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Updated on July 26, 2013


graphics by Nellieanna
graphics by Nellieanna

Out of life's messy mixture

Poetry rises to the top

Or settles to the bottom.

Highest aspirations,

Lowest tribulations

Expressing into words.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

~ revolving door ~

You seemed to be a door
Appearing - suddenly,
Unlike all other doors
Or any that would be.

Cautious, careful, curious
Was my approach,
Wondering if I should,
And if it is good
To try the latch.

Then swiftly,
Unexpectedly -
The other side!
Amazed, I gaze around,
I glance behind me.

There is no door!
There is no you!
I am alone!

Was I the door
That you passed through,
The other way?

If so,
Perhaps it helped you, too.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Threshold, unfold yourself.

Behold your inner treasures,



Radiating from the source

To course along

A misty glistening stream,

A wispy dream

Become reality;

Reality become

A better dream.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay

photo by Nellieanna
photo by Nellieanna

Only one

Who knows my heart

Will understand

Its words.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


We try

To explain

Where we are

When we

Want to get there.

When we arrive

Where we're going -

We'll still be

Where we are.

The journey

Is the thing.


____© Nellieanna H. Hay

Once I wrote,

Where have I been

All my life?

And then - I knew.

It's vital to re-know

To be renown

After a second lifetime

I still must be


To myself.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Mike, Mike. I'm honored by your words. Thank you for visiting this older hub, but which is one I especially love. ah-h-h-h

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

      Your eye is so keen. Your steady hand waves a rapier pen to strike the notes cords of our hearts with uncanny accuracy.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Martie - thank you. That little poem does say a lot! I feel it with ever fiber of my being. Yet it is not an easy feeling to convey - unless the other person already knows. So there's no reason to elaborate more.

      I got notice that a couple of my graphics were pixilated or otherwise taboo, so I made another one for the little poem "The place one fits best.. . " And am trying a different approach with the one showing the Milky Way Ring, though that one may still not work. sigh.

      And thank you for that intro to another of Vanessa May's renditions. I've never heard that Bach piece before and it is just magnificent! While there I saw more of her work I want to hear, as well. There was another of her playing that same Toccata and Fugue in D Minor with such charming visuals of her and her violin on the beach and other natural settings. If you haven't seen it, you should - While I admire good violin, hers is the first for which I've felt an ecstasy, as you so well put it! She makes the thing LIVE! Oh, to have such command of an instrument! Actually, she and the violin are ONE. Sexy!

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Wow, so beautiful - like a garden in heaven. Every poem a gem on its own. This one is a little sparkling ruby....

      Only one

      Who knows my heart

      Will understand

      Its words.

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

      Vannessa Mae and Air on a G-string.... oh, I just don't know words to describe my ecstasy in here, Nellieanna.

      This is another Vanessa May favorite of mine. Please enjoy!

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Gerry, yes - gone too long, indeed! So pleased to see you back among us.

      The "Air on a G String" took its place among my very favorite music in the summer of 1972. I am sure that the first rendition of it I had heard was on one of the Edison records played on the manual wind-up Victrola we had at the ranch. But the subtleties were ill-served. haha.

      I'm always thrilled when you stop by and read my work and let me know you've been here. Thank you and big hugs. Hope all is gong well for you!

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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      Sweet Nellieanna, greetings from one who has been gone too long. An air in the key of G or on the G string, if that is the same, is as moving as your poetic words. Your dimensional layers are beautifully presented and thought-provoking as usual. Thank you for the gift of you. Gerry

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Vincent - yes - it's the journey in each of its moments. We have no knowledge of any other stops except those we encounter in this miraculous life. Each moment is a gift - and deserves to be merited. It's ours to endue with beauty and meaning. That's the miracle. How wonderful! And wonderful to have friends like YOU! Thank you, dear talented friend.

