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The End of Our Sojourn Brought Love: A Dedication to Bill and Bev. (Poem) by Manatita

Updated on January 7, 2015
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When I beheld her beauty,

Time stood still, and silence reigned supreme.

Long was the journey, and patient was my hopes;

Now the end of the road brought fragrance;

Embraces from a seemingly impossible dream.

Time wove a destiny,

harvested from shattered glass and molten rocks,

To one of sheer beauty and sublimity.

As our hearts merged, ethereal flakes drifted gracefully,

And the pure white crispy snow

Near the bench where we enraptured,

Gleefully merged with our heartbeats;

Blue clouds danced with our joy.



As we embraced, I felt a new loftiness of love:

A ripened reality, born from past sorrows and broken dreams…

But now our Spirit cried as one,

Blossoming from the celestial realm,

A supernal joy unspoken.

The end of our roads brought fragrance,

And reality a fulfilled longing, for that ever-elusive bliss.



O Truth, how sweet Your vision!

O Love, how silent and inexplicable Your inner worth!

Wrap me in Your encircling Light,

To find my way home.

-Manatita 23rd Feb, 2014. Copyrighted.

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Until Tomorrow


Longer shall I hug the silken sheets,

And your fragrant lingerie,

Delightfully close to my gleeful heart,

So that the vibrant flow of your wondrous Spirit remains.



Until tomorrow, I shall keep the shutters closed,

The sweet-scented pillows near,

And the image of your imprinted glow,

Shining brightly on the bed where I now lie.



Until tomorrow, I shall not go to the bath,

Lingering in wonder from the Shakti of your engaging love.

And as the bee returns to the honeycomb,

So too, I will return again and again,

Engrossed in the supernal ecstasy

Of your charming sweetness.



Until tomorrow,

I shall recite your sweet, touching whisperings,

Psalms so deep as to thrill my Spirit;

Quench the insatiable yearning of the Soul.

And as the river fulfills itself in the depth

Of the mighty sea,

Let me always console myself:

Quench my inner thirst in thee.



Beloved, now that your balm of Light

Have taken away my searing pangs,

Do remain inside my crying heart.

Let me not forget, at least until tomorrow,

When we are scheduled, to meet again.

-Manatita 23rd Feb, 2014. Copyrighted.

This poem is my own creation and any resemblance to any living entity, is pure coincidence.- Manatita

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am truly touched by this beautiful gesture. So thoughtful of you; so beautiful the message. Thank you from the bottom of my heart....peace and best wishes to you.

      bill

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      kingmaxler 3 years ago from Olympia, Washington USA

      I have not been on hubpages for a long time, but when Bill showed me this poem I had to leave a message of gratefulness to you. It so beautifully written. Your words brought tears to my eyes as thought of the journey Bill and I are on together and the love we have found. Thank you.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Hi Bev,

      I feel that I am the winner here. True, Bill talks about you, but now I have been given the unique opportunity to read a little more from you, to learn of your past ordeals and trials, as well as your current strengths. I knew a little about Bill from he himself, but now I feel a winner as I will learn from you, too. God bless you, God bless your children and God bless Bill. Much Peace.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      So happy that you both commented!! I feel Bev's strength. Two noble Souls!!

      By the way, some months ago, I wrote another in prose for you and Ms Dora. Did you know?

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Beautiful tribute to two beautiful people. Ann

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! I love your poetry...

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      manatita44 3 years ago

      So true, Ann,

      And yes, you are also beautiful inside. Higher blessings.

      Always exploring: Yes, now I have a loving fan. Deepest gratitude.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      For praiseworthy poetry

      Life's love compilation

      For overwhelming blessings

      Thanks.

      Congratulation.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank you, Michael.

      Much blessings from on High

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, that's one beautiful tribute to Bill and Bev. I especially love the prayer in the last two lines.

      'Until Tomorrow" shares a taste of that sublime love whether or not we have experienced it. Your poetry is the best.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      This is beautifully penned. The journey of pain and struggles transforming into hope and joy. A lovely tribute for two great people.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      MT: You got it right there. Much gratitude.

      Ms Dora: 'D' 'Until Tomorrow' is with the second poem. I've now lowered it a bit to avoid confusion. Deep love and infinite gratitude. Happy end of Feb, 2014.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing poetry Manatita! This is a wonderful tribute to BIll and Bev.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Excellent material! I makes me feel like I just stepped from another time, another place.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Vkwok: Much gratitude and lots of love to you for your continually kind sentiments.

      Aviannovice: Read these poems tonight at Poetry café in Covent garden. They were well appreciated. Thank you so much!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A wonderful tribute to a couple whose love has taken wing and made them one.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Very nice comment here Gypsy Rose.

      I'm sure that they will appreciate this. Thank you so much!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Wow... such beautiful words!! A wonderful testimonial to two beautiful people, so well deserved.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, my sweet.

      Remain cheerful and keep up that smile. Loving thoughts.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Beautiful tribute!!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      You again, My Sweet.

      Well, I know that you do some excellent works yourself. Loving thoughts!!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      A wonderful tribute to two beautiful people. Jamie

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      So happy you approve, jhamann.

      Thanks a million!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Such a befitting piece for Bill and Bev. They found love in each other and travel through life as true soul mates.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      You understand well, Brave Warrior.

      Again another noble and loving contribution. Higher blessings.

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