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On wings of fantasy

Updated on October 2, 2013

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No pillow needed.

No sleep required

For lover to materialize.

He is already here, it seems

Beyond illusory dreams

Held merely in my eyes.


I hold my breath

Lest it disturb the fantasy,

Suspending magic that it brings.

I scarcely move

Awaiting his approach

On dreamy silken wings.


Phantasmogoric mists surround

My rendezvous with him

With fragrant petals strewn about

While scented candles dim

Sensuous music wafts through heady air

As curtains fall around our lair.


〰©Nellieanna H. Hay

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It beats

Pulsates

Vibrates


Complies

Amuses

Waits.


It coos

Exudes

Entices


Murmurs

Searches

Tries.


It swells

Discovers

Approaches


Invades

Lunges

Fuses.


It oozes

Trembles

Explodes


Climaxes

Releases

Sates.


It melts

Relaxes

Inhales


Exhales

Whimpers

Sighs.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Beyond Yin or Yang


Everything in me

Stirs, awakens,

As it responds to

Everything in you!


My eyes search out

Your crystal gaze.

My lips yearn to taste

Your drowsy, dusky lids.


My mind delights

To envelope you,

Caressing, kissing

Your luscious lips.


My fingertips

Tremble with desire

To touch, to know

Your shimmering taut body.


I stir; again awaken to find

Mere residue of dream

That's gone, resigned

Unto its lingering scents ~


Of vetiver and no regrets.



______© Nellieanna H. Hay

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      You lit the fire on one of my favorite subjects. thank you

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Well, that is good to know, Martin! It's a pretty popular subject, now that I think about it! ;-) Thank you for being my first visitor-commenter!

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Nellieanna! Why does it almost feel inappropriate to comment on these? Between the music and your words...fantasy...imagination...but, for some - who can say it's not reality?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The middle section flows so quickly....excellent choice of words to keep it moving like that....and then you slow it down, again with word choice...excellent example of writing and as always, beautiful.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful poems ! I like your style!

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      I read this hub totally breathless! These poems are loaded with passion, Nellieanna. Powerful! Of course, the saxophone music was the perfect choice :) Fact: We may aged, but in our fantasies we stay forever young.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Wow, just...wow!

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Ooh, Nellieanna, so steamy! But beautiful, as always. :)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh how beautifully serene as always.

      You are an expert of dignity and beauty Nellieanna and Thank you so much for sharing this gift with us all.

      Voted up and shared for sure.

      Eddy.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done!! Such a great hub with incredible poetry and a keen eye to the visual. Jamie

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Shan - yes, i think that's true. It is a bit like unintentionally opening the door to someone engaged in very personal activity, even though door opens merely to its rather restrained description! It's rare for me to write - or to share - these personal thoughts or fantasies, simply because that is what they are - personal. But occasionally - I do, in various degrees of disclosure. Compared to many others, mine are certainly rather restrained. It's a line I respect, though I'm no prude about it.

      As for the line between fantasy and reality, they say that in actual sensuous actions themselves, the strongest component of the experience is supplied by a partnership of physicality and mind with its own expansive perceptions and fantasies about it! So who is to say? Not I! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Beautifully done--such a breathless quality to these !!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Billy, my friend. Thank you for your interesting notice of the nearly musical flow and ebb/tide 'beat' in this piece. Actually I almost named the Andante piece, "Yang" and the Adagio piece, "Yin", - with their diverse nearly opposite approaches to the same situation, one being more direct and the other more circuitous. But decided to not risk infringing on or upstaging the reader's own sense and interpretation of it, which is what makes poetry fun!

      So I simply named the later poem's useful subtle blending and deemphasis of opposites, "Beyond Yin or Yang", which builds to the climax of the piece, as the fantasy participants merge in a splendid crescendo and then decrescendo into emerging from the fantasy. ;-) It's fantasy, so it need not make perfect sense! ;-) By its nature, fantasy does not!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      James, thank you! I'm so pleased to welcome you back to my hub site! Glad you like my style. The theme is somewhat of a variance for me, but otherwise it's my typical style.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Martie, my dear. Your comments please me greatly! "Stranger in Paradise" is one of my long-time favorite pieces of music, since it came out in "Kismet" about the time of my loss of my sister and her family so many years ago. For a long time, this music carried me away from the everyday to be lifted to some more exalted center of being, and kept me optimistic for them.

