Sun-Kiss'd Orbs

LXXXI.

Sun-kiss'd

In the distance,

Like domes of

Light of day,

Like pavilions

In the dusk, in kind; -

Your sweetness

And your light do shine

And brighten up the way.

Like amber's resonance,

Like azures of the sea,

White-washed cliffs -

Your grandeur;

Your mighty heart,

From evening’s cool

Proclaims noon's majesty!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay





I looked into the sun and saw

A chariot in the sky

Midst clouds so like a hill.

I wondered why -

Why I?

Why does it run so furiously by

And yet remain so stlll,

Suspended there

Where no one dares to look

Or will,

Save I.

Why?


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


That child

Who smiled

So knowingly,

So wisely,

Beguiled my heart

From time

With melodies

Of life.

And he became

My soul-son.

And he became

That man

Who filled my soul.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



The one song

Must end

For another

To begin.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Fighting for

And searching for

The truth

Is missing it.


There is no place

It is.

There is no place

It isn't.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay




Ah! The sublime delight,

The quiet familiarity

Of your unexpected face

In early dawn.


Two-toned music

Of the doorbell

Wakes me

From dreamless sleep,

Bringing your need to me

To be filled

So naturally.


In filling, being filled

Once more, as before.


I know no name for it.

Words I know do not apply

But satisfy.


It fits

And brings

Delight and joy.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



The wall you had to shoot

To make excuse

To come upon the door

You had to

Find admittance through ~

Mere architecture.


The soul you found inside

Is wall-less, doorless,

Transparent to its kin;

And you are kin

Who sees and knows it.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Pre-dawn darkness

Is the darkest.


Before the storm.

The hush is heaviest.


Wait and see

What follows

Upon the moment now.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay






He who

Waters the desert

Reaps

Her nourishment.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay




I can't forget
The soul we shared
And dared
To blend,
To end
Our isolation.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


You return to me

Because you must

And I receive you

As I must.

To turn away

Would quench

The flame

Of each our souls.

Yet parting

Happens painlessly.

If I knew

You wandered sad, alone

Beyond my reach,

I’d cry,

But try

To wait for you

In peace and joy.


If you knew

I waited,

That you

Are not alone,

You’d know

You always have a friend –

‘Tis I!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay






Pre-dawn

Is like an extra day,

Awarded those

Who love it!


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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mariefontaine 5 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

One song must end for another to begin... sigh... I love how you present your work... so creatively graceful and beautiful.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Nellieanna

I can only dream of writing like this! I can only dream.........:-}


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

This series is a sublime cascade. I can't pick just one verse or poem which I love the most. It's all mezmerizing...


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

sigh...You have another masterpiece Nellieanna, just beautiful.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Marle, I have to admit that those few words speak volumes in my heart, and came to me at a time when major changes in my life were upon me! They seemed to sum it up.

Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ahorseback - oh my - your writing is so beautiful. It needs nothing! Thank you sincerely for that compliment!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Augustine - what lovely words of appreciation! They're like poetry! Thank you; - you do me honor!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hyphenbird, thank you. I've enjoyed putting this together. I had so many images in mind, it was a bit of a challenge. I appreciate your always kind and generous support!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Nellieanna, this is another awesome one. I love the G-string! And this poem of yours really hit a nail -

The one song

Must end

For another

To begin.

Voted up and upper!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

My dear Martie - thank you! That's a very special one to me, too.

And - oh, yes! The Bach G-String was on a record I played again and again, mostly for the Elvira's theme right after it on the record (Mozart's Concerto in C Major, #21). I came to love the Bach just as much and it was at a very important time in my life.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

I think I see 1 minute ago

Something in your method that perhaps I could adopt. Your verve and proliferation are as always inspiring.

Feel free to reject the first entry. For, my dear, it is intended that it is I that speaks and in speaking the intent to be known and not shadow box from the shadows as it were.


marellen 5 years ago

Nellie....I must agree with the rest and say that I love your flow of words. They are so menaingful and touched my heart. Thank you...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jaggedfrost - Yes, i did delete the first entry, since the second contained it, as well as claiming your authorship. I much prefer to see you and your observations unhidden! It's a pleasure. Thank you.

