Rainbows 'Round My Day

XLI.

Click the link below to hear one of my own favorites of my poems narrated by me.


Rainbows,

Friends are rainbows

Making storms subside.

Magic as they are,

They're always there

Though they may

Try to hide

And friendships - never end.

Then, at just the perfect time,

They appear as rainbows.

Yes, it is a rainbow ride

We're on,

And you're my friend.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

YIN and YANG ~

YANG and YIN.

It's quite a combination

To be in!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

6-15-72

Diana Krall - Simple Twist of Fate

My morning sprinkler caught a ray of early sunlight and made a little rainbow!
My morning sprinkler caught a ray of early sunlight and made a little rainbow! | Source

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Beautiful to the extreme!

smiles :)

bellawritter23


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

A very fanciful bit of writing with lots of pretty pictures to appear in the mind.


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Mozart+ beautiful pictures, and thoughts relayed through the medium of beautiful words.

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No! It's Super Nellieanna.

Thank you.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

bellawritter23 - thank you - to the extreme! I am most pleased to meet you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jaggedfrost - you are too kind! Thank you. Always good to see you.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

christopheranton - I love that Mozart Concerto. It's haunting. Glad you enjoyed the presentation! It's just li'l ole I here. Nothing more. Thank you! :-)


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Nellianna, I have become a fan of classical in the last very few years , as todays music industries are so .....so what....This is so nice! I have been listening a lot to "soundscapes " a Music Choice on cable. Your poetry is so beautiful.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

This poem is so beautiful and to be accompanied by my favourite Mozart concerto was just sensational. Thank you.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

How very lovely! And the pictures were perfect. Thank you for such a pretty poem.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

'Twist a rainbow round the day.' What a lovely thought to start one's day. Thank you, Nellieanna, for that charming poem.


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KristenGrace 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

I quite like the lines Drop a moonbeam \ In a stream. Love poetry overall and easy to read. Thanks for sharing these. :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

ahorseback - me, too! I listen to beautiful music in preference to the cacophony. What's not to like, right? Whatever its source, pretty is preferable to not very pretty in my book! Thank you for appreciating my poetry, too!

I just visited your site and was so moved by your beautiful tribute to your daughter and what appears to be her reply to it. Wonderfully sweet.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

acaetnna - we are surely sisters under the skin! That is some of my favorite Mozart - and there are many of his pieces I adore! Thank you for your kind comments! Hugs!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jean Bakula - hello and such a pleasure to meet you here visiting my hub. I peeked at your profile and am quite impressed with your verve and spunk! I must read more! Thank you for the visit and comments! :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

DRBJ - Thank YOU, my friend, for coming by and appreciating it! So why are we starting our day in the middle of the night? - hehe (I'm just weird, - what's your excuse?) ;;>


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, KristenGrace (and what a pretty name!) I notice that you are also ageless & a teacher, writer, and vibrant woman. I'm pleased that you've visited my hub here and have enjoyed it! I would like to get better acquainted with your writing, which seems quite worthwhile!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you, Nellieanna, for giving so much pleasure. You are so blessed.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, hello - Thank you for your continuing support and lovely words. Indeed, it is a blessing! Hugs!!


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

This is a beautiful hub Nellieanna. I love the poem and the graphics.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you so much, Carrie. I just had to see who you are, and was rewarded when I visited your hubsite. I must read more of your work!


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jrsearam 5 years ago from San Juan, PR

I must commit Twist a Rainbow to memory. It is a lovely poem which I am sure I'll want to share with others when the opportunity arises. It was also wonderful to hear your voice, it is beautifully lyrical and perfectly suited for recitation. BTW, do you like Neruda? Do you know his poem titled, "Enigmas"? You might , but if not here's the address. Many blessings Nell, JR

http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/10/hbc-9000141...


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Sublime... I am so in awe I can’t think of more words to add. You are like a fairy queen, Nellieanna, sublimating what is ‘normal’ to the wonder of it. You are awesome!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Oh, and the mUsIc... absolutely magnificent in capital letters!


