Daughter of the Universe

Question: How would you best describe where you live in poetry?

In response to Peggy W question "How would you best describe where you live in poetry?", I realized that my location does not describe where the heart of the matter is. Although, I do believe she was making reference to a place of residence, it did not resonate for me. Instead, the following poem is what came to mind.

I suppose I have always felt a kindered soul to all people of the earth and, since stepping onto my spiritual path, a child of the universe, as well. Whether it was my observations in my classrooms of people who were from other ethnic groups, or cultures I became aware of through my father's National Geographic magazines, I became fascinated at a very young age with the vastness of the world that I had yet to explore beyond the confines of my 'backyard community', and was excited that one day I would have the opportunity to do so.

I am acutely aware of the poverty of the rural town where I reside. There is no major industry, the tiny town has less than 5,000 people in population, and one has to travel two hours for any substantial cultural offering.

Yet, it has been a haven of healing in the months of mourning my husband's death, and I have made some solid friendships here that will last, whenever I eventually get the calling to move on once more. For, although I prefer to be close to family, it hasn't always worked out that way. I've followed an inner guidance, some may call it their North Star, that has led me to many different places. From the Midwest to the center of Alaska, and down the Pacific coast; from California to North Carolina, I have travelled many highways and have felt at home no matter where I set up camp.

I truly believe I was born under a wandering star...


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Daughter of the Universe

I was born with the heart of a gypsy

No home will I name…

Stars of the Universe; Mother Earth’s beauty-

It’s all part of my claim.


If I could sail, I would be on the sea

Travelling the waters blue,

Stopping at ports that call to me,

Discovering something new.


I am Life’s devotee

Following a Master Old…

Seeking Life’s mystery

The story yet untold.


The beaches call my name

The mountains call my heart

Ultimately, they are the same

Although hundreds of miles apart.


From the tip of Alaska to far below

Adventure has taken me far;

I don’t often plan where I will go,

My heart is my guiding star.


To describe where I call my home

Is not in my destiny.

All too soon I am called to roam

Where, is yet to be…


If you search for me somewhere

I may seem out of sight

But, you will find me in a prayer

Whispered in the night.


This original poem written by Denise Handlon on March 29, 2012, may not be copied or reproduced in any way, except with expressed permission of the author. Thank you.


Oh, the Places You'll Go...

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Princess Prisca 4 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

Denise,

Thank you for creating this lovely/awesome poem from Peggy's question.

I enjoyed it very much and it flows nicely.

I am so sorry for your loss and very happy about your solid friendships and support system. God Bless!

Ciao...Princess Prisca


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

my heart is my guiding star.... I enjoyed this piece and bless you


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Oh Denise, I loved the light-hearted loving spirit you expressed through this uplifting poem.

"My heart is my guiding star" and "You will find me in a prayer whispered in the night" were the lines that really resonated with my own heart.

Voted up and shared.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Dear Denise,

This is truly a beautiful poem and will fill many people's hearts and minds with shared feelings. So very sorry for the loss of your husband in this life and like Princess Prisca expressed, happy to know that the small town in which you currently reside comforts you and gives you solace.

My paternal grandmother had a lifetime membership to National Geographic and always passed them on to us. I still have many copies of them although she has been gone now for many years, because before I pass them on, I read them cover to cover. Most of the stories are time-less and certainly open one's eyes to what is going on around the world and beyond.

I LOVE your "Daughter of the Universe" poem! All the up votes except funny and sharing this. God bless you!


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hush4444 4 years ago from Hawaii

This poem is absolutely priceless. I'm so happy to have read it before I went to work, since has given me a more positive outlook on what will most likely be a stressful day. I'll imagine myself as a daughter of the universe and put the more mundane thoughts out of my head. Thank you so much for sharing your gift.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Princess Prisca, thank you for stopping by to read and comment-I appreciate it. Nice to meet you. Ciao.

Hello, Dear Frank-thank you. And, Many blessings in return. :)

Gail, you are so sweet. I'm happy to know this poem resonated with you. :) Last one of the contest, LOL

Hi Peggy-I have to thank you for presenting this one (of many) provocative question(s) that caught the eye of the Muse. Obviously, it resonated with me this morning. I'm glad that it caught the eye of others in an unexpected way. :)

Dear Hush-what a sweet comment you have shared. So happy that it was uplifting to you-work can be such drudgery if we forget who we really are. Take care.


