So Many Words - So Little Time


Decimals, digits,

Phrases, words,

Mere parts of wholes.

Fractions, fragments,

Poetry, prose,

Poles which seem so distant,

Almost non-existent.

Oneness shattered,

Life scattered

Seeking sense in parts

Apart, where there is none.

Persistent, insistent

Starts and finishes:

A hoax of rhyme

Leading back in time

To One.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


A kind of regularity,

A resting rhyme

Rushes forth from chaos

To find its perfect pitch

Created from a miracle

Of balanced parts

Loosely interwoven

Human threads conferred

Upon the loom of unity

Of fine design,

Integrated into


Converted into merest word.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

A poem

By flame

Reduced to ashes,

But not my soul.

Soul is irreducible,

In poem,

In flame,

In ashes,

Beyond all that - it IS.

_____© Nellieanna H. Hay

A pun which tickles

My tickler

Shines light

Into the gloom,

The more to gain.

It pokes into

The recesses,

Shows up

Cobwebs in my room

'N dust particles in my brain!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Geodesic domes,

Cleverly man-made,

Cannot outlive the nuclear

Of organismic tomes.

Without the ones to think it out,

It matters not what comes

Or whether either sort of art

Remains among unknowns.

〰©Nellieanna H. Hay

Greek dreaming gives expertise

To fraudulent farce:

We think we’re poets.

We long to reconsider

Lavish paths leading

Far beyond the necessary,

To more verdant fields.

Yet we wonder where and what

Are proper borders, girds,

Or which line yields

The best dimensions now.

If everything is working

So on schedule, bards,

Why tamper more?

We know too little to rule out

That urge that always comes

Like a magic misty melody,

Before we ever write its words.

〰©Nellieanna H. Hay

Moments sweet, fulfilling,

Totally alive!

I treasure them

As they occur,

Asking nothing more or less,

Pledging nothing more or less.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay
















~ Human! ~

Good! Very, very good!

〰©Nellieanna H. Hay

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

"we think we are poets"

Wow, Nellieanna. Your poetry is sweeter than Tupelo honey. You amaze me with the fluidity and beauty of your words. Breathtaking!

I must share this one!

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

You are an incredible poet, Nellieanna - you never cease to amaze me on too many levels to count! My wish is that you publish your incredible words of wisdom and absolutely balanced perspective on life and love!



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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Splendid poetry! This piece is exhilarating to read with all the incredible words. Yes, indeed, Nellieanna . . . human!

You are brilliant and we are all blessed to read your amazing writes here on HP and learn from one with such a beautiful heart and mind, and always so gracious.

Voted Up ++++ and sharing

Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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Jackwms 3 years ago

This is great. Keep them coming.

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dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Interesting spin of a poem. So eloquent in written nature, as your words of thought and wisdom play upon our screen page to be read, engulfed and enjoyed by the masses, who find your writing exceptional. : ) Voted it up, interesting and beautiful, fine lady!

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Wayne - ;-)

You set me on a search. I recognize Tupelo honey, being a southern girl, but it took refreshing my mind about how special it is. I'm most honored for the comparison, and coming from you, especially so. Thank you.

Then there's the Van Morrison song by the same name! That memory took me to 1954 & another song, 'Honey Love' by The Drifters, which was mild by today's standards, but was considered so raunchy in 1954 that it was banned! My new husband then & I loved it, though. Amazing memory I'd long forgotten. You gave me some interesting exploration!

You're kind to share, too. Thank you!

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Leslie, thank you so much. As the hub admits, there're so many words, so little time. Priorities keep showing up! :-) But perhaps I will publish one of these days, when it falls into place, or I do. hehe. Your encouragement and praise are much appreciated.

Thanks for sharing, too.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Faith, such welcome praise. "Exhilarating" is a lovely, lively word! Makes me feel good all over. I love it! Thank you! I so appreciate your comments, votes and sharing.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jack, thank you for your visit! I think of your great work with tracing your family history in hubs so nicely as I'm lately immersed in genealogy. It's an exciting, almost addictive, journey!

