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Sweet Kisses of Love. Monday's Inspiration 53 to Dora Isaac Weithers

Updated on May 20, 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.

The right contact

The right contact enters the Heart, not as the fragility of an eggshell to break, but with a sublimity of longing that nourishes the soul. Like the sun, it nourishes and sustains goodness, evoking an unparalleled response of beauty.

A kiss can be like this - soft, buttered with Love and salted by the lamb of God … coming from those who offer sweet surrender, devotion and loyalty … unconditional Love to the encountered one.


Sweet Kisses of Love

Sweet Kisses of Love

I suspect the first kiss, came from her wounded soul –

A gaze down from heaven; a flowering of Hearts;

An inextricable bond between parent and child.

Dad was never in this eloquent painting … this sweet Love.

So I suspect that her moist lips --

This soft touch of symmetry; this golden offering --

Was a mixture of the toil of forbearance;

The peerless sweetness of a mother’s sacrifice.

In my infancy and childhood, I was kissed many times,

By those seeking to untangle, the innocent simplicity

Of their naiveté; the fragrant bouquet of roses, from within.

Ah! What healing this secret medicine gives!

Finally, I was kissed by Love Itself,

So much sweeter than my mother’s concern.

Flooding my Heart with a river of ecstasy,

My soul prancing and dancing with Delight.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 20th May, 2019.


Renewal: A Splash of Easter and Spring

Egg shells mingle among the garden of flowers,

Creating a basket of garlands,

Magnificent in splendour. A pageantry of beauty –

Like a canopy – blankets the grove,

Its luminosity of colours, creating a lustre, in which

The chicks and bunnies rest; tulips blush open,

Flapping their wings,

In awe of this magnificent setting.

O Light, my Light, Your blue-bells converse

With the honeysuckle, unabashed by their

Nakedness, In this sacred sanctuary.

A flood of charisma dance around the grove,

Kissing the ambience of this reverential moment.

It is Spring. Easter beckons and the snow-white

Doves chant verses,

Heralding the victory of the One called Christ.


Rejoice! O seeker, rejoice! Winter’s gone;

Symphonies comes laughing with the breeze.

The lillie complements the song-bearers,

While the magnolias glow, with unhurried Grace.

Just yesterday, I said to the daffodils:

“You look so alluring, my friends!

But the jasmines blushed,

Covering my breath with their redolence.

My Heart beats with vigour, kissing the smile

On my cheeks; the eyes become radiant, gazing

At shimmering sunsets. Rejoice! O seeker, rejoice!.

Winter’s gone, everything comes around,

And the time for renewal is here.

Love’s in full bloom, and the dawn is dancing.

Open the windows; pull the venetian blinds.

The robins, ever versatile, are testing new melodies,

The lyrical nightingales await, to serenade your Heart.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 8th April, 2019.


Kisses of Love

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Spring is always amazing! Those red and purple tulips; the innocence of daisies and the scent of lavenders, are too alluring to pass up. We smile with dawn and wave at glimmering sunsets, shimmering on the horizon. Bluebells dance with the zephyrs and the starling chants verses of happier moments on the awakening of daybreak.

Winter's gone and renewal is here. A time to dust the old cobwebs of the past and replenish our energies with newness, hope and the indomitable visions of sweet tomorrows. Ah! What Joy! What vivacity! With new zest or fervour, on we march, to the ever-increasing fragrance of the Light and the eternal beauty of nature's peace.

Last night She came, carrying a basket of floral bouquets. I had not seen Her since last harsh winter. She placed the wafts gently in my Heart, using the glow of Her Grace and followed the redolence within. My Heart was ablaze with the beatitudes of Christ … of King David's psalms, echoing and re-echoing in my soul.

I fell into a drunken state, too dazed to be of any use to man, but now a constant servant, of His Majesty.

Deep within this void, I heard the sound of canaries; the melodies of sparrows and nightingales, creating symphonies ever anew, in their search for constant self-transcendence. I remained mute, but ever alive to the resonance of Silence, flooding my Heart with its perpetual Light.

© 2019 manatita44


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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 months ago from london

    Yes. I believe you are a gardener too, no? You have opened one of my Spring and renewal pieces. Gratitude, Peggy.

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    Peggy Woods 

    9 months ago from Houston, Texas

    I am reading this at the right time of year, and that is the beautiful season of spring. Orange blossoms are blooming, our Easter lily is about to open, and many other flowers are in bloom. Sweet kisses of love was fun to read.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    10 months ago from london

    Hi Brenda,

    So glad you appreciate them. Thank you so much!!

  • Brenda Arledge profile image


    10 months ago from Washington Court House

    These are wonderful poems.

    The penmanship is excellent.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    10 months ago from london

    Indeed she is special

    Thank you so much!

