Buried Treasures


"Persimmons"; watercolor ___©Nellieanna Hay
"Persimmons"; watercolor ___©Nellieanna Hay | Source

Having never really loved before

I never knew till now

That love's an aging process.

Since then I've aged

        Mere lifetimes

And remembered things forgot

A hundred other years ago.

I hope that this lifetime's

       Long enough

For us to meet again.

If not, I will await next time.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay





Bliss, ~

Whatever name it's given.

I find in your embrace,

I see it in your eyes

and the smile upon your face.

it's my undoing

My delight

Every time it is beheld;

I'm spellbound -


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



That child

Who smiled

So knowingly,

So wisely,

Beguiled my heart

From time

With melodies

Of life.

And he became

My soul-son.

And he became

That man

Who filled my soul.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

To feel the kinship stirred,

And to express,


To its mutual passion's voice,

Heard only heart to heart;

But never to possess

Or hold

In tenacious, jealous grip

What only IS, if felt

And shared ~

Such love averred

Most fully,

Tenderly dwelling there

Between the lovers,

Lets each one grow,

Allowed to come and go

At will,

To return again

By choice each time,

To still express

Most eloquently

Its joy

Without a single word.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay






___© Nellieanna H. Hay



Passes too soon,

      And flies

Right over my head.

     Though it

Returns too soon

To haunt me.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Did I hear

A kitten

At my door?

Was it

A cat

I've known


Perhaps it was!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Barely come

    But done ~

        So briefly.

           It was - and is

      Now vanished

   Back into the ether

From whence

   It came.

       Yet still - it WAS!

   It left its light

            Within my

       Lightened heart!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Inner light,


Glows and variegates

Into beautiful free patterns

Upon the screen of life.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A subtle suggestion that returns to haunt is remarkable,Nellieanna;)

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SilverGenes 6 years ago

Once more you have painted the world with light and love - beautiful! The kitten at the door is one I know well :))

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mentalist Acer - um, yes - those are the most haunting kinds! Thank you, kind sir!

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ah - those kittens one hears! I really had thought I heard one! I even got up and peered out onto the patio after switching on the light. A little disappointed there was no one there, but glad all the kittens in the neighborhood had better places to be in the middle of the night than on my patio! Some of the sweetest kitties I've known, though, have been OCs - occasional cats. Not the kind one can adopt but the kind one can love when they come around.

Thanks, dear one - for the early visit here! Had a few recent writing inspirations I just wanted to share. Hugs.

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Yes indeed Buried treasures awakened from your spirit to once again share with us your loyal followers.

What would my day be without a dose of Nellieanna poetry in motion. You are my morning sweetner for my coffee and my breath of fresh air to start my day. Hugs

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, Ken!! - As your own wonderful pennings flavour up our days and bring in the fresh air!

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christopheranton 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Nellianna. If I could experience love like your imaginings, I would be having a brilliant time. If only all life could be like a poem. But then, when I really think about it, it is.

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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Every single poem in here for pondering over for hours and hours.... So much wisdom in your poems, Nellieanna! Thank you for enlighten and delight me in this way. Take care! You are so special to me... to all of us.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

christopheranton - Thank you!!! You took the words right out of my mouth when you said "if only life could be like a poem - but then, when I really think about it, it is" - !!

I think of the poetry as a mere reflection of life, in fact. Mostly it is the reflection of the INNER life, however, which is usually only visible to others as the smile or frown on someone's face and the manner in which they meet the vagaries of "life" as people often think of as being what life really is. In fact, nothing "out there" really has a meaning to us personally until we apply our inner senses to interpreting it. It is not really the internal life needing justification,it is those externals which come and go with no special meaning for us till we give them some! Happens that poetry is singularly effective as a direct channel for displaying and telling about all that.

See how you make me think!!! Hugs,

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

And Martie - You're so special too! Your own writings and your comments on others' are full of insight and sensitivity. That is more than just special - it's phenomenal! Thank you so much for the positive feedback. You're dearly loved and valued!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Nellieanna, Such touching poetry that gives different glimpses of life, the mystery, the love,and the rest. I love the kitten poem that yes, I've known before.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

tee hee - Pamela - that's a special experience, isn't it? - either finding a kitten mewing at the door or imagining one.

Thank you so much for the lovely comment!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Beautiful - as always!

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hugs and thanks, Micky!!

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

How tender, how gentle, how feminine... Wonderful talent and sign me up for your first book of poetry :-)

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M Selvey, MSc 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh, it is home when I am sitting at my computer and reading Nellieanna's poetry! So beautiful and soothing! I love all of your poems here. But, as a cat lover, I especially resonated with the kitten one. I do think all felines are masters at reincarnation!

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dimitris - rest assured, YOU will receive a notated signed copy hot off the press! (did that sound right? - LOL) Thank you for the visit and lovely praise. Hugs.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Margit - I am SO pleased to see you! I've missed our "chats" via hubs. Glad my kitten one was there for us to share!

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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

You are a poet and your poems shoet...The imagery and flowing verse is like eating out of the chocolate mixing bowl when mom is not watching... The knowing, understanding and sharing is appreciated.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh wow - that's a SUPREME compliment, Dallas! I adore the mixing bowl stages more than the finished ones! Thank you so much!!

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

You can put a wealth of warmth and heart into one or two words. MARVELLOUS Thank you for giving so much pleasure.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thanks, hello,hello. Now you see why I prefer to offer more poetry than prose! I can distinguish which I've written by sheer length and word-count! hehe.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

saleheensblog - to be honest, I don't see how anyone could write prettier, more poetic words than those you wrote to compliment my hub!!! Thank you, dear perceptive soul!

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Well, now, Lady NHellieanna, these poems are really a treat. You have the gift of saying a great deal in a very few words, a gift I don't seem to have! LOL! I always take forever to say what I mean, it seems to me.

I love the lightness of touch which belies the depths hinted at and not fully revealed, just tempting the reader to go a little deeper, a little slower. Wonderful indeed, like a good meal or a wonderful conversation.

Thanks for sharing these.

BTW I think OCs are the best kind - we have one who comes frequently, asks for a little loving, and leaves again. No fuss and no bother, but we have the pleasure of his company for an hour or two!

Love and peace


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Tony - thank you for those most encouraging comments! (forgive the delay in replying -I got my preferences for notification messed up and just now found this).

Well - if you've read my prose, you will have noticed that the brevity of my poetry does not spill over much to my prose! I laughingly admit that is how I can tell which is which form I've written! LOL. Poetry just comes to me in few words and clear impressions. Prose seems to have a life of its own and even with a clear premise, wants to expand almost beyond tolerability. Sometimes I go back and compact it a bit, but after the time spent writing it - sometimes it seems like throwing more time at too much more time to bother. If I'm writing a business letter or report, of course, it is concise. No probing or considering of other "sides" is needed.

In poetry - it's also an invitation to collaborate with the reader in establishing all the deeper, random, and subjective accouterments to fit it to and for himself. A common sensitivity is only a step into more.

When writing them, I am satisfied - when reading them, more involvement may be needed to be satisfied. If not, of course, that is ok too.

Thanks again for the insight! I hadn't thought of this exactly the way I just described, which your response inspired.

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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana

I always love your poems! :) they make my heart smile.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

And THAT makes me smile, Nikki! I think of you and hope things are going well so you are smiling a lot more lately! Hugs. Thank you!

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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Sparks from your soul to us --- beautiful food for thought.

Love - Light - Laughter


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS Author

Neil - what a delicious comment! Thank you!!

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