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Kisses from Love. Saturday's Inspiration, 22, to Shaloo Walia

Updated on November 23, 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.

Wisdom from the Masters

"When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others, as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union." -Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita

"Be kind, be all sympathy, for each and every human being, is forced to fight against himself." - Sri Chinmoy

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Who Am I?

Who am I?

Silence whispers in the nothingness of space,

While I struggle for speech and become mute.


Yet my wafts dance in the moonlight, carrying solace

To the veins of the afflicted; and life to the embryonic

Twins, that will eventually burn my house down.


I’m so drunk, that I do not comprehend this music;

This flute of longing, echoing symphonies in my Heart.

Instead I soar, like an eagle in full flight, painting rays on the

Horizon, while shining on the crest of the moon’s indigo blue.


Sweet dawn, did you see that glint in Her eyes and

The smile on Her cheeks? She wore my robe, while its

Fire lit the vivacious stream of beauty in Her soul -- a temple

And a carousel of burning flames.


Who am I?

Love steeped me in an ecstatic Emptiness

So bewildering, that all my memories dissolved in Time,

Enchantingly comforting like canaries,

Singing in the language of Paradise.


Come! Come! I’m intoxicated and confused and

This wine is a sweetness I can’t explain.

One of Light and shadow; Joy and agony

Spinning and whirling; spinning and whirling,

Into the astounding beams of endless Time.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 22nd November, 2019

The Seeress Ananda Mayi Ma of India
The Seeress Ananda Mayi Ma of India | Source

Loved Kissed Me

Love kissed me, I became lost in an awe

Of bewilderment, that stunned my being.

Adrift in this maze of enchantment,

I knew not who I was, as Her cheeks sweetened,

The dampened sugar in my pore.

“More, more!” My ravished lips cried out,

Enraptured by the fire of Her embrace;

I was dipped in the wine of solitude, which calmed my soul.


All my life I had been lucky –

The warmth of my mother’s sacrifice;

The boon of good friends … the richness of joy

In selfless work; the charm of nature’s grandeur.


But today it is different, as the Light of

Her Majesty, penetrates my core.

No more the tenebrous pangs of illusion;

Of a tedious mundane from dawn to dust.

For I am bewitched by a river of sweetness,

Bemused by the rays of the setting sun.




My Empress, I’m the deity; Your Heart my shrine;

Your verdant green of nature’s dance.

You’re my Ocean, with me Your drop;

The seed of the pearl on Your aquatic bed.

Tarry a little longer, my sweet, sweeter … sweetest Queen,

Pour into my Soul Your golden Silence.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 2nd August, 2019

More Light From the Lantern Carrier

"Morning glories; white snow … yon butterfly emerging from the cocoon.

Smiles from the embryo; my heart-stopping moon,

Who paints the colours of Thy breath?"

The kiss of Silence whispers:

"I am the inner melody within these songs." -Manatita

Love kisses us

To what extent does Love kisses us?

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© 2019 manatita44

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    manatita44 

    16 months ago from london

    Thank you, Peggy.

    Stay well

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    Peggy Woods 

    16 months ago from Houston, Texas

    As many people say, "love makes the world go round." I enjoyed your musings on the subject.

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    manatita44 

    20 months ago from london

    Thank you Devika.She's wonderful! Praise be!

    Hi Dee,

    Some say I'm a Bard, some say I'm a wizard of skill. Lol. I'm a lover of beauty. Gratitude

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    Devika Primić 

    20 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Beautiful as ever! You show many talents here and enjoyed reading and

    Shaloo Walia deserves this hub.

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    Dora Weithers 

    20 months ago from The Caribbean

    Phrases like "sweetness I can’t explain," "richness of joy," and "river of sweetness" come easily to you but they intoxicate me. Lovely sentiments in a tribute to the Lovely Shaloo.

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    manatita44 

    20 months ago from london

    Ah Nikki.

    You are so nice to me, so nice. Truly appreciated!

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    Nikki Khan 

    20 months ago from London

    You are truly a tremendous soul who’s heart is replenished with the light of love for others. So incredible all you poetry is Manatita Ji.

    I love all the quotes from Sri Chinmoy.

    Blessings to you and your family!

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    manatita44 

    20 months ago from london

    Ah Chris. The eternal mystery. Haha.

    Actually I like the short one too. These spontaneous pieces, if they touch me, then I tend to turn them into freestyle Sonnets. Let us see. Appreciate your visit. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Chris Mills 

    20 months ago from Traverse City, MI

    Every word is lovely, but I preferred the short one at the end. It feeds my need for something tangible in poetry. The longer ones mesmerize me, and I am left with my mouth open wondering how you do that.

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    manatita44 

    20 months ago from london

    Love indeed my Brother. "Truth is in all but Love is all."- Sri Chinmoy

    Mary,

    and so it should

    .. and so it should. We cannot move faster than Grace. Appreciations

    Ruby

    Yes. A time for Gratitude. You Americans are excelling this month in Thanksgiving.

    Linda C

    So happy that you are re-reading these poems. They are quite deep. The quotes come from Advocates of the Divine. Much Love.

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    Linda Crampton 

    20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I love the two quotes at the beginning. The first poem is especially lovely as well as thought-provoking. I read it multiple times.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    20 months ago from Southern Illinois

    Who Am I, Your beautiful words perfectly convey sweetness and the joy of love. Lovely in every aspect! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving..

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    Mary Norton 

    20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    You really are a lantern carrier to illumine our inner secrets. I find it difficult to fathom the depth of who I really am. It reveals itself to me little by little.

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    Bill Holland 

    20 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Stunning imagery! Love was the light which showed me the way, my friend. Thank you for being a beacon of love for all through your writings, your teachings, and your lifee.

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