Inner Light Unquenchable

XXXVII.

Inner Light

Unquenchable

Glows and variegates

Into beautiful

Free patterns

Upon the screen

Of life


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Watercolor by my mother, circa 1916
Watercolor by my mother, circa 1916
Her signature on back of painting
Her signature on back of painting

Venturing beginner

Into realms of

Giants' sounds

I am. 

Would that you would

Take my hand,

At least at first,

Until my ears

And fears

Adjust, 

Mature.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Shrinking shadows mezrmerize

Blinking dawns atone.

The sparkle of a baby's eyes

On love's behalf, alone

Brings pause to struggle and delays

And stills the rush of days,


Brings praise for what

We had and have

Allows our hearts to soar,

As we recount our many joys

And sing forevermore,

It's our place, our shore;


But had we another life,

Another taste and chance

To ignore life's tiresome strife,

We could love and share and dance,

Embrace our joy up to the rim,

Enhance each day to its very brim!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay




How far does light travel

In a single year?

I feel its passenger

I’ve been,

Visitor in

Some outer, inner reaches.

Trembling on the rim

And back again

To Time.

To be re-birthed

Miraculously still

Undestroyed by him,

And so – I begin~


_____© Nellieanna H. Hay


At Montsaerrat


Reverenece

Grew like petals

Of a daisy,

From within.

The outward

Expression

Of the inner growth.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Purple shadows

Softly inch

Across the floor,

Through the shades.

A door ajar

Entices exploration

Beyond this

Easy room in which

No gloom invades

Its glory.

No sorrow dare disturb

Its quiet sanctity

Where love abides

And peace pervades.

Yet nothing

Stays the same,

Where life resides

No single name tells all

Its story.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


You're my first thought every morning.

Quietly there.

You follow me through my day

And share

My every breath.

You're a poignant presence

Giving magic meaning

To my everything,

Making out of sounds and rhymes,

Songs I silently sing.

You're gooseflesh

And the tarantella

In my mind.

You're eccentric, you're fantastic,

You're poetic and you're kind.

Your value never hides.

You're wholeness, you're completion,

You're my missing half.

To stimulate my mind,

You also make me laugh.

Some day, some way

You will know

How precious you are to me.

I'll show you all my

Secret self

Where love itself abides.

_____© Nellieanna H. Hay







            Curtains drawn aside

                      For light

                  Reveaing that

                    They hide

                   Imagination

                       Only.


 ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

I've been among the many

And been among the few

I've sounded out their souls

As best I could

And all I really know, as yet

Is me and you.

But that makes - two!

Just as it should!



______© Nellieanna H. Hay





                                Veiled, life proceeds openly,

                                       Concealing nothing,

                                       Revealing essence,

                                             Whole, holy ~

                                       Changeless change,

                                  It moves lovelier, being seen

                                    Through darkened glass.

                                        Obstructing viewer,

                                            Not the view,

                                           Distorting seer,

                                            Not the seen.

                                  Simply moves by moving.

                                                           ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

                                                      We grow by living.
                                             We know by being all we are.

                                                ___© Nellieanna H. Hay


When and where
Are here and now.
And how
Is simply..
This!

___© Nellieanna H. Hay


I begin

Again. 

Is not everything

Beginning?

The path

Is circular.



______© Nellieanna H. Hay


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miss_jkim 5 years ago

Nellieanna, how beautiful! I feel I've been in the presence of an Angel when I read your words.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh, my -no - no angel am I. Merely a person who loves the beauty of the language and the richness of life's experience. Thank you so much, dear miss_jkim!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Hi Nellieanna-This poetry and the way you write it and add pictures and quotes is like a walk into heaven. It's a journey of endless surprises. You are such a gifted and talented woman. Thanks also for sharing the beautiful water color of your mothers. I see where some of your artistic creativity comes from. Happy New Year friend:)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

MT - Dear sweet friend! You do me great honor. Thank you! I do like to make it a pleasant amble through my poems, as it's been for me ambling through life from which they were gleaned.

My mother was truly a gifted human being. Thank you for her as well! Hugs.


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

Where and how,

Here and now,

Within never then...The speed of sight moves,if with thought,as free as light...You're a higher power,Nellieanna.;)


dianeaugust 5 years ago

Your words tranverse a space in infinity--they expand and contract--as breath and life--and being. They are like the rays of the suns each offering a distinctive light to the whole. They are loveliness and so good! DA


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

You really do show an appreciation of the beauty and poignancy of love, better than any poet writing on this site.

