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William Dale and Beverley Holland: A Tribute to Bill's 200th Writer's Mailbox Series. Monday's Inspiration 36.

Updated on April 30, 2018
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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.

Video prepared with a loving Heart by my friend Surabhi Kaura

Sri Chinmoy's song. The name is usually changed to suit the individuals

“Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!

Brother Bill, Sister Beverley.

We hoist your supreme glories banner high.

In you, for you, our blue gold, satisfaction-sky.” –Sri Chinmoy

Inspirations from Sri Chinmoy


The ripe yellow shine of the mango cannot be separated from its flesh. Its fresh, sweet, succulent taste, especially from a tropical or natural setting, is a delight to the gods.

The sky cannot be separated from the Cosmos. Its magnetic indigo blue of infinitude, its life-nourishing rays of the sun, radiates powerfully through the heavens, sustaining life with its ever-radiant energy.

The twinkling stars glide gleefully in the twilight of the night, tugging at moonbeams and celestial minstrels across the sky, singing their love-songs of liberation.

The whistling willow whispers to the moon, telling of alluring tales of carnations, palm and mulberry trees, all serving as healing or remedial balms for lovers; for those who seek solace from strife.

Words… they can be so meaningful for us! Seen from a higher standpoint, they serve as a panacea for lovers; add comfort to the sorrowful soul. They refresh the life-energy and educate all those who seek knowledge in their various fields of endeavour.

Many great writers and artists’ have been and are still being pioneers of this gift, but the writer William Dale Holland, stands out loud and clear and is held by many, in the highest esteem.

Ably supported by his beautiful wife Beverley, they present almost as inseparable as the various images I shared above, which I have used - perhaps not as touchingly - to present a love which has held like an embryo to its womb, for so many years.

O Light, my awakening Light, You permeate the pages of Bill’s Writer’s Mailbox, bringing joy, happiness and solace, to innumerable souls! Your funny wit, artistically clever use of language, Your wise reflections and adventure, inspires the mind and reaches the Heart.

O Light, my illumining Light, You awaken the slumber of sleeping souls, adding zest, flow and vibrancy, like a river of Love, giving selflessly of itself, without expectations. O Light, my effulgent Light, what a charming, diligent, versatile and receptive vehicle You possess in the illumined mind and receptive Spirit and pen of William Holland.

Yet the butterfly does not come forth without its cocoon; neither does the rainbow reflect its resplendent beauty, without the perennial vastness.

Welcome Beverley Holland, a graceful, charming, supportive and devotional Spirit, offering up her ‘sweet’ sacrifice, her fortitude and savvy, to the quintessential benefit of the family unit as a whole. An additional right hand of her husband, if even in an inner sense. All praise to the Weaver who carved you so diligently … so effectively, my Dear.

And so we await or perhaps have seen this 200th epitome of Light, of service, of generosity and magnanimity with a fullness and vastness of Heart, endlessly nourishing our lives and Spirit.

Sri Chinmoy's song. One of the Four Universals: Welcome, Congratulations, Thank You and Farewell

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, x2

For you, our Heart’s gratitude due, x2

Your kindness-oneness flow, x2

Brightens your glories glow, x2

Thank you, thank you, thank you.” –Sri Chinmoy.

Wisdom-Flowers from Sri Chinmoy

"There are two kinds of people.

One loves to serve the world,

The other tries to lord it over the world."

"Individual self-transcendence,

Collectively inspires humanity at large." -Sri Chinmoy.

Beverley Holland

The Woman on The Mountain top. A Free Verse Sonnet

Kissing my Breath With Her Sweetness

She came with the twilight moon,

Kissing my breath with Her sweetness.

Stunned by Her bewildering nectar of sugarcane juice,

My Heart was on fire, with the fullness of Love.

I danced with the twinkling stars,

Ornamenting the heavens with their allure;

The illumining sun rose to greet me,

Adorning my Spirit, with candles of Light.

Stay! My sweet Symphony! My Bells of joy!

Tarry a little longer.

I know not from whence You came,

Nor why I'm so 'wounded' by Delight.

Yet I sing of Your illustrious grandeur,

In the sweet tabernacle of my soul.

* Stolen from Bill's Heart, for his wife Beverley*. (Sweet smiles)

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 30th April 2018

-Awakening The Inner Light.

Your chance to speak

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Bill and Beverley's's influence as seen through his writings and personality

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© 2018 manatita44


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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Ah... so sweet Brian. Thank you very much.

  • B. Leekley profile image

    Brian Leekley 

    2 years ago from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

    A beautiful tribute.

  • Li-Jen Hew profile image

    Li-Jen Hew 

    2 years ago

    You're welcome and thank you Manatita. Your wish helps! :) best wishes and buddha bless your family too.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    So sweet of you. Li-Jen. You are very kind. Best wishes in your new job and buddha bless your family. Amitabha.

