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

Updated on May 19, 2019
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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.

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

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Bewilderment

“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?

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      Dana Tate 

      4 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      Sorry, Shauna.

      Definitely didn't mean to leave you out.

      Blessings to you all.

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      manatita44 

      4 weeks ago from london

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

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      Dana Tate 

      4 weeks 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.

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks 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.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 weeks ago from Central Florida

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

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks 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.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, I love the second story!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      5 weeks 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.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      5 weeks ago from Beautiful South

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

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      And through you, my friend.. Higher blessings

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 weeks 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!

      Sean

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks 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...

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      Dana Tate 

      5 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      Manatita,

      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.)

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks 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

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      Linda Lum 

      5 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

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

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      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      Thank You, Bill.

      So glad you love them. Have a great Saturday.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 weeks 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

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