      Hence, my association of it with a sort of transcendent state of thought and being. So of course, it suits erotic fantasy and transcendence, too; though some versions of it are a bit too intellectual and spiritual for that.

      When I found this wonderful alto saxophone version, I was hooked! It sang forth my feelings about this! I'm happy that you noticed it.

      Also, there is something very wonderful about the progression of the video images that accompany it, - from a placid pre-amble of a dimly lit scene, then wafting through gradually beautifully lit seasonal images, changes and colors, before again subsiding into the dimming afterglow of the original scenery. It is very fitting to the music and to my fantasy.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Randi !!- Smile, just . . . smile! I am!! And thank you! Hugs!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Ah, yes, dear Dr. BJ - Steamy, it is. Such moments happen and there need be nothing unbeautiful about them! ;-) Thank you. :-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Eddy - thank you, my dear, for your lovely comments and votes! It's good to know that a steamier venture can also maintain its dignity and beauty - and preserve serenity too. I'd hoped it would!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Audrey. Thank you,. A good adjective for even the process of making this hub -- breathless! What a pleasure to write and make it!

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      Gail Sobotkin 3 years ago from South Carolina

      Ah.....this was simply lovely, proving that mature ladies can be as sensuous and romantic as we were when we were in the prime of our youth.

      In fact, I think our sensuality improves with age, like fine wine does and we appreciate the beauty and release that can be found on wings of fantasy even more as we grow older.

      Am voting this up, awesome, beautiful and interesting and sharing it.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Gail, thank you! It is so, as you say. Sensuality and all its aspects do not vanish because of years. On the contrary. At their best, they always were and are products of a joyous mental, physical, and emotional relationship with one's own self, with life itself and with whom one loves; (not necessarily always in that order! ;-).

      It's true that one's sensual maturity deepens like fine wine, possibly enhanced by the sense of less pressure to perform according to some arbitrary, ritualistic 'order of things', and simply allowed more easily to express one's individuality and nature, almost creatively, rather than competitively or obligatorily, or-contrarily, pressures of to inhibit of the negative type: - whatever pressures may be laid upon a younger person which seem to relax and loosen with the years.

      Even not being particularly expected to be able to still be fully alive and functioning works in one's favor in these matters and further lessens a lot of those pressures and frees the whole being to participate; - but at the same time, one doesn't 'have to'!

      I appreciate your votes and sharing too! Hugs! It's such a pleasure to see you visiting here!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Your poetry takes me on flights of fancy Nell. Love the music.

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      Assisting other of your skillful writing. This poetry was just beautiful I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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      Twilight Lawns 3 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      "Brava! and Brava, again," they all cried.

      An amazingly beautiful and well rounded hub, my dear talented lady. The choice of music and the accompanying video was perfect.

      'No pillow needed' (for want of a title) is wonderful, as are all your poems, but how can I attach an adjective that says more than sensual and erotic all at the same instant?

      There is a restrained breathless maturity and delicious passion about every word.

      I am in awe as to your talents and use of our language, Nellieanna, but none more so than in this - I am on my knees. So really beautiful.

      But can I say (with the greatest respect, of course) that your manipulation of words in 'It beats' and the natural and inevitable progress towards the final words, made me feel as if I could be about to reach for a cigarette.

      And I gave up smoking years ago!

      I need not say this, because it is obvious, but I have clicked both BEAUTIFUL and AWESOME.

      Brava! Brava! Brava! (and many a curtain call),

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Beautiful and sensual writing.

      You conveyed passion and also love in a flowing and tangible manner. Showing both the emotions and the movement using your well chosen words. You really are a very talented writer.

      Anna :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      Graphics are brilliant. Your poetry is deep and profound.

      Have a great weekend.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Rasma! Thank you! What is nicer than taking my reader on flights of fancy! wow!

      Yes, the music is so lovely!! I'm absolutely in love with it!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Pamela! I'm so pleased you enjoyed this one! It's been special to write! Thank you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Ian!! I can enjoy all the Bravas you can spare! Thank you! Your approval is treasured!

      I rarely actually title my poems. I file those with no titles by their first lines and file those with titles both ways!

