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Words. To my Brother Al Wordlaw (Word55)

Updated on November 21, 2015
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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.


Auuummmmmm. (Incantation)


Words …

Rap words; Hip-hop words.

Words sublime; words of shadows.

Vibrant words; slow words.

Words that need reflection;

Dark words and words of Light.

Words that lift the Spirit! (Pause)

Heavy words and gentle words;

Graffiti words and words on Parchment.

Words of eloquence in lipped ink …,

Indelibly imprinted upon the Soul. (Softly)

See their myriad windows expressed,

Touching the very breath of the ether,

As they add sadness or Delight,

Poignancy or laughter,

To stun or mesmerise us in rapt attention.

Words … of poetry ...unplugged: (softly)


In Valencia, the soft breeze carry happiness,

With an invisible aroma.

There Lovers dance their dance falteringly,

Each step betraying a greater learning of a craft

Which eventually becomes a masterpiece.

Caressed in a fountain of tenderness,

They utter sweet lanterns which glow and sparkle,

Like sips, from an enchanted Chalice.

Here they engage in a magical,

‘Feel awesome but dare not name,’

Realm of speechless Bliss-Delight.


Travelling together, Love never eludes them;

They remain entranced in this joyful symphony.

Arrested in their sweet flame, like moths.

With hearts thrilled and fluttering,

Their silhouettes emanate the sparkle of fireflies,

While being pilgrims on this wonderful road.

In Valencia, within the kernel of this Love,

Flows the Gratitude of the Cosmos,

Throbbing and pulsing like a ray of crimson Light,

Kow-towing in adoration,

While paraphrasing the Psalm of David in their core:

“Yea! We who have walked in the valley

Of the Shadow of Loneliness,

Now find that an ever-increasing flame enfolds us.

Surely this Nectar of Delight will navigate our way,

And we will dwell at the zenith of Your ecstasy,

Here in this Sacrament of The Present Moment.”

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted. 14th November, 2015.

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The Power of Words

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Deb! Lots and lots of love to you, my Dear Friend.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      If we follow each path that comes our way, we will surely know where we have been and where we are headed. Nice work!

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      2 years ago from london

      Too true, Shauna.

      I try. That is all we can do. Thank you so much. About Al, I think he is getting his business together, and has also been a bit under the weather. Some of my friends have this. I hope that I continue to be ok. Happy weekend and much Love. -Manatita

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I was just thinking about Al. I haven't heard from him in a while. This is a beautiful tribute to him and the power of words. Words can bring comfort and they can be deadly. We need to be mindful of what we allow to spew from the alphabet that rolls off our tongues.

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      3 years ago from london

      Yes, I generally do the Love aspect, as you know, but yes, the other side is vaguely covered in my poem, too. I owe you one.:)

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Oh - Dad has always said, it requires many trees to make one matchbox, and yet one matchbox to burn thousands of trees. Similarly, words are very powerful, very. There is a very thin line between use and abuse.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      So I thought to come back once again. I re-read, and what really captured my attention besides the power of words is the last stanza – David’s Psalm. You have penned this very beautifully ‘Nectar of Delight will navigate our way.’ The lines from the Psalm ‘…The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing… He GUIDES me along the right paths for his name’s sake...’ is connected very well with the poem in your own style. So true! Words are given to us my Almighty. It is up to us as to how we apply them in our practical life. We can either use them or mis-use them.

      There’s one more by Psalm which I vividly remember – “They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrow.” So it really matters what we say, how we say, when we say and who we say. Words are like diamonds coated with honey and yet, they can be turned into coal anytime. This is a very beautiful hub; filled with lessons and morals.

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      3 years ago from london

      Very, very sweet comment, my Dear Dora. Yes, he was truly touched, and indeed I'm now truly touched. You see, my Sweet. As I say, giving and receiving, in this game of Life ...enough for today.

      God bless both you and mom, my Dear Dee.


      I truly appreciate this. So happy that you understand. Much Peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most wonderful sentiments. Word are just words but when they come from the heart....

