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Poesia Cantata 2 (Sung Poetry or Poetry in Song). Dedicated to Bluebird.

Updated on November 21, 2015
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Poesia Cantata 2 (Sung Poetry or Poetry in Song)


You say: “Tell me of the music of poetry,

O Bard of Solace.

Let me visualise its motion in song.”

Shall I sing to you of the flower; and

The sacrifice of its fragrance?.

Or do I reminisce on the blue ocean,

Lapping on the sandy beach of Torquay;

Serenading its desert palms and charming vines?

Shall I tell you of the first time that Love touched me;

That I burned in its delight,

And revelled in its flames?


O Poetry, your music resonates,

In the smile of the lisping child;

Your song a beacon in the hearts of the downtrodden.

Day and night the Universe bends in adoration,

To the cadences of your own rhapsodies.

You write for Your message to whisper in the spirit;

Speak to bring tears, in the hearts of many lovers.


O Artiste par excellence,

You sing in the voice of the nightingale;

Rap with vibrancy in the spoken word.

Sometimes sluggish, like a snail,

You course in your manifold nature,

Or float, like an enchanting butterfly,

In the spirit of your ancestors.


Lover sublime,

You shine in the ethereal realms of Heaven,

Yet veil yourself in the dark clouds of war.

While Wordsworth praise your glory,

You adorn the graffiti on painted walls,

And rise, as a kernel of hope,

In the hearts of the impoverished.



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Arm in arm we walk,

As glistening nights and quivering hearts,

Reminds us of your beauty.

A soft touch; a delicate kiss … fluttering hearts...

Ah! So exquisite Thy Grandeur!

Your rhythm sings; embraces splendour in my Soul.


I see You, whistling and waltzing on daffodils;

Sunflowers in the valley, swaying to Your light winds,

While the mountain crevices and molten rocks,

Burn with a fiery passion,

That speaks of Thy resourcefulness.


Sweet Poetry, You sail on dizzy heights

In Your supernal beauty;

Yet in the contour of our nakedness,

I have found Thy form.

The immortal Keats enchants me with Your Graces,

Da Vinci paints Your very presence in lustred gold.

O poetry, poetry, poetry ...,

While Mozart captures the rapture, of Thy melody of Love,

I offer my salutations, below, and above.

-Manatita (Bard of Solace) 8th October, 2014. © Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Light Within ~

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Can you see your growth as a poet? To me it is so obvious. The phrases, the images, all light years better, and the best is yet to come. Bravo my friend.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      This was an incredible dance through rhythm and rhyme, beauty and joy with every verse. Thank you my friend, Jamie.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Jamie.

      Your loving sentiments are noted and appreciated. Have a great day! Love to the children and family.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Beautiful as always.

      Funnily enough, I'm in Torquay at the moment on a week's holiday with family. The daffodil pics lift my soul, too. They're my favourite flowers and I love their vibrancy and movement.

      Ann

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      So happy for you, Ann.

      Glad that I can serve in some small way to remind you of daffodils. Interesting that you are in Torquay. Hope that you and family have a great time on the beach, for in the sand pebbles, you will find my gems. Loving wishes.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your poetry is music to ' me ears, just so beautiful..

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      What can I say? God bless you! Joy and Light.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      This is a wonderful, beautiful masterpiece, Manatita!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Hey Bro,

      You understand and appreciate my poems. Not everyone does, but you most certainly do. It is your loving heart that speaks. Higher blessings.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Latvia? Is that where you are my sweet? I always think of you as an American, but because I was attracted by your sing along with the birds on your windowsill, I looked again. You liked my bird. Isn't he/she cute?

      Gratitude to you for your vote of confidence in my poetry.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I am of two nationalities American-Latvian. Both my parents were born and raised in Latvia but had to leave during WWII. I was born and raised in New York City. My parents became American citizens but kept faithful to their Latvian nationality. My dad died when I was ten. I brought mom back to Riga, Latvia when she was in her eighties. She is buried here with my dad. I met my soul mate here and stayed but I'd really would like to have the chance to return to the states someday soon. God bless.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks for your sincere sharing. I like your spirit, sweet simplicity and innocent fun. God bless you and yours, Gypsy.

      Oh yes, Billy touched on Hope. Hope that you achieve your dreams soon. Peace.

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      bluebird 2 years ago

      Thank you dear manatita for this special dedication. I enjoyed it and truly humbled by your expression. Have a beautiful day!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      My Pleasure. Have a great Sunday!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      We mst have the arts in order to find our own specific way...

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Deb. You're so right. very necessary, indeed essential!