      It's not an easy challenge, - to encapsulate 'more than sensual and erotic' in a descriptive word 'all at the same time'! Perhaps that's my best accolade that it happens but is not easily described!! :-) But I do like and appreciate the words you used to go ahead and beautifully describe it anyway! Words such as "restrained', "breathless", "maturity", 'delicious" and "passion" are all quickly and easily absorbed into my sense of having 'done good'! But let's have none of that 'on your knees' jazz. Besides, it might be hazardous to your health! But thank you for that too!

      I was rather pleased with myself with "It beats". I liked being able to say it all without exactly saying it all, not out of shyness or prudery, but from a sense of subtlety mixed with realism! Now, about that cigarette. . . - well, also hazardous to your health, but v-e-r-y expressive!

      Thank you for the 'BEAUTIFUL' and 'AWESOME'. WOW. I'm getting a swelled head!

      Curtsy, curtsy, curtsy - and the curtain closes and reopens for these luscious accolades!

      Thank you my dear friend!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Anna, I love your comments! They assure me that I've managed to convey what I intended! How very satisfying! Thank you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Vinaya, those are very fine compliments, indeed! Thank you!!

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      Twilight Lawns 3 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      The trouble about getting on my knees before your talents, is the getting up again.

      Hey ho!

      Hugs

      Ian

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Ethereal, lilting and magical, my dear Nellieanna. Your work is always a treat for the mind and soul. Hugs, Maria

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Ian - Whoo hoo! I hadn't thought of that involvement, but, yeah - - that is the trouble with it! Didn't I say it could be hazardous? So, again I plead: stay off the knees, please! Hugs!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Maria, my dear!!! You're here! What a pleasure! I see so little of you on HP these days! Well, you warned us. But it's so good to see you, in spite of your other commitments. YOU are a treat for the eyes! Thank you for the beautiful comments!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, Dearest Nellieanna,

      What a beautiful testament to being alive and experiencing such passions of the heart that remain in our heart and mind. It is a wonderful and thrilling experience in this life to be able to know of such passion and never forget such even until we take our dying breath! If this were not the case, I would think we were not truly alive at all! Your writing speaks of truly being alive in this life and experiencing life with all of our five senses and beyond.

      I am thankful you do write here on HP so that I may read one who is so very talented, and who is able to capture such passion in when writing. When we know of such in this life, it is a gift to share it with others, as you have done here ...thank you!

      Can you even imagine going through this whole life not feeling so alive? Such a sad existence that would be indeed. There is a big difference in truly living and just merely living. I am glad you have lived a full life and share your beauty of living with us all. Love the sax. My husband used to play the sax.

      Up and more and sharing.

      Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

      Hugs and much love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Phantasmogoric mists surround

      My rendezvous with him

      With fragrant petals strewn about

      While scented candles dim

      Sensuous music wafts through heady air

      As curtains fall around our lair.

      My goodness! Lord grant me just one time to be able to script a line such as this. Wow...Nellieanna...you are a master.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Faith, you are such a really elegant, beautiful, vital, special woman! Thank you. It is so that being a whole person, happy in one's skin and with one's senses, is a major part of really living, not just existing. It's not limited to a certain age period of a life, but is part and parcel of it at every age and stage, IF one is really fully alive. It may change somewhat but the change is simply another way of experiencing and feeling the life-force.

      How lovely that your husband played the sax! My George played the harmonica with lots of feeling, not of the fast kind or traditional blues kind often associated with harmonica, but with something more similar to that mellow, sensuous sounds of a sax playing in the wee hours of the night.

      It has been a lovely Sunday - thank you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, Wayne, thank you for that gracious praise! You do me great honor, -being, as you are, a master poet of striking proportions!

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi, Oh Nellieanna, one (me) needs to be bold enough to try to admit, that after all I don't have matching words to comment adequately .

      Your talent, your gift to write , especially poetry and a grace expressing ,caused me to leave scene of consecutive series of pictures that constitute a unit of action so close and yet so distance that only fantasy make sense.

      Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Ah! Here you are, Michael! I'm so pleased. I just replied to your second comment on "A Wee Bird Whispers" so I know what happened. It just makes your comment here all the more precious!