Your own method is admirable! You need change nothing. I've just been reading some of your recent posts.

While I am prolific, it's been over a lengthy period of time, though most have only recently been shared since being in Hubpages.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Marellen, thank you. You are so kind! My flow of words is less than the flow of feelings which they attempt to express. :-)


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Beautiful Nellieanna

My favourite

The wall you had to shoot

To make excuse

To come upon the door

You had to

Find admittance through ~

Mere architecture.

The soul you found inside

Is wall-less, doorless,

Transparent to its kin;

And you are kin

Who sees and knows it.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Rosemary - thank you, my dear. I'm smiling because that is based on a real incident! So pleased you came by!


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

Nellieanna. Your words build such a stately manor house. We enter and are delighted.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mike - your words build honor for my efforts!

I must mention that I love building, what I've done of it! (A small cabin George & I built all by ourselves at the ranch when we couldn't get anyone else to go so far from everywhere to build such a small project! We loved every bit of it!) Architecture is among my interests so building a manor house with words, a major interest, suits me well! Hugs and thanks for that delightful comment.

Be my guest anytime!


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

These Verses Dawn On Me With Wonder Nellieanna!;)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Bryan - I love that comment. Thank you! Lovely to visualize the verses dawning on you in a wondrous way. I know that feeling when reading others' poetry. -- It's a delightful feeling and realization. Hugs.


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

Nellie, I think I am one of many who find the:

The one song

Must end

For another

To begin."

So philosophical and timelessly lovely. So perfect, as usual, my friend.

I accidentally pressed the 'STOP FOLLOWING NELLIEANNA' button, so that is why you will be getting a massage that someone new (Ian) is following you.

I always have, since first I experienced your lovely works.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ian, my precious friend - thank you. That "one song must end" little poem wasn't trivial for me; it represented some major changes in my life when it was written, and music even played a part in it. Thank you for liking it!

That happened to me - accidentally pressed the "stop following. . ." button for someone I had no intention of not following. I was so distressed! So I know how it feels! Not to worry. You couldn't reject me - I wouldn't let you! I'd come and find you! Hugs.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Nelliana, what a treat of beauty, wisdom and love! This short poem is like a quote from a very wise teacher, one that I will remember I think forever. Loved it.

The one song

Must end

For another

To begin.

Rated beautiful!

Came back to add a quick post note to my comment: noticed others also like the one song. :)


rmjudkins 5 years ago

Nellieanna, I found this selection particularly challenging. But then, I also find Edna St. Vincent Millay and Emily Dickinson challenging, and, as in your case, worth the effort. I particularly like the following verses and can relate to them on a personal level:

"I can't forget

The soul we shared

And dared

To blend,

To end

Our isolation."

Beautiful and thumbs up!! Regards, Robert


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

You struck a chord with this one, Nellieanna. I think your readers would agree with me - this one describes you: "If we were buildings, you would be the Taj Mahal." Amen.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Nellieanna, another beautiful symphony of words you have pieced together with your feelings. thank you for letting us share another part of your life. You truly are a lovely spirit.

My favorite:

Fighting for

And searching for

The truth

Is missing it.

There is no place

It is.

There is no place

It isn't.

Its so true and so zen. Voted you up and beautiful as always.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

OH my. Each of your comments gives me a deep and lovely feeling. I can't tell you how much you give me with your interest in my little poems and your gracious praise.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

VioletSun - your comments always give me a deep sense of connection. Thank you, my dear. That little poem brings back a most special time in my life, with a sort of bittersweet - but oh, so real - flavor. It is like being in that moment again. More words would not be able to express it. Those did. And you truly understand that.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Robert, wow. Thank you. I know people tire of hearing about muses, but Emily Dick is mine. I didn't know it till I'd been writing poetry for years, but someone compared both our writing and (at the time in my life) - our lifestyle, because mine then was almost as isolated as hers. I felt the kinship with her immediately and still do. I almost felt as if I were put here to finish some of her work, in fact. I think I was born about the time her poems were first being published, though quite a while after her death.

