ALL OF IT

LXXV.


Do you want me

With you

Always?


Or do you want me

All

Ways

With you?


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



It's no surprise;

I know:

You grow.

I never thought

It could be otherwise;

Did you?


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


You know

All about it.

Even what you haven't

Yet discovered.

You have it.

It's like your breath

And heartbeat.

It reaches out and fills

Your every crevasse

Of reciprocity.

It is the secret

Of creation.


________ © Nellieanna H. Hay







Think about it.

"We'll see." says a lot.

It says there is a "we"

And open-eyed.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



Would we

Create illusion

Or discover

Reality?


______© Nellieanna H. Hay






My friend,

A special man of men.

I know you love me.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


We laugh,

We talk,

We love,

We cry.

Is there nothing we can't

Be

Together?

Is it worth a try?

Oh, I must try

To love you less

But loving you is effortless.

I can't stop that.

I

Do

Love

You

With everything

That's in me,

Even though

I think it will

Not work.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Here-

There-

Anywhere-

Who cares?

Not I!

Just love me

Like you do!

I want you back!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay













True heart

Beats constantly

Together.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



. . . .But wait . . . .

I'm not ready.

It would only break your heart

If you insist.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Nellie, your opener poem blew me away! Powerful, magnific!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Quidsia - Thank you!! I'm so pleased you think so!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

lovely set of poems as always. you're magnificent Nellie :]

awesome stuff, every timeee


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

My dear Ben. So happy to see you here. Thank you for that fine compliment, though your coming by is a great compliment in itself!


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

I'm a fan of your poetic style. Your wordplay is very intriguing. There is no escape from reading the entire poem after reading few lines.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Binaya, what a gratifying thing to say! Thank you so much! :-)


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Nellieanna, simply all of it! Was quite touching and enjoyable, just no place to stop once began reading! I could hear Frank Sinatra doing a duet with the tune you picked it was a fine selection to follow, Blessings, Dusty


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK

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. Magical.

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.

I think that one word says it all about your talent ...

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Kiss you :-)


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I can read why a man could easily fall in love with Nellieanna and George found a treasure in you. And of course you in him as well:0) You are the type of woman that men would feel so comfortable with, kind, considerate, loving, very smart, artistic,deep,a thinker and a doer.

If you and I had met in a cafe many years ago and had eye contact, my wink would have been yours and I would have flirted with you and voila where would it had gone? LOL words coming from a crusty, rusty old poet, shooting from the Saddle:0)

I love how you love in words and in deeds. Keep up the Love and you chose a wonderful tune sang by many fine artists and Diana is one of them...hugs from me to you.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Wonderful sensory Nellieanna!;)


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Again...beautiful hub, Nellianna...and I love Diane Krall.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Dear Nellieanna...As usual, you put it all together so well: the words that say so much yet so concisely, the imagery, illustrations, and--topping it off--music that ties it all together like a ribbon twirled around a gift package. Ah-h-h-h-h.....

Jaye


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Hello Nellieanna, my friend. I loved the entire gift package wrapped so brightly. Here is my favorite piece:

You know

All about it.

Even what you haven't

Yet discovered.

You have it.

It's like your breath

And heartbeat.

It reaches out and fills

Your every crevasse

Of reciprocity.

It is the secret

Of creation.

Diana Krall provides the perfect accompaniment.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Another wonderfully poetic and heartbreakingly beautiful hub. You are wonderfully, my friend. Just a wonderful person.

You are the embellishment of Hub Pages... the jewel in their crown.

The Diana Krall was so Julie London. I never realised before.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

i thought i was the hubpages princess, Ian :[


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Whatever floats your boat Ben. I thought you had disappeared over the edge of the world, but obvious;y not.

I don't think HP loves me, I'm hardly getting any messages from anyone or about anyone.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Hubpages is just a small fraction of what it used to be, and I get next to nothing in terms of views or comments now :[


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I just replied to you at length, and lost the lot.

Try again.

I get no more than half a dozen comments lattely, or half a dozen people who comment. However, the ones who do are worthwhile and encouraging and discerning, so it's better than the "everything is awesome" brigade.

You deserve a better showing, but as I said, I get notified on a very casual basis, and far too seldom, so I have missed a lot from you and other worthwhile people.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Nellieanna...Such gorgeous, flowing poetic magic !!...Like EB Browning's " Poems ", your words capture many a man from afar...Voted up and beautiful...Larry


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Absolutely, positively perfect, Nellieanna - the poetry, the graphics and the music. Brava, m'dear.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You’ve built a Hub in a grand structure.

Your collection is conducted as would be

an orchestra. The words a melody.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dusty - thank you! Yes - Frankie did a marvelous "All Or Nothing At All" - his is one of my all-time favorites. I'm pleased you came - and that you enjoyed this hub. Hugs


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dimitris - aw. That is lovely. Um-m! Thank you and kiss you back.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you Ken. That is a magnificent compliment for me as a woman. You're always so gracious with your compliments about my poetry, too.

