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Poesia Cantata 3: Poetry in Song: A Dedication to Bill and Beverly Holland.

Updated on March 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.

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Courtesy of Bill Holland photos
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Dear Beverly, this heart of mines won’t allow me to think of you as separate, and so I must mention Bill. Still, I wanted you to know that you were very much in my thoughts when I wrote this one.

A good woman will always elevate a good man, and vice versa. There is even a greater joy when they blend as one, like the powerful and majestic Falls of the Iguazu, dropping into its reservoir below.

I see you, silent … vibrantly and lovingly working from behind the scenes, envisioning the heart and nobility of your husband; offering your heart and purity like the wives of ancient Seers. Needless to say, I see a heart full of joyful tears, content and the spirit of sacrifice. My pranams and adoration to you both.


This Dance …

This poem that I’m about to read,

Was taken from lamps serenading your radiance;

Plucked, like sweet mangoes, too succulent to eat

And yet … too exquisite to be left alone.


This poem that I’m about to read,

Was taken from the banquet of Her Majesty,

Arrayed softly on chairs,

Bedecked with the most expensive garments;

Draped in fine cloths and sprinkled ….

Yes sprinkled … with the supernal vintage wine of Heaven.


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This poem that I’m about to read,

Is a song for You.

A Psalm so … so eloquent as to be adorned in rhapsodies;

Decorated in the sweet Delight of a Heart on fire.

A Candela of brightness,

Burning with the thrills of luminance.


This poem that I’m about to read,

Reminds me of Your exquisite tenderness.

A Smile as flawless, as the kiss of the moon;

A grace alluring, ah! … Plesetskaya, so delicate,

The nimble feet of a Ballerina.


This poem that I’m about to read …

Is an offering.

My Soul sends it to the Wings of your Beauty;

To the Bird of Light in the Heart of ALL,

Cascading, like a rose, from these poignant lips …

Of a Lantern Carrier.

-Manatita. Word-crafted Awakenings from The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 10th March, 2015.

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Hi Bro,

      Thought about you today and hoped that you were well. Much gratitude for your continued and loving sentiments. Have a pleasant Sunday evening.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      Terrific tribute for two incredible people!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Gratitude Deb for such a wonderful and discerning sentiment. Happy Easter!

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      An awesome and up on this one, as well, for it takes both parties of a couple to work hard to make a good life flow. As a matter of fact, it takes all the life energy that can be picked up from the cosmos in order to be successful in this game of life. I tip my hat to your thoughts...

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      SAQIB 

      3 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Yes brother Manatita. Had a self enforced hiatus. Will be in contact on HP.

      Regards. Good to see you doing well !!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Gratitude, Vellur. Higher blessings on this Sunday evening. Salaam!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful tribute to wonderful people. Great work.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Missed you, Bro. Were you taking a well deserved rest? Salaam!Gratitude.

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      SAQIB 

      3 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      sweet !! brother Manatita !! Keep up the Good Work !!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      The feeling is reciprocal, bro. You make me feel like crying too. So pleased that you like it.

      I took a short nap and I'm a bit better. God bless you both. Peace.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Buddy, I have no idea how I missed this one. I always comment on your poems, so wouldn't you know I'd miss the one about Bev and I? Sorry..and so beautiful it is. I'll share it with the woman of the house when she gets home, and I'll have tissue standing by for she will need it when she is done reading. Thank you so much. This touched me and I will smile the rest of the day because of your beautiful spirit.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Hi Ann. Love and best wishes to the family. A belated Mother's Day to you and yours which I know that you treasure so much. Much gratitude,

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      Lovely! They are two outstanding people, I think, and Bev certainly seems an inspiration from what I've read.

      Ann

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, my Friend. Much peace.

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      rdsparrowriter 

      3 years ago

      Wow ! What a wonderful tribute :) Beautiful and thoughtful :) God bless you!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Yes, my Sweet.

      I hear from Bill that he is hoping to meet you. I can feel the beauty and sacrifice of his wife and the nobility of Bill's heart. So you should have a great time!

      Thank you for your kind sentiment. In Love and Light.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      Such a beautiful poem for two people I have not met in person (yet), nevertheless I adore.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Patricia I really appreciate this. God bless you this Sunday and Happy Mother's Day from London, UK.

      Ruby, I'll have to start paying you. You write so wonderful sentiments! Much love this Sunday evening.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is another one of your very best. Dedicated to two people in love. Beautifully crafted in Manatita's style...

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      How lovely of you to offer such a tribute. NO doubt Bev and Bill will feel how sweetly you shared this.

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Shauna. So glad that you like it. Have a great Sunday.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      This is beautiful, Manatita. I'm sure Bill and Bev will cherish it!

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