So much of what I've written flowed onto the handwritten notebook pages almost by itself and I could only marvel how well it said so much I was feeling and of which I was aware - but didn't try to "write". Odd, isn't it?

The poem you mention is one of my own special ones - but I guess many of them are, else I wouldn't have written them! But when I wrote them, they were only for my own self-expression, never expecting any one else to see them. They captured my life in briefest possible words so I could make sure to hang on to it, in fact - but not so explanatory that someone else in my life then would easily catch on to them, knowing his mindset. I wasn't deliberately trying to be obscure - yet yes, I was in a way, subconsciously, I suppose. Self-preservation demanded it.

Thank you so much for that great comment


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

DRBJ - you are so generous, dear lady of high level taste and literary discernment. How can I thank you enough for paying my things a visit and honoring them and me with your lovely comments. When you come and read and appreciate my work, (and possibly more, I sense - my spirit behind it) - I feel especially gratified. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Erin - what a lovely comment - it's poetic! Oh, I'm especially pleased that you noticed that one! It is zen - and true, isn't it? My mind is expanded by that thought, in fact, and it is exactly what I believe. It's the underlying basis of my personal faith:

"There is no problem". :])


Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

Each poem is so lovely, there would be no way to choose a favorite. Simply beautiful from start to finish.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Lady_Tenaz - Thank you, lovely fellow poet! Very nice to hear you say that you like my poetry! In fact, we each have found our refuge in writing poetry in times of severe stress.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Hi my dearest Nellieanna, I'm just checking if you are still up and about :))) And while I'm here, I've read the poems again - they are growing on me :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Martie, m'dear! This says you wrote the message 2 hours ago. That would have been just after 5PM here on Tuesday, Sept. 6th! So, yes, I was up and about. hehe. It's been a busy, active day, starting with raking leaves first thing. So pleasant and mild. I have all the windows and screen doors open. Just lovely. It it to stay pleasant all week! whoopee!

I'm making my supper now- zucchini with purple onion and mesquite-grilled chicken fillet. Smells really good. Oink. yum.

I'm so pleased that you chose to return to read the poems again! Hope they grow on you pleasantly! Hugs.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Again, just exquisite poetry. I can't choose a favorite as they are all wonderful and beautiful displayed on this hub.

Rated beautiful1


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Pamela - you always leave such dear & encouraging words for me to find. Thank you! When one publishes a hub, one doesn't know if it will be well-received. It is enormous support to hear that you like it! Thank you!


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

This must be one of the best of your many lovely hubs Nellieanna, The poems were beautiful, and the video sublime.

Hurrah! for Nellieanna, and The Hubble Telescope.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh, Christopher - thank you! I'm pleased you really liked it. I had to have the Bach on this hub and when I found that version, it was the must-have. I discarded another one. Aren't those views from space both beautiful and so right for the music? I'm delighted you think it sublime.

Hugs.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

such beauty and elegance in your words. These poems bring love and light and life to the heart. :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

As someone who personifies those things, dear NIkki, - beauty, elegance, love, light and life - your praise of my mere words is taken to heart very deeply. Thank you!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

My sweet Poet, your scribes must not go gently into good night. Let them be your legacy so future generations will delight as you have thrilled and delighted us all here with your magic.

Your poems are timeless and like Emily priceless. So my sweet friend, lend yourself to placing them in a book form as I am doing with mine. It's not costly a few dollars, yet nice to know that when I go, at least I will have left a little mark and just maybe my children may remark, oh that was "Our Dad" so sad.

Thank you as always for your beauty in verse...hugs from me to you.


Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

I have to agree with Saddlerider, you are too good of a poet not to publish your work. It would be a travesty not to share your beautiful writings with all of the world in a book! ;-) HUGS


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Ken - - Thank you, thank you. If I had just enough for "a book" of of them, I'd be doing just that. But - well, I'm doing my best not to let them fade away. They come from many years of writing, you know. And there are so many. It would take a small library of books for them.

I'd really always figured there were only a handful of them of much value, since I was always just writing my current thoughts, not really going back and analyzing the mass. But as I'm actually transcribing them now, I find there are many more with merit than I'd suspected. So I'm getting them gradually transcribed from their original handwritten stacks of notebooks, blank books, scraps of paper and miscellaneous files stuffed with them - onto the computer.

