Merriment

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  This season brings on a sense of renewal and joyfulness!

I'd be honored to share some of my random thoughts about it, ranging from the sublime to the silly, from the thoughtful to the titillating. Though perhaps not all my offerings express merriment in its traditional sense, they do fit into mine, because I feel that balance and ballast are essential to true joy and merriment. It takes a palette of things and stimuli. So - come along!

The year

Escapes by quarters.

The months

Go racing by.

The weeks - the days - the moments

Flee freely.

Where was I?

When did the calendar dwindle?

How did it get so late?

I started only yesterday

To live, to seek my fate.

If time exists, it's circular.

How else is this explained?

The flow of life

Includes its ebb.

The sum must be

Ordained!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Islands in the tropics

Hope becomes

Chasing winter’s cold away,

Dispelling fear

Compelling cheer

In rainbows of the mind,

Converting tears to joy

And years 

To moments of eternity.

With mental rainbows

Converting tears

To showers

Of ecstasy.


------© Nellieanna H. Hay





Two - four - and three.

What is it all to me?

Circle? None.


How grave is gravity,

And yet

Undone.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Color me pink

And let me go

To soar,

To fly,

To float

To flow

On winged feet

I run,

I thrust,

I jet

And pirouette

On peaks of ecstasy.

In letting go, life rushes in

Arousing,

Stirring,

Moving,

Leaping

Out of dreary bonds

And into benign,

Being whole,

Being one

With you.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay



Claudia is Blooming!

The plant I nearly killed has become my star!
The plant I nearly killed has become my star!

Let's run away

From Interstates and

Shopping malls

And Boards of Education;

Let's slip into the quiet

World of woods,

Where we'll need to pause

For eyes inured by neon

To soften to its sunlight ~

      ~ Filtered through,

Reflected in a shaded stream,

An intimate haze of dampened light and shadow

Playing upon its grassy shore.


The sounds, whispers of the life within

The fragrance of the towering trees

And mosses creeping on the forest floor

Tease noses, too desensitized by garish smells,

                    Now thrill

         To fragile mist, touched gently

   By sun and breeze and green.

                    Now free

          To softness of air, earth, sun

And love.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Too diffused,

Light is

Almost

Darkness.


Focused,

It's a laser beam.


The light

Must know

Its path.



______© Nellieanna H. Hay







The crystal form

Of words and rhyme

Give glimmer

To the feel of real.

A poem, to be

In crystal form, -

      To me, -

Unnecessary now,

But more inherent.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay








How still

The rush of wisdom

As it moves.

How imperceptible

Until

Its fruit is ripe!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


A crystal

Fairy Cross

Proves something!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


PS. I have just visited a new hub by my friend gr82bme - about Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. She includes a video of Ginger dancing the salsa - at 92 - which will blow your socks off if you watch the entire thing. Thank you, my friend!  I just have to add a link to that hub here:

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Merlin Fraser 5 years ago from Cotswold Hills

I see you have been busy again you might call this chapter 'Hits and Misses' instead of Random !

What is they said about Ginger Rogers, that she could do everything that Fred Astaire could do except she did it backwards and in high heels !

Inspirational as always with the pleasant thought that Spring is nearly here.

PS Great Hat by the way !


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Delightful play of words with a mischievous pirouette.;) You take us on winged feet on a journey of merriment through words that twirl,twist and whirl in perfect balance from the serious counterpoised with the amusing...and Claudia is obviously in a festive mood and anticipating the coming season.:)


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

"Let's run away

From Interstates and

Shopping malls

And Boards of Education;"

They were all beautiful, but this is the one I would like to stick on my wall.

Glad to see that plant is growing so well also.

Thanks Nellieanna.


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I like your new avatar...very cute. And thanks for sharing some of your lovely poetry.


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

The neon haze of life if not for the circle of it,then we might just simply fade.;)


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Oh my! These are all so wonderful and my toes are tapping along with Ginger! You really captured my heart with the woods and then came the light - I'm at a loss for words. It's brilliant in every way (pun intended even though it shouldn't be hehehe). That's the one I should have on my wall and read on a regular basis! But just as quickly, I find that little gem on wisdom followed by the fairy cross... Nellieanna, you have made my day!

p.s. I'm very glad to see Claudia is blooming so well :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

you write with such amazing grace, and uplifting spirit.

each of these poems was beautiful, special, and wonderfully written.

impacting emotions and bringing about an appreciating for life. your life and spirit rubs off on so many and brightens their day!!!

thank you Nellie for your life and writings. :]


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

Nellieanna,

Like a soft sunrise, I start my day with your words and I am lifted...