Speaking of journeys, think we'll ever do the follow-up to "The Journey" which we talked about awhile ago? I so treasure that experience. There's no rush for a followup, really, though when discussed, it was to be an anniversary effort, which was a nice idea.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Gwen, thank you, m'dear. I'm so pleased you found this worthwhile and enjoyable! I appreciate your vivid comments about how it is received. Hugs. Thanks for the vote!

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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Nellieanna,

Both of your musical selections are the perfect accompaniment to this collection of is always worth taking the time to visit your beautiful and magical world of words.

Voted UP and UABI. Love, Maria

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LazyAndAmbitious 3 years ago from Serbia

This reminds me of a subject we had in our language class called "Words, everything is made out of words". Hi Nellieanna, I don't know if you remember me, but it's been a long time since I came to HubPages. I know I told you before that I would continue writing poems all the time, but I couldn't. Wasn't much far from it, actually what got me off HubPages was my band and the songs that I had to write for it, so I was writing after all! Anyway, just got back to cheking your poems and like I said before, all best in future writing!

I can't wait to write some new poems.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Maria, what a pleasure to see you! Seems we've each been especially busy lately. I know you're doing wondrous things with your work! I've had a marvelous breakthrough with finding & getting to know the family of my long-estranged son, which has inspired me to more seriously proceed with a genealogical pursuit which I'd neglected, along with some other pressing demands that seem to come along with - er - age. ;-)

Between these high priorities and also that of keeping up with hubpages, I'm afraid my writing and circulating here has been a bit neglected. But this is my sustenance which I simply must have! But - sigh - seems that one must accept a few limitations, however unpreferred they are. My dad used to remind me of them, and I resisted with all my might! I still do! ;-)

I'm so pleased you like my hub and the musical selections here. Each of those melodies happens to be a favorite of mine. The Feather theme is one of the all-time loveliest and "Moment To Moment" was written for a 1966 movie of the same name which I loved and was unable to locate for years. Finally found it on VHS. It's a love-suspense film in the Hitchcock tradition, though directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The theme music written by Henry Mancini is just so haunting.

Thank you, m'dear, for the welcome visit and lovely votes!

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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed this, every word, beginning to end. Hope your weekend has gone well. Blessings! Theresa

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, - Nikola, isn't it? I needed to refresh my memory but I do remember you. You've real talent, - a lovely sensitivity to your subjects, and if English isn't your first language, you've certainly mastered it and are especially adept with it!

Interesting subject in your language class, and, of course, an appropriate one for it; but everything is not quite made of words, you see, though most things are conveyed from person to person by them, along with 'body language'. Words simply transport the meanings of much deeper 'things' from one person to another, alog with that person's subjective bias.

I'm glad you have been writing songs for your band. That's the same as writing poetry, though perhaps it requires more specific messages than one has with the freedom to express whatever comes to one via poetry. I know several talented writers here who also write songs, by the way.

Welcome back! I'll look forward t your new poetry! I still like your "Sparrow" very much.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Theresa! How great to see you've visited and enjoyed! Thank you! You've added the crowning touch to my day, which is about over. Oh, yes, the weekend has been going well, thank you, my friend.

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Isaac White 3 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

Beautiful poems amazing use for words too. Voted up.

I. White

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, Isaac! Glad you visited and found my poems and words interesting! Thank you for coming by and for voting!

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Once again you've given me a lot to ponder.... Words and music. Just what I need on this Sunday morning. Thanks, my sweet CM :)

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

So beautiful. Possibly more so because I can relate. thank you

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Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi Nellieanna, your poems are so beautiful, and your pictures act like a lovely backdrop to set them off. Then we come to your favourite music pieces, and those put us into the right space to really appreciate your lovely words. So beautiful. There is a wistfulness to this, an appreciation of all that is, a knowledge of what will always remain, a pang of regret that time moves inexorably on. You didn't mention your own inner beauty though, dear Nellieanna. That stays with us forever too.

