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Friendship 2, Sunday's Inspiration 33, to the Popular Writer/Poetess Brenda Arledge

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom From The Master

"Friendship is harmony, friendship is peace, friendship is bliss. Friendship is harmony. Mutual harmony removes all dark conflicts. Each individual has opinions of his own, but when friendship becomes the connecting link between two persons, all conflicts are removed and they become one. Friendship is peace. Here, peace means confidence."- Sri Chinmoy


On Brenda's Spring Prompts Number 9

Brenda Arledge believes that word prompts helps creativity. She says that she was inspired when stumbling across a daily challenge provided by hashtag: VSS 365. and was inspired by it.

Brenda herself is now giving us prompts, to encourage our writing creative juices to flow. 'Friendship', is her prompt for Creativity week 9

"Each week I will be tossing out a word prompt to help get our creative minds starting on the right track.

This is the ninth week and the theme is "Friendship".

Jot down a few verses or a paragraph. Whatever comes to mind.

Then send me a link or post in comments.". - Brenda Arledge


Friendship 2

The blue moon and shooting stars, all merge

In symmetry, as astronomers and connoisseurs

Of this subtle art unite. We all converge, our hearts

Beating as one, enamoured of this illustrious vista.

Amidst a kaleidoscope of outstanding splendour,

Andromeda –the nebulae, Orion … the lapis lazuli

Of the perennial heavens--caresses our souls with

Their breath-taking charms and resplendent wonders.

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A translucent beam, gleams its indigo shimmering

Colours, as Beethoven thrills our Spirit with his charm.

Within this symphony and magical setting, minstrels

Enter, singing ‘I love you’s to our Hearts, their melodious

Arias, thrilling our core with a quintessence of unending Love.

Friendship: it’s like this harmonious blend of panoramic

Grandeur, where the sapphire moon kisses the twinkle of

Stars in sweet affinity; the ambience and heavenly décor merge,

As angels lend their voices, all whispering praises to the breath of Silence.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 11th April, 2021

A Silent Friendship


Wisdom From The Master

"Friendship is extremely significant in all phases of our life. Friendship is the bridge between two human beings. Friendship is the bridge between earth and Heaven. Friendship is the bridge between the known and the unknown." - Sri Chinmoy


Wisdom from the Master

"There are three types of friendship: animal friendship, human friendship and divine friendship. The friendship that exploits us is animal friendship. The friendship that mutually helps two persons is human friendship. The friendship that unconditionally gives, that gives with no expectation whatsoever, is divine friendship." - Sri Chinmoy

© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on April 14, 2021:

Thank you ... thank you. A staunch supporter. I cherish you highly.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 14, 2021:

Manatita, this is such a beautiful offering to Brenda and her poetic soul. I missed this one as last week I had been busy finishing my taxes. I love the yellow roses.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 12, 2021:

Thank you, Treshty, Much gratitude for your kind words.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 12, 2021:

Chrish, call me with affection. 'Sir' is polite, true, but an old English way with many different meanings. say: "Hi lantern." or Manatita.

You're a sweet and receptive soul, that's why you love the poem. I knew a woman who entered a competition once where the topic was Love. She wanted to win, but was wary of the usual way that humans talk about love. So she used an entirely new way and incorporated it into her life at home and she won. Awesome, eh? Much Love.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 12, 2021:

We all need this word " Friendship "

In a very challenging world. How you expressed the emotions in those lines truly is priceless. Great message behind the phrases to remember. Blessings and lots of love (wink) have a wonderful day ahead Sir Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:


Thank you so much. Yes, I would be seeing my spiritual brothers and sisters any moment. Peace.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 11, 2021:

Beautiful poem and a great response to Brenda’s prompt. Divine friendship is the best of all.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:

Allah Subhana wa tallah.

Wa iyyak! Wa alaikum as- salaam! Wa rahmatullahi, wa barakatuhu

A sweet and heartfelt sentiment from you, mi Habibi. Estupendo! Muchisimas gracias! Dios te bendiga y acompane (acompanye) La Paz

Misbah Sheikh from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on April 11, 2021:

A beautiful response to Brenda's Prompt. Friendship truly is a blessing. I am glad to have you as my friend, my teacher and my brother. Beautiful poetry--so wonderful

The quotes from the Master as always so brilliant, "The friendship that unconditionally gives, that gives with no expectation whatsoever, is divine friendship." - so true.

Thanks dear friend for showing the path and helping to make this journey easy for me.

Allah Bless You Always


manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:

Thank you, Devika. Your contributions are always loving. Thank you so much!!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:

Thanks John.

I only need to feel that the poem is inspirational. Once that happens, then I try to think whom should I dedicate it to. In this case, because it came from Brenda's prompt, I felt the need to dedicate it to her, like I did 'spring.' Thank you so much!!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:

Thanks Ravi. Namaste!

My Friendship 1, is closer, but it was written before, so I created a friendship 2, for this piece. Your loving sentiment is appreciated. Jai Ram!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:

Hooray, for you!

I'm awaiting my second in four weeks, because it was Astra Zeneca. I had no choice.

Yes, yes. Friendships are very special and I wish I had neighbours I could go to. The one on my right is better and I have been to their house (Not for dinner); the other is a foreign lady and not so approachable. Thank you for your kind words. Peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 11, 2021:

Thank you, Pamela. Your words are very kind. Appreciations.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 11, 2021:

This is a lovely article about Brenda's prompt, friendship. You wrote a beautiful poem and you wrote a nice explanation of friendship. You certainly met Brenda's challenge, Manatita

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2021:

Friendships are so vital in our lives. Your poetry about friendship and the quotes about it are excellent, Manatita! Reading this is a great way to start my day. We were blessed to spend last evening with some good friends who happen to be our neighbors. It was the first time we have gotten together inside our homes since the beginning of the pandemic to share a meal. What a blessing that was! We have all had our second round of vaccines, plus a couple of weeks extra time for it to take effect. Hooray!

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 11, 2021:

Great writing again Manatita.As you have rightly mentioned true friendship is indeed harmonious blend of panoramic grandeur. Thanks for sharing this inspiring piece of work.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 11, 2021:

Manatita, I like how you combined Brenda’s word prompt with your Sunday’s Inspiration. Good job with the poem, it is excellent and the quotes by Sri Chinmoy also.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 11, 2021:

manatita44 Brenda Arledge is a sweet person. A talented writer and one of our best here. You write to give us confidence and to show the greatness is all writers on Hubpages.

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