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The Poetry of The Heart: A Golden Vessel of Descending Light. To Word55 (Al Wordlaw)

Updated on September 2, 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.

To my Brother Al With Lots of Love


Love is the Supreme Artiste,

The poetry of the Heart a lofty brush,

To scribe a sublime beauty,

On the exquisite canvas of the Soul.

The moving finger paints its words effortlessly,

Like swans sitting on a serene lake,

To an ineffable place where

Beauty, wonder and grandeur, are One.

Every voice is stirred; floats, like the phoenix,

To a sacred alcove, in each burning Heart,

Placed on fire by the poet, and held in rapt attention,

By a golden vessel of descending Light.

The mind may not know this,

But the vastness of the Heart dances,

Swaying and waltzing to the melody,

Of a choral laced with Love.

This is inevitably channelled

By an Energy, whose only purpose,

Is a rapture of Sweetness,

Or the joy of the Soul in blissful union.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 24th June, 2015.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

Note: This poem, in its entirety, is my work and is re-produced here in its original form. The only change is the Title, to better reflect that Poetry has myriad forms. I myself have covered some of those both in prose as well as Poetry.

Each poet tries, in accordance with his environment, personality and character, to manifest the Light of this essential Art, and in doing so, reaches out to those receptive to his call.

Your contribution on the content, style, flow or character is appreciated. For anything else, you may wish to write to me with love, and I hope to respond as best I can, Grace allowing.

Ultimately, all is His, and perhaps this esoteric poem will convey some of this aspect of His Love and Consciousness. Hari Om!


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Hi Deb,

      I like the way that you work through my poems. So cute. Lots of Love to You. -Manatita

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds to me like true happiness personified. This is very well done!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Funny the things we like, and I liked your last two sentences the most! Being positive and unafraid is so crucial to our well-being! You will know all this, of course.

      I fully empathise with you and realise that you must adjust and take rest. This is good, but I also continue to note your creative Spirit and realise that it must be difficult sometimes.

      One of the many beauties of Sri Krishna's teachings is that each one should do his/her own Dharma (chosen work, in this context). He also stipulates letting go as God leads you away to something else as the case may be. I find these words comforting, but knowing that in this field of struggle, it is not always as simple as it sounds.

      Always a joy to hear from you. Frankly, what you are doing must be a joy to the Lord and a perfect benchmark for one you age.

      I embrace you with all my love and best wishes. Let us pray for one another. In Peace. -Manatita

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      3 years ago from TEXAS

      . . . I have very good guardian angels, so undoubtedly the fall itself was part of their good care!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      3 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you for asking, Manatita. My wrists (sprained them both when I fell April 10, adding to the CTS I had in one hand) are improving steadily. But much slower than I'd have anticipated. I can type fast with all 10 fingers as I always have, but the aftermath of doing so hurts my wrists & even sets their progress back. So this one-finger 'hunt & peck' method leads to lots of typos & I don't always catch them in time. In any case, it slows down my activities online and is a major reason that I'm less active here.

      My lifestyle depends on maintaining my independent ability to handle my own affairs, from the everyday 'Tiresome Details of Living' (my mother's term for them) to the many things required to stay ahead of the major demands of citizenship and, finally, to my own soul's urgent need for expression & interaction with others. To me, each of these strata of being alive is a part of my faith and my joyful responsibility to it.

      I must confess that the fall I took and its seriousness, both as it was and how much worse it might have been, including fatal, reminded me that all I've done and been up to becoming 83 may need slight adjustments in order to continue on my journey to 100+. It gave my confidence a jolt! So am resuming what I can do as it becomes safe enough.

      I know it will all happen and I've been on my own since the fall, by learning to adjust to limitations and to accept a little help when I must. All is well. I'm not afraid!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Chitrangada. Many blessings coming your way. Much Peace.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Lovely tribute poem for word55!

      From a wonderful hubber to another wonderful hubber. Appreciate both of you.

      I voted 'other' in your poll. I believe poetry is an expression of heart and if it comes from heart, it touches 'hearts'.

      Thanks for another beautiful poem! Voted up!

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Lovely sentiments expressed to Al! I have always wondered what his real name is and now I know, unless he has posted it now on his page.

      Every poem you have ever written is beautiful. My computer has your first photo x -out for some reason. It must be of Al? I hope I can view it later.

      Up +++

      Peace and blessings always

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you again, my Sweet, Dee. Heartfelt appreciations for your continued support and loving sentiments. In Love and Light. - Manatita

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Honored to know both you and Al, and to enjoy the beautiful tribute from one poet friend to another. Awesome!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Hey he. You well? How I have thought about you! My Dear Ruby, good to see you. Drop me a line. Much gratitude for your kind and loving contribution.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful words spoken by a gifted poet. Voted up......

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Appreciations, My wonderful Friend, Shauna. -Manatita

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I voted thumbs up and beautiful, but it's not showing. I'll try again.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Well Shauna, you all like my sentiments expressed in the poll. So happy! No one seem to grade me, though. This is important to me also. Much appreciation for your Love and inner beauty. Peace.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Your poetry is so beautiful, Manatita. Like the others, I chose "other", meaning "all of the above".

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london


      Much Love and thank you, my brother. Peace.


      You're so right! Indeed much more too. Gratitude ... much.


      Yes, Bro. I had even another lot of answers in a similar poll. All very valid. Gratitude, Bro ...much.

      Welcome, Haikutwinkle. Appreciate your kind sentiment here. Much Joy and Peace to you and loved ones.

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      3 years ago

      Thank you for sharing the beautiful imagery from your mind

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poem tribute to word55. I chose the second answer in the poll though like Phyllis would have preferred "all the above." Voted up beautiful.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Lovely poem, Manatita. I chose 'Other' in your poll, for to me a poem from the heart and soul is 'All of the Above'. I enjoyed reading this poem and know Al will love it.

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      3 years ago from United States

      Nice work my friend. whonu


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