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Happy Birthday, my Dearest Nellieanna. Sunday's Inspiration 13

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



Happy Soul’s Day, my Dearest Nellieanna

Beauty, my beauty, my soaring symphony,

Light, my incandescent delight!

What can I add to the glow of thy cheeks?

What can I paint on the sun of thy smile?

Your shine of elegance, adorns a face of charisma,

Gracefully shaped by the Master Weaver Himself;

Your gift of poetry sings, like marigolds, dancing on

Sunset horizons, to thrill our inner being with glee.

Beauty, my beauty, my soaring symphony,

You waltz in my Heart like delicate lilies,

Your snow-white core, your poise and majesty,

Unmatched by the sacrifice of the fragrant rose.

Happy Soul’s Day, my dearest Nellieanna, may the minstrels

Sing from Paradise; your soul be a fire of sweetest Joy.

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- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 2nd February, 2020


Would You Tell Your Friends?

When I leave the pew this morning,

Drunk and inebriated from the wine of heaven,

Would I tell my friends that God is here?

When my soul weeps joy, from the tears and

Exuberance of Silence, would I say that ALL

Scriptures reveal themselves, in the purity of the Heart?

When I come out of the synagogue, or the mosque

At dawn, would I tell others, that Love is revealed,

Only in the agony of a snow-white longing?

O seeker, it matters not where you pray.

What brings results, like a hungry baby’s cry;

Like the miser’s burning greed for gold, is the intensity

Of the quest for Love. O Lantern, as the sun never

Fails to shine, so too, Love … will never stop loving.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 30th January, 2020

Lorrie, George, Nellieanna's late husband and Nellieanna

Lorrie, George, Nellieanna's late husband and Nellieanna

Light of the Rose

O Rose, your snow-white petal, is for the fire

Of Grace, kissing the sweet citadel of my Heart;

Your reddish glow -- the aspiration of countless souls.

Your thorns to remind us, of the Light

At the turn of adversity; your redolence to cherish,

The sweet sacrifice of Love." -Manatita (Spontaneous, 2/2/20)


Wisdom from the Master

“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.” - Rumi

Beautiful souls of Light

© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on February 15, 2020:

Harish, my Friend.

Thank you so much! She is indeed a good and noble soul. Let us wish her well and send a little prayer her way.

My appreciations for your kind sentiment.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on February 15, 2020:

Nellieanna is a great friend to have ! Happy b'day to her. Though belated, my good wishes to the graceful lady. Manatita, my friend, you have extended much affection and love to her through these beautiful poems. I enjoyed going through the poems.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 04, 2020:


You are a true friend. God bless your Spirit. Gratitude.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 03, 2020:

I am so happy for Nellianna. Happy Birthday to a beautiful soul. Your poetry Manatita is a fitting tribute.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 03, 2020:

Thanks a lot Shauna. Appreciated.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 03, 2020:

Happy Birthday, Nellieanna! May your heart sing with love.

Beautiful celebration of a beautiful lady, Manatita!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 03, 2020:

Well, Devika,

I'm lucky to know her and of her talents as well. Thank you so much!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 03, 2020:

Nellieanna is lucky to have you do this write up for her. She will always be remembered by your lovely words.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 03, 2020:

Ah, Linda C,

Thank you so much! A lovely sentiment as always. Much Love.

Bhaiji Venkatachari M,

You are very dear to me and one of the most thorough with your sentiments. I truly appreciate your Heart of beauty.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 02, 2020:

This is a beautiful tribute to Nellieanna, Manatita. What a lovely way to celebrate her birthday.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on February 02, 2020:

A glorious celebration, Manatita! Happy Birthday to this lovely lady, Nilieanna.

You have presented a wonderful celebration of this great moment with such nice lines of poetry and beautiful pictures. It's a pleasant occasion for all of us having such a noble lady in our company. May God bless her with all plenties.

Thanks, Manatita, for this feast.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 02, 2020:

Thanks Paula,

I believe you are friends. A loving soul indeed!!

Suzie from Carson City on February 02, 2020:

A very Happy Birthday to a sweet & lovely woman! May your days be always filled with blessings galore! Peace, Paula

manatita44 (author) from london on February 02, 2020:

Thank You, Ruby.

I hope she comes to see this. I believe you are both octagenarians, no?

Thank you so much!

Doris, what a coincidence! God continued Love to your mother in heaven. Our Nellieanna will go past it. Praise be!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 02, 2020:

A beautiful tribute to a lovely poetess. Happy birthday Nellieanna.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on February 02, 2020:

Beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. Today would have been my beautiful mother's 100th birthday, Manatita. She crossed over from cancer at the age of 88.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 02, 2020:

Yes, it's today, Peggy. How did you know? I don't think she'd mine me saying she's 88 years young and going strong.

Thank you so much


Thank you Verlie. Perhaps she would love to be here. She's had some minor setbacks. Let us see. Much gratitude.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 02, 2020:

Nellieanna should love reading this on her birthday today. Nice job, Manatita!

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on February 02, 2020:

Beautiful tribute to Nellieanna Hay. Happy birthday Nellieanna! I miss you.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 02, 2020:

It is a paradox, Eric. It is skin deep until seen with the Light of the soul. Then it also manifest without. Thank you so much!


A very sweet and charming sentiment indeed! Thank you so much!!


I thank you for your sincere and loving contribution here. Higher blessings.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 02, 2020:

Happy Birthday to our beautiful Nellieanna! We done, my talented and caring friend. Blessings and love to you both.

Shannon Henry from Texas on February 02, 2020:

What a beautiful tribute and birthday present, Manatita. Your poetry always has a calming effect on me.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 02, 2020:

Wonderfully done. Of course she is cherished. And the way you laid this out calls me to take more care in treasuring treasures of the heart.

(for some strange reason this made me think of the phrase, "beauty is only skin deep". Well for sure it is skin deep but not only - mainly from within)

manatita44 (author) from london on February 02, 2020:

Thank You, John.


John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on February 02, 2020:

A lovely tribute to our dear friend Nellieanna. Good job spreading the love, manatita..

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