Updated date:

You, My Valentine. Sunday's Inspiration 28, to My Esteemed Friends

Author:

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

A Valentine Taster

you-my-valentine-sundays-inspiration-28-to-my-esteemed-friends

You, my Valentine

Parasites feed on their hosts, in order to

Find a haven. I’m not so different really, save

That I soften my needs with a Heart of tenderness,

To entice the sweet flame, of Thy bewildering kiss.


Come, cute Beloved, my Lilly-white Heart, You’re in

The purity of flowers, fragrant wafts to remind me,

Of Your shimmering silhouette, basking in the

Redolence of jasmines; the light of shooting stars.



I would like to look at You, the way I see the moon –

A lapis lazuli of indigo blue, adorning my soul with it’s

Glistening lustre; stabbing my core with enchantment.

A Blend of Music, Lustre, Nature, Beauty and Charm

you-my-valentine-sundays-inspiration-28-to-my-esteemed-friends

Floating on yon zephyrs of recent times, I have used

Vermillion roses of charmed memories, to bedeck

Thy intimacy, in a bouquet of tiaras, fit for the

Epitome of Thy regal opulence, O Empress of this Love.


My Shyama, I wish You to guide my life with glimmer,

As stars do to the darkness, my longing burns like a

Lantern, pulling at the glistening ebony of Your smile.


Let Your cheeks embrace, this dire agony of my

Yearning, we dancing together like dawn and

Rose-buds, merrily twirling, in rays of Delight.


The thrills of my inner Citadel, serenades Thy

Beauty; Your lips become orchids, blossoming in my

Soul. My pain is a bird of Surrender, in the light of Your

Silence; my hands bloom like tulips, on the glow of Thy face.


I wish to paint moonbeams, on Your cheeks of

Charisma; my soul is a hummingbird, in your musical

Voice. I’m willing to drink poison, to sacrifice my all, to

Lose my raison d’etre, in Your boundless Ocean of Delight.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 5th February, 2021

For our Dear ones in Paradise

you-my-valentine-sundays-inspiration-28-to-my-esteemed-friends

Most of my Revered Friends Here on Hub Pages

To:- Red Medusa, Dora, Nellieanna, Shauna, Linda, Pamela, Mary, Peggy, Linda C and Ruby. Victor Kwok, Rajan, Vidya, Farah, Misbah, Vanita, Blossom, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ann Carr, Ioannis and Fotini, Rosina, Chitrangada Ji, Venkatachari M, Jodah, Devika, Rinita, Verlie, Nithya, Eric, Bill and Beverley Holland, who has engaged with my poems and supported me wholeheartedly.

To Li-Jen Hew, Bhattuc, Cam, Brenda, Emge, Shaloo, Audrey Howett, Sankhajit, Harishprasad, Genna, Susette, Walter Poon, Peach Purple, Kenneth, Nell Rose, Ruchira and Eric Dierker, Bluebird, and DDE, Nadine and Patricia Straubie, Doris Miz Bejabbers, Inspired Heart, Kevin, and Flourish Anyway, Nikki Khan, Rodric, Shan Marie, Lori Colbo, Jason Behm, Louise Powles, Joy56, Ralph Schwartz, and every one who have supported me here on Hub Pages.

Valentine's

© 2021 manatita44

Comments

manatita44 (author) from london on February 09, 2021:

Brenda

Thank you. Thank you. A mighty fine sentiment indeed! Appreciated.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 08, 2021:

Manatita44,

Your gift for words is touching.

Thank you so much for writing this for all of us.

This part

As stars do to the darkness, my longing burns like a

Lantern, 

Stretches across the globe to each one of us with your loving thoughts.

Thank you & have a great week.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 08, 2021:

I try, Mary, I try. A joy to see you! Stay safe and well.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 08, 2021:

Thank you, my friend. You are so good at celebrating these momentous occasions.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 08, 2021:

well, Sha, cute and charming direction you're going into. Haha. A most wonderful sentiment! Thank you!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 08, 2021:

Manatita, the imagery in this poem is outstanding. "My hands bloom like tulips, on the glow of thy face." I see folded hands opening up to gently caress a woman's face. So sweet and tender.

Thank you for always being so thoughtful and selfless, my friend.

Happy Valentine's Day to you!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 08, 2021:

Thank you, Nithya,

Your kind sentiments are truly appreciated.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 08, 2021:

Beautiful poetry for Valentine’s Day. Thank you for your love and appreciation; sending tons of love and appreciation to you.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 08, 2021:

Aww ... so sweet; so sweet! A most charming thing to say, Dee. Glory be!!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 08, 2021:

What deep, grand expressions of love! I love you, too.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Much appreciation, Indranil. Thank you so much!

INDRANIL BANERJEE from KOLKATA, INDIA on February 07, 2021:

A truly bewildering kiss that really rinses my spirit, with a lovely sense of tenderness. It's a unique piece, I loved it

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Than you, Ruby. Appreciated. My condolences but I feel that your son is in a great place and that you'll meet one day. February is a great month. My birthday is in 2 days and hopefully your son in heaven will get extra blessings too.

Thank you so much for your kind sentiments. Much Peace.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 07, 2021:

Your poetry is so beautiful. I could almost smell the fragrance of the flowers. It will be 2 years this month that my son died. I still miss him, but he's pain free and in heaven. Thank you for this beautiful memorial. God bless you as you travel your journey. Hugs

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Laslyn Alexander

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 07, 2021:

Dear, please share your sister's name with me. Our God will know of whom I speak, but I like to be specific when I have His ear.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Aww Linda. So sweet!