Nellieanna you are a unique gem.

And that picture by your mother was seriously atmospheric.

I know where you got it from now.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mentalist - Such beautiful words from you! You do me great honor. Surely more than merited! Gives me a goal to stretch for. I thank you for the warm encouragement.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, dianeaugust! That is such gorgeous imagery. I'm so pleased that you like my modest offerings.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

christopheranton - aw, how sweet, though my perception of love's beauties and poignancy is surely not better than other: - maybe a bit fine-tuned? Thank you for the praise,

I'm pleased that you enjoyed Mother's little painting. I was thrilled when I ran across it in a box of old keepsakes. She was at the Chicago Art Institute and in her monochrome period when she did it. Few of her works from that era survived the fire in our house when I was about 12. I can vividly remember a gorgeous blue one in oils she did. When I was a kid following her around, she'd give me paints and paper to keep me entertained so she could paint. ;-) She was quite a woman.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Nellieanna, Such beautiful words and pictures. I feel like I am reading something that is so uniquely special when I read your poetry. You soar with the angels.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Aw, thank you so much, Pamela. That's a lovely compliment!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Nellianna, all of these are awesome, in particular: “You're my first thought every morning. Quietly there. You follow me through my day...” Take care, dear lady – you are one of a special kind.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Martie Thank YOU, dear lady! I appreciate your choice - as well as your lovely compliment.


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gachapoz 5 years ago

Beautifully emotional.

You are truly talented!

Looking forward to reading more from you.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Nellieanna, you never cease to provide inspiration and elation for the reader. Your very own words describe you best: "You're fantastic, you're poetic and you're kind." Amen to that.


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ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

Nellieanna,

I have learned to read your hubs one poem at a time. It is like a beautiful banquet, best if taken slowly, one course at a time. You extract the power out of the simplest phrase, like the words are woven into each other.

And I don't read poetry!

(Normally that is!)

Your writing is so uplifting, it is a little joy to take a daily dip into your hubs. Thank you. For this reason - and others - I commend you as one of my favorite hubbers in: http://hubpages.com/community/HumorHubs-and-More-f... (Feel free to skip to the very last paragraph:))

Chris


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

gachopoz - I saw your comment and just had to go and "meet" you before repliying to it.

So while there, I have begun reading YOUR fascinating story! I'm entranced. Somehow it led me to also trace some of your further journeys in Hubland and that is an adventure in itself. Anyway - after napping and following, I'm now back here to thank you for reading my hub and commenting on it.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

derby (maybe I'll just let Mac spellcheck win and simply address you as derby -I can spell it in 4 letters. I type d-r-b-j and it comes out derby. LOL. Mac is VERY insistent that your name is derby instead of drbj - which requires me to retype it two or more times to get it to remain unchanged.

I saw Winona Ryder on a talk show recently - (she's been out of the limelight for so long but is back in a movie titled "Dilemma"!) - and she was asked about her aversion to technological gadgets. She said she finally broke down and got an iPhone but had a problem with the touch screen because she likes to feel a button which "goes down" to reassure her that she's made the stroke and also she hates the spell check which decides for her what she wants to type. LOL - my first thought was my friend drbj-derby (aha! that really confused Mac - I let it change to derby first and went back and added drbj- to it!) hahahaha muhahaha.

OK, what was I trying to tell you? Oh, yes - - that I greatly appreciate your kindness and to thank you for reading and liking my poetry. I treasure your opinion.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Chris!!! my, oh, my - what can I say???? Such wonderful compliments for my poems. It is especially gratifying that you like them though poetry is not usually your 'thing'! Thank you.

Yes, each is sort of a tidbit unto itself, although one of my earlier frustrations in trying to share it was that it seemed vital in understanding any of my poetry to get it within the context of all of it, which, of course, is virtually impossible, as well as nearly valueless. So, thankfully, I'm getting over that concept.

Your inclusion of me among your favorites is truly gratifying and amazing. I'm nearly speechless, in fact. Thank you!!!


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Kim Lynn 5 years ago

Your always a lovely dream to read.

I like the simplicity of your writing. Simple, but poignant!