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sofs 4 years ago

Oh so beautiful! This is the free spirit that I always feel within me.. that just wants to go following my heart... truly beautiful! You are indeed a daughter of the universe! Have a lovely day, my dear. God Bless.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Sophie, How are you? Thank you for reading and leaving your beautiful comment. I've been off for three days now and am heading back in for four in a row. Take care. :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I love your poem and feel like it describes me. I was very touched. Awesome hub!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

You have a complete talent and I am always so addicted to your words. This is so heartfelt, completely beautiful and absolutely wonderful.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this Denise. A daughter of the universe, so creative..Awesome...


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

acaetnna-thank you for your beautiful sentiment. I appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Hello Ruby, thank you for reading and commenting. How are you? I've been neglecting reading everyone else's work and must get back to that.

Thank you ladies for dropping by and have a peaceful weekend. :)


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia

Beautiful piece of poetry that describe much more than one life, for a creative soul there are hundreds of ways to answer 'good formulated question' and you have done it magnificently:)


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Beata, thank you for your kind comment. I agree-there is an unlimited potential for creativity, among other things, to be expressed by one soul in one's lifetime. Many blessings to you.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This is awesome Denise. A free spirit... home is where the heart is.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Rosemary, :) Happy Hubbing to you this week.


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

This beautiful poem expresses so well the "heart of a gypsy" that I know you have. I love it because it also expresses many of my own feelings about being born under a wandering star. Voted up and awesome, beautiful! Shared!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

This poem is so lovely! I felt connected to it instantly. May I ask your permission to use your line about copyrighting? Hehe. Seriously though I've had people stealing my work lately and I'd like to use your last line obviously tailored to my needs.

"This original poem written by Denise Handlon on March 29, 2012, may not be copied or reproduced in any way, except with expressed permission of the author. Thank you."

Thanks!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Stephanie-I know we share the love of the road, the people we meet and the adventures our travels bring us. Thanks so much for the votes and share! I'm in Michigan right now but hope to get together with you later this month. :)

Hi Kitty-Absolutely YES you have my permission. I'm glad this poem resonated for you. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Ooh, so beautiful, Denise! I felt the freedom of your spirit shining through. "My heart is a guiding star", sort of made my eyes misty. Also loved the image, blends well with the poem. I find power when using images and words.

Voted up and beautiful!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i am always in total awe of your perspective of the Universe Denise, as in you step in a different dimension and when you come back there's a light emanating from you...


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This is truly beautiful verse, Denise. It captures your spirit so well in magical words. I love the last verse especially- if you search for me somewhere - I may seem out of sight ..... Voted up/awesome.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Marie-so nice to see you. Thank you for your comments. I'm glad to know this poem touched you...Thanks for the votes.

raciniwa-what a beautiful comment you shared. Thank you.

Hello Docmo-what a pleasant surprise. Thank you for your kind words and votes.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

"And you will find me in a prayer at night." So very beautiful. Your words touched every fiber of my being - and so does your friendship. Voted up, awesome, beautiful, interesting and sharing!


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a beautiful poem, Denise, and contains some very lovely thoughts. I am very sorry for your loss and hope that your healing continues.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Audrey-thank you for reading and I'm thrilled this touched 'every fiber of your being'.

Thank you, my friend.

Hello AliciaC-thank you for your kind words. It's been since 2005, a century ago in many ways. Yes, the healing continues but I am usually in a good space now. :)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I love this! I feel very similar. I'm from Colorado, but now live in a rural town in NC, too. It has been a place of healing. Now, I'm itching to go on an adventure. :) The next one, though, might be building a house or gasp! freelancing at home. Then I can go on more travel adventures, too. Alas, your poem is beautiful.


