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Whispers of Poetry: Dedication to Nellieanna H Hay by Manatita

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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.

My Sweet Nellieanna

My Sweet Nellieanna

Voted beautiful and awesome, "Yes! I say,"

Such is your poetry today.

Sweet love instils; the bliss of Heaven's glow,

Kindled my inner Light, above, below.

Ambrosia from within; this scribbling pen,

To you, my Love, these words my Spirit sends.


O pearls, o diamonds, glimmering, and free,

In calm repose, serene, Sweet Destiny.

Fragrant lotuses, sutras filled with balm,

Sweet words blossoming draped within your charm.


O Muse, O Seeress, soaring lustred Light,

Summoned inner core; my Soul took flight,

Pranams and graces to your heart’s delight,

Resplendent images touched my journey’s height.

Teaching me for real how to ensure,

Life’s fetters washed upon a distant shore.


Beloved, as seasons flow and ebb in You,

Grant thus this boon to merge her essence too.

Her radiant heart and joyful spirit’s face,

Profound gratitude to thus embrace;

Supernal and intoxicated bliss,

To share Your silent, unassuming feast.


O Love, unspoken is your moment sweet,

Blessed Compassion, do send us a tweet,

Wrapped and pure and of celestial snow,

“O overwhelming joy! O beauty’s glow!

Sweet silence-ecstasy, and words no more!”


- Manatita 9th March, 2014. Copyrighted.

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Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on September 26, 2021:

Thank you my sweet Li-Jen. Glad you liked it. Amitabha!

Li-Jen Hew on September 26, 2021:

Wonderful poetry and your dedication to Nellieanna has a lasting presence after a few years. That is a true loyalty in friendship.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 26, 2021:

Thank you Vidya. I'm taking a rest at the moment. It's great to see an old hub getting deserving credit. Gratitude

manatita44 (author) from london on September 26, 2021:

You sure? Chuckle

But spiritually you're more. Much more!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on September 26, 2021:

February me too ! But not 89. ;)

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 26, 2021:

Beautiful poetry and a fitting tribute to the lovely Nellieanna H Hay. I enjoyed reading this exqisite poetry. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 26, 2021:

To Misbah,

Someone read it and it keeps coming up. Nellieanna is one of my favourite people. February she'll be about 89. So glad you found it. You can use it to practice your rhyming schemes. This is a simple one. Salaam!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on September 25, 2021:

An old piece of yours. Beautiful poetry as always. Still fresh in fragrance like fresh red roses. It's so lovely. I don't know this person, but this is a very beautiful tribute. Your writings are always uplifting and words full of love. So peaceful! Loved it, bro. Keep smiling and stay safe!

Blessings to you!!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 25, 2021:

Thanks Brenda. Someone wrote on this old piece and it seems to be coming up. Great!!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 25, 2021:

Bittersweet memories and moments of joy you wish to keep in your heart and soul.

Excellent tribute.

manatita44 (author) from london on September 25, 2021:

Indeed!

Don't know how she's doing! A loving soul brought up this old poem. Thank you so much, Peggy. Taking a short rest.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 24, 2021:

Yours is a dedication to our sweet Nellieanna whose spirit does appear to shine. Her beauty glows!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 24, 2021:

Caroline. Thank you so much!!

Caroline Marie on September 23, 2021:

This is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 19, 2020:

Most certainly, my Brother.

Totally agree. Thank you and welcome here

Peace.

Erik Suderman from Queens, New York City, New York on July 19, 2020:

These are wonderful words and sentiments. We must always remark upon the people in our lives who help us see the beauty of things.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 18, 2016:

You took me back, Bro. This one was done some time ago. Nellieanna is one of my Dearest friends. Gratitude ...much.

P.S. Your fan mail is very beautiful!!

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on June 18, 2016:

Memorable lines for me,

"Summoned inner core; my Soul took flight,

Pranams and graces to your heart’s delight,

Resplendent images touched my journey’s height.

Teaching me for real how to ensure,

Life’s fetters washed upon a distant shore."

That is beautiful writing and a fitting dedication to Nellieanna

manatita44 (author) from london on June 26, 2014:

Thank you so much, Vellur. Remain blessed.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 26, 2014:

A beautiful tribute to the wonderful, lovely Nellienna!! Great poem.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 16, 2014:

avian novice: Deep appreciation, my friend.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on April 08, 2014:

This was most refreshing and uplifting!

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on March 28, 2014:

That is true. There is a simplicity about the desert. It's direct and honest! Thank you for the lovely comment!

manatita44 on March 25, 2014:

"I’m a desert rat at heart!"

Makes sense. Encourages simplicity and charm. Thanks for sharing

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on March 24, 2014:

Yes, Manatita, I’m a native Texan, born in the border town of Del Rio. I’ve lived in Indiana and Kentucky and once, for a year in Arizona, but Texas is my true home. Since I returned, I’ve not roamed since I’ve been back here now 41 years, in fact! I live in North Texas but my roots are still in Southwest Texas. I’m a desert rat at heart!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 24, 2014:

Profound gratitude. Very happy for your kind and excellent sentiments, ubanichijioke.

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on March 24, 2014:

Excellent job my friend and great words of endearment in rhymes. Good job!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 23, 2014:

Third visit this night.