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Elvira Madigan is splendid. No more so than your rainbows and moonbeams. Lovely Hub.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

jrsearam - YES! - well - no, I didn't know Neruda before but, yes - I liked his poem, "Enigmas" when I went to it. thank you for the link.

Thank you for that as well as the kind words about mine! That poem says much about my perspective.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Martie, dear heart - How happy I am that you enjoyed the hub!! Thank you and hugs!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Gerry - I'm quite content to share your praise with Mozart and the whole Elvira Madigan thing, which I discovered about the time I wrote the poem! Such a hauntingly beautiful theme. Thank you!!


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK

Twist a rainbow 'round the day, in such a perfecly poetic way.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

amillar - that is a delightful poetic couplet you've made! Nice. Thank you!


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

Nellieanna,

Your words took me to one of my most special places, Kauai, and the rainbows after the afternoon blessing of rain...

Thank you for another smattering of gems,

Chris


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

What a beautiful visual that conjures, ChrisL! Thank you!


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

The music of the poetry...your voice.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Thank you once more Nellieanna for sharing this beautiful hub with us. Everything you do slots together so nicely; Also your beautiful pictures complements everything else also.An awesome/beautiful and up here.

Take care.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

SR - thank you, dear friend!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hugs, Eddwen - you're so kind! thanks!


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

I try to partake in the cycle of yin and yang as a child who doesn't want to be left out of a game of hide and seek.;)


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

To listen, absorb, deep breaths and reflections of your beautiful poetry while sipping my morning java, what a delight, I can't ask for more.

I drifted to different levels and pasts, it brought sweet memories of so many past events. Nellieanna again you weave your magic to the world around you back in the 70s and to this day.

Thank goodness you did not become reclusive like your muse, yet for good reasons she hid from the world, yet look what she created and all was found many years later to bestow such beauty as you are doing here. Thank you, thank you and thank you again my sweetest friend from Texas.

I am the inner curve

Which fits the outer

curve Of you.

Absolutely brilliant the completeness of TWO inner and outer oneness. We all strive for such tightness.

Hugs from me to you.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mentalist Acer - I didn't realize you're a bit of a rascal! LOL ;-)

Seriously, though, the principle of yin and yang is very much typically misunderstood by the 'western' mind as being unwholesomely sexy. In its eastern meaning, it is a universal concept of how things work harmoniously, I believe. The principles of give and take - perhaps even - hide and seek ;-> - are intrinsic in it. But my little poem has been rather violently attacked and misunderstood! I put it on here with a bit of trepidation, but not enough to resist doing it.

Thanks for the witty reply - (perhaps testing the waters to see how I meant it/? - I am, after all, a Texan - hehe) hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ken - thank you, dear friend and kindred spirit!

I'm just relieved to learn that perhaps the horrid error made on my new driver's license I ordered online - on which they printed the same expiration date as the one I was replacing - my birthday on Feb. 2nd, 2011! - may be more easily fixed than I feared. i looked it up and there is a local office not far from my house where I hope there will be someone intelligent enough to comprehend this ridiculous situation. I was afraid I'd have to venture way off. I ordered it Dec. 10, 2010 and it was to be good for 5 years. Hopefully they can issue another temporary one while a new card is being printed in Austin. Sheesh.

Anyway - that said. . . . - I can now finish my java and fruit before I get ready to go over there.

