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Ah! Glorious Love!

Updated on July 11, 2014


The delicious delight

The shivery response

Of love!

The profound realization,

The breathless anticipation

Of love!

For me.





______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Love may be vivid; it may be misty, but it is an ever glorious subject and even more so, a glorious emotion. What a privilege to experience love! One is never deprived but nourished and fulfilled simply by feeling love in one's heart.♥

All The Things You Are - Barbra Striesand

Ah! Love! ~ ♥

I glory in the universal truth of love.

It illuminates the furthest reaches

Of my heart and soul.

It fills me to overflowing

Beyond my expectations.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

In mists

There are

No rainbows.

So rainbow signs

Became reality

With the first rain

Which met with Earth

And man’s awareness,

Awakening each, at last ~

To wonderment of God.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


The years

I had to wait

Once knowing clearly

What I need to fully live,

Yet expecting nothing

That I might become


Those years

Since first I suspected

That you existed,

I waited to discover you

And to fully love.

'Twould be a cruel joke of fate

Now to bring me near

To all I need for life and love

Then take it all away


______Nellieanna H. Hay

Long-awaited dawn

For you,

My love,

Is you.

With you, my love

And dawn

Became reality.

The dawn

Will come


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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      Nellieanna Hay 16 months ago from TEXAS

      I’m really pleased that you’re getting benefit from my hubs, dear Michael.

      Yes, it’s so beneficial to live and then pause to think about what has transpired and how it affects one’s life then and going forward. Those of us who write can translate those experiences and life lessons into what we write. And, oh yes! It assures oneself of being OK and whole, no matter what the experience may be.

      haha. Well, I’ve seldom set out to write a poem - or even prose - but sometimes there may just be a wispy inspiration or a fleeting thought about something I saw or experienced. My thought pattern is visual, so it takes form as a picture which is described by the words. When I re-read the words, no matter how many years later, I AM there where the visuals came to me. This is such a poem when I was living in Indiana:

      Icycles ~


      Sunlit morning’s frost

      Encasing fragment twigs

      In little jeweled boxes

      Tracing geometric patterns

      'Round rooftop shadows

      Cast upon the barren ground.

      Frozen driveway puddles

      Make surreal concoidal artistry.

      Leafless limbs weave

      Icy crystal laces.

      And then the morning sun once more

      Dissolves the magic of the morning frost,

      Slipping through my fingers.

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay


      I recall exactly the morning and these visuals, especially the little puddles with slightly frozen patterns. 'Concoidal' was a term I'd become familiar with when helping my husband study crystallography. It was a feature of some geodes when broken open to reveal the beauty inside. But - the whole poem was ME at that moment.

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      DREAM ON 16 months ago

      I am so happy to have spent so much quality time learning, mostly listening, understanding, laughing and enjoying someone who I am learning to know through her writings past and present. I realize many people have a different life outside of the Hub world. I am so happy to squeeze in a little time out of my day to even pop up online. For me I live by day or night then I figure out what just happened and why. Through it all comes my stories/poems I call stoems. It can be reality, fiction or both mixed together in some odd way. What I do know when I write I feel like no matter what has happened and how I feel I am o.k. with it. Many times I am more surprised than my readers what I say. In the end I can't even shake that persons hand or tell them in person how grateful and filled with gratitude that they read my writings. When I was younger I thought one day someone might read my writings boxed up and saved for years that I couldn't explain. With no where to go I collected them for a purpose. A purpose never completed if I was to die and someone who doesn't appreciate the art of writing could of easily thrown away. Some people say what a waste of time and energy. I ask myself is it really. My writings even though they didn't reach their full potential in life filled a main purpose. Helping me sort out problems when they stricken other people. Let me oversee my lowest point in life and bring me to my lovely highs and incredible ecstatic moments of joy. An understanding I couldn't reach no other way. So to all the lovers out there Love and Love more. For those who are confused hang in their read one of my hubs and laugh with me at my silliest and down right awful times. Then pick yourself up and soar with me to a place we can't even imagine in our wildest dreams. For that I say Dream On.... Live with all your energy and spirit. Help others and others will help you.Have a great night.

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      Nellieanna Hay 16 months ago from TEXAS

      You are so right, Michael! Love is the supreme cause and effect of everything. When it is present and healthy, all is well. When it is absent or in trouble, all is unwell. I have no trouble thinking of God as being Love and Light, our most necessary sources of life.