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    Li-Jen Hew 

    2 years ago

    Hi Manatita. It's so effortless how you manage to give tributes with Light and as usual, your poem is sweet and it also makes me think of music. Makes me feel like I'm in a garden. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thanks a lot Dora.

    Yes, she did an amazing job! Much Love.


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    Dora Weithers 

    2 years ago from The Caribbean

    May I join in this wonderful tribute to Bill and Beverly? They deserve every bit of it and I admire the creativity and devotion of you and Surabhi Kaura for putting it together. Well done!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thanks Peggy.

    I do my best, you know. Only the Heart is good enough. Thank you so much!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Yes Bill.

    It's great that you returned. Such a noble think to express gratitude to our loving friends. But I'm happy that you know this.

    Labour Day here in Kenya. So it's good for some small respite. Gratitude.

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    Peggy Woods 

    2 years ago from Houston, Texas

    You have honored a person that many of us admire and hold dear. Bill writes with honesty and is so generous sharing what he has learned with others. That video at the top is a beautiful creation. Great job Manatitta!

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    Bill Holland 

    2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Thank you all! I am humbled beyond words. I feel the love and it is remarkably life-giving.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    My Gratitude, Brother.

    Are you well on this Labour Day in Kenya? All's good.

    Thank you for this inspiring piece. I'm sure that Bill will take note.

    Love to all at home.


    Much Love to you and yours and thanks as always for your support.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    2 years ago from Greece, Almyros

    Thank you, Brother, for honouring Bill in a sublime way that we couldn't!

    As I wrote to him, in an email, through his writings and his struggle for the Higher, gives me the image of what I believe is a Human!

    God Bless him and you for this gift!

    I thank God every day because He is sending us humans like Bill and you!


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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

    A wonderful hub for an inspirational couple.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    It is a beautiful additional. Not the one that I was trying to find but still beautiful. Glad you noticed.

    The person who created it, seems to be referring to Jesus, The Christ. Hope this helps. Hari Om!

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    Venkatachari M 

    2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

    I returned here once again to view the videos. They are all excellent. And, it seems you added one more video about Thankfulness. That is awesome. It's a wonderful tribute (by his son?).

    Thanks, Manatita for this wonderful article.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Yes, Linda C,

    A nice tribute indeed! Surabhi is awesome! Thank you so much!

    Thank you, Linda L.

    A most beautiful couple and a great writer! Much Love.- Lantern.

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    Linda Crampton 

    2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a lovely tribute to Bill and Bev, Manatita. It was very kind of you and Surabhi to create it.

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    Linda Lum 

    2 years ago from Washington State, USA

    Very deserving, beautifully presented. Thank you for taking the time to create a tribute to such a wonderful couple.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank you Lori.

    Appreciated. I am always happy to see you and I thank you for your kind sentiment. Much Peace.

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    Lori Colbo 

    2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

    Lovely tribute to our beloved billybuc.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Bill it has occurred to me that if the writer does not click the red approve button, it may not show. Not sure about that but I see it now. The second time.


    Yes, look him up. I don't think that Bev writes so much. But perhaps Bill does enough for both. A truly decent human being. Gratitude.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Thank you Venkatachari M.

    Yes, I like them too. An awesome writer indeed!

    Yes, Chitrangada.

    You show much attention to detail. I really appreciate this and I love the fact that you mentioned Surabhi. She's doing very well

    Much appreciations ... much.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    2 years ago from london

    Ah Bill.

    So sorry. Thank God I read it and a great one too. Sorry about the tears.

    Here in Kenya I'm networking a lot and I read it while on a City Hopper on bumpy roads.

    Thank you so much!

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    Venkatachari M 

    2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

    A very nice tribute to Mr. & Mrs. Bill Holland on this special occasion of celebrating his 200th mailbag series moments.

    He is a great noble and inspiring writer that we have been gifted with. I admire all his works that are mentioned by you in the above poll, though I am much inspired and educated by his inspirational articles and the mailbag series.

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    Bill Holland 

    2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I commented earlier but I don't see the comment here...I shall return!

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    2 years ago from New Delhi, India

    This is the most fitting tribute to Bill Holland and his wife!

    Reaching 200th in his installment series is incredible. It’s a record of some kind, and it would be great, if HubPages also honours him for this successful series.

    You have done a wonderful job, Manatita, and I congratulate you for this. The poem, the quotes and the overall hub is really appreciable.

    Loved the video by Surabhi. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub.

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    2 years ago from Washington DC

    A most splendid tribute to Bill and Beverley, I'm led to say, although I haven't had the opportunity to read their work. You have inspired me to look them up. Thank you very much.

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    Bill Holland 

    2 years ago from Olympia, WA

    That really is so beautiful, Brother. I am moved to tears by your generosity and kindness.....thank you seems so little....all I have is all I ever have to give and blessings always!


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