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Poetry Enchants the Chords of the Heart

Updated on April 10, 2017

Quote from Coleridge

"Prose: Words in their best order.

Poetry: The best words in their best order." - Coleridge

Flower Garden

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William Blake

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Playing the Zither

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Poetry, like the nightingale,

Transmits cadences to the Heart;

Allowing Love to reveal its secrets, saying:

“I am the reed upon which thy flute echoes!”

O Poetry, you have not lacked eloquence,

Nor have you failed to light a candle,

Into the core of Lovers, calling out thy name.

I am your fragrance and your flower-garden;

Your light and shadow awakens in my pain.

Bringing a new dawn of remedial laughter,

Like a divine gardener, you prune my Spirit;

Lifting the Soul to a vibrant whole.


O poetry, you waltz in the murky clouds of Ego,

Kissing its every cobweb,

With thy sweet resonance of Joy.

Grabbing hold of my attentiveness,

You crush my stray vines, into the sweetest grapes,

Weaving a tapestry of wisdom from your lips;

Thus caressing the Heart with Joy and Beauty.

O Bard of solace, you turn my darkest yesterdays,

Into the brightest flames of sweet tomorrows,

While holding an embryonic seed;

Cradling its delicate essence;

Sustaining the radiance of the Light.


_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, ©Copyrighted 3rd April, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Poetry in flow ... movement

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Quote from a Seer

"... Poetry is not to be understood. Poetry is to be felt. Poetry is to be loved. To try to understand a poem is like touching a rose with innumerable thorns. To try to feel a poem is to lovingly hold a rose without a single thorn. And to love a poem is to grow immediately into the beauty and fragrance of the rose itself…”-Sri Chinmoy

Manatita Reciting Poetry

From: Auguries of Innocence

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour."-William Blake

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      Bill Holland 7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      It really does, you know, enchant the chords of the heart...whether poetry or poetic prose, it adds beauty to this world....and any poet, or prose writer, should be proud.

      blessings my friend

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 7 weeks ago from Reno NV

      Your hub has so much to offer about the passion and pleasure of poetry. Well written and a joy to read this morning. Jamie

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      manatita44 7 weeks ago from london

      Bill,

      So glad that you approve. Thank you!

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      Venkatachari M 7 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

      So wisely and nicely described the meaning and essence of poetry. Very true. Poetry is to be experienced and enjoyed through one's heart.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 7 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      I fully agree with Bill, poetry is to be savored like the fresh rain in the Spring!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      "O Poetry, you have not lacked eloquence." Yours never do, Manatita. The Seer's quote is so insightful.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Jamie,

      Thank you so much! In NY, will visit family tomorrow. Gratitude ...

      Venkatachari JI,

      Namaste, my Brother. Love to you and young ones.

      Ruby,

      You are a poetess indeed! Thank you so much.

      Ah, Dee.

      Thank you so much! Sweet eloquence ...

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      ThreeKeys 6 weeks ago from Australia

      It was as if your expressed lightness were like fingertips breezily stroking the strings of a harp. Poetry allows every person to feel and understand what specifically has meaning for them, which may or may not be the intention of the poet.Nice manatita

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Yes, my Sweet.

      So right. I've written about 12 poems about poetry or words, even using people's quotes in some of them. I'm pleased to say that they are all different. Poetry, like Love, cannot be confined. So good to hear from you.

      I've seen your Hub. Here in NY I just need more time. Loving thoughts.

      P.S Keith Jarret's style in the video is radically different from me and yet his poetry is superb!

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 6 weeks ago

      Always beautiful

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you,

      Tamara. Hope that you and family are well. Appreciations.

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 6 weeks ago from India

      Beautiful hub..I loved the poem recited by you in the video.Have a good day.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Debangee, so glad you liked it. Much inner beauty to you. Hari Om!!

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      Chris Mills 6 weeks ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      The Sri Chinmoy quote is enlightening. I read everything analytically, even poetry. I look for meaning, not feeling. I have a lot more to learn.

      But I did recognize this as beautiful...."You crush my stray vines, into the sweetest grapes."

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      Linda Rogers 6 weeks ago from Minnesota

      Your poetry in particular brings me joy. I love your eloquent use of metaphors in your writing. Thanks for making me smile this evening.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Chris,

      Again another sincere statement. It means to me, that your simplicity is there and since you appreciate my poetry, it also means that the Heart is open ... mature. Many don't appreciate this kind of poetry.

      But yes, 'feel' is important. Women are by nature a bit more intuitive and so perhaps it's easier for them, 'Feel' is a quality of the child; of the spiritual Heart ... I write a lot from 'feel' and intuition.

      Jamie used to say such nice things about my poetry! I would read and agree and wondered how I did it, because I wrote from 'feel' and did not use the mind much. To find inner Peace, the mind needs to be less analytical, divisive, separatist ...

      I think that you are ok, it's the big boys in politics that really separate and we suffer the consequences. The microcosm and macrocosm are inter-related. You're trying as far as I am concerned. Continue ... the true spiritual life is not like new age or life-coaching. It is much deeper, simpler ... already known. Only to be unfolded. Glory be!

      Linda,

      I thank you so much! Welcome here. God's Love and blessings to you. Peace.

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      Chris Mills 6 weeks ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      I like this approach...."the true spiritual life is not like new age or life-coaching. It is much deeper, simpler ... already known." Thanks.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Gratitude, Bro ... much.

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      Linda Crampton 6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the quotes and the imagery in the poem. Your article is a beautiful tribute to poetry, Manatita.

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

      Ah, Linda, my Dear Friend.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, I love your definition(s) of poetry! And your voice, well let's just say it's melodious. I don't read poetry as well as you recite it!

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Ha ha, You're catching up fast, my Dear. I admire your Love and sweetness. have a very special day!

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