So far I've transcribed 1,034 poems, according to the folder count, and it's just a dent in the mass of them. It's a challenge. I've published 81 poetry hubs just here on HP, almost none with merely single poems on them, most with quite a few, some almost enough for a small book; and of course, each hub is a labor of love - not just a sterile issue.

Just keeping tabs on what I've used on which hubs is a challenge and part of my process! I'm trying to keep "hard copies" as I go, too. So, you see, I'm not idle. And it's an exciting adventure in itself, from where I've come.

As I've mentioned - they served their main purpose in being written and some have saved my very life at past times, by keeping my being intact. They were never intended for more when being written. So all of this - being able to share on HP, is already a big bonus!

Frankly, I don't see many of my own family giving much credence to them, anyway, Ken, - though I suppose if my work gained fame and/or fortune, they might perk up their antenna and be impressed. But knowing that makes me less interested in it, quite frankly.

So I'm just doing it "my way" (the same way I've written all along) and taking my chances. I'm naive enough to think that any real merit will bob to the top and if my stuff has it, it will; and if not, it doesn't deserve to. But I feel that I probably need at least to find a literary estate executor and, of course, I couldn't just dump all the raw handwritten poetry in his or her lap! So I'm working on that now.

Hugs and thank you so much for those words of encouragement and support. They mean the world to me.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Lady Tenaz - thank you! I just posted my reply to Ken (Saddlerider) about that, so I hope you'll read it for further clarity. I have no objections to being published but as they say, "it's complicated".

I've such a huge body of work which has never been seen by anyone but myself before and it goes back many many years of writing prolifically and still being written. Until recently, it's all remained just handwritten on notebook paper bound in 7 thick volumes, plus many other 'blank' books filled with handwritten poems, just as I penned them at the time, plus others jotted on bits and scaps of paper and stuffed in envelopes and folders. It's an enormous challenge I'm into now, to transcribe and to share some as I go along, as I'm doing here on Hubpages.

When I joined HP a year and a half ago, I honestly had NO intention of posting any of my poetry here! The most any of it had ever even been seen before was an occasional little book of a few handwritten selected ones to give a close friend, and a few I did put on my personal website.

My reason for joining HP was to support a friend & satisfy his urging that I'd enjoy it, since he knew my general writing from another group we shared. So I began by very tentatively writing a few prose hubs, still thinking I'd remain low-key! But as you know, It's a very encouraging group of folks! When I slipped in a few poems and they had good reception, I got started sharing more and more of them.

But it's honestly all rather new to me still. I'm not really bitten with the "must publish" bug, plus I've so much work yet to do just to get them transcribed so that they are more accessible and so I can find one if I want it. Before, I've had to pour through all those handwritten books and try to remember approximately when I wrote one, merely in order to FIND a specific one. It's a little hard to describe, but it's a challenge.

I do appreciate the votes of confidence in my work. It encourages me more and more to get on with it and possibly to publish something. So thank you with all my heart!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Nellieanna after reading your reply to me as well as another fine Poet Jaime Lady Tenaz, I must confess I am delighted with your thoughts and feelings about not worrying or caring as much about whether or not we publish.

If it's meant to be so be it, otherwise once our work is found after our departure from this earth the powers of be will work in our favor or nay. Was not Emily's work found buried in her attic or someplace like that, sorted out, read and then recognized for what it was?

So maybe we shouldn't fret so much about rushing to try and get published. I am doing a couple of small books of 20 poems each just to test the waters and see whether anyone would be interested in Vincent Moore. Personally I think it's just a lot of smoke and mirrors, there are thousands upon thousands of Ebooks out there flooding Amazon and mine is just another one added to the mix.

My main thought was trying to see if I could gain some recognition, not so much the dollars. Thus I had the two covers designed by Silvergenes and put out there. So my dear friend, I am listening to and hearing you between the lines. It's not such an easy task for you with the few thousand poems you've accumulated throughout your lifetime, so maybe your correct in your thinking to just let the cards lay where they fall.

