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Ode to Papa, A Father's Day Poem

Updated on June 18, 2017

Sri Chinmoy

Spiritual fathers
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Another father and flowers

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O gorgeous source of my inheritance, Come!

Today I see the elegant calligraphy of your Love,

Written on the very flutter of the butterfly,

Dancing within the shrine of thy Heart.

Beloved Papaji, like a sweet symphony,

Echoing from the melodies of Heaven,

You induce my core to weep with joyfulness,

Basking in the matchless aura of your concern.

Come! You who ignite the candles in my Soul --

The source of all its impulses --, come!

Seal all its leaking reservoirs, with the

Stamp of living water, so that I never thirst.

Father's day flowers


In your sweet haven, like the wafts of spring flowers,

I can hear the music of nightingales,

Singing with the eloquence of Meera;

The charming melody of Sri Krishna’s flute.

Beloved Papa, like the kinship of the string and its sitar,

You mean so much to me!

Without the string, there is no rhythm;

Without you, life is like a stagnant stream.

Come! Cute Dadiji, take my hand, so we’ll never part,

Together we’ll build a temple of Peace, inside my yearning Heart.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 17th November, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

The Christ

Spiritual fathers
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Wisdom from Sri Chinmoy

"God is both my Father and my Mother. I meditate on my Father-God for my illumination and perfection. I pray to my Mother-God for Her Compassion and Affection. When I wish to hear the song of the Infinite in the heart of the finite, I go to my Father-God. When I wish to hear the song of the finite in the soul of the Infinite, I go to my Mother-God." -Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy's inspirational aphorisms

Wisdom from Sri Chinmoy

"Father, o Father, what do you do

Here in my Heart?"

"I dream my cosmic dream." -Sri Chinmoy

Father, o Father by Sri Chinmoy


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Sweet.

      I overlooked the charming and loving fact that you are wishing me a Happy Father's Day. Thank you so much!! I'm staying in America three weeks this time and after the Sri Chinmoy Birthday Celebrations, I will visit my son. he lives with his mother in Maryland, Nr Washinton. He is 36 years old and I'm coming up to my 36th year of Discipleship. Love you!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I know that, Manatita. Most of your poetry is dedicated to God.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Sweet Shauna.

      But my poems must be looked at closely. So many are totally dedicated to God!! I will be in America next week, God's willing. Only to pray and meditate. I'm sure you wise enough to see and hear of world problems now. Only the Reality -God - for me is truly worth striving for. Much Love, my Dear.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Happy Fathers Day! Do you have children, Manatita?

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      Aye, indeed! fathers as you know, are so special!! Gratitude.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A most wonderful and inspirational tribute.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Linda.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely article for Father's Day, Manatita. You have honoured your father beautifully.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, Chitrangada.

      You are so right! Have a great day!


      I did a Hub for you. Yes,nice to think that you'll be re-united in the next life. There's hope, yes. Best wishes.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago

      What a wonderful Father's Day tribute! My dear father has been gone now for 32 years. I still miss him as I do my mother and both brothers. Nice to think of being reunited someday in the next life.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful tribute to the spiritual guiding force of so many!

      Happy Father's Day !

      It is so difficult to sum up in few words , the contributions of Fathers and Mothers in our life. But you summarised it beautifully!

      Thank You for sharing!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Tamara, my Dear. Appreciations.

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      Tamara Moore 

      2 years ago

      This is a beautiful tribute, Manatita. Yes, fathers are with us always, even after they pass on to eternal life.



    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Some do, Eric.

      Some do and it's truly gratifying Appreciations.

      Thank you, Whonu

      Have a great day. Are you a Father?

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      2 years ago from United States

      Beautiful tribute to your papa my friend. Blessings to all. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Beautiful for a beautiful day of celebration. I am of the mind to call it child's day. They surely do like making presents for their dad.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Dee. Appreciated.

      have a great weekend!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Happy Father's Day to you, Manatita! Excellent tribute to your Papaji.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Brother.

      He took mahasamadhi (a yogi's conscious exit from this world) on October 11th, 2007. But you wouldn't think so. We continue to serve more than ever in so many countries! Constantly!!

      The poem is also meant to remember; to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of fathers everywhere. as well. Appreciations.

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful tribute to the spiritual father, Sri Chinmoy. He has been such a lovely and great person. I just googled when he left our world and found that it is 10 years before. So, it is just nice to tell the world how lovely he has been through these beautiful lines of yours. Thanks for it.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Indeed. Linda. Indeed!!

      Thank you so much!!

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      Linda Lum 

      2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Beautiful words; whether with us in body or only in spirit, our fathers influence, guide, and shape us forever.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thanks Bill.

      Happy Father's Day once again, Bro.

      One can never say this enough.

      If you mean Sri Chinmoy, where can he go? God-men are eternal journey's, but again, I guess you've said so. Peace.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A good man I'll never know. Beautiful tribute; thank you for the introductions. I now have a new friend in spirit.


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