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Beautiful poem I am glad you shared it here on hubpages. Inspiring and uplifting.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Ahhhh! How beautiful and sublime! I enjoyed reading this. I'm bookmarking for reading again.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

Under sun

Under moon and stars

One light

Many rivers

Peace to all


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jonmcclusk 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Great poem and I'm sorry to hear about your lose but am glad you have support, stay strong and thanks for sharing.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

cclitgirl-thanks for reading and commenting. I'd be happy to pound a few nails with you if you should decide to build a house-something I've always dreamed of doing, LOL

mljdgulley354-I'm glad you enjoyed it-thanks for reading.

cyndi-so glad to know this poem resonated with you.

Hello Sid-beautiful words; yes, many rivers leading to One source. Thank you for commenting.

Jon-how kind; I appreciate your condolences. Thank you for reading.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Hi Denise ~ I've just linked this wonderful poem to my new hub "Words that penetrate the human soul." Thanks.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Oh my goodness, Audrey, thank you! I appreciate it and will read your hub this morning. What a pleasant surprise. :)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Your words flow with beauty and ease Denise ; and thanks for sharing.

Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share ohere.

Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Eddy-thank you for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful w/e coming up. :)


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Oh Denise, what a Beautiful, Beautiful Poem...It could be set to music.

I was so sorry to read of your Husband's passing. You are a Strong Woman, surrounded by all us Hubbers who care and are there for you... from all the corners of the World. Continue to heal and know that you are LOVE.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

B-what a lovely comment, thank you. My hubber friends are all very dear to me-thank you for your support. It is an amazing phenomenon to know people from many countries, as you state. What an experience! Each year, mostly in August, I've written about my grief in losing John. It has been a powerful healing. Thank you for reading.


stessily 4 years ago

Denise, Your dancing image and its caption, "Free Spirit to be in the Moment Live, Laugh, Love whereever Life brings YOU", are breathtaking and convey perfectly your beautiful poem and wonderful preface. I, too, grew up poring over my father's National Geographic collection and seeing myself in all the faces, places, and adventures.

As for the title, "Daughter of the Universe", it's beautiful, expansive, deep, joyous. It's the way I wish to see myself, so my thoughts and heart resonated with every single word in your perfectly perfect poem.

Up + UABI + sharing.

Kind regards, Stessily


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Stessily-we are, as stated before, soul sisters, so I can certainly understand how this poem resonated for you and of course, was written for all of the 'Daughters of the Universe' who are like us.

That image of the dancer was one that was taken from the front of our dance studio T-Shirt design one year at recital time. It is a dynamic image, isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by to read and comment-always appreciate your presence. :)


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anglnwu 4 years ago

So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. This poem is totally lovely. I love your choice of words and it's so cleverly crafted that I can imagine the freedom of your heart to roam where it will, yet rooted in the heart of prayer. Rated up and up.


stessily 4 years ago

Denise, I came back to read this beautiful poem again, to feel the presences of all daughters of the universe, beyond time and space, and to admire again the silhouetted dancer. Such a dynamic, joyous image conveying all the empowering beauty of dancing, which is a universal, timeless language. Those t-shirts with your dance studio image should be collectors' items!

I'll be back many times to this poem.

Kind regards, Stessily


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Anglnwu-thanks for your condolences...Oct 1, 2005. I appreciate your comments about the poem, thank you for stopping by.

Thank you Stessily, for returning to read this poem once more, and for your comments. I had to smile about the T-Shirts being collectors' items because in a way they are, haha. I have at least 2 tshirts and 2 sweatshirts with our other dance logo on it, in my closet. They are over 10 years old!


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katyzzz 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Brilliant and sums me up very well, almost as if I wrote it myself, for which I am unable to claim credit.

It's certainly on my wave length and especially with its title. What more can I say?


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Katy-you are not alone. It appears I struck a cord and that this title/poem resonates with many here. So, I invite you into our little group of ladies of all ages-we 'Daughters of the Universe' may travel alone, but are united in one spirit, one voice, allowing ourselves to follow our own Truth.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Densie, this poetry truly touched me as I have always been a gypsy at heart. I love nature, especially the ocean, and when I read,

"If I could sail, I would be on the sea

Travelling the waters blue,

Stopping at ports that call to me,

Discovering something new.."

I saw my soul. :-)

Beautiful!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Genna-so good to see you. I'm pleased that the poem resonated with you. I know what you mean by the 'gypsy' in your soul. Me too. If you read the above comments it seems to have rang a bell for many here. Come on and join the 'Daughters of the Universe' club and we'll sail the sea...