      Good to hear from you. catching up. Hope that all is good your way. In Light and Love.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Breathtaking imagery...what talent you have for painting a vision for each of us to consider. I am bookmarking this to reread later

      Voted up++++ and shared

      Know that Angels are on the way to you...ps

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Your this poem literally sang to me...keep that up, votes up and shared

      Om Shanti

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Patricia. Truly appreciated. Loving thoughts to the family.

      dghbrh, yes, it's a singing poem. Great that you appreciate this. Om Shanti!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      As always Manatita you lead us through your poems with beauty and imagery. How can anyone resist reading the beauty of your words? Well done my friend.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      manatita44 2 years ago

      Thanks Mary.

      I thought that you had read this poem ages, ago. I have some real classics here. This is one of them. Thank you so much, my Friend.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I enjoy reading all of your poems, yet this poem feels more elevated than the others. It is rhythmical, it moves me, it has qualities that, when read out loud, sounds like a song. The style of this poem is different. I like it... a lot!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      He he. Did you notice the Title? It was written to sing; to dance; to flow ... This was a deliberate poem. I had a conversation with a Friend and turned up to his Slam the next day with this one.

      Here I am deliberately trying to give my reader a sense of poetry, Poetry in Song.

      Have you seen the second dedication to you? How is your health now? I am keeping you in my thoughts. Higher Blessings.

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      haikutwinkle 23 months ago

      Beautifully woven piece of Art ;)

      It takes talent to be inspired by every little thing in life and making something out of it.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      What a sweet comment, Haikutwinkle.

      I love it. Yes, it takes talent, and for my mostly esoteric style, also intuition and spirituality. Really appreciate this. God bless you.

      P.S. I know about Haikus, and also twinkles, but tell me about your name.:)

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      sujaya venkatesh 23 months ago

      has an oceanic effect goodness

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      Yes, Sujaya. I thank you. Very happy and much gratitude for your loving contribution.

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      Surabhi Kaura 21 months ago

      This one is smitten with the arrows of love. Incredibly lofty :)

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      manatita44 21 months ago from london

      You're now a true fan. Love ya! Peace!

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Especially expressed for bluebird. What a beautiful and exquisite flow here...

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      manatita44 21 months ago from london

      My loving Brother Al. What can I say? You're a loving bro. God bless us all this weekend.

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      Venkatachari M 20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Awesome poetry. I admire your magical spell. Enjoyed the bliss.

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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      Thank you yet again, Venkatachari.

      I truly appreciate this. Higher blessings.

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      Oasil-Ul-Jannat 20 months ago from Khulna, Bangladesh

      Just awesome! I am amazed! Loved this poem manatita44.

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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      Welcome here, my Friend. So happy to see you. You chose a very lofty poem of mines for your first read. God bless you, Oasil-Ul- Jannat.

      Mandire! Mandire!

      Mandire Chalo shadak shadika

      Antara mandire,

      Chetai heribo Parameshware

      Amare jana nire - Sri Chinmoy.

      Gratitude and much Love.

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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      I'm growing, Bill, yes, but some of my older ones are real gems, too. So maybe you're just reading them more. Also, I mostly wrote ethereal, mostly for heaven. Now, I am deliberately placing some between heaven and earth.

      Same style, but using the earth more. I have discovered, particlularly in recitation, that sometimes I am too lofty for the ordinary poet. I do the deep ones in a Sufi evening, and they think I'm absolutely special. Yet if I do the same ones in and ordinary poetry competition, it can be too esoteric for many.

      So I am saying that the change of words is sometimes deliberate. This poem included, for I did it for a recitation tomorrow night. But yes, we are all growing.

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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      From Gypsy Rose Lee:

      Voted up and awesome. Incredible poetry with much to delight including the pictures and music. I wanted to sing along with the two incredibly lovely and small birds which sat on my windowsill yesterday in the rain and kept right on singing. Passing this on.

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      DREAM ON 4 months ago

      You explore the world of poetry deeper using a wonderful combination of words and pictures. Thank you for sharing your beautiful insight.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Thank you, Dream on. Appreciated! Nice choice! Gratitude.

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      DREAM ON 4 months ago

      I read your poems and so many others who write with such flair. My writing is like going out to eat and having a turkey sandwich and a glass of water maybe a few chips. Your writing is Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. I enjoy both. Both have their place in the world. Thank you for sharing.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Ha ha.

      I have not heard this slant before. Interesting! This, is cute. 'Thanks-giving dinner', aye? Poetic.

      Yes, as with everything else in His creation, nothing is without purpose. I'm an inclusive writer. Joy and peace.

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      DREAM ON 4 months ago

      Now that you have my attention tell me why these two books are not published ? Are they poem books ? It is a funny thing in life. We can not make a person laugh. They either do or they don't and it depends on so many factors. Too many for my brain to figure out. When they do they make us laugh too. Now that's pure joy.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Ok.

      The first book is called My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life and Teachings. It was published about 5 years ago when I was quite new to the Publishing world and is still on Amazon. The Publisher from Nepal gave me about 115 books, but I did not realize that he was cutting me out of royalties and would not tell me about sales or stop communications.