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    Devika Primić 

    10 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Beautiful words for a wonderful person. Dora is one of the best and I enjoy reading her work.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Ha ha. They (flowers), come up because Love kisses them also. The taste of Love is unparalleled … has no equal.

    Again, my continual condolences and a prayer for you to continue in strength. More Peace.

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    Mary Norton 

    20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    Kissed by Love itself. What an experience....akin to when flowers come up in the spring...Just lovely, and perfect for Dora.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    My offering to Linda is up! You can read it.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Indeed!! I see you guys like that line. Cool

    How's Linda's coming on? Gratitude.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    20 months ago from Greece, Almyros

    Poetry full of Light for a soul full of His Light! I thank you, my dear brother, for this tribute to an exceptional human being who I admire. All we, that have been "kissed by Love Itself", salute you!

    Reborn in this Silence of Light!


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Thanks Linda.

    I enjoy the fact that the secong poem is so popular. Even at recitals! Something in the season? Lol

    My first poem is in response to the theme of "kissing.' What do you think of it? A very nice sentiment to me, Dee and a compliment to Spring and flowers. Thank you Alicia.

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    Linda Crampton 

    20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Spring is my favourite time of year. It's a beautful season. I love the way in which you use flowers in your poetry, Manatita. You've created a lovely tribute for Dora.

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    20 months ago from london

    Very observant Shauna.

    Totally love Spring myself. I had lots of blue bells in my yard. They have died now.

    Nice sentiment for Mrs Dee.


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    Shauna L Bowling 

    20 months ago from Central Florida

    Dora is a beautiful woman. Spring epitomizes her soul - light, airy and full of joy.

    This tribute is very befitting, Manatita.

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    20 months ago from london

    I was thinking of you a.m, Dee and wondering if you had seen it. My friend, who is not now on Hub pages, said that my poetry is extremely beautiful and should be coming off selves in famous bookstores. She also said that many of my endings were totally awesome and she quoted the last few lines.

    Actually, I don't always think that way. I knew I had a theme of 'kisses' and found a way to start and the rest flowed. I did think that the ending would appeal to you.

    Don't think I'm far behind, but need to catch up. Now my eyes are slowly improving, I'm back to the work in Africa. Takes time. I won't write more Hubs until I catch up here in a couple of days. Much Love and Gratitude.

    I chuckle at your sweet quote. Maybe I have seen it somewhere. Lol.

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    Dora Weithers 

    20 months ago from The Caribbean

    Manatita, my Ever Special Friend, I need new words to express my gratitude for these exceptional offerings. Truly, I have been "kissed by Love Itself." Your poetry always helps me escape the mundane for a nobler atmosphere.

    Thanks also to your readers who left encouraging comments. They remind me that there are still some joyful elements to life.

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    20 months ago from london

    Out of your mind? That's mystically good. it means that you are in the Heart. Perhaps afer the bath, yes? Lol. Sukriya

    Well Ruby,

    It's great here today also. Much sunshine and hot as well. Springs really cool! Thanks.

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    Rinita Sen 

    20 months ago

    Sorry I meant the second poem. I'm out of my mind. Thanks for the bath salt tip! It's a good suggestion.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    20 months ago from Southern Illinois

    I am a happy camper when Spring arrives. Beautiful poetry...

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Thank You, my Friend.

    2nd verse? Could be the first poem or the second poem. Which one? Both are cool in their own ways. So nice to see you! Have a great soak in the bath with some magnesium salts as recommended by a health food store. You'll be fine!!

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    Rinita Sen 

    20 months ago

    I am reading this after a long, hard Tuesday at work, and it is so soothing and refreshing. Specifically enjoyed the imagery in the second verse.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    20 months ago from london

    Thanks Bill. Appreciated

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    Bill Holland 

    20 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Dora is one of the kindest people i know on HP. She deserves daily tributes from those who know her. Blessings to you both, and love always!

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    20 months ago from london

    Yes, Elijah,

    I favour your response. I love Spring and renewal. Some of my poems are placed between heaven and earth, so that everyone can get something from them. Thank you. Peace.


    Indeed, my Brother, indeed! Great that you like the psalms. Cool!

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    Eric Dierker 

    20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Thank you. Thank you God for Dora and Manatita. It is a fine day that I can call them friends. Psalms know my heart and bless me daily as do you two.

    We remember "Arms of an Angel" as my friends are.

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    20 months ago from Washington DC

    They are all well said, Manatita. I favor "Renewal" since it has very little yawning for being attached while giving the appreciation for the more noisome colorfulness of spring that has come. I suppose I'm just someone who appreciates what is because it is and not one who has preferences.

    Thanks for the sharing.


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