      I am very pleased that you enjoy my work and that it contributes to you and yours. You have read me right, that I do love life,n- in all its ups and downs.

      I did write with no thought of anyone else seeing my work, but it was no drain, but was both a pleasure and my salvation as a person. It kept me 'together'. The last thing I was interested in was whether anyone else would see it, except a few beloved people for whom I made hand-copies of a few selected poems as little gifts over the years. It was like sharing myself. Now, it's still sharing myself, and I still prefer that it is shared by those who feel personally.

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      DREAM ON 16 months ago

      Love fascinates me. In all the things we can do together as a couple or separate I find love the most amazing. Your hubs bring out love in all varieties. I feel like I am in a candy store with no money and all I do is look. The smells and the aroma triggers all the memories that cost me nothing. I have a little secret. I go back to your hubs late in the night when no one is looking and enjoy them once more. I give them all a nickname Candi's Of Love. I spelled candy with an i because I enjoy it so much.Thank you for your creativity that personifies your love for life. I also admire the years you have put your time in writing not knowing if anyone will ever see your work. Have a beautiful night.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you so much! I especially enjoy the poems about love, as well, Audrey.

      I have been relatively away, still dealing with the aftermath of that fall a little over 3 months ago but gradually regaining on it. Summer brings its own challenges. Right now it's watering the lawn! But in general I'm doing everything I normally have done, which has been quite active for 83, - just a bit more cautious.

      It's so nice to see you and your appreciation of my work.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Nellieanna - I adore this hub about love, as it is precious and full of passion. You may have been away, as I have missed you somehow. You are such a busy person, and I hope you are having a nice summer. I remember you fell not too long ago. Anyway, I am reading more hubs these days, so it is nice to visit your site. Sharing all the love poems and pics. Blessings, Audrey

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Yes, Patricia (pstraubie48) - that’s it. That feeling love is the most precious feeling a person can have. It cannot be faked, wished for, worked on or anything. It just has to BE ‘in there’ so one knows it is and it cannot be denied. Surely the best thing George told me (later) was that, when we had simply become close, good friends, but that he was driving to an assignment in central Texas and suddenly, alone in the car, he said out loud, “I love her! I really love her!” That undeniable feeling had just been so 'there' that it overwhelmed him.

      Since that was 36 years ago & I still remember hearing him telling me about it so vividly, it says much for that wonderful, powerful awareness that love brings to one's being of itself being felt. It's such privilege.

      I wonder if people fully realize what damage it does to their ability to be so completely touched and given to that feeling of genuine love when they harden their hearts or give themselves where there is no love.

      Hugs and I hope you and yours will have a most loving Valentines Day.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Ah yes..

      "What a privilege to experience love! One is never deprived but nourished and fulfilled simply by feeling love in one's heart.♥"

      You are so right and true .

      Nourished and fullfilled and overflowing...

      Awesome awesome

      Angels are on the way voted up++++ and shared

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you for your prayers. It would be a miracle, I'm afraid. But miracles can happen. If she does survive the multitude of system failures, the outlook for her regaining full capacities are grim. It's tough to fathom it.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I am so sorry that your granddaughter is seriously ill and certainly understand your anxiety, Nellieanna. Our loved ones are paramount in our hearts. I pray that her condition will soon improve and that she will recover fully. Take care....Jaye

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Jaye! How nice of you to drop by. Yes, love or how we love evolves with time. But the feeling itself is unmistakeable.

      I suppose voice recognition could be an alternative. I find that the thing that hurts mine most is scrolling and using the mouse, though. The actual typing is not as difficult. I've learned that the median nerve which is affected by the crowding of the carpal tunnel runs from the shoulder to the fingers and has the dual duty of controlling both sensitivity (pain) and function (movement). Apparently the malady can focus more on one or the other or both. I think mine may be less in the function, though some of it is affected, without a doubt, especially in intricate operations, like tying small bows.

      Thank you so much for your concern. Tonight, however, my main focus and overriding concern is for my eldest granddaughter (in Indiana) who is in ICU with some major bodily failures. It's touch and go, so it's almost the only thing I can think about.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Hi, Nellieanna - I haven't seen you on my feed lately. Reading your comments, now I know why. I hope your carpal tunnel problem improves. If it doesn't, you may want to consider voice recognition software rather than having to type. (My daughter recommended it to me when arthritis invaded my wrists, and it may eventually be required.)