Many Blessings,

Kim


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Kim Lynn - Thank you so much!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Nellieanna - I would not want it on my conscience that your trusty Mac has been antagonized by having to interpret my profile name. Therefore, for you, m'luv, and no one else, you may address me as 'derby'. But keep it to yourself; you know how rumors can spread. :)


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Nellieanna, thank you for reading and commenting on so many of my poetry hubs. It means a great deal, considering your love of words and your proficiency as a poet. I appreciate what you have done here, in many of these poems. "Shrinking shadows mesmerize..." has structure, but most are free flowing expressions of your inner self. (If they were mine, I would grab a line from many of them and create a poem, fresh and new, lol! This is my current strategy.)

I have been studying poetic forms for some time, and will continue. I find it challenging to fit what I intend to say within rigid shapes. I also find it inspiring to play with structures unfamiliar. I may have, as you say, found my own style within the context of my ant poem. I suppose the truth is in the consistency and ability to recapture a similar style in some future poem?

Thank you again for spending time with me.

(Oh! Beyond the glass sliding door, a young fawn sniffs at the split rail fence only twelve feet from my computer. Oops! My soft coated wheaten terrier barks her away.)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

derby - hehe - I'll try to keep it under wraps, but you realize that simply means continuing to argue with my Mac each time. In fact - starting this reply - it did it again, but I'll just go kick it and make it behave. On the other hand, maybe I can outwit it. I am wondering if it would desist if I mix a few upper-case characters in it. You know, confuse 'em. I'll try that, DRBJ - hey! it seems to work! :-)) So it shall be!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Storytellersrus - thank you. Structure has been a subliminal aim at best. But as I'm transcribing the hand-written poems to the computer, I find that I sometimes recreate them. My usual intention to "fix" a poem, though, has almost universally resulted in losing or diluting the meaning it was meant to capture and crystalize - which satisfied at the time, so that I usually have considered just writing another one using some of the elements instead. I consider your opinion quite expert and am honored that you consider me proficient! Thank you.

I love that description of your fawn visitor and your doggie sounds adorable.

If I were at the ranch, perhaps a fawn might be hovering nearby. Here in Dallas, however, wildlife is mostly squirrels scampering all about, and too often, invading my attic and walls! ;-)


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

How perfectly beautiful. This ole cracked pot hopes to have some light spilling through! Love it! :) Katie


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

oh - Katie - you're so refreshing! I'm a bit of a psycho ceramic myself. :-) Glad you enjoyed this!


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Nellieanna... Such lovely words flowing from such a lovely person...You write with a timeless grace that captures the rhythms of life in a very human manner...from the inner being.

The accompanying art is perfect and adds a luster to your already glowing prose...Thank you for this beautiful interlude which I thoroughly enjoyed with my morning coffee...

Love and peace to you, my friend...Larry


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Maven, - Larry - I value your kind comments and appreciation of my words and art. Thank you! Hope all is well with you and your lovely wife!


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Scarlett My Dear 5 years ago from Missouri

Dear Nellianna,

I feel happy and light when I read your poetry. It is a gift of your free spirit and much wisdom, which I accept with an open heart. You speak ~ We listen.

~When and where

Are here and now.

And how

Is simply..

This!~

Simply, Beautifully, Honestly written. Thank you.

~Scarlett


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Nellieanna, thank you for the pleasure of reading your wonderful poems full of seeing the surroundings, warm feeling and life experiences. You are a marvel in using the right word in the right place.


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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

Nellieanna, I so enjoy when you publish new prose for us to read, it is like a soft breeze on a summer's day, uplifting and beautiful, a gentle caress to carry us through the beauty that you so bring. Thank you Dear Lady for sharing and giving us such lovely gifts.

Blessings and hugs,

Laurie


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, dear Scarlett. But know - everything I write is not on the upswing. I am a strong believer that it takes both ups and downs to be a fully-equipped human being and to truly know what it is to enjoy the ups. Remember in "Peanuts" when Lucy shouted that she wanted "all ups and no downs"? - well - you may not, it was probably too long ago - but it made an impression on me - - that it was not realistic or even idealistic. LOL. What IS important is to really experience and be fully aware of the NOW - which is LIFE, after all, and some nows are better feeling than others. But all are valuable. :-)

Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

hello, hello - Thank YOU for reading and finding pleasure in it! And what lovely praise. When the words are few, they need to fit and be clear, don't they? :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Laurie - dear fellow poet - thank you. I am pleased if my poetry brings pleasure or good feelings. Thank you!