Chris


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Merlin, oh thou wise one - you doth see through me - "Hits and Misses" is apropos. Guilty - blush. hehe. But it fits the theme, anyway, too. ;-)

I love the Ginger Rogers thing - and it's true, as well.

Did you happen to recognize the singing circus ringmaster? RAY MILLAND! yup!

And did you listen to the song, "The Saga of Jenny" on the last half of that video? After I saw "Lady In The Dark", I sang it all the time as a youngster. (No wonder I'm so weird!) But I thought it had been lost to posterity. How happy to find it's on u-tube - and in several versions! Julie Andrews' version is lovely but it wasn't as colorful and this fit into the Merriment theme so well. ;->.

I want merriment to be any season, though it is in the Spring air. Here in Texas it feels like it's here - at least this week! We've had temperatures up into the 80sF and my japonica is bursting into bloom outside my kitchen window. I can see the tree branches starting to swell with leaf buds. Now, if these blankety-blank critters will clear out of my attic!!

Thanks for the compliments. Isn't that a great hat? I always must wear a hat at the ranch, especially - can't allow this skin to cook in the sun and it is very direct there. Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

SilentReed - Yes - I'm feeling twirly and whirly - (Remember Nelly Forbush in "South Pacific" and that song "Honey Bun" in which she calls her hips, 'Twirly' and "Whirly"? hehe.)

Indeed, Claudia and all her kin are so glad the weather is nice now after all the snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Today was the day for soaking Claudia and Avalon - they let me know quickly when it's time and then they are so grateful. The others are more patient, so long as I don't OVERwater them. I'm so pleased you came by and enjoyed my frolic!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Yes, christopheranton - I really get something called "city-fever" instead of "cabin fever" when I'm away from the ranch so long. All those man-made things get quite oppressive after awhile! Glad you enjoyed it. Claudia sends her regards to you and your household, including your friendly ghost!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, alehouse! - Thank you, m'dear. Needed to move past Valentine's Day into the rest of the season - so that avatar fits the bill. Thank you for sharing my poetry too! It makes it all the more meaningful. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mentalist, - Think so? I suppose it's possible that many would fade without that neon haze, sadly. My city life is not quite that full of neon, thankfully. But I can imagine how it must be for people in the concrete jungle. Thank you for the visit and input!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

That woods in my poem was once my own woods. There are not real woods nearby here but there is something magical about a woods, though I must have open spaces for my soul, as well. I need to view distant mountains and far horizons. How wonderful that our planet provides all of this! When my ex was studying for his Masters in Arizona, "we" took courses in mineralogy and crystallography. To me, the latter, especially, is a view of almost another world, right here but mostly unseen. Fairy Crosses captured my imagination. To think that they occur the way they do in those cross shapes - it blows my mind! Such miracles of Nature!

Speaking of miracles, how 'bout that Claudia!! And several more big buds about to burst open! Thanks for the great comments and well wishes to me and mine!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ben, dear fresh young poet! Thank you! Your words of appreciation brighten my day! It is a privilege here on Hubpages to be in touch - almost literally - with many outstanding persons, all unique and wonderful. The give and take spirit with so little of the mean spiritedness which plagues many online places really impresses me. People really do want to help each other and are delighted to encourage new folks. I had much encouragement when I started on here, not really intending to participate! haha - yeah sure! ;->

BTW - I hope all those who visit here check out your Hubsite! You're a bright new star on the horizon well worth following!! http://hubpages.com/@benwritings


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

ChrisL - Hello, my good friend! Those are welcome words! Thank you!!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Nellie thanks so much for that, and for posting a link to my page!! :D

I really am having so much fun with this.


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Patricia Costanzo 5 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain

Nellieanna these are lovely. For me, this one spoke:

"Too diffused,

Light is

Almost

Darkness.

Focused,

It's a laser beam.

The light

Must know

Its path."

