Moiré Ripples of Light

LXXXIII.


It's clear.

I know the way inside

Your smoke-screen

Whenever

You are near.

Come near.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



I disbelieve

You came to see me

Incidentally.


I know I was the reason

For your journey;

It is that season.


My heart says simply,

‘Of course he’s here.

He needs me.’


I am here because

You alone have known

My true identity.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

LIGHT

What really is

Is what

You cannot see

With your two eyes.

You cannot see

Yourself

From the outside.

You cannot see

Another

From the inside.

Yet what is

Remains intact

To be perceived.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



Light Show


Inner Light

Unquenchable

Glows and variegates

Into beautiful

Free patterns

Upon the screen

Of life.


© Nellieanna H. Hay









Do you not feel entitled to

The satisfaction, too?

Please let me satisfy

That need in you

For life,

For love


Please let me fill

Your space

With grace;

And then I will

Be satisfied

Myself

______© Nellieanna H. Hay



Seeing darkly - gone.

I see face to face.

The soul glows brightly

All around

Astounding me inside

And dreaming

Does replace.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

The dawn

Declares itself the day

Before

The sun arises.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Moiré


I know that

Many sunbeams

Kiss you now.

Maybe you don't

Notice mine.

In winter

It's the warm one.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Undone,

Unstrung,

Alone,

No way to move

But forward,

Toward done

And strung

Together.











The absence

Of the one

Is more than

The presence

Of all others.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



The pieces

Seem always

To fall into

An improved place

After fracture,

Stronger,

More beautiful,

More airy.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Syncopated heart,

Humming,

Drumming

Out a tune

About to start!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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makusr 5 years ago from India

Nellieanna,

Greetings from MAKUSR. Your poetry is very emotional, meaningful and opens many windows to the inner soul. The photos accompanying it are quite beautiful. Awesome! Voted accordingly.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

beautiful poems full of warmth and love. much like the writer. :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Makusr, how nice for you to be the first to comment! Thank you! Those windows 'peek' both directions! :-) I'm so happy yu liked it and thank you for the votes! Hugs.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Hello Nellieanna: I haven't been over to visit in much too long but was greeted by the high standard of beautiful expression to which I am now accustomed. Thank you for seasoning my day with the spice of your artistry. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Nikki, sweetie - thank you for visit and for a lovely compliment to both my poetry and me! Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, Jerry! Good to see you, my friend! Thank you for coming by and the lovely comment. This hub is a return to my more usual tone. The last one ('Lengthening Shadows') was a bit darker and received requests to bring back my more usual. :-)

By the way, I'm doing some genealogy tracking and I see some Irish forebears. Wouldn't it be interesting if we're related somewhere? OK, OK, i know - Ireland is a big island - like Texas. hehe.


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

It's clear.

I know the way inside

Your smoke-screen

Whenever

You are near.

Come near.

This is so simple and so elegant. Brilliant, really. Thanks.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

You are the master poet. Well done...again.


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

I am not going to flatter you, telling you that your work should require advance ticket sales. I'm not going to say you capture the nuances of love with a butterfly net of words. And you did not hear it from me that your words flow like the first spring shower that punctuates the end of winter.


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

Every one like a conversation from a lovely well paced novel. Lovely hub, my friend. Elegant, and so, so Nellie, Anna.

The Bernstein, also, stunning... and then a sudden stop!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Storytellerlsrus - Thank you. That was a pure, simple and elegant - and a very fulfilling - comment. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Will - From such a good writer, how can I not be elated that you think well of mine! Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

MIke - Well - I didn't read a thing just now, so I'm certainly not going to throw my arms around your neck and thank you for what would surely have been one of the loveliest, kindest and most gratifying compliments I've ever received, if it HAD been expressed, that is! (giggle) Hugs. :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ian! Hello! Thank you for the "it's so Nellie Anna" - that has much meaning. There was a time for me when I really hated to feel myself being 'so Nellie Anna'. What a pleasure it is to become better fitted to one's own skin (or vice-versa! :-)

I know. I was shocked at the sudden stop in the Bernstein video, too. But it is an extremely long one, if that may be a factor. I will check to see if there was a glitch in my downloading it, but I rather doubt it. Otherwise, I doubt if it would have played at all. I am delighted that you enjoyed the greater part of it, anyway. I thought you would like it.

I love the way it fits the Moiré Ripples mode of my hub, with the music's lovely intricacies and contrasts. I played "at" some Gershwin this morning & so wished I could play like that. I do love it. It's amazing that his hands and fingers are so stout and stubby for a pianist. But they are beautiful and remind me so much of my Dad's: strong and capable, though his have the pianist's special muscles. Very wonderful to get to watch Bernstein play such music with such incredible ease and power mixed tougher, even though he was cut off mid-measure.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Another work of art and beauty! Nice to bask in this energy during my day.

Voted up of course. :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

VioletSun ~ Thank you, m'dear Marie. What a lovely visual: basking in the energy of these little verses! I love that. I'm smiling and basking myself now!


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

NELLIE NELLIE when you spoke of the sunbeam you spoke of me. where were you all these years girl friend?


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Petra Vlah 5 years ago from Los Angeles

You did it again, Nellieanna; a great collection of thoughts poetically put together with images and sound. The “inner light” is just magnificent, but the one that resonated the most with me at this moment in time is “the absence of the One/ is more than the presence of Others”


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Neelesh - Ah, I understand. Oh, yes.

Amazing how time and distance can vanish, though.

Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment.

Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Petra, thank you for your lovely words and thoughts. It's truly good to see you again more active on here. Of course, that one resonates deeply. For me too. Hugs.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Simply outstanding as always. You brought us back into the light, the airy texture of your verse. Once in awhile my dear, delving into the past, the dark side is not such a bad thing, it simply let's you know how happy you are to be where you are now, in the LIGHT.

I don't have a favorite this time, I loved them all. Accolades bestowed upon you from all of us are simple measures of our highest respect for you as the Queen of Poetry at the Hubs. You leave us all mesmerized with every poem you pen here. Keep sharing them Nellieanna, we want to stay in your LIGHT...hugs to you from me..


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

These are all beautiful poems, Nellieanna, but my favorite one is "Light". I love the images and ideas in your poetry.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ken - Thank you, dear fellow poet. Of course, I couldn't agree more with what you say and what I often say: that we are built to experience all our spectrum of feelings, from the dark to the light, and must accept them if we are authentic and whole. It truly does remind us to appreciate the brighter times when we know the darker ones so intimately.

I also say that it's natural to allow each mode to move on in its time so that we can be ready to experience the ones that arrive in our new present moments, because feelings are responses to the changes that life brings and are not meant to be fixed attitudes.

So these are some of the things I wish to communicate in my poetry.

Even now, I am fully alive, so of course I'm not always basking in the light, though as it's ever been for me, my most natural response is the lighter one, which arises from inside out more than outside in.

I needed to show that I experience both, though, and am glad I did. I've certainly appreciated basking in others' light when mine grew dim, so I want to share mine for anyone who may be in need a flicker or a glimmer and share that I've experienced that need, as well.

Big hugs to you, dear friend.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Alicia, thank you! "Light" is one of my favorites, too. It captures a part of my personal perspective which is not always apparent on the surface and so it is not so easy to explain. I am so pleased that you got i! Hugs.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Your wondrous prose is strewn across the page like a shining Milky Way...Each glittering gem slowly unwrapped to reveal grace, wisdom, and joy...Thank you for these beautiful poetic gifts...Larry


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, Larry - for a lovely tiara of appreciation! Hugs!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

"Any time I see your face is magic." That's what you wrote and that beautiful statement would make an awesome beginning for a love song. Can you just about hear it? I can. Thanks for your remarkable, tender word-weaving, dear Nellieanna.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

DRBJ - thank you, dear lady. I guess it would be a good line in a love song. Poetry is music without the notes, though, isn't it? :-) Hugs.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

I'm running out of words - synonyms for awesome, exquisite... lavishly, elegant, refined... I'm so in awe of you, my dearest cyber-mamma. This poem of yours reminded me of the mothers I know who had lost a child. Death is so rude, stealing our loved-ones as well as all the love in our hearts. It is so hard to get that love back in order to pour it again out onto those who are close to us.

The absence

Of the one

Is more than

The presence

Of all others.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Martie - yes, that one is so poignant when applied to many human situations in which separation from a loved one is the predominant condition.

It may be a temporary separation of lovers when duty demands; or loss for various reasons of those we love who still are alive; or, that ultimate separation when someone dear to us dies.

There is no replacing someone we love or the love that is shared, no matter how many others we may also love. There is simply no comparison of the way in which we loved that one with any love we may feel for any others. I think it is most illustrated by the loss of one's own child. You are so right. Love itself replenishes, but THAT specific love for the one is never duplicated.

Thank you for the lovely comments. You always make me feel valued & appreciated. Hugs.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Like these. Simple. Quaint. Touching. Beautiful. Voted up!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you - Justin. I just read your profile and peeked at some of your work. I see that you are qualified to give an opinion, so thank you for a most pleasant one! Hope you visit further.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Hello, Nellieanna, you are so rich in being able to give so much pleasure. It must be wonderful to be able to do this. Thank you.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Hello, hello - - thank you so much - but I can't take much credit for it, since it's all in the course of the pleasure I get from doing it. I'm truly having so much fun! But for sure, it is a tremendous pleasure to know when others get some too!


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Absolutely enchanting. You have set such a right tone for my day today. You have filled my space with grace. Up and beautiful.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, Sally. You've certainly upgraded my day's space with such a lovely comment and votes, too! Hugs.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

Very simply, complicated beauty...and so much music in your words.

If your avatar is you...you are one beautiful lady, just like your words!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Frogyfish! Thank you for those kind words, both about my poetry and me. Yes, the avatar is I.

In your profile you mention being senior and nana. I'm 'Grannie Annie' to my swarm of grands and great-grands; the eldest of my greats was 16 in June, though they are all in Indiana, so visits are far too few. The youngest great was born this last August. My grands range from 36 to 11. But I am definitely 'senior' and, like you, - am going strong!

Do I detect by your hub subjects that we might be neighbors? I see mentions of Oklahoma and even Oklahoma-Texas. Yes the drought has been fierce. We've been enjoying some moisture the last few days, though. Too late to salvage all the agriculture and other damage, though. I grew up in Southwest Texas where droughts were measured in years, however. Even so, this has been almost as disastrous.


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

I have started to believe maybe I can write a little. then I come over and read you, and I am but a babe again. You are a master (not sure if I should call you mistress :)), ma'am. My favorite? Undone, unstrung. Without hope and alone, but yet bound to move forward, nonetheless. And second? The absence of one...a sign of love eternal. Splendid, all. :)TR


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Thomas, - thank you for such a generous, high compliment. And 'splendid' is a lovely word! (I'm giggling, thinking, "just don't call me 'madame'. hehe.) I'm pleased that you visited!


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April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

This is so beautiful. The words, the pictures, the arrangement, all poetic, all inspiring. You have a beautiful soul.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, April and welcome to Hubpages. Thank you for visiting my hub and leaving such a lovely comment Hugs ~

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