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Scarlett My Dear 5 years ago from Missouri

And, THIS is exactly why I enjoy your poetic voice! I agree wholeheartedly! Pain, of the heart, of the body, of the soul ~ Hurts. But, it is in that pain that we recognize and recall the joy of Peace.

(; Certainly do remember Lucy's complaints! Loved it! Linus Fan here. Smart, wise, quiet.

(((hugs back)))


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, Scarlett! How nice that you returned with such supportive comments!

(smile) - Yes Linus is a dear pint-sized wise one. But Snoopy is my hero. He's a fellow Aquarian, you see.


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Scarlett My Dear 5 years ago from Missouri

Gemini here! (: Two-faced ~ But in a good way! Oh. Does this mean I'm Lucy? *frowny face*


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

No, no -- not frowny-faced, nor "two-faced" which often has a negative connotation. Gemini is multi-faceted, which has an excellent connotation, - versatile and good at many things, especially communication skills, - writing particularly. Gemini is my ascending sign.


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Scarlett My Dear 5 years ago from Missouri

I like "multi-faceted"! Ascending sign, as in, Best Buds? OR... Partners in crime? (; I guess it could mean both.

I read recently that some star signs may have changed due to "the sun's location on the first day of spring having slowly drifted westward". It doesn't seem to have messed with *my* sign, but if it had, I think I might have felt a bit discombobulated. I like my sign. It's me ~ warts and all.


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BJBenson 5 years ago from USA

You shine so bright,not like a candle in the night,but a star bright in the sky.

I am Virgo, that will never change. I have a Gemini husband, he would only get upset over this sign changing stuff! I am sure someone has written a hub about it!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

I feel sure you're safe, Scarlett. If any drifting happened, and if any of this astrology stuff were so, a change in position of any heavenly body would not affect people already born, but those who might be born in the future. The moment of birth is when it's all set up.

One's ascending sign is the sign viewed on the horizon at the exact moment of one's birth at the exact location, seeming to rise due to the Earth's own rotation.To get a visual idea of how this happens might be to notice how the sun's appearance happens instantaneously on the horizon. Of course, neither the sun nor the constellations (signs) are rotating around the earth but their appearance from Earth's vantage point seems to cause them to suddenly appear. Early man concluded that we were centered and everything else in the sky rotated around us.

In astrology the ascending sign is said to affect one's externals, like appearance, career choices, etc., while the Sun Sign (which is what you'd call "my sign") - affects everything about the person, but modified by one's other planets' signs. The interaction between all these influences is what account for the differences among different people under the same sun sign. So not to worry - your warts are all safe. hehe


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Right BJ - Virgos are quick but are not at all erratic. Actually it's not an exact science - LOL. Not even a science, although scientific discoveries "shine new light" on how it's set up. Each sign has a planetary "ruler", but there aren't enough planets to go around all 12 signs. LOL. At one time Aquarius had to share Capricorn's ruler, Saturn. Then Uranus was discovered and it was assigned to Aquarius. But you might be interested to know that you and your husband share the same planetary ruler - Mercury - and it accounts for both of your quickness.:-)

Thank you for the lovely compliment!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Your poetry inspires and gives hope. I am truly impressed by the words and the feelings behind them. Voted up and awesome.


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Scarlett My Dear 5 years ago from Missouri

Thank you, Nellieanna, for the lesson. *Big Smile* For the first time, I get it! It's a nice thought, that at the moment of one's birth, there is something greater there on the horizon, perhaps watching over, guiding us, in a way.

Good to know, me and all my imperfections, are safe! You know what they say ~ If you put a group of people in a circle and told them they could each exchange their 'problems' for another's ~ in the end, most would keep their own, cause it's what they know and feel most comfortable with. THAT is a true test, isn't it, of just how attached we become to the pain we carry within.

Loved our chats!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals. - Thank you. I just read your delightful profile, about how you came to join HP and became confident in your witting ability. I loved your story. I already admired you and it makes you all the more personable to know more about YOU. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Scarlett - I checked out a little about the sign panic. LOL I was relieved to learn that it is not a "new" thing, but simply a new look at another form of astrology - the more Eastern one, in which the focus & view are from the constellations, rather than as seen from Earth and involving more of our own solar system. And in that Eastern astrology, there is an extra constellation included. Of course, there are MANY other constellations in the heavens than either 12 or 13! This is a discipline with arbitrary limits and constraints. It is not a scientific explanation, although if one probes into its history, it has been used by humans for thousands of years to help explain and understand human traits and characteristics. We have modern psychology which tries to do that - and possibly one is no more exact or deficient that the other.