      So many types of love, and all of them wonderful. Even at my age, I recall vividly the thrill of falling in love and, although more sedate in nature than the initial bliss, the evolution and maturing of that love.

      You express love in its guises so well with your words and images.

      Take care......Jaye

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Scarface - Chris! Thank you! How delightful to see you here! I’ve been wondering what you’re up to and where you are. Now I’m suspecting I may be the one with the what/where. I may qualify lately, since I have this case of carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist and hand which limits my typing and other kinds of intensive, repetitive actions with my hands. Luckily it frees up my time for reading, so am catching up on that. Trouble is, when I get online to do it, I’m too tempted to do my usual abundant writing, too. But making new hubs is quite inadvisable now, so I’m pleased that you’ve found one of my older ones to check out. So glad it provided a brightening in your night! Thank you so much!

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      Scarface1300 3 years ago

      What is left to say that hasn't already been said. Beautiful lyrics that make my heart sing. You have brightened up my night and I thank you.

      God Bless

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Friend, LadyFiddler ~ Thank you. That quotation of yours is so very apt - and beautiful! Writing IS like painting, at times perhaps even more like painting emotions than actual painting can ever be, since it pictures 'things', and, though infused with emotions, needing much interpretation to recognize it at times. Whereas in writing, one can get right to it or leave it more open to interpretation. Then, if one chooses to, the words can be illustrated with other art - music, painting, drama - whatever. Lovely comment. Thank you.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Beautiful words Nelli lovely graphics .

      Writing is like painting your emotions on paper , Quote by : ~ © Joanna Chandler aka ladyfiddler.

      You get to see the words "image of what the writer is saying"

      You get to feel the words'

      You get to hear them echoing in your ear.

      putting words together is an art not everyone can do that so lets praise God for our talents :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, yes, Deb, - I could not agree more! Love is the passion and enthusiasm for, desire to be with and to care for its object. It can be toward many things and different things to different people or to the same people at different times or simultaneously. When it happens and is there, it is such a joyous spontaneous feeling, direction and delight.

      I appreciate your bringing that up. And no one could question your genuine love for nature. Yes, long may love be with us! Thank you for sharing.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Love, I believe, can be different things to so many. My love is nature, and long may it be with us...

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Jane! Thank you so much for visiting, for the lovely comment and votes!

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      Jane Arden 4 years ago

      Awe-inspiringly beautiful. Brilliant video as well. Vote UP UP and Away.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Ken, Yes, love is the universal expression of being alive. It was after I wrote this hub that I’ve watched the delightful ‘Love Actually”, a British film with a fantastic cast which came out in 2003 and I just got around to seeing it. It was like a continuation and elaboration of my thoughts on the subject of love: sweet but also messy, light but also deep.

      I’ve had quite a few ideas for hubs during my relative absence and would have liked to write and publish more, but there is also the delightful commenting and replying that follows publishing, which I love almost as much as the writing itself and never want to neglect. The rat-race I’ve been on limited my time to devote to writing, publishing and following up, so I rather deliberately held off publishing. I’m working on another hub now, though. Some of my ‘stuff’ has eased, but some of it is accelerating, so I’ll be busy for quite awhile. But I can’t live without my writing, (which never stops, whatever I’m doing), so I’ll just have to juggle the time for more hubbing. As a little kid I once new would say, “I NEEEEDS it!”

      It feels like refinding my old friend to have you back here under your own name again! I was just checking email before I shut down the computer when I saw the notification that you’d followed me. It thrilled and lifted my spirits, Ken. I can appreciate your reclaiming your name and the other side of your poetic nature as a second writing venue. Isn’t it wonderful that one can do that? We have so many resources at our fingertips these days. As I told a friend recently, it’s insanely convenient that we can print something out wirelessly without rising from the computer, where we’ve almost effortlessly either created the item or found it on Google! Quite contrasted with how it was not all that long ago; well, in my relatively recent time-frame, 30 + years ago when I created my newsletter by literally creating, finding graphics in magazines or in my own archives, writing by hand or on typewriter, cutting, pasting and assembling the elements, then had to take it out to Kinko’s to print the copies. haha. I feel thankful every day! Kids don’t fully appreciate the amazing things they have!

