ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Sweet Love, You're my Constant Moonbeam. In Salute to Rasma Raisters (Gypsy Rose Lee)

Updated on July 14, 2016
manatita44 profile image

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Happy couple

Source
Moonbeam
Moonbeam | Source

He was a hundred and one and she ninety nine.

They held hands as their eyes met, shining

As radiantly as on the first day I saw them,

Some eighty years ago, on their wedding anniversary.

My mother almost made fifty, but alas!

Old Pete’s knackered heart gave up,

And God called them both, to the rainbow of eternity.


Sweet Love, You’re my constant Moonbeam,

Tears flow from my eyes as I feel You,

Like a vibrant sunrise,

Your golden rays luminating my Soul.

You cascade a stream of descending beams,

To ignite a flame in my despair.

O Bird of Light! O Beauty’s Gold!

Pour into my Heart Your supernal wine.

An inebriate, intoxicated by the sweetness of that fiery gaze,

Steep my inner Temple, with the Chalice of Thy matchless Bliss.

Flowers

Source

Flowers

Source
Fireflies
Fireflies

O Beloved, I am Your garden;

You are my Gardener par excellence.

Using an array of ever-transforming tools,

You prune my daffodils and petunias,

Add charisma to my dahlias and roses,

Until they blossom in Thy orchard, sacrificing

Their wafts and beauty to the grandeur of nature;

The glory of the Spirit.


Last night You visited;

I saw the same sparkle of that elderly couple,

Now magnified a thousand-fold in Thy cute gaze.

My mother’s Spirit came, wrapped and encircled me,

In Your shimmering Light.

I swooned as in a drunken stupor, calling out Thy name.

Alleluia! I see starlight’s and fireflies dancing in my core,

Your Love comforting and caressing my Soul,

As I soar, like the Phoenix, to yon distant land of immortality.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 13th July, 2016. ©Copyrighted.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

Phoenix

Source

Visions of Love

What's Yours?

See results

manatita reciting 'Drunk With Love.'

© 2016 manatita44

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      You,re catching up, my Dear. Excellent! Much love to you this weekend and always ...much

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, your tribute to Rasma rings the truth of her poetry. I'm so glad you've chosen to honor her. The icing on the cake is hearing your melodious voice recite your poignant words.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Too true, as always Deb. I appreciate you very much. have a great weekend.

    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Soulful joy is an amazing thing, when one can see the aged, as well as their youth all at the same time within those luminous eyes.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Gratitude...Gratitude...thanks for coming and the inspirations from your friends too.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you my friend Manatita. I am truly honored. This is lovely and inspirational and much appreciated. I am thrilled to read the comments here and my heart takes wings and wants to fly. Blessing to you.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Yes, isn't it wonderful! I actually met them. Much Love, Alicia. Have a great weekend.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The thought of a couple living with love for each other for a hundred years is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your uplifting poetry, Manatita.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cool!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      You and I. bro, we are running along the same river. My prose can sometimes be as powerful as my poetry and requires re-reading occasionally.

      School is school, but we move from kindergarten...to college ...to Uni ... so too, Love expresses in myriad ways the same One Consciousness. There is always a degree of semantics, and that's healthy too, but I have always admired your stance and that's why I said: ' make it ultimately merge into the Highest aspect of the One.'

      If Love wants us to die on the Cross, we must not be found wanting. Not to worry. All's good.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interest point. In my belief there is not a fine line but a merger. My wife and I have a fun one with our young one. List who and what you love in order. For us we laugh, for to us love does not work that way. Love is omnipresent and omnipotent. Not one iota of love can exist independently. But I firmly respect your vision also.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Careful.....

      In reality I seem to talk about human love, when in fact I'm really talking about Divine Love. I do this deliberately. There is a fine line, though, and love such as yours is awesome and I bow to you.

      On a Higher and more profound level, the attachment has to go. Love is ultimately Love for Love's sake:

      "O Lord, I remember You, because you remembered me first. I Love You, because You first Loved me."

      I say this probably only to you on Hub pages, because you are my Friend, and I sense your dilemma. Not a dilemma in the truest sense. Work with it, in order to rise above it, or make it ultimately merge into the Highest aspect of the One.

      "My Love of God has no need for Heaven's Bliss, for my Love of God itself, is the Highest Bliss." - Sri Chinmoy. Thank you, my Friend.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Marvelous. Perhaps I feel much the same when we are merely separated by space and not even death.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Ruby, I thank you. Yes, she's really great and good. Thank you for noticing and listening to my voice on 'drunk with love.' It is a direction I'm taking, and have done a couple more. Much Love, my Sweet Ruby.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, my dear Madan. Thank you. You're a good friend.

      I want you to know that I sometimes read your other poems too. For whatever reason, I'm careful with anything that seem politically inclusive, from whomever, really. So while I'm practical enough to know it affects us all, I usually try to stay away from them.

      I do, however, want you to know that you are well loved. Om Shanti!

      Yes, Frank! One of my favourites. Thank you so much!

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      a very wonderful poem manatita.. awesome just awesome

    • emge profile image

      Madan 

      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Dear brother, your poems refresh and make me think.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Glad you liked it. The voice poem is different. I now have a few of them, God's Grace. I'm on the verge on great fame. Ha ha. Thanks Ruby.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Rasma's poetry is not only beautiful, but takes one on a journey full of love and togetherness. This is a lovely tribute to her, and I loved the video. Your voice expresses the words beautifully!!!!!!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Bill. Appreciated. Yes, she is a great person.

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rasma, the chronicler of music. Rasma, the writer of love poems. Rasma, my friend. Who better to receive one of your tributes but Rasma?

      A winner here, Manatita! Bravo!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Great! I will either put another for you or send you one more today. Much Love.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful! Hundred and one and ninety-nine and still the same spirit of eternal love. That's amazing. Wonderful poetry. I would also like to listen to your more spiritual chantings like the one above.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      So sorry to hear, but it reads like you were onto a great and sublime experience. Much Love, my Brother. Gratitude ...

    • cam8510 profile image

      Chris Mills 

      2 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

      Being one who has lost a spouse, I can tell you this is very special. I just wish we had made a hundred and one and ninety-nine. Beautiful and full of awesome descriptions of love.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      He he...What can I say? Beautifullll comment! God bless your inner beauty, My heavenly goddess. Sweeeettt!!

    • profile image

      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Now this is what I call "An Eternal Love" and over here, it is woven so magistically. And the palms strike... clapping. You hear it? Your video is superb! Continue to uplift... to elevate...

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)