As a matter of fact, I was almost as reclusive as my muse, though mine was dictated less by choice and more by being unable to drive and being deliberately isolated beyond public transportation and in an area where walking anywhere was prohibitive. All contacts were screened and given misinformation so as to keep me as isolated as possible. It was part of a major strategy. If not for my poetry writing which provided my outlet and self-conversations, and reminders that I was still I - I would truly have found myself as mentally "cut-off" and out of it as he hoped I'd eventually become; - and even then still intended to have me put away for. It was one couple - my potter friends who for awhile were allowed, since my ex had grown up with the fellow - who called my attention to how much both my writing and my life resembled ED's. I really wasn't all that acquainted with her. She was one of the authors touched on in Literature classes in school but she herself was a relative newcomer to the big world, her poetry having been published for the first time only about the time of my birth - so no great emphasis was put upon her. Poe and Hawthorne and the like got more focus than Emily Dickinson! But after my potter friends noticed the resemblance, I learned more about her. In fact, I read more 'about' her and her life and read more of her letters than her poetry. Though I like it and it fits into her own story, it is far from all she is as a person. I have read almost everything written about her, I think. Since many facts about her were never known, a lot of it is repetitious in the many books written about her, but all still interesting. Then it becomes her poetry which tells more and possibly fills in the blanks, if one has learned where the blanks are and what is and is not known. I most value the accounts of Higginson's firsthand responses to her upon actually meeting and talking with and corresponding with her. His impression was that she was a little oddball with odd insights, which no doubt she was. His quotes of her actual verbal statements reveal just how quaint and rather naive she was. All her wisdom and insight came from within herself and her uncanny kinship with nature and her pets and a very few people.

Thanks for your wonderful discerning response to my stuff! You're a gem & I'm glad you're sharing your sparkle again!


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

Yin and yang,the ultimate philosophy of give a little get a little...I'm seemingly and unusually aware mainly of the non-sexual interpretations of yin yang,so hopfully I see the meaning here.;)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Yes, when I learned about yin and yang, when grown, I also knew only the universal meaning. It was when people with the other perspective, with nasty gleams in their eyes, talked of "yingyang", which apparently was all they had ever heard of the concept -or perhaps their preferred meaning of it - referring to the most low-brow sexuality - that I became aware of that association at all.

But an honest sexual application may at some point have stemmed from the universal concept of yin and yang as the active and the passive progenitors of the beginnings of the heavenly bodies as well as life itself. It's not unusual for things of a higher plane to be brought down, step by step, to the lowest twisted forms of whch humans can conceive, though, is it? The act of love itself is not low-brow, but it seems many people prefer it to be.


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bonny2010 5 years ago from outback queensland

thank you...your hub is so very refreshing and delightful...thank you


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

My pleasure! And thank YOU. Very kind of you to visit and comment!


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miss_jkim 5 years ago

These were so beautiful and so peaceful. I simply got lost in your words.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

miss_jkim - Thank you, kindred soul! Thanks for visiting and commenting too.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Simply beautiful, birthday lady! I love the "sound of dawn"! You make it beautifully audible like a Mozart melody.

Coincidentally I have been listening to Mozart all morning.

Thanks for sharing

Love and peace

Tony


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well you are the 'grand' lady of poetry here at Hubpages and it's always a honor to visit your hallowed space of beauty - and indeed a honor to be visited by someone like who has such a noble and esteemed presence!

The idea or the metaphor of the rainbow here at the Hub (for me anyway) represents all the different types of people and different kinds of writers - and your 'color' is always one of the brightest and most vibrant!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Tony - Thank you, esteemed person! You pleased me with that comment. I love music of all kinds, but the classics the most, & of them, surely Mozart the most - though Puccini, Beethoven, Bach, Mahler and so many others - can't be topped. I guess it's my bane - I like different genres and different composers within them. I like GOOD stuff wherever I find it. hehe

Thank you for thinking mine is good!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Now I'm speechless, epigramman. - I am honored that you consider me any good. I love your style and you are so well respected and admired by many I respect and admire as writers, so I'm really pleased by your complimentary words! I love the metaphor of the rainbow for our hub compatriots. So much beauty and variety! Thank you!


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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

Beautiful words from you....always :) Thanks for brightening my evening!! I am anxiously awaiting the sound of dawn tomorrow morn.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Was in a boat on the lake with my George when I wrote that. I can see it in my mind. There's nothing like it - - with birds' and soft breezes. Ah. . .! Thank you, azure_sky.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Your yin and your yang rock, Nellie :D

You painted this poem nicely


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, Ben! ;->

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