Thanks for sharing :)


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

Nellieanna,

That was me being all poet-y.

I'll stop now and leave it to the master (mistress?)

C :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

I don't know why I waited so long to post a link to your page, Ben. I'm not as good as some of our colleagues about promoting great new talent, but yours deserves it if anyone does! I'll add a link to my profile as soon as I get a breath.

HP is fun, isn't it? :-)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Oh, Nellie, if you added it on your profile, I am sure I would get a response! That would be very kind of you, thank you!! :]


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

I can be proud to mention you, with the high quality of your work and I would like to see you with a good following. I've no doubt your work will draw them in any case, - but every little thing helps that flow. They must be aware of you in order to discover you and of course, the more you circulate the more known you become! Then it's up to you to keep up the good work! :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Patricia -I've just visited your Hubsite and felt an immediate kinship & have requested to be your fan. Thank you for the lovely comments. After reading more about you on your profile, I can understand that you would like that one on light. :-) Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

ChrisL - you do "poet-y" nicely! Hugs.

I am not sure how genderless works in poetry. But I don't get my knickers in a knot over that stuff. I seem to feel that "author" and "actor" and "singer" and "poet" fit either gender just fine, but somehow "master" IS masculine inherently, though "mistress" sort of connotes either a mistress of her household - or mistress of someone else's - er - guy. But Joan Rivers is trying to shed all implications of being a mom, homemaker and aiming at becoming a siren, so - well - I guess I can handle it. After all, one of my ambitions at age 12, along with philosopher, astronomer, writer, fashion designer and ballerina was femme fatale. hehe. Maybe the time has come to work on that. hehe.

This was my 99h hub so I may just get in gear and do a 100th. I've thought about being on the brink with 98 before writing this one, but now I'm almost compelled. hehe.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

I am blown away by having 50 followers already, but I am pretty sure that many small things could increase that by a lot.

Thanks for helping me out :]


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

You have a lifetime ahead of you and it will be advantageous to have friends and followers, but it is always quality, not quantity that matters most. I didn't even know what the scoring numbers were about and had no idea what real significance followers had when I joined HP. My friend Merlin Fraser whom I knew from a random social group invited me to join not too long after he joined. He mentioned "following" but it was insignificant to me. He has published a trilogy of mystery stories, and I've bought some of them and he is GOOD. So I admired his work and just wanted to read his articles and see what all the furore was about.

I was amazed when I received kind comments from strangers on my first timid hubs. I hadn't really thought much about participating but didn't want to be a stick-in-the-mud! I really had NO intention of ever publishing any of my poetry!

But as I became more at home, I realized what a friendly group it was, not as I had imagined it might be - you know - like a bunch of competitive elitist writers. I'm not a big joiner so it was a big step into unknown territory. I'd been online a long time and have participated in various chartrooms (which were all there were at first when I came online), then I organized my own chatrooms and groups and started my website though I went out of my way to avoid getting lots of "hits". I wanted it to be personal, not public. But it was a "build it and they will come" thing. haha.

This is why I say that you'd attract good attention with or without being promoted by others. But this is a marvelous network where a good word from a respected Hubber does a new person much good. De Greek was my first fan and has always done well by me. You might want to visit his hubs, in fact. He has a devoted following both as a writer and as a person. He's a humorist, actually, rather than a poet, but he has good taste and appreciates good poetry.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

When did the calendar dwindle, Nellieanna, when did it get so late? Your line is more meaningful the older I get. Lovely, sublime poetry, m'luv. But then it always is!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

drbj - Thank YOU for that lovely comment! It seems to get late until one stops to think - we only ever had or have today. ;-) Hugs.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Hi Nellieanna your style of poetry, although well known to many fine writers, is alien to me. Not in a negative sense, just in access to it. That is why i like to peruse your work and learn about the ever expanding wonders of the written word. Cheers


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

lovely and delightful poems here nelli! you truly do remind me of emily dickenson, though ive only read a few of her poems.


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I love writing poetry, but then I read your poetry and I feel so inadequate. You have a lovely way of putting words together, Nellianna! Even brilliant.

I always say there are only two months in Texas worth a damm - April and October, and this has reminded me of April.

