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Ode to The Newborn: A Sonnet. By Manatita

Updated on June 15, 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.


Ode to The Newborn: A Sonnet.

“A thing of beauty, is a joy forever.” Says, Keats.

Such is your opalescent glow,

Upon entering this cosmic flow.

Like sweet-scented candles, glowing on leaves of balm;

Floating across a fragrant pool of jasmines

On a moonlit night,

So too, do you stir my spirit,

Thrill my heart, and elevate my joy.

Newness, innocence, light … purity immaculate.

O Breath of the Supernal Truth,

As you sleep restfully,

In the cradle of your tomorrow’s sun,

Do resonate your virtues deep within;

Illuminate my darkness-mind, and grant me Peace.

– Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 12/8/13. Copyrighted.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, tobusiness.

      Yes. Do write one. I'll support you. Much peace.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Manatita, I haven't attempted a sonnet yet, but I will. Your poems are always exceptional.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      My pleasure. So happy you visited and liked it. I gave it to a husband where I am going to recite tonight (Sufi night), he gave it to his wife and she really liked it. They asked if it was mine. I laughed. How were they to know that all my works are original..?

      Yes, I have a line there for Elias sleeping on your chest. (smile)I think that this is a most wonderful thing to do. God bless, my Friend.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      You have used every word that describes the feelings I have when holding my children. As a side note I am letting Elias sleep on my chest now. I love how you decided on sonnet as your form. Thank you for this poem. Jamie

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you so much,Margarita.

      They remind me of purity such as the snow and beauty of Christmas: Lights, jingling bells, prayer, joy ...

      Much appreciated comment. Wishing you an abundant and most promising 2014.

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      4 years ago from Oregon

      Beautiful writing about most precious creatures on this planet!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you.

      I have written a lot here. I am a spiritual writer and poet. Click on my name and more poems should come up. My book, My Guru Sri Chinmoy: Life And Teachings, is available from me or and also Love always and much peace to you. Thanks again.

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      Joy I-Shine Grey 

      4 years ago

      Thanks manatita44. As a community we as writers strengthen each other. I look forward to more of your works.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you Joy,

      Have not seen you before. Nice features. Hope that you are well. Your sentiments are appreciated. Loving thoughts.

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      Joy I-Shine Grey 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this special moment with us. Truly beautiful.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from london

      Did not remember telling you but was thinking of you a lot while there. Wanted to contact you and invite you to our public Songs of The Soul music festival. Never mind. Next time.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      You've captured the essence of the newborn beautifully my friend.

      I hope your pilgrimage to NY is a great success. I will be thinking of you.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from london

      So True, my brother, so true. God bless your noble heart.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      And show us hope for the future.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from london

      You're a genuine fan, Vkwok. I appreciate this immensely. I will be on pilgrimage in NY for the next two weeks and may not write much. Hope all is well. God bless your loving heart.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Your poem is amazing.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from london

      Cute. Lots of Hugs from me to him/her - if he is not here yet. Go right ahead, my sweet. As always, my deep appreciation for the complement.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful! With your permission, I would like to add this to my grandson's scrapbook--giving you credit, of course. It was not there when he arrived, but it will be there by the time he can read it. Thank You!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from london

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked it.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this reflection.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from london

      Thanks Bill,

      Yes. I know that you've covered this area. Great place to be. Thanks a million.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I recently wrote about this very subject. The innocence of a young child....qualities we sorely need as adults.

      You said it beautifully my friend.

      blessings always



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