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Our Friendship. A Sonnet, Dedicated To Surabhi Kaura

Updated on January 13, 2016
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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.

Flowering lotus


Lotus flowering

Butterfly from cocoon
Butterfly from cocoon | Source

Cascading roses


Like the petals of the lotus flower,

This Friendship lies. Like a sweet butterfly,

Within the seeds of its cocoon,

Waiting to burst forth into infinity.

And as the indigo-tinted moon,

Peeping out on a starlit night,

Yet loses not its grandeur,

So too, our closeness, enchants the heavenly stars.

Sweet Surabhi, this Heart cascades roses of Gratitude,

And its Delight is boundless.

Drinking the nectar from your Fountain of Soulfulness,

My Soul emerges from a rainbow, coloured with joyful tears.

O Chinmoy! Bind me in the aroma of Your sweetness,

To reciprocate her selfless Love.

-Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 22nd December, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


I will try to reduce my commitments here from today, little by little, in order to focus on my beautiful book of poetry called Blossoms of The Heart. If my poetry pleases you, then you may care to let me know by e-mail, prior to the Publication of my book.

I extend a warm and loving embrace to you and dear ones, at this festive time, and wishing that Life's Unseen blessings, permeate your Hearts, in accordance with The Higher Will and Consciousness. Sai Ram! Praise Be! Namaste! I pay homage to your inner Light.



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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Brother. Truly Divine, her poetry. Thank you so much! Love.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful poetry for a beautiful person, Manatita, and Surabhi's poetic reply is devine. Wonderful work.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Succinct and beautiful, Hari. Much Love.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful poetry on friendship.

      A flame called poem,

      is cause of our bond,

      neither can't nor won't extinguish,

      until the end of our existence.

      such is this companionship.

      - Hari

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Good to see you again, my Sweet Missy. You're catching up. So good to have you, a truly beautiful Soul.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Soulmates come in all forms even friendship. Perhaps you have found yours with this friendship Manatita. Beautiful dedication as always. Be Blessed! :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      You see, a poet. By the way, have you done anything lately? I will look tomorrow. 0102hrs in the UK.

      It's always an honour to have you here. I cherish our friendship very much, my Brother Al. Goodnight.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      I find myself enveloped in the midst of something gloriously special, taking me to appreciate words of what a streaming love can project. I love riding along the crest of beauty and its affair in wonderful writing to and from in friendship.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      A great blessing to have, Shaloo. I thank you so much. Hare Krishna.

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago

      A lovely tribute to friendship!

      All the best for your poetry book. May the Guru keeps illuminating your path always!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes. Done a bit more. Getting there. Much Love.

      Thank you, Shauna. Yes, more fire for sure. But I'm wanting to stop and do the book. One more perhaps. It's already done. Tomorrow, God's willing. Hope that all the family is well. Here's wishing that you have a great end of year and awesome start to 2016!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      This holiday season certainly has lit your inspiration and creativity on fire, Manatita. You always enlighten the soul and lift our spirits. I wish you much success with your poetry book.

      Merry Christmas!

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      Yes, silence is really amazing. One can contemplate and just be with their Soul.

      Balance is the key, yep. Ahaha, carry on... carry on. Om Namah Shivaya.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      It is like this, my Sweet. In all good Faith, Poetry just pours out of me. A thought enters, and then the Heart immediately gives it shape, and so all I have to do is write. I've already completed another. Ready to be posted. Still, I want to stop and do the book.

      You will be please with me. Today I tackled and am still tackling the house. Mess everywhere! (wish you were here) Not to take advantage of, but for the joy of your Spirit. All's going well.

      Back to the Poetry...actually, what can I say? (...) Did you feel that Silence? Chuckle. Shivaya OM!

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      Oh Manatita!!!! I… I… I am truly speechless. Dedication after dedication – I feel special, no, truly :)

      O Friend, you’re miles away,

      And yet very close to my Heart…

      Didn’t I tell you that you reside in every nature’s poetic craft?

      In the vast Oceans of endearment…

      In the morning dawn when a Mockingbird sings a sweet melody…

      In the sweet afternoon’s aroma when sun wraps in a Golden scarf…

      In the perennial garden where an eternal blossom glimmers…

      In the evening when tranquil breeze caresses the Soul…

      At night when the Stars twinkle…

      During the tip-tip sound of rain... when crystal droplets jingle…

      So too, is the music of our Friendship, Manatia :)

      And whenever that happens, I spread my arms in the Sky

      Remembering the one close to my Heart

      Ah! Even though the Moon is thousands of miles apart…

      Oh how I love this poetry! You are such a kind Soul and a great Poet. I wish you all the best for your future endeavours. The stars will be treading on Earth tonight and they’ll be showering your path with much Radiance. I pray to God Almighty that this coming year is filled with joy, prosperity and good heath for you. And, I also pray that the Lantern Carrier always keeps on smiling and SMILING :)

      ‘O Chinmoy! Bind me in the aroma of Your sweetness’ – Manatita

      Exceptional beauty in your expressions and words. I am in love with it, my friend. Awesome pictures and such a meaningful video!

      Yes, you’ll be quite busy now onwards. You’re doing a noble work by publishing your book of poetries. It will serve a self-help book for many… many…many people. I wish all the success to you… all the happiness… and the sunshine on your path… all! My all salutations… my all good wishes… I’ll always be your well-wisher :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much for such a loving sentiment, Emge. Highly appreciated. Seasons Greetinsgs and love to you and dear ones. Sai Ram!

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      Madan 2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      A lovely post that makes one think. Like it immensely