Now wouldn't it be interesting to rent a time machine and explore that scene many years ago? ;->

I am such a fan of Diana Krall. I 've never been a tremendous jazz fan, - but hers grabs me. She does other styles beautifully, too - but this song really works well in a jazz setting, I think -- the way she does it. Her piano is beyond description, as well as her voice. It's so seamless and effortlessly ornate. I'm humbled by musical ability like that.

Hugs, dear friend.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Bryan - Thank you! I'm truly honored. :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jaye - I've missed you lately, gf. What a lovely description of my hub! Your mastery of language is truly wonderful! Thank you.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Gerry. Ah. I'm glad you picked that one. I sort of felt it was the highlight of the bunch. Thank you, friend.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ian - I like that comparison of Diana Krall to Julie London. Excellent.

You are so kind in your appreciation of my stuff, too. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ben - thank you for the visit! I'm so happy you have more time now for this. As for activity, remember - YOU are always good, whatever the amount of response.

One thing I learned from day one online is how fickle is popularity - and that it usually has less to do with me than with what's going on in others' lives. It returns when timing is right as smoothly as it vanished. Meantime, one goes on doing one's thing and enjoys response if it's there but just not expect it, depend on it or fret over it whatever its doing or not doing. Hugs.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

:] hugs for you as well


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Larry, thank you! I am simply overwhelmed at being mentioned in the same sentence with E.B. Browning! Thank you.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

DRBJ - Hugs. That is a lovely compliment! Feels good all the way down!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mike. What a beautiful comment. I'm pleased that you visited! Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ben - that smile looks good on you! :-)


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shanaya 5 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

Dear Nelli Ma'am! Its MESMERIZING. Very well Written with

perfectly chosen pictures. LOVE IT.

VOTED UP, AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL.:)

With lots of LOVE & RESPECT

From SHANAYA:)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

My dear Shanaya -- thank you. I've just visited your site and asked to be accepted as a fan. Hugs.


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shanaya 5 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

Dear Nelli Ma'am! OMG, The GREAT NELLIENNA commented and left a wonderful FAN MAIL for me. GREATEST PLEASURE Ma'am:)

Glad you liked my HUB.

LOTS OF HUGS & KISSES ON YOUR WAY:)

LOVE YOU

SHANAYA:)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Just a fellow human being with life going on, Shanaya. And as I said, you've great potential power to be a good influence with your big personal message. There are many people needing to see out over the top, too. You could help show them how to find that top within themselves. Hugs.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

I love this piece , very well written and somewhat whimsical , thank you for shairng !


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

A really lovely and sensible reassurance for Ben, Nellie. I have just read it again and know how true this is in application to HP business and also to other relationships. Capability and talent are not what many hubbers are looking for.

There are so many who want to "read" as much as possible every day and then slide past having written AWESOME as many times as possible. But look into many of the comments, and there a so many people; too many people who haven't read them at all, or have slimmed across the surface.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jami - What a nice comment. I guess love is a bit whimsical when it's not sad. I like that and I must ruminate on it. Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ian - true. In fact many hubbers (can be translated: people) are just looking for mirrors here. Naturally if that's the perspective, it probably seems (to them) that it's the goal of others here, too. The result of that can easily just be doling out tawdry reflections to others and "settling" for the same for themselves, so long as some kind of a glimmer bounces back.

Also - we need to bear in mind that we're rubbing shoulders with whole "other" lives here in which time and other stresses are huge factors. I guess that being willing and able to give the time and apply the thought required to be "straight mirrors" for others needs to yield its own satisfaction and reward whether or not reciprocated. We can still do as we'd prefer it be done unto us and raise the standard of response at least that much.

But it does feel good to be really perceived & likewise, it's frustrating to not be, especially if insult is added to it by being handed an "awesome" crumb as though expected to be fully satisfied, knowing what we put out wasn't really given even the response people give to trivial TV shows!

As you say - - this applies to this limited field on HP relationships but more so to those in one's bigger picture. How we choose to deal with it may make the difference between being grounded and OK with oneself inside or not. If we allow everyone else's whims to determine that for us, we are pathetically vulnerable - and without just cause, actually. it's wise to give 'benefit of the doubt'. Saves beating oneself up for vaguely perceived lacks. "They" may just have had a bad day or be burdened with caring for an ill parent - it probably has little to do with us, anyway. And - sad to say - many people live rather dull, numb lives for the most part. The intensity to put themselves in our shoes may be a lacking gene in their makeup. So who's to be pitied?

Well, though - I guess "it's easy for me to say that". I've only recently had enough feedback to a lifetime of writing to put on a pin's head. So any comments I get seem quite lavish and wonderful and even more - rather unexpected.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Addressing your last paragraph, I find it difficult to imagine you hadn't been feted for your writing all through your life... and your philosophies.