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very good, love your style. ^

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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

You never disappoint me with your spectacular talent, Nellieanna, and this effort was certainly no exception. Thank you for the joy you bring. To quote you, every word was: 'Good! Very, very good!'

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Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Nellieanna I've been away from your words too long, I'm back to get full again and lifted up by them. You never disappoint with anything you pen, yes indeed, little time we all do have. The clock keeps ticking, the hourglass journeys downwards. Your videos and verse take me into another place in time, one where there is peace, tranquility and enlightenment. Keep your shining talent polished dear one, you are so gifted and Emily speaks through you. Hugs

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

My dear CD, Martie! I've been thinking about you - and missing you! So I'm especially happy to see you visiting!

When I choose music for my hubs, I think of you, Twilight Lawns (Ian) and Christopher Anton, hoping it will meet with your approval! Of course, I have high regard for the musical taste of many of my dear friends here, but I simply think of the trio of you first, probably because we've shared so many musical interactions and connections! (Sometimes I'm not so sure my selections will measure up, but I still hope so!)

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm delighted to have cheered your Sunday morning and now you've cheered mine! Hugs.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jackie - thank you for the lovely compliment - both by visiting and mentioning what you like. Thanks for the ^ vote too! :-)

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dr. BJ -- Dear friend, thank you. I'm smiling at your choice of quote. It's such an optimistic one! You always lift my spirits -and give my ego a shot of adrenaline! ;-D Hugs.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Vincent. I've been away from my words too long, too! haha. As I mentioned to you, there have been some major developments in my family which have occupied me quite a bit. But I just can't go on without writing and creating my hubs, and visiting my friends here, it seems.

Time & priorities are a big challenge; but--after all, when one is fully alive in the moment, it's all there is anyway, so it must be enjoyed and squeezed for all it has to give!

I think of Mother who looked around her shrinking world as she was getting older and said, "I love everything I see!" That included her art which was always 'in process' as well as what had been done, her sewing (which she had by then asked her grandchildren when they visited to thread needles for her use), her beloved clutter, her books and photos of her loved ones, her treasures of her own lifetime & of those who preceded her, her many pets (she was an animal lover) and the wonderful familiarity of it all. She was an inspiration in fully using the time available to her most advantage and joy!

I think Emily is a very attentive muse. I keep learning. ;-) Thank you for those beautiful and encouraging words! Hugs.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

You really are quite talented, Nellieanna, and it is a pleasure to read your beautiful work on this Sunday morning.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Martin - ah-yes. It's a condition we all share! :-) I'm pleased you thought it beautiful! Hugs.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Billy - praise from you is praise, indeed! Thank you!

It's been a most beautiful Sunday - all day! :-)

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Your poetry just flows and flows and carries me along finally leaving me wanting more. Passing this on.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Rasma - your comment is like poetry. Thank you so much, m'dear! Hugs.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

Absolutely spledid poetry. I love the way your words flow - so many words -so little time as you said. Such is life. Your poetry is always a delight to read, and this is no exception.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

You are like the poets of old, "Leading back in time To One." You've taken so many words, beautifully and skillfully and "Converted into merest word." that mystify.

Of coure the limericks and humor that put "'N dust particles in my brain!" is something I can truly relate to.

It is always such a joy to read your beautiful poetry. You are such a talented LADY!

Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Finally - I get to comment! I really like your first one. You talk about oneness being shattered, yet it all leading back to one. I can see a few ways to interpret that. Also, particularly like the one about the your soul being irreducible. It's a remarkable truth. Hugs and love! :)

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cat on a soapbox 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Hello Nellieanna,

I am reminded of the visual treasures and favorite "scraps" that I set aside for collages when I had more than a momentary creative burst. Your collections of poetry, inspired thoughts, and graphics are so beautifully integrated. Reading them brings me that same pleasure.

"Without the ones to think it out,

It matters not what comes

Or whether either sort of art

Remains among unknowns."

Simply brilliant!

