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Love's Light, Nobility and Greatness. Monday's Inspiration 55, to Ann Carr

Updated on November 11, 2019
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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.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died. Wkipedia

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on Remembrance Sunday
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on Remembrance Sunday | Source

My England; my London

Her artistic beauty; The Palace of Her Majesty,

Attests to her nobility and character.

The quintessence of her red, white and blue,

Manifests the richness of her diversity and culture.

Her Parliament, not far from where Churchill stood,

Stirring her dauntless children on to greatness;

Stands as her profundity-Heart, offering its benevolence

To its verdant green and distant lands.

Her capacity is huge, covering her length and breath,

Her Spirit, to the music of sixty-five million souls.

With great aplomb, stateliness and grandeur,

She absorbs the rigors of her duties and daily commute.

Cascading Light unto her sports, she’s boisterous,

Yet serene as her river, flowing unobtrusively,

With the gracefulness of the swan.

Gone is her Empire; yet she retains passionately her pride,

Singing the dauntless values, of the unsung heroes which gave her life.

My London is trendy, versatile … accommodating,

Offering her zest; her gratitude to the sacred steeples,

The chimes of Big Ben, that lies within her soul.

My England is vast, opening her Heart to the world;

Teaching the ever-transcending song, of progress.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 7th August, 2019

London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament


The Rapturous Ecstasy of Thy Love

You kiss the sweetness of my longing,

And even in the uncomely hours of the night,

Your shine excels the resplendence of shooting stars.

The breath of Thy lips whispers to my cheeks,

As the Heart glows in Silence.

One glance at Your hazel-blue gaze,

And my core flutters, like a butterfly in flight.

I remember Your previous wooing, but I was young

And impetuous, unable then to appreciate Thy elegance;

The naked intimacy and grandeur of Thy allure.

I knew naught of the beauty of sunset; how to savour the rapturous

Ecstasy of Thy Love. Today, I have blossomed fully, like a flower,

Unfurling its petals in the heart of spring; I smile in agony, striving

To withstand Love’s million bow-strings, delivering sugar to my soul.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 29th September, 2019


Remembrance Day

Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. - Wikipedia

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Thank you, Devika.

    Certainly not as awesome as your touristic pieces! Carry on!

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    Devika Primić 

    12 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    A great idea for a great person as Ann is. So much going in this world and you make it feel easier through your strong words here.

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    12 months ago from london

    Yes, thanks Peggy. Ann is my country lady, so its great that she likes it. Yes, I know. You are generally on a Monday. Actually, I don't think I told you that I was there. I only returned here yesterday. My sister has stage 4 and was not too bright so I visited for 7 days post Africa.

    Thank you for your continued support.

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    Peggy Woods 

    12 months ago from Houston, Texas

    We also recently celebrated Memorial Day in the United States.

    Your tribute to the Queen was lovely. She is amazing! I also see that Ann Carr appreciated what you wrote.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Yes, I agree. I wrote this Hub on Sunday and had more on Remembrance Day, but the Hub Pages Monitors didn't like it and did not publish the Hub. So I made some changes and it still came out late Monday evening here in Texas where I am.

    Yes. I deliberately put the Queen alone as some around her are not liked by some. Her majesty is very noble … dignified, and as the picture of London I chose, she fits well into the Spirit of the poem.

    War heroes are pioneers who paved the way to a better life. Pioneers are always significant. Thank you so much for your visit and very kind words, Love to the children.

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    Ann Carr 

    12 months ago from SW England

    Thank you, manatita, I'm honoured and it was a great surprise!

    Our Queen is indeed gracious, especially as she has to put up with so much going on within her family that isn't always easy. She remains placid and rises above it all, as they all should but sadly don't!

    Great poem and a great tribute to our fallen heroes. Sadly war goes on and often we don't really know why we're taking part. However, those who follow orders and die for their country are to be revered.

    I always buy a poppy or some other kind of recognition for Armistice Day - I think it's important for us to say 'lest we forget'.

    Thanks for a lovely hub.


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Thank you, Igra. Appreciated.

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    12 months ago from Pakistan

    This one is truely a delightful tale to london .I really enjoyed reading this.

    thanks for sharing manatita.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Thank you, Lynne.

    I also have a very stately one on NY and another on America. I see that you are from Blessed Earth. Where is that? Gratitude.

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    Lynne Samuel 

    12 months ago from Malaysia

    I like how elegant your poem is, just like the Queen.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Ah, Alicia. Please come. I'll look after you. Thank you so much! Gratitude.

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    Linda Crampton 

    12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Your first poem is a lovely tribute to London and England. I wish I could visit the country again. Thank you for sharing the poems and the video.


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