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No Other Love

Updated on October 25, 2013

CXV.

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Intermezzo ~

Finding, Keeping,

Coming, Sleeping,

Splendidly Proceeding

Into Tomorrow.

End Today, Enter Into Now,

Singing! Ringing!


_____© Nellieanna H. Hay



Is trust

A virtue

Of the one

Who trusts

Or of the one

Who’s trusted?


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I'm tickled pink that you found it worthwhile, Gwen! Thank you for visiting, commenting & voting it up! :-) Hugs!

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      As always, a beautiful hub of poetry, Nellieanna! : ) Voted it up so...

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, Theresa, thank you! It's one of my most beloved of my poems, written in 1971, and rather timeless. It fit well when I had to add some text to this hub to keep it from being blacklisted. I'm very pleased that you like it too!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      A lovely hub Nellieanna. My favorite piece is the first poem - Soul's Troth Song. I absolutely love it. I hope you are having a great weekend. Theresa

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you Rosemary. I agree - but this isn't a personal thing. Whatever they have as standards must serve hundreds of thousands of hubs.

      I hope the text poetry I added doesn't destroy it; though, of course, it changes it from the unique piece it was with no text words. But after all, this is a writers' blog, not an artist's. I sort of hoped that the intimate combination would get 'by', though. But a lot of folks saw and enjoyed it that way before it was stopped! In fact it got some of the best comments of anything I've ever published here! Can't take that away from me!! :-) And they let it back, with editing, no hard feelings. . . .

      It's the first "substandard" any of my stuff has received. It's not a personal attack. I never claimed to be "standard" - hahahaha!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      It is a pity that the systems in place only count the number of words to deem something 'below standard' . Computers will never be as intelligent as humans when it comes to finding something special and that is just what this hub is Nellieanna.

      You know love and loves knows you. Simply beautiful in every way.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you Mike. It's a work of art deemed "substandard", due, I think, to its dearth of text, though that wasn't the explanation given in the form letter. Of course the handwritten poem is there by virtue of a photo. So I'm adding some text poetry in an attempt to retrieve it from 'jail'. It was fun while it lasted! hehe

      It was as I wanted it, but I don't mind adding some more poetry if it makes it more "standard"!

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

      Simply a work of art by an acclaimed artist.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, darlin' Michael. I miss you! Have you been afloat at sea? Or are you just out enjoying the summer? I hope it's that. I think of you!

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      empire mike 5 years ago from empire, colorado

      like a love letter in a bottle, washed up on shore. simply enchanting!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Acaetnna - How lovely to see you here! I appreciate those words. Love is the greatest 'power' yet is is gentle and never insistent, if it's really LOVE

      You are right - it's within and only needs to be shared and spread around!

      Thank you for the lovely compliment!

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      There is completely no greater power than love. Love is within us all - we simply need to spread and share it around. Brilliant work as always Nell.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Dimitris - - I refuse to be just another transparent female - as you mentioned in your reply to The Journey - Chapter 1. (well, maybe I can be a little translucent. . . especially if it's reciprocated, as now… :-) Of course I loves ya.

      Thank you for visiting this one. I hoped you might pause from your serious projects to stop by! And here you are ~ (*(*(*(Dimitris)*)*)*)

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Gerry - what a lovely, elegantly simple response. Thank you, dear friend! It's true. Love is the greatest power.

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      De Greek 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you, I love you too! ;-)))

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      There is no greater power than love. Your words and the music are exquisite.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Mhatter - wow! - thank you! I'm impressed that you like it! It's a pleasre to see you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      DRBJ , my friend, - Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed hearing Jo Stafford. She had a most impressive singing career. I've learned a couple of things about her. One, she originally was planning to sing opera. She also was married to Paul Weston and they worked together for years. With Bob Russell, he co-adapted Chopin's Etude in E Major for the song, "No Other Love."

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Maria - how lovely to see you here. Your compliments are appreciated. I'm truly delighted that you like it.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, Mark, for coming by and visiting my hub! I appreciate your kind words.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow! this is truly impressive.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Very special hub, Nellieanna, and it was a pleasure to hear Jo Stafford once again. Excellent choice. Thank you.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Nellieanna,

      You know love, that's for sure. With a style so expressive, you inspire hope the rest of us will as well...

      Voted UP & Beautiful. Hugs, Maria

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Beautiful words that express true spirit. Thank you for sharing this!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Colisa - Wow - that's a lovely compliment! Though 'a gift' of this sort really belongs to the giver, doesn't it? I'm just a delivery girl! I'll pass along to Him your comment! Hugs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Jim, thank you, kind sir! Yes, when it comes to expressing love, it seems that less truly is more! In fact, perhaps words get in its way. . . .

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Alan - ah-h-h-h. I felt it directly, when you read and responded to this, earlier this morning, though I'm just now actually reading it.