My best,

Cat :)

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Pamela, hello! Thank you for your visit and such lovely comments. I suppose we must simply learn that there is only the time there is, as we're living it. What we choose to invest in them means the difference in 'enough' or not, perhaps. What's a pity is to lose those moments, as happens when we're too anxious about it. :-)

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mary, how lovely to see you! I'm smiling. I AM a poet of old, comparatively, at least. ;-)

I'm so pleased that you've delved into my words. Oh, boy -- the dust particles in my mind seems to pile up at times. It's like dust anywhere, I suppose. Gotta keep them blown out!

It give me joy that my poetry give you joy! Thank you for your comments and votes, my friend.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Shan! That's great that you're able to comment! I won't even ask how. I'm just pleased that you can and hope it's an ongoing situation for you.

I appreciate your in-depth reading and comments about my poetry here. Yes, there would be several interpretations for that seeming contradiction, and on various levels. Food for thought . . .

The soul is irreducible, and, as it influences one's being, that irreducibility seems to expand to all one's being, though it sometimes may seem one is somehow vulnerable, or at least capable of being fragmented inside by external forced, till one realizes that can happen only if inside forces surrender.

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Don't know about how ongoing it will be, yet. Maybe not, but I did publish one I wrote out by hand while writing something else. haha. Many more I'd like to read and comment on, but as you many words, so little time!

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, Cat! Interesting. I like the visual of treasures and 'scraps'. We do that, don't we? - collect bits and pieces for when a coordinated use for the arises. The poetry's the thing, but each of the other elements which 'feels' in sync become the presentation which is our very own unique one, never done by anyone else before or after, in which the whole is more than the sum of the parts. It almost defines creativity. :-)

It's a bit like painting a picture using several different senses: sight, sound, feel and meaning. If it brings pleasure to the reader, the circle has come full--circle. Thank you for that!

I almost said 'mind' as one of the senses, rather than 'meaning', because I think the mind/thought IS one of the senses at a slightly different level evolved in human beings, giving one's own interpretation & coordination to all one's other senses. Without it, - sunsets which thrill one's sight or the scents which please one's smell or music which stirs one's soul would just come and go without that immediate and after-impression which thought allows for their first and continuing enjoyment. Of course, there are always new pleasures for the senses, and perhaps pondering of those already experienced may interfere with the moment-to-moment experiences of the new ones. It's a trade-off which humans must juggle! :-)

Thank you for your interesting comments!

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I have always loved ‘Feather Theme.’ It is like a returning friend that lightly drifts into our thoughts; it peaks, tickles, and reminds with gentle coaxing of being. And then it is gone only to return later.

I just loved these unique vignettes on creative thought. The inspiration forms the thought that forms the word that encourages the inspiration. Where do they come from; where do they reside; and what happens to them? Have we thought, sensed, experienced them all? There are so many. Sometimes they are like fireflies, but we don’t have time to catch them in the mind. And all of a sudden – poof! They’re gone.

Amazing poetry, Nellieanna, as usual. Voted up and far beyond, dear poet and friend! :-)

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear, dear Genna. Your comment is so beautiful, I hardly want to reply and disturb it! It should just hang in the air to enjoy! I love your description of the effects of the "Feather Theme" music. So apt. It has a special place in my heart.

Yes, - creative thought and its inspiration fascinates me. Those almost unbidden sudden awarenesses and then, often to be followed by the more careful assembly of them into a finished 'piece'. I suppose Michelangelo 'saw' David in that hunk of marble before he ever began chipping away at it to get to him inside it!

How right you are that if we miss those fleeting inspirations, they vanish as quickly to wherever from which they came, lost to us forever, probably. One wonders if they just go find a more alert mind to inspire! haha!

Thank you so much for a delightful comment. Now I'm glad I disturbed it by replying! Much nicer to share and participate! :-)

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Nellieanna---I love reading your work! These had a cerebral tone that was interesting and refreshing. Refined cleverness with artful imagination! I enjoyed all of them very much but especially liked "Creativity" with the loom metaphor. I hope you are enjoying the summer! My little ones are keeping me very busy. :-) Lurana

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, dear Lurana, and especially for finding time in your busy summer schedule to come by and read my hub - and leave such a lovely comment!