      So happy that you're back and thank you for making my hub one of your first stops!

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      Ken Snowdon 4 years ago

      There is no expression on earth that has the passion of love. Your words are simple, yet filled with meaning as always. I have chosen to re-enter the Hubs and will pen under my own christian name as well a genre quite different than VM. I am thrilled that I have not much catching up to do with your hubs, since you said you've been busy with other things, unable to pen, until this piece found you or you it? Regardless, I know that LOVE is you and YOU are love. Beautifully penned dear friend. Hugs

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Good morning, Rasma! What a lovely comment. Thank you and also for passing it along!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Mark! I appreciate your coming by and commenting. It is light, but has deep meaning too. Hugs.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A delightful package of poetic wonder, lovely pictures and fantastic music. Enjoyed. Hugs and love to you Nell. Passing this on.

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      Mark Lecuona 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      True poetic greatness! So light... So feminine... snowflakes...

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      And, Alicia, I'm so happy to have you come by and read my hub! Thank you for visiting and for letting me know your impression.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      These are beautiful poems about love, Nellieanna! I'm so happy to read another of your poetry hubs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Blossom! I'm pleased to see you! Thank you for visiting my hub and leaving such a delightful, encouraging comment! Hugs!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Beautiful, beautiful collection of poems. God bless you.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Yes, dawn will come, as it came this same morning in which we live, as it will do in each one that may follow. Our challenge is to see it, love it and make it ours! I’m pleased you found encouragement in my hub, dear Deergha! Hugs

      Thank you for your visit, comments, vote and sharing.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear it flowed into my core....and still flowing.....and I am almost flying high intoxicated with the delicate luxury of love you have so mindfully created here....really waiting for a dawn and sure it will come one day like you said above

      Up and sharing :-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Phyllis. Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart for such lovely heart-felt words.

      I do believe that each of us is one-of-a-kind, if we but stop to notice our own and others' uniqueness, which personifies everything each of us does and puts our minds and hearts into.

      It's a pity that children are not guided more to sense and notice that special individuality and uniqueness both their own and that of others.

      I so appreciate it that you noticed mine and mentioned it!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Michael. Yes, that’s it exactly! When it’s there, LOVE needs no words to communicate itself. . . . We can feast on it from our sense of it. What a heavenly gift!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Genna, yes, he’s ‘in there’. In my lifetime, at least, it is unique, - that fine a love.

      He was a good writer and wrote some lovely poetry, by the way, though he was not a prolific poet. He knew I loved Emily Dickinson and always planned that we would go to Amherst and take a writing course together. I think I may have mentioned that to you before. He also gave me a fine 2-volume set of all her works.

      I appreciate being so generously welcomed back into HP activity! Whatever I'm doing, wherever I am, I'm always writing, just not so gratifyingly with real personal feedback as it is here!

      Thank you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank YOU, Travmaj. It's a pleasure to see you! I just love your writing. I’ve been too deprived lately while being too much taken away from HP. You remind me what I’ve been missing. I’m so glad you stopped by and I am looking forward to getting back into my HP reading and writing.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      My Cyber Daughter, Martie. Thank you. It’s such a pleasure to bask in love or its memory! I’ve associated George and dawn in many poems. This one below is my all-time favorite, but I’d used it in my hub “Lake o’ the Pines”, so didn’t reuse it in this hub. I remember when I wrote it, awaking at dawn in the boat docked on the lake. So for you who key in to that mood, I’ll just repeat it here:

      The sound of dawn this morn

      Drowns out

      The muted sight of it.

      Muffling clouds

      Allow the pink and gold

      To filter through

      So slightly

      That fullest dawn with you

      Becomes the sweeter dream,

      While distantly

      Its closeness

      Haunts this softened dawn.

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay


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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Randi! I wish I had one of those FB thumbs-up emoticons to use in my reply to your lovely comment! Thank you! You are truly a dear!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Mike. I always find magic when you visit my writings, too! :-) This is no exception! Thank you , m’dear!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Mizbejabbers, Thank you! That is a thought-provoking comment. I relate to it a bit, because my beloved George was 10 years my senior, and though he was active and youthful, his health developed its problems to remind us that he might not survive as long as I, which was our fate. Even so, it didn’t hang over us like a conscious cloud, but was just the realistic awareness. He' s been gone 6 years in Sept.