Last week was lovely, but cold and wet weather returns today. I'm suffering from the winter crud. But you have reminded me that it will soon be gone.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Loved them all. Too hard to pick a favorite! I see you are just 1 shy of your 100th hub. Amazing and Congrats!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Attemptedhumour - my poetry is so non-contrived to achieve a style. I know it sounds trite, but it just comes out the way you see it. I'm not an especially enthusiastic poetry reader. I studied the poetry in literature classes and when I see poetry I like, I'm hooked, But I just never perused poetry for its own sake and neither have I written it for the sake of writing poetry. I've related the main reasons I've written. It was to capture my impressions and experiences, to sort of to document my days, many of them in a way that I could easily access and recall but some with whom I lived who weren't really on my wavelength would not "get it" for the most part. Also I tend to go on and on when writing prose, trying to make myself clear, but I've an ability to get right at the heart of something with a special clarity in writing poetry.

It is my belief that each person has an ability to express himself or herself with that kind of clarity if he or she simply writes unself-consciously and allows what pours forth. Anyway - 'nuff of all that. Thank you for the visit and comments. I do love the written word and love to discover new wonders about it too!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Nikki - I had only read a few of E.D.'s poems, too, when some dear friends compared my poetry to hers. I have read a few more now but what I really love about her writing are her letters. She was such a unique person and it really shows in the letters she wrote her family and a few friends. And her life was unique too, similar to mine at the time - except that mine was a consequence of a bad choice of a mate and hers was her own choice of a lifestyle.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Austin, thank you for the lovely compliment to my poetry! But read what I wrote to attemptedhumour. YOUR poetry expresses your style as it should. No reason to compare people's poetry, I think. We need to look into our own stuff and appreciate its advantages.

We're looking for possible thunderstorms tomorrow - possibly violent, though they say they will be more northeast of the Metroplex. But it's overcast today and may get drizzly; mild temperatures, though. Have windows open - ah, love that! I hope your nasty cold is gone soon!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Truckstop Sally - Thank you!! Glad you like them. Yes - one more to go for100 and I'm toying with ideas. But I confess I don't like the pressure. hehe. Truly - I hate to "have to" do something even when it's my own pressure to. hehe


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

hmm i should read more of her work, sounds interesting.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Yes, Nikki, you probably should, though she was such a private person, there are no lavish records. But eventually I've read just about everything that's been written about or by her. She's a fascinating soul.


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Nellie, fantastic. Loved it all. And Ginger. Thank you for the link. I will have to link to you too

Cheers, Tina


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

I loved your wonderfully creative hub and your poetry is divine.

rated beautiful


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mysterylady 89 5 years ago from Florida

You do create some lovely imagery.

Thank you!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Nellieanna, you've done it again! You're hubs are a work of art. So sculpted and painted on the page that they are so delightful to read! I loved this one and the subject "Merriment" was just perfect. My favorite lines of course were:

A crystal

Fairy Cross

Proves something

I am enamoured with the fairy realm, and to see someone else show respect and playfulness with them is so delightful. Have a wonderful evening. Love and Hugs.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

So endearing poetry, thank you for the ginger rogers memory, she was an inspirational lady. i have seen her performance at 92 and it was phenomenal.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

What a delightful hub! The pink poem was one of my favorites ones, and the video had me smiling. As usual, you artistic talents shine through!

Off to watch Ginger Rogers dance at 92 ------>


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McHamlet 5 years ago

Wow, there is so much life and exhuberance in these poems, it shines from every line. The poem about the woods took my breath away, you've described so well the uplifting power of nature. I went recently to a national park in Thailand called Erawan that's based around a seven tiered waterfall in a forest, and swam in one of its pools; and it was like swimming in the water of life (ignore for a moment the fact that in Irish the water of life 'uisce beatha' refers to whiskey). Well, your poem brought me back to that moment, and, in the absence of woods around here, I'm off to pay my respects to a tree in your honour')


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

gr82BYOU, Tina - That would be sweet of you to link to my hub. Yours was so perfect to link here! Thanks for coming by!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Fay, thank you! I am so pleased that you enjoyed it and I appreciate the beautiful rating! Hugs!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

mysterylady -- I do enjoy doing this and especially when it pleases others! Thank you so much!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Erin - ah - yes - crystal fairy crosses are like magic, too. it's fun to enjoy these things! Thank you for the visit and lovely comments!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Fossillady,- isn't Ginger amazing! I just say it on gr82bme's hub and was floored! I am encouraged in my aim to remain supple and active till at least 100. But of course - I never WAS that supple! ;-) I'm so pleased you stopped by, - thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

VioletSun - Glad you enjoyed it! You'll be amazed at Ginger at 92! Thanks for the visit and nice comments!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

McHamlet! - that description of the national park in Thailand with the seven tierd waterfall in the forest sounds too fantastic to be real!! And to swim there! I can just imagine!