I do go through more cerebral stages in my writing, and some combinations with philosophic and even with sentimental. All things must fit together, I suppose. Contemplating in one area seems to overlap other areas of contemplation. Those happen all the time; perhaps it's more rarely one writes poetry about them.

The loom metaphor has crept into several of my poems, - usually about universal things.

I guess some families are already preparing for the beginning of school not so far off! Time flies!

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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Each poetic part of this hub stands on its own as a fine poem.

You really do write so beautifully and so well.

Thank you. It's a privelage to read your work.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, new friend! I so appreciate your reading and sharing your impression. It gives me pleasure to be able to contribute. Thank you for following and fanning me, too. I've looked at your site and see some very inviting hubs! I'm looking forward to reading them. At present, I'm especially rushed, but this is all too vital to me to miss for long!

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York


It is amazing how simple words, weaved together in such a flawless manner, can move a person. I feel as if I stumbled into a magical land and happened upon a wonderful book that opened it's pages to me and began to read itself aloud. I did nothing, the words fed themselves to me... it's that effortless, the flow is so beautiful. You say so much, but you do it in such simple perfection. I use the word simple very carefully because I could never recreate this with a lifetime of trying. I had the music play while I read and I was all of a sudden overwhelmed with emotions... why? That is how you know when you're reading something that will stand the test of time. You truly are a poet and so much more. I admire you and your writing!

I've hit many, many buttons and I'm sharing too!

Hugs and love, my dear!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Cat, I'm so truly pleased that you've chosen to visit here! When I stop to think what a privilege it is to write and publish something and then one's greatly admired & beloved friends come read it, it's really overwhelmingly wonderful. For so long I wrote only in strictest privacy.

The words you've written here are truly gratifying. How great to hear that my words 'fed themeslves' to you! WOW. I believe in simplicity, though it matters that it has an effective voice to 'read itself' to you. Thank you for that lovely reassurance.

I guess a poet romances each word to try to get the best from it. It's not unlike how I was taught to sew by 'talking to the fabric with my fingers', which also translates to many other hands-on arts and crafts. Sometimes the fingers send the sensitivity to the brain and sometimes the brain sends it to the fingers, which happens even when one is writing one's thoughts onto paper or typing them onto a computer screen. It's a partnership because one is 'all of a piece', integrated, coordinated, - I like to think. It's when one feels fragmented that interference and downers creep in!

I'm glad you enjoyed the music, too. Thank you for the votes, as well. Hugs and big thanks!

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epigramman 3 years ago

Well my most respected and loved first lady of the Hubs - your fabulous hub presentations are always like beautiful journeys full of wonderment, life's many joys and delight.

In your honor I will post a lovely rendition of Stephen Foster's Beautiful dreamer by baritone Thomas Hampson on your FB page - Foster is one of my all time favorite songwriters and this is such a beautiful song as you know. I am always a big big fan of Henry Mancini's film and tv scores.

I sincerely hope this humble little comment finds you well in good health and with happiness too.

I just awoke from night shift sleep with my 2nd cup of java and listening to some nice classical piano music and both cats are laying outside in the sun. Summer seems to be going so fast this year Miss N - is it because we are getting older - or perhaps are we just getting better?

One compliment that I must give to you - and that is - you are just ageless and I hope I am like you when I reach 39. lol

Will see you on FB with a posting and link with your hubpage here and we are sending to you 3 big Canadian hugs from Colin, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 1:05pm

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Colin! 'm just enchanted that you posted "Beautiful Dreamer" on my FB page! I just went over there and listened to it. Has long been a favorite of mine too, since my childhood.

Yes, Henry Mancini wrote lovely film scores, "Moment To Moment" being an example.

Our summers usually seem endlessly H-O-T, but this one has been surprising in several respects. It's been mostly HOT, but the triple-digit days keep being interrupted with blessed 'cold fronts'- bringing a little rain and lowering high temperatures to the mid- or even lower 90s! When this happens, the nights, too, become more pleasant temperatures. I like to shut off A/C at night and open windows, so these cooler ones are wonderful! Today is just such a respite! Our highs in the 100s that had been predicted were changed to this lovely 92 today, 91 tomorrow and still only 94 Sunday - before zooming back up. Last year we had something like a month of over 100 temperatures in a row and many over 105. Ugh.

