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Now That Love's Got Hold of Me, to Elsie Hagley, by Manatita

Updated on January 5, 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.

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To Your Spirit, Elsie, the immortal and undaunting; the courageous and the resilient, with aspiration and willingness to grow and prosper.


Now that Love’s got hold of me, I’m flying like a kite.

Singing; dancing; soaring, to a realm of sweet Delight.

Veiled curtains now wide open; and so Heaven is my height.

I ride on joy to Paradise; to sweet supernal Light.


Yon meadow was the Tavern, where first I tried to see.

The eyes of my Beloved, Her gaze embracing me.

Alas! A Heart not strong enough, as sturdy as should be.

Caused me to miss Her golden plume; this weakness was the key.


Now I waltz between the clouds, paint tapestry on stars.

No more my shadow-cages, nor earthly prison bars.

Like Rolls Royce’s, Mercedes, and fast chauffeur-driven cars,

Such is the way of Angels, faster than the speed of Sars.


Now that I’m asleep in Bliss, Awake in Silence-Peace.

I sport and dine with Sovereigns, sumptuous banquets not amiss.

Embraced by my Beloved, gave me such a great big kiss!

Where can I swing in ecstasy, more beautiful than this?

-Manatita, Word-crafted Awakenings. ©Copyrighted, 29th December, 2014.

~ Inspirations for the Light Within ~

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    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely tribute and great photos.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      Love is a wonderful thing.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Sure Victor.

      Certainly Love is a wonderful thing.

      Blossom SB, I'm glad that you like the photos. Much peace.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      As I was reading this I felt the spirit enter deep into the heart and I soared above those stars to heaven where the angels await me, then watching the video a strange calmest came over me, I am at peace. My head is still tingling with an unusual feeling of greatness to come.

      Thanks Manatita.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      You're poetic, Elsie.

      Thank you for visiting and reading this poem that I penned for you. I wish you much beauty and much joy. Peace.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      I love how you ended the poem with a kiss. Very good, I am reminded of Yeats as I read. Jamie

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Bro.

      I do occasionally. Quite common in the old school of Lovers: Yeats; Blake; Keats and the persian mystics. To do this one, I feel it is better to lead into a very obvious romance with a very obvious God and then blend it in. Peace, Bro.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Aw, that is a sweet and uplifting poem, for Elsie.

      What a good soul you are to write it. - God bless!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Colorfulone, thank you so much. Happy to hear your loving voice. Much peace.

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