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, what a beautiful poem, and I totally understand how you feel. I have this yearning to just up and go round the world, especially on the high seas! lol!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Nell, thank you. I think we should all climb aboard a sailing ship soon and have a Hubber adventure! haha


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davenstan 4 years ago

Very beautiful and touching!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Davenstan-thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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Ibis Suau 4 years ago from Florida

Denise, I love the poem. Like you, I feel like " a child of the universe". It must be hard to go through the loss of someone you love so much, but I am glad that you are able to find solid friendships wherever you go. I can tell by your writing that you have a beautiful light within your soul. Thanks.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Ibis-you are indeed a 'child of the universe'. Thanks for your sweet comments. I appreciate your feedback.


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

I was born with the heart of a gypsy

No home will I name…

Stars of the Universe; Mother Earth’s beauty-

It’s all part of my claim.

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Can I please give you an award for such a wonderful poem?


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

QudsiaP1-thank you so much for your comment. Yes, thank you...I will take your award. Many blessings.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

"The beaches call my name and the mountains call my heart".. You have just spoken true words of who I am and where I belong! Your beautiful words are haunting and peaceful. I love the connection between us and the universe and how meek we are in it's existence. You have captured the sacred truth of where we really live...the universe. Fabulous.. I have goosies! Voted up and shared! :)Lisa


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you, Lisa...it doesn't surprise me that this poem resonated with you. Yes, I think we are connected in the deepest sense -soul work. :) Thanks for your comments.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Powerful poetry! You have opened it well with the first stanza and completely captured my attention from beginning to end. You definitely put your heart, mind,a nd soul in this piece :) well done!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Keith, thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. It always amazes me when the words tumble effortlessly as the Muse does her magic. 'Daughter' was one of those moments.


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wisdom25 4 years ago from San Tan Valley

This is a beautiful poem. I love it. This is the reason why people keep coming to your hubs again and again. Much Much Love and Respect to you.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Maurice-what a kind thing to say; I appreciate your words and thank you for reading.


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picadilly 4 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

SO beautiful!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you, Picadilly, for reading and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Very, very beautiful Denise, your words quite blew me away....

I will add the link on my gypsy hub.

Voting up, best wishes Lesley


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Lesley-Thanks for your comments. I'm running into an 'add the link' glitch, but will do so when I have more time (and patience) to figure out what I am not doing right. :) I will add the link, as I stated. Thanks for your great Caravan hub-loved it. It delights me every time I see the bright colors!


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

An absolutely beautiful poem.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I appreciate that this poem resonated with you, lrc7815. Thank you for reading it.


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Emanate Presence 4 years ago from the Head to the Heart

Denise, your response in poem to the question - and being a wanderer and truth-seeker - speaks to me as well.

I am Life’s devotee

Following a Master Old…

Seeking Life’s mystery

The story yet untold.

Ah yes, the unfolding mystery of Life - a never-ending story.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Emanate Presence-I thought as much, from reading your comments on my hubs, as well as your profile page. :) It is a beautiful unfolding, with all of her glitz, glory, guts, and pain...she still sparkles! Thanks for stopping by.


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brakel2 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I think your article and poem are full of descriptive words, and the poem takes me to another world. I want to live everywhere too, and I wish I had the talent to write a poem that had the power and words of this poem. I found you when you answered a question and came to this site. I am so glad I did. Good luck in all your endeavors. Congratulations on your awards.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

brake12, I remember the question you asked...and after I responded to it I realized that I had it temporarily unpublished until I make some changes, haha. I'm so glad you decided to stick around and discover this poem that resonates deep within your soul. Thank you for your feedback. :)

Several of the ladies have commented in much the same way and we have decided that we have formed a sister group of 'Daughters'. Feel free to join us in the endeavor to live as free spirits.