It's been sprinkling this morning - such a boon for the yard. Due to these weather bonuses, I've only had to water the yard a couple of times so far and it's lush and green! Now, I guess it will go faster! :-) But I always welcome Fall and cooler, balmier weather. I notice stores are putting out Fall clothes. That's always a surprise when it's still hot.

Thank you for a lovely compliment! I do think of time passing and I, along with it; - but not very much. What one dwells upon becomes how it is in one's subjective reality, I suspect. More than one wise writer has encouraged people to think on the things that are desirable and worthwhile. There must be something to it, though time has its own agenda, I suppose, which is all the more reason to live while it's hanging around, and the only opportunity of that is in the present moment!

My love to you, Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel from Dallas, Texas at 1:06 PM CST. ;-)

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epigramman 3 years ago

Yes Miss N - three variables that mankind has no control over:


Human Nature

Mother Nature

and hub scores, lol lol

have a wonderful day and it's also so nice spending some time with you

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epigramman 3 years ago

Well you must know me by now. lol. I am a restless promoter of other hubbers and it will no doubt be my legacy here but there is a Canadian buddy of mine ROSE THE PLANNER you must check out when you have time - you will love her - she has terrific hubs about wedding rings, wedding gowns and trips to Italy

Finished my lunch , now into the water for a dip and both cats out back having their sleep time

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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

voted up, beautiful and awesome. The depth of your poetic reveries is exhilarating. Always a pleasure to read.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

haha - Oh, yes, Colin, - hubscores are especially imponderable & unreasonable! One learns to regard them as having no real or significant meaning. Since I don't write here for money, it's of little consequence. :-D

Yes, you are a wonderful promoter of other hubbers, much to your credit! I shall check out Rose the Planner. Did you know I was a Bridal Consultant (twice) in my career? We may have things in common. Thank you for the recommendation.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

D.William - I'm honored by your visit and lovely comments! Thank you for both!

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York


I'm humbled that I somehow receive praise on your pages when I am praising you :D ... Who knows if that makes any sense, but the bottom line is you're a wonderful writer and I suppose anyone can put words to paper and that would be writing, but you defy and define writing, just like the late and great Emily Dickinson. I will admit, I could never do what you do. I am very much in awe and inspired by your writing, however, it is the kind that I so love to read, but simply cannot write. I am the rhymey rhymey type... I know no other way! :D But that is okay with me; one thing I truly love about poetry and writing in general, is it's uniqueness, I couldn't imagine how boring it would become if we all had the same style. But, you are clearly very talented and I know you could write anything you'd want and it'd still be a classic :D

Hugs and love to you, my dear!


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Good morning Nellieanna. This strikes me a little different this moening. More mathematical, less daffodills. Yet with all the usuall grace and charm. I saw a comment about getting your work published, they are right.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Cat ~ You are too modest. Your poetry and all your writing is delightful. You're absolutely right that it's the uniqueness and individuality that makes both the writing and the reading fun!

You may not know, for so many years, when I viewed whatever I did, from my handwriting to my sewing to my artwork, even my cooking - and my poetry, I felt so disappointed that it was "so Nellieanna!". Seriously. It just seemed so 'old hat', so inescapably 'just me'. I thought some of it pretty good but, still, why did it always have to be "so Nellieanna"?

I've begun to be glad it is, but it really still is so ordinary and 'just me' - to me.

Especially in my old age I've begun to wonder if others feel that way about their work, no matter how totally great it is? I suppose that it's such a common feeling that people really can't accurately judge their own work, whether it is really good or not so good. In a way, it's good that it keeps a person from being too proud and may save some from feeling too inadequate.

