ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

O Empress of The Light, Come! Saturdays Inspiration 18, to the Loving Dana Tate

Updated on May 19, 2019
manatita44 profile image

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom from the Master

"Peace is founded upon forgiveness." - Sri Chinmoy

"Fear ends only when I realise, that fear is nothing but punishment unsought." -Sri Chinmoy.

"There is only one way to arrive at the destination: begin." - Sri Chinmoy

"Be not afraid of destructive actions by others, but be afraid of your own reactions to them." - Sri Chinmoy

Sometimes, I'm nothing but a vale of tears … a simple flute, echoing the music of the Beloved. At such times, my Heart - as if by an unknown power - becomes vast and endless and as I said, I'm nothing but a vale … a river of copious tears.

But my Beloved leaves and I continue seeking. This great Joy … this vast Peace, must be equally in the seeking as much as the experience. This Love is so profound … so filled with mystery, who can tell? I know not where I am, nor whither I go, but for the blind hope.. the faith that sustains my dreams. I am alive in You, o Love.

Bind me to you strands of music, sweet Emperor, your sweet chords playing a symphony for my solace within the soul … let me rest, in the emptiness of Your ever-transcending resonance, to bathe in this void of supernal Bliss.

O Empress of The Light, Come! A free verse Sonnet

You left, like a life-long bride suddenly divorced,

Triggering the grief of separation.

Deep down in the agony of my despair,

I have dyed my wounded Heart with longing.

Carving a path for Thy return, I washed my soul

With tears, became feverish from day and night rants;

Developed incoherence, from calling out Thy name.

In my sleep and in my waking;

My amnesia and hallucinations,

I see only You, my Sweetheart, only You.

In Thy absence, this Love is a hollow prison,

Awaiting Thy sweetness to be uncaged.

Come! Your royal Majesty! O Empress of the Light,

Pour into my Heart Your golden Silence.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 18th May, 2019.

Egyptian, African, American Art: Black Goddess



“Come! Come! Come, my Beloved!

Here it is all cold and rainy.

The splendour of the snow has faded;

The pain of aloneness, has entered my core.

Let the Light of Your fire warm my Heart;

Rub Your sweet cheeks against my face.

Stab me with the arrow of Thy Love; let us

Stroll together, locked in the embrace of Thy tenderness.”

“Come!” She said alluringly, and I walked with my Lover,

Straight into the abode of eloquent Silence.

Here in this stunning void of the Nameless,

The sentient became dissolved, in flames of Bliss.

I saw the beggar I once evaded, the down-trodden

And the oppressed; the tramp and courtesan I scorned.

Soaring in grandeur, through this celestial sweetness,

All morals were dispersed in wings of Light.

Low caste; high caste, straight, gay … liberal,

All distinctions vanished. No need for scriptures, priests …

The vanity of ego now gone; dusty mirrors … the

Mind’s brilliance … all dispelled into the Heart’s radiance.

I waltzed with Her Majesty, dared to open my mouth to praise,

Only to find myself mute; bedecked in the candles,

Of such magnificence; my tears became a river of joy,

Immersed in this intimate mystery of the unborn.

My Lover smiled and a thrill of ecstasy ran through me.

“What is this unseen realm, O Lover?” I said in stillness,

Bathing within this sea of the deathless. “Be quiet”,

She whispered. “Let us delight in these mystical conversations.

“I am the ‘I am that I am’, Love’s mysterious kiss.

The moon and sun have pressed their lips against Me’

Covering my tongue with their sugarcane juice.”

“My Lover”, I enquired. “Do you know this lustred garden?”

“My Beloved replied: “Here the humming bird sings of

Another virgin dawn; the rose discards its thorns and lie

In sweet nakedness, dancing to the drums of a new kind of melody.”

“Emptiness! Not this … not that … only the bewildering Presence, of the One.”

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 22nd January, 2019.

Crocheting Spirit.
Crocheting Spirit. | Source

Wisdom from the Master

"Humility disappears

The moment we become

Proud of it." - Sri Chinmoy

"There is only one thing

That was, is and ever shall be.

