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O Bird of Hope. A Sonnet, to Deb Hirt, for Her Deep Love of Birds And Nature

Updated on November 18, 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.


At thirty-nine, she saw the unfolding,

Of the petals of her dreams take shape.

Many a road had she travelled,

And now the kernels of her longing

Was made manifest, in the cradle of her embryo.

Ecstatic, her Heart flew to the firmament,

Kissing the very breath of the Beloved

Who answered her prayers.

She remembered the dare of the flautist,

Patiently chiselling the pine into surrender.

Until it’s charmed flute sung a melody so enchanting,

It became deeply engraved, into the dawn of memory.

O Bird of Hope, Beloved profundity of the Soul,

Do kindle our fire of aspiration, to grant us Peace.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 17th November, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


Hope, Sweet Hope

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Ok. Really off this time. I don't always know how to tell you, how much I Love you, except within the depth and infinity of the unspoken moment. Hari Om!

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Whoa! Sri Chinmoy really loved birds. This is a very devotional poem… one can also sing this lofty poem spreading their arms wide open while looking up at the sky. Fragrant beauty… fragrant one, Manatita. In fact, I too, have written one poem yesterday, and it’s called ‘Drive Your Inner Pilot.’ I was inspired by Sri Chimoy art for birds and your poetries. Enough said... God bless your kind Heart. Jai Parmatma!

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      3 years ago from london

      Hi Deb,

      When I was leaving NZ, they gave me a reference which said that the best references were what came from the patients themselves, and they added a few more beautiful words. So here and elsewhere, including me, you have truly awesome admirers, people who see your work both written, (poetry and prose) and say nice things, indeed about your character as well.

      I truly appreciate this and it inspires me so much! Carry on my Dear Sister in the Spirit. May God continue to bestow His fortitude and Love in your wonderful and receptive Spirit.

      Thank You, Shauna.

      I love you too, and I feel sure that Deb does. Deep appreciations for your kind sentiment.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I love Deb and her love of nature. She brings the positive side of life to us with her awesome photography and respect for those that fly on the wings of freedom. Thank you for honoring her.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I finally got to this date, and what should appear? Thank you for this beautiful piece. The video was truly me, as I will never wish to be something that I wasn't meant to be again.

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      3 years ago from london

      Thank you Raisma. Appreciated.

      Have a great day today. Always ...-Manatita

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely, lovely poetry and well deserving for Deb. The music was just the right touch.

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      3 years ago from london

      My Dearest Chitrangada. Thank you, thank you. No Diwali poem or article this Year? I was dying to read one from you. Once again, my deepest appreciations.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful tribute to a deserving hubber and Nature lover.

      With people like Deb Hirt, we have 'HOPE'. And 'Hope' is most important for living beings. Sometimes it amazes me, how 'Hope' makes us so strong and determined that we can even achieve the impossible.

      Thank you for sharing another wonderful hub!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you Swalia.

      Stay strong. Sit back and watch like a silent witness. Ask in prayer and Silence. Things may still be burdensome. Cultivate the spirit of acceptance.

      I like your stance, though. A noble one. Peace.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      3 years ago from India

      Hope is what keep me going inspite of all the ups and downs. Beautiful poem!

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      3 years ago from london

      Emge, I thank you so much. Hope that all is well. I wish you continued beauty and Light. Much ...

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      3 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Its a beautiful poem and I loved it

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      3 years ago from london

      Hi Reynold.

      Thank you so much! I like the idea that you readjust your expectations. I guess we have to do this in the workplace a lot.

      Did you know that I wrote one for you? :

      Thanks Bill.

      Great Soul, Deb. I'm sure you know this. Much Love.


      Thank you, thank you. Truly appreciated. Yes, Deb is awesome! Much Love.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      A beautiful sonnet, to a beautiful nature lover. Her photos are extraordinary as are your word pictures. Really good work!

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Long live Deb Hirt. May we all share in her love of nature and may we all do our part to help Mother Earth. Bravo to you, my friend, and to Deb.

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      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Loved all of it Manatita. HOPE is what I thrive on here.( I imagine you do too) Beautiful uplifting words. Nope I never give up on hope--I often readjust my expectations. Voted in your poll. Nicely done.

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      3 years ago from london

      Vankatachari M: Much appreciations for your loving sentiments. Hari Om!

      Ruby, well, so glad you love birds. They are a delight to and the Delight of the Soul. Many thanks, Ruby.

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      3 years ago from london

      Vankatachari M: Thank you so much. Much Love to you, my Dear Brother. Om Shanti!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful poetry and pictures. I love birds too. I miss my hummingbirds who have traveled south for the winter. Blessed day...

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful lines of poetry supported by nice images. The video is also fantastic. Nice hub.


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