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Just words, but look what a life-giving effect they had on Al! You're an excellent word-crafter and your work is empowering.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      My empathies. It's no fun feeling ill, as you have undoubtedly found out. You seem to be on the right track: water, lots. Fruits for the Vit C. Take extra C from a Chemist/Drugstore if you need to. Herbs yes, such as garlic, and add some B complex to take the edge of the mental stress, and neurological 'fog.' Gratitude very best wishes for your continuing good health. In Love and Light.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      Wow! what an honor my brother. I feel lifted spiritually and all aspects of life. Yesterday and early today were the worst of the year. I felt so ill. But I worked on my symptoms with herbs, fruit and water, started feeling better and then I came to Hub Pages and saw this very inspiring hub. I should be speechless but I'll use the best words that I know to express how this has made me feel more of: rejuvenated, humility, gratitude, loving, tearful, cheerful, faithful and trustworthy. How can I repay such a bonafide poet of our time, for your great writing. I seldom write here on H P anymore because I must tend more to my profession (real estate) plus produce the good music coming out in the future. Thank you manitita, for the big lift that I so needed today! Wow! God bless you!

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      3 years ago from london

      Yes, I even read this one in rap. You noticed! Thank you Blossom. Have a great weekend!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love those quotes! And the way you have used words - and rap - very clever!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, Ruby. Hope all's good. Much Peace this weekend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your words are always so soothing and beautiful. Thank you..

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      3 years ago from london

      Yes, Bro, a sad one. Someone suggested prayers at our Centre today. Disciples are very sensitive. We ascend after a meditation and we also know, that if we get too much involved in bad or let's say, unfortunate discussions, it can also affect us. So we said very little, except keep the unfortunate ones in our Hearts.

      Our prayers and even more are needed Bro. Thank you, thank you.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A good man writes a tribute for a good man.

      Can it get any better than that?

      We need more uplifting writing, my friend, so thank you. Blessings to you and yours and prayers for France on this Sunday.

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      3 years ago from london

      Hello ventatachari,

      I really appreciate this loving sentiment. I will look for your Magic of Words. I wrote quite a few poems depicting this. Blossoms of the Heart is one of them. Others I have dedicated to poetry with the same idea. See Poesia Cantata 2. (Poetry in Song). A masterpiece in using words. In fact all the Poesia Cantata poems are like this. Gratitude ...much. Hari Om!


      I'm jealous. Sob ...sob..

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Amazing words. They are really so powerful. That is why I titled my hub as "The magic of words" in response to a hub challenge by Marilyn L.Davis some months back.

      Your lines are so wonderful and the video on Joy and sorrow is quite suiting to it. But the images, I am unable to read the quotes in them. Very small letters.

      Anyway, thanks for this wonderful presentation.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Hey!! I’ve been studying since morning, Manatita. Then I waited for a good friend’s visit, which did not happen. Have you heard of the song, ‘And I waited… and waited…’ he he… good song. Oh well.

      Yes, I’ve read in your book about ‘Aum’ chants. Very well-articulated! Love and Peace.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      My sweet. No studies? He he. Thank you, thank you. I did two today. The other is extremely beautiful. A Sonnet. May post tomorrow. Yes, Aum is a very powerful chant. Look at the index at the back of my book. Guru explains it incredibly well.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      'Aum' is very powerful, very. We do 'Aum' chants in the Temple. Nectar of Delight navigates the path indeed, thereby leading to Bliss. Beautifully written. Jai Ram.

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      3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Missy. You're such a beautiful Soul! Lots of love and kisses to the little ones. Peace.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      These words have a great strength to instill in those of us who become weak with worry and despair. The quotes are lovely as well Manatita. Great Hub!

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      3 years ago from london

      You're very quick! You're a great fan! I only just put it up. 20 secs maybe. Thank you, and blessings from above, Bro.

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      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Yes the power of words... The wisdom of mankind is always there for those who wish to find it. Well done and took your poll too. Voted up!


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