One ought not allow such externals to determine or overly influence who one is and who one knows oneself to be and to become, since we're all works in progress & in process.

How we choose to meet our challenges are individual and sometimes I am amazed at how accurately the signs do ferret out our individuality. But "choose to" is a foundation of my approach to life.

"Stuff" does not just happen. Results we identify as stuff can almost invariably be traced back to some choices -- some were made for us as kids, but our adult life is our own and we are needed to take the driver's seats and make choices leading to our preferred destinations.

I very seldom look at astrological predictions, and if I do, it's just a matter of interest. I'm always aware of the chance involved, heavenly bodies' lineups notwithstanding. But it is interesting, y'know? Once I worked out my own chart for the rest of my life. I saw a kind of geometric pattern to it which was interesting. But I know I'm the deciding factor.

I avoid turning over my life or destiny to others or other influences. Been there, done that and found it very wanting!

As you so accurately point out - we are better at our own challenges and do and should prefer them - since they are the REALITY! I like reality, then put some icing on it and/or - find the inner layer of icing which comes with it. Either way - I find that "if it is to be, it is up to me." :-)

Thanks for the fun chatting! What fun!


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

It is a very pretty hub, it looked almost like your scrap book got sucked onto the screen. I wonder why you felt the need to blow all your shot in one go unless you intend to make all of your hubs this intricate?


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Scarlett My Dear 5 years ago from Missouri

So true, so true!

My cousin/soul-sister said recently, "Whether you think you CAN or think you CANNOT, You Are Probably Right!"

I've enjoyed our chatting, as well!

Much Love and Respect! ~Scarlett


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jaggedfrost - what a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for visiting my hub & expressing your impressions. To answer the implicit question about the manner of creating my hubs, there's no set intent to produce any specific result other than expressions of what has inspired me enough to make any given hub at the time. I love the process.

However perhaps a more tangible answer is available throughout those already in existence, namely the 87 published ones which demonstrate their character.

It's an astute observation on your part that ample parts of myself are communicated to the screen in their context, though that hasn't resulted in depleting the source, it seems.

Thanks again for the visit and comments. :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Scarlett - I like your cousin/soul-sister! Good analysis. Either way, our expectations do seem to become self-fulfilling prophecies! Hugs - and thank you!


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BJBenson 5 years ago from USA

I once dated a son of an astrologer. She told me I was not going to marry her son, it was not in the stars. I am so glad she was right.

LOL.


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Is there a story behind your choice of the picture of a cracked egg with light streaming out of it ?

Humpty dumpty and an egghead came to mind when the picture first confronted my vision. An imaginary character from a nursery rhyme combine with a very studious and academic intellectual ..and I wonder if there is a hidden humor somewhere and that twinkle in your eyes.

Also...

How strange I jot down this verse before I open my computer...."A circle ~ In the end is the beginning we all come back to." I haven't the faintest idea where I read it or how it entered my mind. There is a similarity with the last poem of this hub.Synchronicity ? :)


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

Nellieanna:

You gift us with another grand bouquet...the arrangement artful, each blossom precious.

Thanks for sharing and helping to dispel the Winter's chill.

CP


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

BJ. I'm smiling. Yes - it sounds as if you were gven wise counsel! Had I listened to my mother's objection to my first husband's sign, I might have spared us all an unfortunate situation. But she mistook him for a true Leo and I liked Leo dispositions (my father was one!) - but the man I arrayed was a Cancer-Leo cusp - a really incompatible combination for me! Leos are bossy, to be sure, but they tend to demand only what would naturally happen anyway! Thanks for the commentary!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Silent Reed - How clever you are. There's usually some motivation behind my choices of visuals & words. In this instance, I think I like yours better!

For me the egg represents the ever-renewing seamless rebirth of being & the crack represents the need to break our of our rigid status quo in order to let the inner light shine forth, as well as to dispel the inner darkness. That illustratration worked well.

And of course - "great minds think alike", though it is surprising that the ciruclar thought invaded your mind at just that moment. There is a great similarity of meanings.

Of course the circle represents a powerful symbol of life. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that everything is a circular continuum, repeating again and again.

