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The Sublimity of Poetry: Monday's Inspiration 16, an Offering to Nellieanna

Updated on June 28, 2017

Buddha with mudra


The Poetry of Words

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson | Source

A Sonnet

Sometimes, the sublimity of poetry is enough.

The sound of Basho’s frog;

The one hand clapping of the Buddha,

Beats in the awakened stillness of the Spirit.

The play of nature dances.

The whispering palm trees;

The quintessence of beauty, takes wings,

In the magical grandeur, of my soaring bird.



The music of Silence carries its own melody;

As such the mystic poet,

Soaring on the inner flames of loftiness,

Waltzes to the soundless magic of the flute.

Weaving a sublime song with poetic sweetness,

She paints a most enchanting masterpiece on the Heart.

Sometimes, the astonishment is silent, like a gap in time.

The clicking of fingers seems absent,

Yet somehow speak to all.

And so the mystic symphony inspires the Soul,

Like Swan Lake, to the eloquence of graces,

Experiencing the mystery and mastery, of dance.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 24th June, 2017.

Poetic masters


Sweet eloquent line

Dreaming of Love in the Heart of man.



Quote from a poetic master

"Prose, words in their best order.

Poetry: The best words in their best order." -Coleridge

Weaving a sublime song with poetic sweetness. Rumi's poetry

The sublimity of words

Are they meaningful to you?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Oh. I myself thought that you had seen this one. I only returned last week after 4 months or so. My fault. So sorry.

      My deepest admiration and Love to you my Nellieanna.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      I'm shocked that I don't seem to have timely replied and expressed my appreciation for this lovely offering for me and, especially, to what I care about, dear Manatita! Your spirit is so very dear to me, and your respect and love are treasured.

      Your poem is beautiful, as are the images you chose. I love the one-hand clapping and the frog references. These simplicities are evidences of great, eternal depth of understanding.

      Apologies for my neglect to Hubpages. I know you'll understand.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, my Dear.

      God bless you...offer gratitude. Life is not that great for many. Thank you and om Shanti!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Nellieanna has truly inspired you, Manatita. This piece is as gentle, fluid, and musical as she is. Touche to you both!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you Peggy.

      She's very dear to me. Appreciated.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a beautiful poem you wrote in honor of our Nellianna. I am sure she will enjoy it!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Rasma.

      Heart of gold indeed!! Appreciations.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Most lovely and for a very beautiful lady with a heart of gold.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Indeed Linda. Indeed.

      Thank you so much.

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      Linda Lum 

      2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      "The music of silence carries its own melody." What a beautiful thought. The most beautiful symphony is the one we hear in our hearts, is it not?

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      Tamara Moore 

      2 years ago

      Yes, this is exactly what I meant! :-)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Wel Bill,

      I thank you so much. Same sentiments expressed by me. Much Love.


      Thank you for a great comment. Yes, words can be powerful indeed!! Appreciated.


      'Romantically urgent?' Interesting phrase. I guess it expresses the eloquence of the Seers and the sublimity, lofty and dizzy heights of the few such as those mentioned, plus ...

      Thank you so much!!

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      Tamara Moore 

      2 years ago

      The words are very wooing, and its call is somehow romantically urgent.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      2 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Dear brother, words have such potent power that they can lead to enlightenment or doom, the choice is our which way we want them to be used. You know, word is said to be like the Creater ( Brahma ) as per Indian scriptures.

      Nellieanna is an accomplished and wonderful poet, this is a befitting tribute to her. As for vote, I chose that words touched my soul, and surprisingly everyone voted like that. Thank you for spreading serenity and peace through sublimity of words.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well if anyone deserves an inspirational offering, it's Nellianna! I have met so many quality people online, and she is certainly one of them. Thank you, Manatita, for spreading the love.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Good morning, Venkatachari ji. Stuck at a station. An accostomed sweet comment from you, bro. Thanks a lot.

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful lines with so much of sublime feelings embedded in it. It is a great offering to our Revered Soul, Nellieanna.


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