When I wrote that poem I went into the senses of it more but it was a bit ponderous, but walking in the woods on an early fall or spring day is a total sensory experience which I indulged in when I lived in Indiana. Amazing. . .

Thank you for the wonderful comments!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Always such a joy reading your hub. Thank you for so much pleasure.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

What a wonderful analyst. keep it up


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

I see your poetic tree is still shedding leaves of gold and silver...Beautiful compositions writ with wisdom and panache...Congrats on number 100...Larry


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, hello - you always bring me much pleasure with your visits and lovely comments. There is so much love in you, it just seems to bubble up. Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Crystolite - thank you. I hadn't met you before so I went over and visited your site and read one of your great hubs before replying to your comments here. I will go back and comment on it when I finish here. I perceive that you have a fine spirit and you write really well, too!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Larry - YOUR praise is so valuable to me. I love the way you phrased it! Thank you!


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

I am inspired. I feel like a butterfly! Your inner "freedom" transpires the written word...

Flag up!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dallas - you are a delight! Hugs!


Marius 5 years ago

Poetry is divine! wow


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you! That is high praise! But -who are you? :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mark Bronze - I'm honored by your visit and appreciate your comments! I'm smiling at the idea of Mr. Fezziwig - such a jolly character. This poet is not merely jolly though, believing in a balance of all the authentic feelings, which, in all honesty, come upon a person experiencing life with gusto.

You are so right, though - merriment, both the word and the feeling, is out of vogue and that's a pity. More pitiable is what seems to substitute for merriment: a kind of contrived festivity which is pulled out on certain occasions to show that folks are "in the spirit of. . . " whatever festival it is. To me, it is an underlying, permeating feeling of - if you will - faith. If one has faith, how bad can things really be? ;-> I'm saddened when people claiming great faith succumb to gloom and depression, aren't you?

Anyway - I am so pleased that you came by and reminded me of that Dickens' character who brought to the story a jolly sense of merriment! Thank YOU!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

haha - Reminds me of an adorable greeting card sent me by an admirer:

On the outside it read:

"I want you really bad."

Inside it continued:

"Can you be

Really bad?"

'->

I just smiled, of course.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I'm dragging my heels visiting lately, there have been a few things on my plate both in business and personal life that get's in my way of spending more time with my best friends like you here in Merriment.

Is not that a fantastic video of Ginger doing the Salsa at 92 she gives a new meaning to age is just a number, he he. She looked great and could still dance very well once you have it, you never lose it.

These beautiful pieces of art you bestowed on us here Nellieanna are truly amazing. Your absolutely right Merriment was the perfect word to describe the fun and great attitude music had back then. It was simply magic to watch all the musicals as a boy and I still love and watch them today. Thank you for sharing your Merriment with us.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Actually - I seem to be dragging my heels visiting as much as I wish here too, and I don't really have a valid excuse. So I thank you all the more for visiting my hubs!

Yes, Ginger Rogers has not only grace and talent -but GRIT. I admire that so much. I suppose it's like they say about riding a bicycle - (wink)! I hope you had time to watch all the "Lady In The Dark" video too. I loved that song "The Saga Of Jenny" she sings in it and went around singing it for years. Was glad to find it is still available on tube!


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Like Ken I am not hubbing much but just stopped by to say hello and secure a dose of merriment. Enjoyed my visit and love your words in every context.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ah - and how I know you're not around so much Gerry. You're missed -but life goes on and I'm wishing you well. Thank you deeply for the visit and comment!


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Joshua Kell 5 years ago from Arizona

Very nice. Thank you.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank YOU, Joshua, for the visit, as well as the nice comment!

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