The Love that creates, the Love that nourishes

And the Love that sustains God's universe." - Sri Chinmoy

Ways of longing

Which way for you?

See results

© 2019 manatita44


Submit a Comment
  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 months ago from london

    Ah, Peggy. So Sweet, so sweet. Thank you so much!!!

  • Peggy W profile image

    Peggy Woods 

    9 months ago from Houston, Texas

    In your words is what I think of what heaven is like. Beautiful and filled with love.

  • Dana Tate profile image

    Dana Tate 

    20 months ago from LOS ANGELES

    Sorry, Shauna.

    Definitely didn't mean to leave you out.

    Blessings to you all.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    You left out Shauna, but I'm sure you have a beautiful Heart and I trust she knows. Much Love.

  • Dana Tate profile image

    Dana Tate 

    20 months ago from LOS ANGELES

    I had to come and read these beautiful words once more. I'm so touched by your heart; especially with technology where a person can reveal the "real them." I'm pleased the "real you", is beautiful.

    Doris, Bill, Linda and Ioannis. Thank you for reading and leaving lovely comments.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    A helping hand, my Sweet Shauna.

    Sometimes, as in this poem, I express the varying moods of the soul as is applicable to humans. This one is 'longing.' The seeker longs for the Divine and the Mother finally comes and takes him into this state of deeper Bliss.

    The outer world, as he knows it, then disappears and is replaced by an unspoken bewilderment, a conversation unfolding on the lap of God.

    I tend to embellish them with myriad images for greater effect.

  • bravewarrior profile image

    Shauna L Bowling 

    20 months ago from Central Florida

    Yes, I do mean "Bewilderment". It reads like a story and tells a story.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Story, Shauna?

    I can't see any. Perhaps you mean the somewhat narrative poem called Bewilderment. it's an interactive poem. I do a few of these from time to time. Thank you so much!

    Give me an idea of the style of poetry you like and I'll do one for you. The Old man Speaks on Love and Suffering (Hub number 400), I believe, is a narrative story about Love, poetically expressed in prose.

  • bravewarrior profile image

    Shauna L Bowling 

    20 months ago from Central Florida

    Manatita, I love the second story!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Hi Doris.

    You always show a very high appreciation of my work. This means to me that your own Spirit is a receptive and a beautiful one. Victory to the Supreme! Victory to you.

  • MizBejabbers profile image

    Doris James MizBejabbers 

    20 months ago from Beautiful South

    Manatita, your writing contains the music of the gods. This is beautiful.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    And through you, my friend.. Higher blessings

  • Sean Dragon profile image

    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    A Luminous Soul is offering beauty to another Luminous Soul! The harmonious dance of Love and Light! Thank you both!

    May the Light shines through you!


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Namaste, Dana.

    Chosen especially for you and yes, you have a keen eye. Lol. This scriptural passage is timeless and immortal … so profound. Going to a Poemathon. I have 8 mins and it is about 65 poets and an all day gig. Gratitude...

  • Dana Tate profile image

    Dana Tate 

    20 months ago from LOS ANGELES


    A true lantern of light-- Thank you so much for this beautiful Saturday, inspiration. I am truly humbled by your words and, your beautiful light.

    "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

    Thank you for being a light for me and others. (Loved the pic. She's beautiful.)

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Afternoon, Dear Mrs L.

    Always a joy to see you. Her Spirit is like a bird indeed! Flying … soaring … flapping its wings speedily, on its way to the golden Shore. Gratitude

  • Carb Diva profile image

    Linda Lum 

    20 months ago from Washington State, USA

    Dana's writings are beautiful and heartfelt. You have captured her spirit in these verses.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Thank You, Bill.

    So glad you love them. Have a great Saturday.

  • billybuc profile image

    Bill Holland 

    20 months ago from Olympia, WA

    You are such a good guy, Manatita! I love your loving tributes, and they are usually about a quality person I know, which means you and I hang with the same seriously good human beings.

    Peace and love always


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)