Many blessings.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi denise, I am so sorry for your loss. Your poem was absolutely beautiful, and the descriptions are awesome, voted up and shared, nell


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Nell...thank you for your condolences. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks for the votes and share. :)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

As a daughter of the universe you have captured the thoughts and hearts of many. I, too, offer condolences on the loss of your husband and pray your heart heals and your journey continues.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

First I want to express my condolences to you. Second, I want to say well done on this poem. It is very beautiful. It makes you feel warm and bright


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello tillsontitan-thank you for the condolences. I appreciate that. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. It is dear to my heart. Thanks for your comment.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

SkeetyD-I'm so glad that you enjoyed this poem...that it resonated with you and touched your heart. Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate your condolences. :)


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epigramman 3 years ago

I just simply love this creative side of you Denise and you should really exploit your talent here more often because with poetry as a niche you should always just be yourself and let the words flow free. And you do that very well here.

I also love your new profile photo and I sit here on this rather chilly January evening (but typical for Canada and being this close to the lake) sending you sincere warm wishes for you and your family in 2013 for your continued health, happiness and prosperity .

lake erie time ontario canada 1:41am and how is the weather where you live?


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Sir Epi-what a kind compliment you've given me-you, the master of poetry. Thank you. I actually love this 'free spirit' poem. It is interesting how some poems seem to be a struggle to make it work and others...well, they just bubble out.

It is a cold one here in NC. The weather was sunny yesterday, but chilly-47 degrees which was still sweater weather. However, it dipped down into the 20's tonight. My nephew and I started the New Year with a whopping major cold (flu I think), but I will still accept your sweet well wishes for good health, etc.

And, Happy New Year to you, my friend. It is so amazing and wonderful to know so many people around the world, like yourself. Good hearted, humorous, and passionate about writing. Thanks for connecting tonight. Many blessings...


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

I really felt the spiritual side of you in this piece and for that I am grateful--it is a gift to us really--beautifully done!


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jenbeach21 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful poem! I really enjoyed reading it.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

The quest and search for what life really is......brilliant. Shared!


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Audrey-my apologies for my late reply...blame it on my intense work schedule pulling me away. :) Thank you for your beautiful comment. I appreciate that you recognize the spiritual presence within this poem.

jenbeach21-I'm so glad you enjoyed it. If you are a soulful adventurer, join our cyber club and be part of the Daughters of the Universe. :)

Hi Michelle-thank you for your comment and your share! I appreciate both. Enjoy your week.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

So glad to have found this poem. Very few places outside of my rural part of NC have I had the opportunity to roam. Your poem gives me hope along with a special warmth. I love the idea: Daughters of the Universe. Kim


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Kim, Thanks so much for your heartfelt comments. I have often thought that there should be a club for women who want to travel, but don't want to go alone and who may want a companion to explore or take on an adventure. Wouldn't that be fun?

BTW I thought MY town was rural-where are you? OC-one of the Islands on the OBX? (feel free to email me privately). Stephanie Hicks is also here in NC as a hubber and she and I have met for lunch once. We hope to get together again soon.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Denise,

I live in Fleetwood. You may be familiar with Boone which is about 20 miles from where I live. The OC is for Oh See. Smiles. Are you on the coast?


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi OC, I live near, but not on, the beach-about an hour or two's drive depending on which beach I want to go to. I'm NE Carolina, about 30 minutes drive south of the border...the VA border, that is. Yes, I know where Boone is, I've driven through it a few times. Fleetwood is unfamiliar to me, but I bet it's gorgeous, especially in the fall! Thanks for your comment. I've been out of touch of the computer lately. Hope you enjoy your week!


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Hey Denise,

It is beautiful in the fall. I am about as NW as one can go and it sounds as though you are about as NE as one can go. We will have to keep our two ends of NC lifted with poetry via HP style. Smiles, Kim


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Kim-if I ever get to Asheville, as planned, I'll let you know and we can meet up. :)


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Sounds good. : )


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

I know I've commented before on this poem, but I just re-read it and loved it all over again! You have touched the heart of this gypsy! :)


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Stephanie-I'm so pleased that this poem resonates so well with your gypsy girl. Thank you for sharing your thoughts once again. :) Happy Trails to you...enjoy your summer.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Very sweet and very kind poem. Great smile and happy face.

Your response suits me. I feel that you have covered the question in a soothing, loving and adorable way. Reflects a life blossoming with beauty. Peace.


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Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Dear manatita44 Thank you very much for your kind words. I appreciate the time you took to read this poem and I am looking forward to reading your work.

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