      I'm delighted that you like this hub so much! Thank you. Hugs.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I must say, your depth of character is quite remarkable, in that you can choose the most simplistic elements and make them appear so grand in the scheme of life.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, aviannovice - Deb, if I may. I have just been visiting your magnificent hub site and can see why you were voted Best Photographer! Your birds are magnificent!

      I love birds and my 'rounds' seem to include a variety of them, from my home here in Dallas to my other 'home' in far SW Texas which has its own amazing bird population. It's in an extremely dry area with no surface water for many miles. My water tank, which is kept replenished from very deep well in the earth and supplies the many troughs scattered throughout the ranch, is often the respite for migratory birds one mightn't expect to see there normally, including ducks, herons, geese and other water-loving birds. But the native birds also love the water, of course. Texas Parks and Wildlife even rewards landowners for setting up stock troughs with safe access for birds and other small critters. Some of the birds are incredibly beautiful, such as painted buntings; and some are comedians, such as roadrunners.

      Thank you for your visit and your kind words about my character and writing. One is told to write about what one knows. Doing that tends to make those subjects grand in the scheme of life in one's view, - as they are in one's own life! ;-)

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      Marie Flint 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      Everything's been said in these comments. I like the youthful picture on your profile, too. Perhaps if I had been exposed to such beautiful poetry with this type of rendition in an early part of my life, my emotional needs would have been nourished without the traumatic ups and downs of the roller coaster many females experience. Things have evened out now, but I'm in no position to express the intimacy you convey in this hub. Very classy. --Blessings!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Marie, thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments. I especially like your word for what is expressed in this hub: intimacy. Isn’t that the essence of precious human love between a man and a woman? It can be intimate with no more than a glance or hand-holding. Without that element of emotional intimacy it would lack freshness and would be stale, at best.

      You’re right that people (actually of both genders) may have to endure emotional roller-coaster rides en route to more satisfying relationships. I like your description of that, too: 'evened out'.

      This subject isn’t my usual forte for my hubs, but it’s something extremely important in living, I think. I appreciate your thoughts about it!

      I confess that the profile picture was from 2002 when I was a mere 70. It was among the pictures I used on the webpages I made to commemorate an online Seniors chat group 3-day get-together at Branson, MO. that year. In those days we were a close group of friends who met annually somewhere to enjoy camaraderie, put on skits and generally get acquainted in real life. As the photographer-webpage creator among us, for each of these, I made several pages with a theme about the activities of the get-together. Eventually the several pages or each one of the get-togethers into a single page in one section of my website. During this 2002 one, we had a paddle-wheel riverboat ride, so I used little boats as the graphic theme for the pages about the get-together.

      If you’re interested in the consolidated page for the 2002 Branson event on my website, it can be found at http://nellieanna.com/02brnsnhilites.html - My George was alive then and it was a great getaway. He was then 80. I miss him so much. We had almost 30 years of a loving relationship and marriage.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Dear Nellieanna,

      Your words here are passionate, erotic and intimate. I am a sucker for love poems, and these are beautiful. I had to go back and reread over and over to delight in them. Well done, and I love your graphics too.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, John. I’m pleased that you like this so well. Your words fit well. Nothing like someone wanting to re-read! :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful! Beautiful! You have a way with words that captures the heart and soul, beautiful captivating poems!

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Vellur, your comments are ever welcome and refteshing! Thank you!

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      I am great fan of your wonderfully styled poems dear. Loved every bit of it. Votes way up and shared across.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Excellent

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Like a magical symphony your poetry surrounds the reader with hypnotic words and perfect rhythm. The message is familiar and warm which captures the heart. Thank you dear Nellieanna.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Nothing I can add will even come close to expressing how easy it was to fall into and become a part of these writings. How beautifully you shared here keeping me mesmerized as I read.

      Awesome

      Voted up++++ Shared and Pinned to Awesome HubPages

      Many Angels are on their way to you ps

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      It never fails, whenever you write beauty flows from your pen! Your words bring thoughts and memories all melded together.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      For many 0f you who may not know, by way of explanation for my absence on HP for awhile, I’m recovering from a couple of serious falls which wrecked their damage on both my wrists, so that activities involving their use are just slowly improving over the 6 weeks since it all began.

