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The Song of Beauty. An offering to Eric Dierker and Family

Updated on May 7, 2017
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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.

Quote from a Seer

"To live in the beauty and fragrance of the Heart,

Is to get younger by the second." -Sri chinmoy

Innocence and charm. Eric's son

Eric's son
Eric's son | Source

Innocence and beauty. Eric's son. Same one, I believe, just younger.

Eric's son
Eric's son | Source

Beauty always lends itself to my enchantments;

Caresses the Heart’s psychic Delight.

Dawn whistles the song of Silence;

The lute of the lark awakens in my core.

I dote on the cute innocence of a child’s smile;

Applaud the mother’s sacrifice,

Whispering the spirit of Love to the unborn.

Jasmines

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moon and stars
moon and stars | Source
Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy | Source

O Beauty, you unfold from the petals of jasmines;

Sacrifice thy aroma, like fragrant roses.

Paying homage to thy magnificence,

I salute the candescent moon,

The crescendo of shimmering waves below.

Come! Sweet Helen!

O godlike face that launched a thousand ships!

Queen Nefertiti became immortal;

Mona smiled five hundred summers,

Upon the canvas of Da Vinci’s strokes.


O Lover, I arise from twinkling stars;

Embraces the One who sustains me.

My Soul melts at the core of His sweetness;

I become an ardent slave,

Cascading tears of roses, to the rhapsody of Love


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 6th May, 2017

~ Awakening The Light Within~

Nature's Beauty

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Nefertiti, Queen Consort of Egypt

The bust of Nefertiti from the Ägyptisches Museum Berlin collection, presently in the Neues Museum.
The bust of Nefertiti from the Ägyptisches Museum Berlin collection, presently in the Neues Museum. | Source

Quote from a Seer

"If Peace is not in nature's beauty,

Then where is it, where?" - Sri Chinmoy

Thoughts from a Seer

"Wherever you go, go with inspiration and aspiration.

Whatever you do, do with love and concern.

Whomever you see, see with purity's beauty

And responsibility's glory." -Sri Chinmoy

Mona Lisa

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      John Hansen 3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Delightful words in tribute to a worthy recipient, Eric. Nefertiti looks very much like Sophia Loren. Good work, bro.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Ha ha. Well spotted. Perhaps I should change it. Lol. On the other hand, I'm epitomising beauty. But yes, perhaps I might. Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I have so many beautiful online friends...Eric is one of them. I would love to spend an afternoon with Eric and his family, soaking in all that love.

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      Eric Dierker 3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This is wonderful. Thank you so much for the mention, I take it as an honor.

      Now with all your great help I had to read this 3 times. The first two I could not help myself from studying the form which is great.

      Then finally I could read it and just get lost in it. Beautiful.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Ha ha, Eric.

      I also told you that I do not always follow forms, but yes, there is a kind of natural 'feel' that I tend to look for in the freestyle ones. I play with them until they gel with that sense of 'feel.'

      That last part comes with what we call Sadhana (spiritual practices), especially with abstract pieces like 'beauty' or 'silence.' I'm not counting syllables in this one, but I look for 'feel', rhythm, flow ... very much in the same way as I do in Flash, such as The Deadly Mamba. Read that one if you have n't, or The Tragedy of The Telephone Call. Two classics.

      So happy you came and seemed pleased here. Thank you.

      Yes, yes, Bill.

      You both talk about Love, like me. What a sublime subject!!! Thank you.

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      Venkatachari M 3 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful offering to our loving friend and a noble spiritual mentor, Eric Dierker.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      " I dote on the cute innocence of a child’s smile; Applaud the mother’s sacrifice. . ." Me too. So fitting for Eric and his wife, his family.

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      Lori Colbo 3 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      Just lovely. Eric exudes love so this tribute is sweet.

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      Linda Lum 3 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric is a beautiful human being with a loving heart and caring soul. Thank you for taking the time to write of he and his family in this way--he is a treasure and someone I am proud to call my brother in Christ.

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      manatita44 3 weeks ago from london

      Ah, Ji, Glory be! Brahman bless you, always ...

      Dee,

      So cute, so affectionate! Thank you ... thank you.

      Lori,

      Great sentiment, I'm sure that he will love this. Appreciations.

      Thank you, Linda, and welcome here. You've melted my Heart. Loving thoughts.

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      vasantha T k 3 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Nice tribute to Eric. Happy cute picture of Eric's son !!Bring's smile, nice.

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Thank you so much, Vasantha.

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      Eric Dierker 2 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow! This is overwhelming with love. I truly am blessed.

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Indeed, Eric. We are all blessed really, some know this ... some sense ... some don't. But yes, it's always a joy to hear friends say nice and sincere things. God is great. Thank you so much!!

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      Audrey Hunt 2 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Lovely tribute to a wonderful man...Eric. I enjoy his writing and the message he shares. This is a beautiful offering and I thank you.

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Thank you so much Audrey.

      Truly appreciated.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful and deserving tribute. Love the photos.

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Rasma.

      Appreciated.

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