I am working on it. Not without Grace. I can of my own self do nothing! There in lies my strength. Nimmita matram Bhava savyasachin (I am a mere instrument of His).

Thank you so much, my Dear. How goes your weekend? More culinary wonders?

Remember my sister from Texas in your prayers. Shalom!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 07, 2021:

Thank you for including me in your list of supporters; how could one not be mesmerized by your beautiful imagery and words of love. You are kindness personified.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on February 07, 2021:

Muchas gracias Manatita

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Peggy, always so supportive! Thank you ... thank you. Have a great family Sunday. Glory be!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Chitrangada, my Didi ji.

In live poetry on Zoom. You are always so gracious! Dhanyvaad! Jai Sri Krishna!

Misbah,

Muy dulce! Es muy elegante, simpatica, hermosa y bonita.... todos! Gracious tambien! Muchisimas gracias!

Farah, you're actually always in my thoughts. Sukhran

Misbah from The Planet Earth on February 07, 2021:

Thank you Farah,

esto es tan amable de tu parte, mi amigo Manatita ( this is so kind of you, my friend)

Jazak Allah

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 07, 2021:

A very diplomatic answer indeed! LoL

Glad to be a part of the list! It is an honour! Thank you!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 07, 2021:

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day for every day of your life. You share the meaning of love with each of your written pieces. Keep spreading that message of love!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 07, 2021:

So thoughtful of you to dedicate this beautiful piece of writing to the fellow writer friends. Thank you for including me, along with such wonderful friends. I feel humbled, and blessed.

Thank you for sharing this. My regards to the wonderful Lantern carrier.

God Bless You.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

... and Pamela you say such beautiful and charming words! Your kind Heart is a gift to me. Much Love.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Misbah, es muy amable (You're very kind.) Thank you so much! (Asamkhya Dhanyavaad!

Farah, Assalamu Alaikum!

Any man has to be really careful with what he says. So I cannot answer your question. LOL. Write to me. Both your names are there now, as I have written to both. Jazak Allahu Khairan!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 07, 2021:

This is such a beautiful, passionate poem, which is perfect for Valentine's day. It is easy to support you, Manatita, as your poetry and your articles overall are lovely. Love is always in everything you write.

Thank you for this lovely poetry. Blessings to you as always.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 07, 2021:

Now I am confused if the Farah in the list of your revered friends is me or misbah or some other Farah haha! In anycase, thank you for such a lovely poem and for the love and appreciation you show to us too. I agree with Misbah. It's a wonderful piece of writing! Stay blessed dear Manatita44

Misbah from The Planet Earth on February 07, 2021:

Oh that was really the sweetest words i have ever heard Manatita, my dear friend I always wish happiness for you in every path of your life...

Nice to see you know Spanish language as well (igualmente)...

Stay blessed

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Yes, yes, the comment is for you. My apologies, Misbah.

You are like roses , more elegant than the Spirit of Valentine. Hari Om Tat Sat!!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Igualmente, Bro. (Equally)

My teacher had a programme called 'Lifting up the World With a Oneness-Heart.' We sang songs and gave medals to people, who, in their own lives, had demonstrated a huge ability to serve others.

You would definitely have been there. Keep on keeping on, Bill. - Lantern Carrier

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 07, 2021:

Sending love your way, and a sincere thank you for your friendship and guidance.

Blessings always

bill

Misbah from The Planet Earth on February 07, 2021:

Thanks a lot Manatita, my name is Misbah, why you always call me Farah, I am confused, your above comment is for me, or am I mistaken? :)

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Thank you, Farah.

Charismatic new look!. I 'dig' the eyes, smile ... earrings; opulence of style. Shukriya. As elegant as the moon! Om Shanti!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on February 07, 2021:

A very lovely piece of writing as always...

Stay blessed Manatita

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Thank you, Rosina.

Appreciated! Much Love.

Rosina S Khan on February 07, 2021:

Thank you, Manatita, for dedicating this beautiful and special Valentine article to your revered friends here on HubPages. I am glad to find that my name is included.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Yes, John.

You remember Ann's Hub. Great! Yes, she likes nature and colours, like me.

I like the lines you chose. This is not intended to be one's everyday Valentine's poem. Haha. Gratitude.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 07, 2021:

This was a delightful gesture of dedication, Manatita. Thank you for including me. I am sure Ann is please by your inclusion of some special colours...”lilly-white heart” and “lapis lazuli of indigo blue.”

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Hey, Brother Eric! Great!

It is enough to see you and your charming smile. Sweettt!!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 07, 2021:

Indeed, People like Mary, Nellieanna and a few more, their husbands meant the world to them. For many, their thoughts go to departed ones in the after-life.. You're observant, as usual. Chuckle. Thank you so much!!

Devika,

You're noticing. Haha. You're right and yet wrong. It's a lifetime of Loving service and gratitude. (Smile) Thank you so much!!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 07, 2021:

Thank you for this wonderful meditation to begin my day. The moon is high here and I will cherish it a bit more for this fine art.

Thanks for the note I will get back to you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 07, 2021:

A month of love and appreciation and your insight about this day explains everything one needs to know.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 07, 2021:

Lovely thought and words and my thanks for including me. I like that you also dedicate to the departed.

Ann