And the rest of your comment? I feel as if my favourite aunt had put me into her front parlour, sprinkled 4711 on a white handkerchief and placed in on my fevered brow.

Hugs!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Nellieanna, I love your poetry, my favorite here was,

Would we

Create illusion

Or discover

Reality?

I read it a couple of times, then it suddenly clicked! so many of us do this, reality can be so much more rewarding, we all live in our little 'mind' worlds, and yet there is so much more out there for real, clever words as always, take care, hugs nell


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

OH my, Ian! You know about everything! 4711! I wonder how many - or how few - folks have ever heard of it! Yes - it would refresh your fevered brow with its crisp, clean citrusy-ness and inspire with its subtle suggestion of other more mysterious scents. I hadn't thought of it for AGES. It was a stage I went through! Now I think I need to hunt some down.

Not hard to figure why my questionable fame has been so muffled. One thing, I had mixed goals. Couldn't decide whether to go for astronomer, philosopher or femme fatale. Seriously, that was an actual debate with myself at age 12, which was about the time I was infatuated with that lovely bottle and scent of 4711, as I recall. haha.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Nell- thank you!! Yes - we do often sacrifice the real for our illusions, though perhaps we need a little "color" of illusions to enjoy the real. But it is the real which gives us footing.

When written, there was no thought or intent to be clever, though. I just recorded the thoughts occurring to me. I'm sure many more of those have been and are equally foolish! ;-)

You are so good to come read and comment! Hugs.


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JackieGodsey 5 years ago from Interzone

Brevity is the soul not only of wit, but also of poetry and Internet comments. Nicely done.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful words as always words that are loving and magical and I could just read this over and over again.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello and welcome aboard, JackieGodsey. Thank you for making my hub your first stop at which you commented. That compliment is excellent! I like the thought of "soul" being recognized in this stuff.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Pamela - thank you! I'm delighted that it is appealing enough for repeating reading! So happy you came by!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Nellieanna, I love the structure, the way you keep building on this, the music, and of course ALL OF IT! You never disappoint when it comes to just falling into one of your hubs and getting lost in your world for a while. I just love your style. Voted you up and awesome and beautiful again.


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

The second poem is my favorite. My mind wonders is it a parent and child? Is it husband and wife? Mentor and protege? A man talking to his dog? Someone talking to a mirror. I am not asking for an explaination. Just letting you know, it is good.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Erin, you never fail to zero in on the essence of it and make me feel wonderful with your comments Thank you, my friend!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Leroy - welcome here! I'm smiling about your comment. But of course, a lady never tells.

;->

Thank you for the boost!


rmjudkins 5 years ago

Nellieanna, I like your concise style and economy of words. You just gained a new follower. Regards, Robert


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Robert, you have just struck gold.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Robert - Thank you for that kind assessment of my style. I appreciate your visit here and your following me. I visited your site and found your work to be good! So I'm looking forward to reading more than the one hub I've read so far!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ian - aw, thank you for coming back, dear friend and for the vote of confidence! Hugs. As I told him - I checked Robert's new site out and read one of his hubs, titled "Sensitivity". It is quite worthwhile.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your excellent poems with so much wealth in it. You have wonderful gift. Take care and wish you well.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Hello, hello! You are so dear to follow and encourage me! Hugs! It gives me much! Thank you!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Oh, Nellieanna, this is absolutely lovely. What more can I say? I love you with all my heart... just because you are so true, beautiful, pure, lovely... I must take time to compare you with something that came sparkling clean and brilliant out of a very dirty place. This life is so dirty, and yet, people like you don't even get stained by the dirt. I love you, my mamma in Cyberspace!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

OH, my dearest Martie. That brought instant tears to my eyes! Oh, yeah - it can surely be a dirty business. Was so, in he age of the Pharaohs, the Romans and throughout recent history. But honestly, - that part is not "life", but its antithesis: - the part that moves us toward death. LIFE is made for - well, LIFE!

But, sure, it has some honest dirty stuff, - birth, for example, is a bit of a grungy ordeal - but so quickly - emerges joy and sweetness. It's not so hard to focus on that. I get dirty - but "stained" is a bit more, isn't it? Have to sort of wallow in it to get stained! :-)

Thank you. I look forward to knowing to what you refer - "sparkling clean and brilliant" does sound soooo appealing! Hugs and thank you, my pet.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful words as alaways ,told in your own unique way.

I vote up and here's to many more to share

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Eiddwen - I'm always so pleased to see that you've visited! Oh - don't make a chore out of it, though! I hope you'll relax and enjoy whenever you have time to drop by - and, of course, I hope it is often! Thank you for coming now!


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Scarface1300 5 years ago

Here I am back again to say Thank you for such a lovely hub.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Scarface - And I enthusiastically welcome you back! Thank you! I'm truly pleased you thought it worth returning to read more! I'm honored!

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