Thanks for the thoughtful comments!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Christopher P.- great to see you! Thank you! If I can dispel Winter's chill, I'm pleased and honored.

Hope you're keeping cozy and warm beyond my words, though. It's a good day for some hot chocolate - or something. ;->


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lisadpreston 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

I really wish I could write poetry. I suppose that is why I consider your work a treasured gift. It is the unattainable! Something no other person could duplicate. The artwork kinda makes the words stand out in 3D. I just love you Nellianna and your beautiful soul. And you ARE an angel, whether you believe it or not.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

YOU are a dear person, lisapreston! And that is a LOVELY compliment!

My poetry is just an expression of my observations or feelings, - sort of like a shorthand system for capturing a moment or keeping a thought that would probably otherwise vanish in thin air. So of course - they are personal and unique. No one else would even want to duplicate them - because they would need to be jotting down their own moments.

I do enjoy playing with the artwork in hopes that it may enhance the themes of the poetry. So it's really gratifying for you to enjoy and appreciate it.

I'm honored that you think so, but if I'm an angel then so is everyone else, 'cause I'm an ordinary person. Hugs. . .


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

"When and where are here and now". And how! Precious words of wisdom lost on so many coming and going. I love how the form of your sea of seas and shoreline mimics the coastline in both directions like an isthmus. What delicious tasty biscuits you bake in the oven of your mind and heart.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

sligobay, you spoil me with your delightful comments which cast a kindly spotlight on some of my simple words and express your responses to them with elegant, endearing style and fine-tuned choice of words. And I'm smiling - "nothing says loving' like something from the oven. . ." as the ditty used to say.

Thank you for another wonderful visit.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

"Where life resides / No single name tells all / Its story." What a rich evocation of the richness of life and experience!

As always your words and the graphic images are so truly beautiful. Love the "inner light" streaming out of the egg - that is simply marvellous! I am in awe of your skill (a tiny bit envious, perhaps?) and just love your words.

Thanks for brightening my morning and letting some light stream over it - the clouds are heavy today, and the rain at times unrelelnting!

Love and peace

Tony


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Tony - how nice of you to notice that sentence. Thank you. Thank you for your perceptive responses each time.

We have drizzly too, but we need the moisture. But its nice and cozy in here! They say we'll see a little sun later in the day. I ilke the feeling of being warm and dry when it's cold and wet outside. Of course it's summer there, so humid, right?


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

It is indeed! High summer and the grass seems to grow inches in a day. The sunlight now streaming into my study window where this morning was but dull leaden light!

Our winters are dry and cold, so I welcome the rain, even when its unrelenting!

Love and peace

Tony


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh, - glad to hear it's sunny there now! Actually our weather tends to the dry side, sometimes to drought, but, then -we also get torrential rains at any season and even heavy snow and ice in the winter, though these are not typical of our "normal" weather patterns - whatever those are! "Normal" here is "anything can happen and will happen". LOL


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Nellieanna, you must be a billionair! You have an abundace of life's riches... Your writings/poetry reflects a "richness" that is earned the "old-fashoined" way... liveing life at its fullest. Your gifts are appreciated.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dallas, you do me great honor and bring pleasure with your appreciation. Thank you, m'dear! It's true that living fully is the richest reward I know of!


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

You are a good "role model" that reflects my life: I would rather do it, than wish I had done it."

Your prior life's experiences has provided a forum whereby you have gained an inner "knowing" and appreciation of life. As you know, life is a process...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

It takes one to recognize it in others. Of course your own life is a beacon for an active life of doing it rather than regret. And of course, only oneself can measure that correctly. I'm here to say that one always has more to do if one is really alive!

Knowing in the sense you mean is not the same as "knowledge" as it if mostly defined. A sense of inner certainty is not the same, either. In fact, I suppose it's best demonstrated rather than explained! LOL - Thank you for recognition! Hugs.


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

All of us die, but some of us live...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Exactly!!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

I honestly don't know what to say. You don't need encouragement, so it is pointless to be redundant with compliments. Yet you know you always have my support, not that that is needed either. ;) Especially among the many friends and admirers you have.

But - there is always a truth in your words. I can count on you for that. There's always beauty even when I'm down. I usually say life is good even when it's bad - and reading your poetry is definitely a good thing. :)


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

If you find truth and beauty in my words, it is the greatest compliment and appreciation! Glad it's a good thing for you! Thank you, Shan!

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