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The Soul, Like Molten Rock, Burns Away The Dross of Ignorance. By Manatita

Updated on June 2, 2014
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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.

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Molten rock

1. Molten Rock

Molten rock, your fiery furnace of burning flames and sweltering smoke,

Are absolutely mesmerizing to watch,

As you emit upwards your scorching rays,

In astounding magnificence!

Your clouds of pale-white ash, and

The fissures from your constant eruptions, are truly awe-inspiring,

As you gush some 70ft into the blazing sky,

And your lava recedes rapidly on trembling grounds.

Molten rock, I see an amazingly bright crimson-red,

As you spout powerfully into the air,

And the blue, now radiantly painted sky, observes in silence.

The majesty of your towering inferno, emblazes the atmosphere,

And the stunning images of your lava drifts,

As you cool and form plates on the surface of its lakes.

Molten rock, as I stand and stare at your magnificence,

I reflect on the stunning beauty of the Soul,

As It, too, burns away the dross of human ignorance,

Diving into the abyss of our darkness,

Utilising the fire of Love; and

Removing all impediments, to grant us Peace.

  • Manatita 3rd December, 2013.

    2. He Would Not Climb the Mountain

    It was damp, wet and drizzly-dark,

    And he did not see the deep and scary trench.

    Even now,

    The burning pain searing ‘cross his two broken ribs;

    The excruciating torture from being moved to safer ground,

    Masked and protected him, from the horror of where he fell.

    24 hrs later, and lying on a hospital bed,

    In a reverie from pills ingested to curb his knife-like agony,

    And protect his pranic breath-force,

    His mind retracted to the dark crevice

    Into which he had slipped and fell.

    Oh, what sadness prevailed! He had done so much work!

    Such meticulous preparation!

    He was as ready as any man!

    But now, reflecting from where he lay,

    And recognising the impermanence of each moment,

    He just knew that he would never climb the mountain.

    -Manatita 3rd December, 2013.



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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thank You, Gypsy Rose Lee.

      God bless your gentle spirit this festive season. Peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A wonderful and picturesque journey. Enjoyed.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      And you are a receptive reader. Happy that you like this. My deepest gratitude for your sentiment. Have you seen my book preview: My Guru Sri Chinmoy: Life And Teachings. Available on Amazon. May I take the opportunity to wish you a great festive season.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      You're a real master of words, manatila.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      AUPADHYAY. I appreciate this. Lots of love this side of Christmas.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thank you, my brother Mark. Much appreciated.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Hi My Sweet.

      Good to know you are well. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!! Hope your year ends with much love. Gratitude.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Welcome back! I love the application in the first poem, and in the second I almost want to cry. Very effective wordsmith you are!

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      Mark 4 years ago from Moundsville,WV

      Wonderful Hub with excellet photo choices. I enjoyed it very much.


    • AUPADHYAY profile image


      Lots of beautiful pics with fine and sharpen imagination studded in this poem. Thanks manatita44, for sharing it.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thanks, my cute one. Our Lord be with you now and always.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Dangers lurk below the surface in so many places. Great images in both the words and the pictures. Bless you.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thanks Bill.

      It's good to be back. Hope that you are well. Much appreciation and Higher blessings. Peace.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great images conjured up by your words. Well done my friend.