What can I say, Martie?

We write for each other. If I can light a spark in you and you in me to rise higher, then we both become noble branches on the Tree of Life, playing our part in serving and elevating mankind: All God's children. Love from London, UK.

Hari Om Tat Sat

Martie Coetser from South Africa on March 23, 2014:

Manatita, this is a beautiful tribute to a most admirable and adorable lady and poet. Reading her poems is like walking through a garden filled with beautiful divine thoughts.

This poem also expose your beautiful soul and thoughts.

Best wishes from South Africa :)

manatita44 (author) from london on March 21, 2014:

So you are in Texas! I have a sister there. In fact two sisters. I was born in Grenada, W.I but live in the UK. One brother in Canada and the rest at home in the Isle of Spice.

Your comment is so true. You know this, I'm sure.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on March 21, 2014:

Thank you. Silence is good and often, golden.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 18, 2014:

Your last two sentences are full of concern, Nellieanna. Gratitude is the life-breath of the Supreme, and you show this excellently. As to all else that you've said, only silence... Let our Souls speak.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on March 18, 2014:

Manatita, dear inspiring friend! I’m humbled and honored by such a lovely, heart-felt tribute. My apologies for the delay in discovering it! Annart’s kind comments on one of my hubs alerted me to find it. Now I must admit that I thought I’d already followed you, so that I would have been informed. Now I will tend to that!

Thank you for that very welcome comment and needed bit of information, Ann! I have to confess that ‘other life’ has a way of imposing itself on one’s serenity and delight in writing, which I’d do constantly, otherwise! But BEING has its own rewards!

Manatita, what a refreshing treat to find such lovely poetry in my behalf and many comments from those I know or hope to know! Thank you, dear heart.

I feel so deeply what you said in your words to Annart: “. . . .Love is the core of all things; the yearning of the One for the One; the very pulse of Being . . . . ” So long as that is at the core of all we do, then all we do bears its pulse beating within and throughout it! It includes even the ’other’ things which draw our attention from what we may be thinking has more value. But it all has value. Mine directed elsewhere have been quite gratifying really. Taking them as they come, in stride, with all one is and has to share, raises the quality of all of one’s life in every corner of it. Nothing need be wasted.

For each person who has read Manatita's gracious hub here, thank you for your comments, as well! I feel recharged!

manatita44 (author) from london on March 18, 2014:

So Cool! So noble! Higher blessings!

Ann Carr from SW England on March 18, 2014:

A quick response to say that I've since visited Nellieanna's site and read some of her exquisite poetry - refreshing and inspirational. Thank you for making us aware of this poet and lovely lady. Ann

manatita44 (author) from london on March 18, 2014:

Ann, you're so right!

Love is the core of all things; the yearning of the One for the One; the very pulse of Being ... I may soon tackle this in prose.

As always, my deepest gratitude for your loving sentiments. Om Shanti

Ann Carr from SW England on March 18, 2014:

I don't know this lady but this is a beautiful tribute to anyone. Your words lift us up and make us aware of the beauty and love in the world; let's face it, we need as much of that as we can get!

Lovely poetry. Ann

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2014:

Very touching. We are all friends with those of noble and self-giving hearts. Continue to inspire. Much peace.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on March 17, 2014:

I have read her poetry and her hubs, love reading her comments to other hubbers and know she is kind. Of course I know her. She is a lovely lady.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 17, 2014:

So you know her?

Thanks for your kind sentiments expressed. Loving thoughts.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on March 17, 2014:

This is so beautiful and so right for our lovely Nellieanna.

manatita44 on March 17, 2014:

Thank you My Brother.

Appreciation for your noble sentiments.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 17, 2014:

a wonderful gift in poetry motion my friend :)

manatita44 (author) from london on March 16, 2014:

Thank you my Sweet.

Have a wonderful Sunday. God bless.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 16, 2014:

Voted up and awesome. An incredible and well deserving tribute. Passing this on to my followers.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 15, 2014:

Nice word. Pranams too you, my sweet friend.

Victor W. Kwok from Hawaii on March 15, 2014:

Artfully written, Manatila.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 15, 2014:

Thanks Eddy.

I think so too. Glad you know her. Deep appreciation here. Much peace.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 15, 2014:

Beautifully composed and so fitting for a very dignified and talented lady.

Eddy.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 14, 2014:

Thanks Dora.

Appreciated. Loving thoughts.

Graceinus: Thank you, my brother.

Wonderful sentiment and much appreciated. Joy and Peace in His name. Loving thoughts.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 14, 2014:

Your Nellienna tribute is full of "sweet"ness. Beautiful poetry as always.

graceinus from those of the Ekklesia on March 14, 2014:

Manatita44-You bring out such vision through words to a point you can almost touch it. Awesome.

Blessings Manatit44

manatita44 (author) from london on March 14, 2014:

Another beautiful Lady here. Thanks for your kind sentiments. Many blessings

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 13, 2014:

Very beautiful dedication to a beautiful lady...

manatita44 (author) from london on March 13, 2014:

Much Gratitude Bill,

First and prompt as always. Deepest appreciations.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 13, 2014:

A beautiful tribute my friend!

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