      I tried to re-publish the book and paid $1195.00, to have not only the book done, but the marketing as well. After I had already signed the contract, they wanted more money to the tune of an extra $500.00. I became worried and checked them out. They are Publishers all right, but a little on the shady side.

      I escalated this concern with Pay Pal and eventually got my money back. Now I just need new Publishers.

      The second book is called Maxims For Our Children: A Look At The Teachings of Jesus, The Christ. Nearly finished. The 3rd book is called Blossoms of The Heart and would be a book of poetry.

      I'm home and tired and while writing has always come naturally to me, the commercial aspects haven't and so I need to read about them, to grasp the market. Again, if I had computing skills, I would have uploaded to Amazon kindle or one of these easy to do companies.

      Trouble is I get tired and fatigued even through I'm home now for two months and while my writing flows like a river, the energy required for marketing and dealing with companies, I keep putting on hold.

      I like your take on laughter and pure joy. You are also seeking to serve; to elevate; to reach the Heart. How noble! Laughter is spontaneous as the child and is indeed a quality of the Heart. But yes, God can and does use human instuments as synergies for this crucial virtue called humour. Loving thoughts.

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      DREAM ON 4 months ago

      I see you have your hands full. Billybuc is incredible with cutting to the chase and giving the ins and outs of publishing. He has published his own books and really knows his stuff. He pulls no punches and is such a descent guy as well as a good writer. I will keep in touch if I hear anything from the grapevine. What is your regular job when you are not writing? For me I am a short order cook and the summertime,weekend plus any holidays we are busy. It's a living until I find something better. I really love to invent things but like you their are more scam artists than honest people. Talk soon. Have a great afternoon.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Thank you, O great Chef. I await my vegetarian meal (chuckle)

      I am an RGN and RMN with the 254 in Cardiac Nursing. I have worked in the UK for 40 years plus 6 in the caribbean. A Long time especially in hospital work.

      I have travelelled 300 times and visited 42 countries, using my resourcefulness in many, towards the service of my fellow brother/sister humans. That's work too, selfless work.

      Bill is a prolific writer and a good human being. A very busy Soul. I thank you for your advice. I'm not so systematic, I only turn this on intuitively at work and on foreign trips. Other times, I seem to laze. God's Grace, things will happen when and if they are meant too. Peace.

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friend in my studies of meditation and the Hebrew culture through the Eastern knowledge I found this piece and have sat many an hour letting it soothe my soul and help me move forward. The Mantra is so simple -- waves are coming in.

      A gift of love I hope -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG-YE8IiV5U

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Yes, a nice piece. I'm familiar with them. Indeed so many teachers, inspirers and motivators on the net! Anything that helps one is useful; that makes us strong. Anything that weakens us is no good. But again, we make our own worlds.

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Friend I have met with Mitten and Deva and we have sung together. Web is not a replacement for flesh. Please with me, try not to be the teacher but a friend.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Eric,

      What are you thoughts on Poesia cantata, 2? After all, that is the Hub.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      cont'd

      I do not see that last remark. Perhaps I have made it somewhere else? In any case, I would be more inclined to say 'I'm happy for you.' So if I've said this, then my apologies.

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Buddy you are great. Really like a brother. So we might say something offensive. We are brothers so we see it in love. If I stop being your brother friend and start just telling you how great you are -- verbally spank me.

      I know I do good because you love me.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Ha ha. Are you sure that you're not teasing me? I'm a simple, all-inclusive, sometimes contemplative monastic, who tries to serve. I strive to sing the song of oneness; of Love. Hope all is well with you and yours. Take care.

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      DREAM ON 4 months ago

      I thought I would start off my Sunday reading your hub again. Seeing and reading are two different things to me. When I read I look at the words you have chosen and follow the path you lead the reader. In sight I see with my heart not my eyes and feel where my mind wants to go. They are sometimes two different places. Only the writer knows the true meaning of his writings. A reader walks away with his or her interpretation of what was said. Both ways your writing encourages beauty and showers me with the wonders of life. Have a nice day.

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Thank you Dream On. So good of you to visit once again. In Stratford on Avon. Shakespeare's birthplace. Have a great day.

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      Tamara Yancosky 3 months ago from No Idea Where

      Delightful, to say the least!

      Tamara

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      manatita44 3 months ago from london

      Oh, Tamara, you had not seen this one? Did you see this, my most popular: A Song For My Beloved.

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      Peggy Woods 6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      In your poll I chose "moving" although except for the last choice, all would apply. The splendor of nature along with the works of artists and composers are all dancing around in my mind after reading this. Kudos to you!

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Peggy, you're so sweet!!

      Yes, I do believe I have some composers there too. Long time ago. Thank you so much!!

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      DREAM ON 6 weeks ago

      Once again I am drawn to the same hubs like a moth is to flame. I often like to reread and reinforce the good and the positive images I feel, see, imagine and create more. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Ah Bro.

      you're choosing some great ones. Thank you so much!

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