Inside oneself, things seem pretty acceptable, but the moment we project some of ourselves to the outside, we have serious concerns about it. haha. That's when it's so great to have others honestly tell us how it really is, - good, bad or indifferent. hehe. I know some of my stuff is better than others, but I have to admit that many of the poems which for years never really merited much of my attention or regard are now coming out and it's a thrill to see they're not all that shabby! :-)

It all encourages me to encourage others to do what they do and trust it to speak well! The saddest is when someone tries to mimic others, when it would be so much easier and more effective to just 'do' themselves!

Thank you again for giving my day a big boost! Now I'm about to get going for a day out with my friend, Val. Hugs.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mike, you know I value your good opinion highly! You're right. Many of my poems do look at the mathematical or scientific regularity and underlying formulas of life and the universe. (Daffodils are simply a specialized example. ;-) Poetry does seem to translate those things into a kind of word music. But what's more mathematical than music? Audible physics!

Thank you for the lovely support and encouragement! Hugs.

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Vickiw 3 years ago

This is my second visit to your beautiful Hub. Amazing, it is just as lovely as the first time! Have a lovely weekend, dear Nellieanna!

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

I'm just so pleased that you saw fit to revisit! Thank you, Vicki!

Yes,the weekend is going well. Hope yours is, too! Hugs.

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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Enjoyed reading your poems, each one so wonderful and unique. So many words and so little time to express. Voted up beautiful and awesome.

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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love these so much! The first one especially expresses the title, so many words, so little time--so chaotic! Love it! Love all of them. Voted up and everything else!

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Vellur - Thank you! What a delightful comment! You're so generous!

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Victoria, I'm pleased that you love them. You really 'got' the meaning in that first one! Sometimes, especially with those of us who have a love affair with words, they do seem to crowd in chaotically- like overindulging in chocolate! ;-) Thank you for the visit, comments and votes!

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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Nellieanna - Just had to come back for another read and another look. You have such a gift, Hope things are well with you. I have been mostly out of the HP loop this summer - very busy working on a camping, fishing family vacation house that my brother bought. Blessings. Theresa

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, dear Theresa! Thank you! How lovely to see you back! I can imagine how pleasantly consuming it is working on your brother's getaway house! Lovely.

Though I've published several more hubs since this one, I've been less on HP than usual, myself. My long estranged son's grown children and wife have contacted me and we've become close via Facebook and phone. Then my granddaughter and grandson came from Ohio to visit me for a long weekend last weekend. What a thrill that was! Like a personal miracle. My daughter and her daughters are also on Facebook, so I'm checking in there more often. Sometimes FB is a good thing. ;-)

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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

I am gradually working my way through your hubs Nellianna. Love this collection, my favorites so far, especially the Geodesic Dome one(have a thing for them). Inspiring as always.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

I hope you're not making a chore of it, Jodah! There are so many!

I do appreciate your interest so much and wouldn't wish you to burn yourself out on them!!

I, too, have a thing for geodesic domes. There was a surge of them in architecture at one time and it resulted in some interesting structures. My second-eldest granddaughter became entranced with them at one time, one of her multiple interests, and wanted to build them. It was a fascinating interest for her while it lasted.

Thank you much for visiting and leaving your comments!

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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

No it's definitely not a chore Nellieanna. It may take me awhile though between checking out the hubs of other wonderful people you have kindly directed my way. thanks again.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you! And you're right to check out the other people's high quality work, of various genres. I'm glad you want to! :-)

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

This is collection is one that will stay with have captured the essence of so much that I feel and believe...What a gift you have...

Angels are on the way this morning ps

Pinned and shared..

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello pstruabie - I'm truly pleased that this collection of poems, visuals and audios have given you something to keep. There are things to be shared in it. Thank you!

I'm hoping your season of love and goodwill is bringing you the best. Hope your daughter is doing OK.

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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Taking words and making them come to life in more images than any picture can describe. You have done it again. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful gems.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Dream On - thank you, dear friend. OH Yes, - making mere scratches and marks on a page (or screen) to come alive, jump off the page and into the reader’s brain and heart so they tickle his memories and ideas - is such a privilege we writers get to share! :-) Hugs!

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