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      Vincent Moore 6 years ago

      I can only relate to your dimensional layers of being. I totally feel the same about life and the journey as drbj has mentioned above. We are all on that continual journey, this is just another one of our stop off points. And oh such a pleasure to be gifted with reading your work. I take it to the grave with me, no other touches me the way your work has my friend. Beautiful as always, keep sharing.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Lovely comments, snakeslane! Of course, "Revolving Door" is among my favorites. As I've mentioned numerous times, I shared very few of my lifetime of writing poems and then, usually only one-on-one before I came to HP, but a few did make it to my own personal website, which I tried to keep as personal as possible (till Google came along and picked up on it - haha).

      This poem has its own page on there, though. I made an audio of me narrating it to add to the page. (But my Mac doesn't allow audios from my site to play, so I'm not sure whether or not it's still even on it.) Anway, the poem is from a major turning point in my life in 1973m and expresses a major adjustment to its changes.

      I'm truly honored to be likened to a water fountain! You know, I am an Aquarian! Our symbol is the pouring out of water all around. hehe.

      Thank you, dear friend.

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      Verlie Burroughs 6 years ago from Canada

      Hello again Ms Nellieanna, you are such a delight to read, you always seem to get it right with the words and images taking one on a trip from the heart, to the stars and back again, quite effortlessy. The poem revolving door is like a dance. Loved this music, I kept visualizing a grand water fountain as I made my way through the page. I believe Nellieanna, that fountain is you! Regards, snakeslane

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      PegCole - thank you for the visit and lovely compliments. That is a favorite of mine too. I recall the exact feelings inspiring it. It pinpoints the experience well.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Augustine, - that's a lovely compliment! I'm all glowy now! Thank you.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Christopher - Thank you. I thought you'd enjoy that video. :-)

      Hugs and thank YOU!

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      Peg Cole 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Profound thoughts and deeply meaningful words. My favorite was Revolving Doors. Beautifully written!

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      I always have to sit down and remove all distractions when I read your poetry becuase I'm getting ready to go on a ride. Thank you for sharing Nellie...

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      Christopher Antony Meade 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Beautiful thoughts beautifully expressed and with sublime video. It must be Nellieanna. Thank you again.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Moneycop, your comments always bring a unique perspective and caring. Thank you!

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      moneycop 6 years ago from JABALPUR

      written beautyfully.......and touched with the insightness and poetic influence u have made

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Dallas, good friend! Wow. Thank you. That is high praise indeed - if I can remember how it is to eat one! hehe. Ah yes - - I do remember! :-b

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      DRBJ - No wonder I feel such a kinship with you. I understand what you mean about a comfortable certainty about realizing that it IS the journey. I may have mentioned that once someone told me that rushing headlong to a destination is a bit like trying to eat a banana by touching only the two ends with one's mouth. ;-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Capedium - I appreciate those very kind and encouraging words! It would be most gratifying to know my simple words inspire awareness of what matters and what 'rings true'. I don't know whether we'll ever fully comprehend the 'incomprehendibles' in the vaster spheres. But I'm convinced that we can comprehend what our small roles are here in this life on this sphere and that focusing on what is much more possible and consequential (but often left undone) makes better sense than fighting among ourselves about what not one of us can truly 'know' for absolute truth.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Reading this is like eating a good steak. The process is enjoyable! All senses are stimulated!

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      As you so often do, Nellieanna, with your beautiful and most profound poetic thoughts, you have echoed my mantra: "The journey Is the thing." I have invoked that belief throughout my life - it is one of the few beliefs I am willing to proselyetize. Thank you for reminding me, m'dear.

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      Ov Overo 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      This is lovely and profound!

      I have nothing more to say than to share and let the world see how much an amazing writer you are.. But most especially, let them read and meditate in their heart what really is and what is not.. Where lies eve and morning bloom.. The unsolved misery and puzzle we may never understand... This journey and life... This is a true definition of a perfect Hub...

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Sunnie - you do my heart good! Such beautiful words you've written here! Thank you, precious friend. Hugs and love.

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Oh Nellie such profound and wonderful thoughts. I just love your heart so much. Your words are so intriguing; it is like following a feather, floating in the air, light, mystical, and wondering where it will take me. Thank you as always for sharing your gift.

      Big hugs my Texas friend,