If per chance a publisher comes along and discovers them and see's value in them as great works of verse and sees fit to bring your name to light, so be it. Your right about family, they come out of the woodwork when they smell an opportunity of reaping rewards off of the works of others in the family.

Should you gain fame after your passing, I trust your family will honor and recognize the person you really were, as is my hope for myself. I don't want to publish for the money, I want to make a statement of who I was and hopefully cause a little stir of love in the hearts of my children I leave behind to ponder the question, who was our Dad.....Hugs my friend.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Hello, Nellianna, your wonderful personality always comes through in your poems. Thank you for giving again so much pleasure.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, hello - I just want to hug you! You have to know that your appreciation is like food for me! Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ken - thank you for those thoughtful responses to my explanation. I do feel so honored when people think my poetry should be published and, first, let me say I'm not opposed to it. It's more a case of just not being ready for it and, as you perceived, I feel no pressure either way, except to do what I know does need to be done NOW with them &that is to put them into more accessible & manageable condition. One thing I've ascertained from studying Emily's life and how her poetry has been handled in its publication is that her failure to do more organizing herself caused it to suffer in the editing and publishing by others. Even a century after her death when it was finally published close to the original writing and intention, it was noted that there were consequences owing to her lack of editing and organizing it herself. Who knows how it might have been if she had taken charge of it herself? But she did what her heart led and we do have the results.

Her letters interest me as much as or more than the poetry! George gave me a Harvard issued 3-volume set of the letters, one of my treasures! I've read most everything I could lay hands on about her life, and it was truly private for the most part. She was a lively youth and very prolific in her poetry in her 20s and 30s but became more and more reclusive in her later years in her 40s and until her death @ only 56. She loved her dog and her garden and tended to father's house in Amherst, Mass., along with her sister, Lavinia. Her brother and his family lived nearby. It was a very private life with her poetry for the most part. It's an interesting life, though - when one delves into it.

The dozen or so of her poems published during her lifetime were severely edited & changed to try to make them fit more into the 19th century models. Then after her death the stream of collections published by her family & friends also were mangled, clipped & changed as they saw fit. She was such a unique soul!

Eventually scholars endeavored to keep them intact as written and intended and published a 3-volume collection of her total 1100 poems, by referring directly to her handwritten poems. She wrote them on small sheets of paper and then bound them into packets with ribbon and stashed the packets in her bureau drawers, where they were discovered after her death in 1886. But their chronology and some of her meanings were undoubtedly swallowed up in the obscurity of how she kept them.

Even as I'm going through my handwritten notebooks, I see they're sort of fading and the paper is a bit more fragile. They're not crumbling and even though I'm transcribing them to computer and printing them up, I hope that they will also be preserved in those notebooks where they found their own original expression, dated on each one going way back - as far as the surviving poems go, plus a few I either remembered from the burning of early works or found with my parents things. Those few go back to the 1940s. In the notebooks, there are some from the 1960s and MANY from the 70s and 80s. My writing tapering off more when we got involved with the ranch in the late 1980s and all through the 90s, and many written then are on scraps of paper. Nowadays I usually write by hand directly into blank books. When I type them up, I may edit them in typing but I don't write with it.

My point is that I'm not committed to waiting for them to be discovered posthumously, even though at one time I figured that might be how it could happen, if ever. And that was not my focus, anyway.

Now I'm just happy to play it by ear and to be guided internally about it. If and when I feel it's right to try to publish, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Remember I'm definitely going to live to be 100 so I have about 20 years to decide! I just got results of my annual checkup showing I'm disgustingly healthy! Cholesterol @ a very optimal level & everything else good, too.

I'm not into commercializing them, either. If my family appreciated them in a real way, that wold be nice. But honestly what could inspire me most is that people who read my stuff communicate that they're lifted and encouraged by it. THAT interests me.

Besides, everyone knows that poetry isn't "commercial" fodder. Writing that makes money is in other genres. Rod McKuen is one of the exceptions to the rule, being a commercially successful modern poet (and songwriter & screenwriter) during his apogee in the 1960s and 70s. He published 3 dozen books of poetry which flew off the shelves. He went into a quiet period but is back, though quieter and online more and in print, I think. His poetry has been blasted by experts as not being real poetry. ho - hum. Emily's wasn't considered real poetry in her age, either. I like his poetry too!


Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

I totally understand where you are coming from, and just as Ken stated, if its meant to be then so be it. "Que sera sera" as I always say. No need to feel pressured. It is always a pleasure to read your work and if you should find the time to publish or choose to in the future then I think you will get a welcome reception. But I understand how much time and effort on your part it would take to transcribe them from journals onto the computer to the hubs. :-) No matter what, you are a great poetess!!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, Lady_Tenaz. It is a "Que sera, sera" situation, - as life is, by its nature, even when we think we're managing it. Life is uncertain and insecure because it has life and that means it's open to vital change which is inevitable as long as it's life. When that ceases, it may become certain in that state. :-)

So a main thing is to live each moment fully while it's in progress. I feel this not as a chore but as a joy and privilege to have this interesting lively challenge. There is no pressure or stress involved, as you said. None is needed.

I'm just living it as it flows. I feel that holding it on an open palm keeps it alive and interesting more than squeezing it until it runs through the fingers like the sand and escapes into the vastness from which it came. That will happen in its own good time.

So - as and if this develops further, that will be further joy and privilege for living.

Thank you for the lovely compliment as well as perceptive understanding! Coming from a respected fellow poet makes it all the better!


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onceuponatime66 5 years ago from USA IL

I am glad I found your hub. Oh how you write well and present all of your information and songs so beautifully.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Onceuponatime ~ I'm so glad you found my page, too. I hope you will have time and inclination to visit more of it. I just checked your profile, since I hadn't met you before, and I'll be looking into your hubs, which look interesting and valuable. Thank you for coming by and leaving a lovely comment.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK

As always your words flow like the trickle of a stream through the beautiful countryside, like a romantic ballet or a love song, like a rose coming into bloom. Your words see me on my way each day with a growing warmth inside. Through your words you give us so much of the person that you are - mysteriously beautiful, inner calm. I am humbled by you, Nellieanna.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Leni, I'm honored by your lovely, kind words! You're such an accomplished poet yourself. I truly appreciate your visiting my site and enjoying my poetry! Thank you!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...hey Nellieanna where ya be? You don't come and visit me anymore - Epi-man's having a nervous tizzy here - lol - and as always so very lovely to take a trip with you to another beautiful world through the eyes of your world class hubs - you had me at J.S. Bach - one of my favorite composers along side with J.S. Nellieanna of course - well my Facebook page dosen't belong to me anymore as I post everyone else's hubs - lol - and yours is no exception - I am in awe at this one though, Sun-Kiss'd Orbs - and not just because I am a silver tongued devil - you just made me that way out of love and respect for what you do for me and so many others here at the Hub

Ole,

lake erie time timeless for you but for all the other mere mortals 5:25pm on a rain soaked cold day by the lake

otherwise known as fall.

p.s. - I am posting this one too to Facebook with a direct link back here


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Aw, Epi - dear sweet love, I didn't mean to neglect you! What tizzy? Surely not about my negligence. I feel just awful about it. But I haven't seen nearly enough of you over here, either. That must be the tizzy. If so, I'm empathetic! It seems I get caught up in mundane stuff and when I get back to the good stuff, I just plunge in and try to keep up. We're both here now, though, and that's what matters!

I got hooked on J.S. Bach when the lovely 'Air on a G String' was right before Mozart's 'Piano Concerto No.21 (Elvira's theme)' on an old vinyl record I nearly wore out playing over and over. Then I began to love all his stuff. He was way ahead of his time. So glad to learn that we share that appreciation!

Speaking of appreciation, thank you for posting my hubs on your Facebook page - along with so many others of worth. You can lap your silver tongue on my and their work anytime it pleases you.

Dallas is finally getting a glimpse of fall balminess. Not much rain, though. But no A/C needed and warmer nighties and covers feel good at night. I love snuggling weather, don't you? (even though just with my teddy bear. . .)

Hugs and many thanks!


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

I love your style and elegance.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Paddy boy - Thank you! I've visited your hubsite and had some lovely smiles. You style brings those out!

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