      But when I stop to think about it, the likelihood is that every couple’s days together are numbered, as are every individual’s. (Let’s not focus on it!)

      By the way, I just read your fascinating hub “Do You Know Who You Are” and must get back over there to comment! That is fascinating. I love genealogy.

      I've a head-start on my parents’ ancestries and have been working on interweaving them, though hers is 'British Isles' and his is Germanic.

      There is only one direct male direct living descendant from my Dad’s side who has my Dad’s family name. I’ve meant to encourage him to submit DNA for ancestral analysis. Now I’m wondering! :-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Harish, those are deep and wise comments you make. Yes, real love is tough and flexible, as well as soft and cuddly. Its adaptability is just phenomenal. Perhaps that is why the famous statement that ‘love conquers all’. But I'm thinking the language is misleading because it doesn’t ‘conquer’ by military might. Instead it conquers by the softest, most fluid and gracious sweetness.

      I often wish I could speak as clearly in prose as I seem to in poetry. Certainly it would be nice to speak clearly as briefly! I love your use of words, by the way. Thank you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, yes, Shan, these poems are about my love of George. Each one has its own aura of him for me.

      I do believe that my hubs are each entities which wouldn’t ‘be’ without all the elements in it. Making a hub is always like an adventure. I never think of it as effort, except that it feels exhilarating in its process the way doing something which engages all of yourself in the doing feels.

      haha - Perfection is not a missed goal. It was never a goal! I would not want it because technically, it would be static, needing nothing to be complete. So I’ll take authentic or excellent any time over perfect - IF I can! ;-) Hugs and my thanks for your interesting comments.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Shauna, You’re so kind! Thank you for coming by and leaving such a lovely uplifting compliment. Your visit makes it official!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Oh! Nellianna -- I love to read your beautiful poetry and this is so heart and soul touching. Your art work, your words, your fully, soulfully acceptance and giving of love is so enlightening. The way you embrace this beautiful love is profound. Thank you for sharing these words of love. UP, A, B and shared -- you are one of a kind. Bless you.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Oh, Nellieanna , How true how powerful, how divine. Love is glorious LOVE, never changes, lasts forever. Any other instances of phony love-- why should I bother?

      Voted beautiful.

      P.S. "LOVE" when's there, without verbal expression we just know and indulge ourselves.

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Dear Nellieanna…

      When I began to read these beautiful verses, I sensed your dear George, and the love you shared. It brings tears to my eyes; that such love is known and written with such grace, style, realization and fulfillment. I truly believe that this is discovered only once in a lifetime.

      And to be able to love life through nature…so beautifully expressed:

      “So rainbow signs

      Became reality

      With the first rain

      Which met with Earth

      And man’s awareness,

      Awakening each, at last ~

      To wonderment of God.”

      We have awaited your return, and as Jodah commented: “So worth the wait.” You are a treasure. :-)

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Glorious love - glorious hub. Simply beautiful and so evocative. Thank you Nellieanna.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Indeed, Love is like dawn - the amazing first light, sweeping darkness out of sight, the amazing beginning of a beautiful day and forever lasting, or until it dies.

      So true: "Love fills us to overflowing / Beyond our expectations."

      Another profound hub about love presented by the best poet in Hubpages :)

      Hugs to you, my dearest Nellieanna :)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful, beautiful! You've captured it! Up++ Thank you!

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Nellieanna, I always find magic when I visit your writings.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      So very beautiful and the layout is lovely. One of the poems remind me of the sad/happy people who marry knowing that the love of their life is dying and their days together are numbered.

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      Harish Mamgain 4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Nellieanna, these words not only tell about love but also explain what a glorious life with love is all about. To me, love is like accepting nicer things with all gratitude and also tolerate onslaughts of life with all grace. This is like acting a tree that savors the cool breeze and stones hurled at it with all equanimity. Love looks a tender feeling but in reality it is harder than any hardest metal and can tolerate severe cold and scorching heat with equal ease. Your poems speak more than they seem to be worded for. To live life in style is to accept all viscititudes of life with all élan. I learnt about love and life both from this beautiful hub. Thank you. Voted up.