      I’m very lucky it wasn’t much worse, though. Catching myself with my wrists broke the main fall from crashing my head into a literal brick wall which was at the bottom of the incline where I was falling! I did get black eyes, a scrape on my forehead, and scratched my glasses from touching the brick wall. I shudder to think what a full crash into it might have done!

      The second fall a couple of weeks later was in the house, onto carpet, less severe; but again, added its damage to the already sprained wrists, which again, spontaneously tried to break the fall.

      I’m glad my legs are strong and were uninjured, so that I was able to rise each time on my own and begin first aid. It’s humbling, nevertheless! Good reminder to make my home and its premises safer and to be more alert! At 83, I don’t need repeat performances of this!

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Deergha, thank you so much. I so appreciate your liking my work and telling me so.

      Your kind comments and the others give me a tremendous boost! Thanks for visiting, commenting and votes! Hugs.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Aktiri! Thank you for again visiting one of my hubs! (Are you ever called Tiri? I think it rather suits you, though I avoid imposing nicknames on people!)

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Audrey (Vocalcoach) - dear heart, what lovely comments. I so much appreciate them. Haven’t yet felt up to going ahead with a couple of new hubs which were tentatively begun when I fell. It’s good to see that some of my many older hubs are being visited, so I’m not totally forgotten on HP! Thank you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Hi, Patricia (pstrauble). What you’ve expressed does tell your kind and lovely response to my poetic writings, though! Thank you for letting me know, as well as for the votes and sharing!

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Mary (tillsontitan), dear friend ~ thank you. A lovely comment and votes, appreciated! It helps so much. I miss our earlier times with Hub friends and special collaborations, don't you ?

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Yes, it was a wonderful group and we had so much in common, collaborating was fun and personally satisfying. Though we're not in touch anymore they, and you, are still in my heart.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was well worth a second visit. So much to enjoy in your poetry Nell. I'm passing this along. Love and hugs to you.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Absolutely, Mary! We all had special ties during that speial project which have lasted, even though now not always in touch. I sill have contact on HP with Ed (horseback) and Jaye Wisdom, occasionally with Jerry (sligobay). On Facebook I see several of the collaborators, including you, Vincent Moore and Theresa Ast (phdast) and we keep up fairly regularly. Theresa is currently in Dallas visiting relatives and plans to come by tomorrowd to visit a bit. She came by last year when in town. It's such a pleasure to meet in person!

      Alan (arb) seems to have virtually disappeared, though he made a brief appearance on his page in March or so to reply to several inquiries and explain his situation and reasons, including being super busy with his work, plus some health issues which he played down. He said he misses us I just checked his page. Oh! He published an incredibly beautiful hub recently in memory of Ceci, whose failing health he’d watched over for quite some time. I wouldn’t have checked his page if you & I had not been reminiscing.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, Rasma, my friend! I'm delighted that you chose to pay a second visit here! My new hub-making is on the back-burner, so it is gratifying that some of the many published ones are being visited for the first or repeat times!

      Thank you so much!!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Thanks so much for the updates Nellianna! Those weeks were fun and we got to know each other. I still see Jaye Wisdom's hubs, Theresa (phdast) and of course yours, but that's about it.

      How wonderful yu two are meeting in person! Hope you had a great visit.

      Have a wonderful day.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, yes, Mary! Jaye is one of my favorites, too. Yes, we had a lovely visit on Saturday. Theresa’s charming brother, Greg, accompanied her again. It felt like a family reunion of which I was a part. I like them so much! She brought me a jar of home canned apricot jam. So thoughtful!

      Theresa is active on FB & (in my opinion) she upgrades its overall ‘class’ with very interesting posts & comments, along with several other HubPages writers who are active on it. FB is more interactive than HP, though, of course has limited opportunity for a person to post ‘whole’ creative presentations, as on hubs, which is, itself, limited compared to having one’s own website. But the tradeoffs in each arena are between personal control and ready wide interaction. FB is primarily an interactive social media. Many special interest groups are formed on it, such as for poetry, though I truly prefer more general interest arenas to SIGs. Who knows what surprises await when limitations are suspended? :-) Easier to ignore unwanted ones in an open arena than to supply wanted ones in a tighter arena.

      I so appreciate your return visit to comment & wish me well! I also wish you a wonderful day! Hugs,

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