rama, Ramakrishna ....our own Christianity has tons of them!

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      18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Manatita.....No mortal man escapes our confirmed destination.....

      As is said, "No one gets outta here alive." I do my utmost not to dwell on death, but am also a realistic individual. I know one day, I'll follow so many of my dear loved ones, where ever it is~IF it is~ that they are existing, sleeping, waiting in line or simply disintegrating into the atmosphere.

      I have no fantasies of things we cannot possibly know~~no matter the visions & desires we create.

      This life we live on earth~in a world also dying~has surely "frightened " me too often. However, Death? What is there to fear? If it's nothing....there is nothing to fear. If it's truly eternal bliss, there is no need to fear, wouldn't all agree?

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      18 months ago from london


      Ha ha.

      I pray to the Lord to let you enjoy the blast, Bro. Some say that the Divine always compensates, and, after all, it was rough on you in early life. More Grace and fortitude to you, some good health, inner opulence and a decent stretch.

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      Bill Holland 

      18 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Actually no, I'm not afraid to die, and believe me, at 68, it is on my mind. I will be annoyed as hell to die, but not afraid. Annoyed because I'm having such a blast living....not afraid because really, it is illogical to fear. :)

      blessings always

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      18 months ago from london

      Thank you, Ruby. Appreciated.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      18 months ago from Southern Illinois

      You bring the thought of death to a higher level. Beautiful in many ways!


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