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Nellieanna, now at last I have some time to leave you a note. :)

      I marvel at the way you do the graphics on your hubs. Each of your hubs is a work of art even without the poetry. Or maybe the poetry and the graphics both enhance each other. . .Either way, it's a wonderment all it's own. :) Particularly since I know how much time and effort you put into making them.

      As for the poems, they clearly reflect your love of George. I think my favorite of these is the one about waiting to discover that kind of love.

      What else can I say? haha. You write poetry enchantingly and I always enjoy reading your work. You may not be perfect (none of are), but your poetry certainly is close.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful words of the power of love, Nellieanna. I always find the way you lay out your poetry so very interesting.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Perhaps it's the Aha! of Realization. It is a wondrous feeling. Thank you for your approval, dear Manatita. It means much to me.

      A little background for the music: "All The Things You Are" is a song I fell in love with as a very young teenager. I kept hearing it on the radio, and being enthralled by the instrumental version's melody, kept saying, "What IS that song?", until I finally heard it vocalized and loved the lyrics, too. The music is by Jerome Kern and the lyrics, by Oscar Hammerstein II, for a musical titled "Very Warm For May" in 1939, when I was 7. Music didn't circulate as quickly back then and we didn't even have a radio at that time. But it's remained my favorite popular song ever since, so perhaps the longevity was better.

      For this hub, I especially wanted it sung with its verse,- which is so lovely and expresses the singer's initial quest for adventure, followed by the realization that all that's really wanted is (the adventure of) true love. Then the chorus launches into praise for the beloved as fulfilling all the things longed for. Barbra's was one of only two versions I found which included the verse. It's usually omitted, but it is what gives the song its true meaning.

      Hopefully, she's singing beautiful music these days. It's what she does best.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      The 'Ah' or 'wow' of Love, or perhaps the intoxicated swoon or drunkenness, like drinking wine.

      You have expressed this glory well and your pics, with which I have an affinity, are really 'cool'

      Barbara Streisland is an excellent singer. What is she doing these days?

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear sweet Faith, as I just mentioned to Will, many of these words - these poems - were inspired by my beloved George and our love - and lifestyle. In our early romance, we spent time camping out and boating on the lakes when he was fishing and I was painting and writing. So many impressions in poems of that era reflect my enchantment with nature’s magnificent creative beauty. I’m glad you picked up on it in those lines about the rainbow. I remember thinking and feeling that as I jotted down the words. It's how my mind works. Thank you, my dear!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Will. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen you. Thank you for coming by! Your observation about us Texas girls makes me smile. Must be something in the water or the air, huh? Sometimes one gets lonesome for expressing those loving words! My George left me plenty to remember.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Nellieanna,

      You and your beautiful poetry have been missed, please know! This brought tears as to such an amazing love revealed. I love each line here, especially, "Awakening each, at last ~To wonderment of God" ...

      Glorious indeed! Love your art too.

      Up and more, tweeting, pinning and sharing

      Hugs and much love,

      Faith Reaper

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Those Texas gals know all about love, so it's not surprising that they also know how to put it on paper for the rest of us.

      Well done.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Aw, Jodah, thank you, my dear! I’m glad to know I’m missed when I’m absent for a bit. I miss all my dear friends here, too, at those rare times I'm away. I’ve just had many pressing things - but seems they don’t all go away anyway, and writing is the best balance for them, especially in the form of hubs! I so appreciate your fine-tuned appreciation!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Bill, how very true. Love is surely the basic value and key meaning to this life, and perhaps, to the universe. There is no need to complicate it much! Thank you~!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, Pacernation, and welcome to HubPages’ family of writers. I notice you are a Pacers supporter, and though I’m a Texan through an through, Iived in Indiana for a number of years, caught Hoosier Hysteria and now have some family in Indianapolis.

      Yes, the picture illustrates the theme pretty well. Thank you for noticing!

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      So Beautiful Nellianna. This has been a long await hub from you, but oh so worth the wait. I adore the poetry, and your images and set out of your hubs are incredible. It all together makes your hubs unique and stand out above the others. Love the verse "In mists there are no rainbows...".

      Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I shudder to think where we would be without it. Simplistically beautiful my friend.

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      Pacernation 4 years ago

      I absolutely love this picture, the love in human nature since the trees are branching off of the heart


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