      Yes - through mortality unto eternity. Your words are exquisite and haunting. Thank you for them. I treasure them.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Kathleen, that's among the most delightful of comments. Thank you, dear friend. I fully feel your positive response!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      JF - my friend. hehe. Rather surprised at my brevity, huh? Well, I've mentioned that conservation of words is characteristic of my poetry, - as lavish overuse of them is of my prose! Thank you for the 'beautiful though' - it's heartfelt or you wouldn't say it! Hugs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Tim, Thank you! What a deep response. . . I'm so very pleased that you are also touched by the Chopin. I''ve not met amnesia, but everyone does seem pretty much the same age in ways to me, too - and I've ALWAYS 'thought odd'! Finally embraced my oddity as simply being who I am !- What a relief and beginning of fulfilling it! You've described the moment so well, of 'meeting and recognizing yourself' - finally! And it seems like 'finally' - for sure! Whoopee!

      Thank you for your eloquent compliments. I really like "bold". I guess that, in my own way, I am bold! I'm certainly not shy any longer! And thank YOU for being YOU. Authenticity is such a beautiful thing!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Vincent - Thank you for a very special comment! So there you are in your new home and I was privileged to share morning coffee with you there - on the balcony?

      As to the workings of my heart, the poem is all the clue I offer. ;-) But - shhh - don't think for a moment that the embers have subsided! If anything, they're warmer, more awesome and potent than the erratic, spitting high & low flames of other times. They ABIDE - not out of need but out of - - simply - - love.

      The secret is - love doesn't go searching for a person to find and to bestow itself upon; it arises from within the person, becoming aware and able to recognize itself from where it's abided, where the fuel and the sparks are already there when they respond to another's embers and are simply, tended. :-)

      Thank you for the lovely well-wishes, my dear! And the same to you! Have a lovely weekend!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Myownlife - Thank you! A lovely comment from a really nice person - you! I just enjoyed reading your lovely tribute to your mum. Simply beautiful.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Augustine! Thank you! I had much practice, since all my poetry is recorded in my hand writing, mostly only recently being transcribed from there to here on my computer. From numerous notebooks to beautiful journals and odd scraps of paper, - handwritten poetry is everywhere here! haha. I do find any editing I see to do a lot easier with a word processor! May be why I've done so little editing of them all these years! ;-) I save both the 'before' and 'after' versions, though. It always seems like an edited poem is actually a whole-other poem. What I write when I'm writing is not an effort to write 'poetry', but an expression of what is happening in and around me right then. Later changes reflect other things, including a desire to 'write poetry'! :-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Christopher - Ah - yes - that Chopin! I adore it. I can barely remember which I discovered first in my youth, the Chopin Etude or Jo Stafford singing lyrics written to its poignant melody, - which caught my young romantic interest instantly. Not all popular songs based on great classics are memorable, but this one is truly lovely. Chopin's musical theme almost "says" the lyrics put to it!

      Yesterday I happened across this of his Etudes - many of which abide in my heart, - while following other pieces by Lang Lang. My feeling for this hub arose from within me almost intact as from out of the ether. It was just what I needed, too, having been involved in a collaborative project, "The Journey". I invite you to take a peak. Chaper 1 is listed here on my latest hub list, if you'd care to. I promise, the series will not disappoint.

      Thank you for your lovely comments here, Christopher! As always, they assure me that I've 'done good'! Hugs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Pollyannalana, thank you for being the first to share this with me. I was so pleased when I saw your sweet comment right after you posted it, I visited your site before I went to bed, exhausted - at a very late hour, and feeling gratified that you came by, though I didn't get back here to reply then! Thank you for your positive feedback!

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      Columba Smith 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful work. What a gift you have!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful poem Nellieanna, expresses so much about love.

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      arb 5 years ago from oregon

      The fire does not die which is tended by the heart

      it smolders in the embers of burning memories,

      it fuels itself in yesterdays, from moments given by love, unto eternity.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Lovely. Wish I could find the words to say more, but they really don't seem necessary.

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      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      I didn't expect this one to be so short. It was beautiful though. Best wishes.

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Still listening to Chopin pondering what to say, heart open and listening. Having read much, commented less, this is a first from me to you. May I share. One thing that my friend amnesia allowed is everyone seemed always the same age, pretty much, whether 4 or 5 or 71. The second touch with destiny of late and now I notice, I think odd. Maybe because I looked in a mirror, stopped, and finally said, "Hi!"

      This that you have shared is elegant, distinguished, bold, and so simply saying *I Love You* With a smile I say to a teacher of wisdom, "Now why didn't I think of that?"

      Thank you Nellieanna for sharing and importantly just being You ...

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      One of the shortest, loveliest, sweetest and filled with meaning behind it hubs I've ever had the pleasure to read of yours. I awoke to my newest surroundings and the first email I received was yours directing me to this beautiful work. Your words, hand written as they were and the two heart felt videos I absorbed while sipping my cup of morning coffee.

      I wonder, has my Nellieanna been love struck by the love bug? This message written in 2012? If so, I wish you LOVE and happiness. LOVE I trust can find us at all ages, I may have hope. Peace, blessings and big hugs from me to you, my poet.

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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      Beautiful and entertaining.

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful. Your handwriting is exquisite also!

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      Christopher Antony Meade 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Thanks Nellieanna.

      That was a beautiful hub and just what I needed. You should be available as a prescription from all doctors. Your uplifting work would save a fortune on medication for depression. I especially loved the Chopin. Keep up the good work.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Beautiful, I really enjoyed this.