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RESONANT REFLECTION

Updated on January 28, 2013

LXIV.

Whether the reflections of nature rippling on the water or reflections of pleasant memories lingering in the mind and shimmering in the ether - or of both water and memory - there is something magical about refections. They resonate radiantly much longer than the duration of their actual temporary existence and provide dimensions beyond the mundane.

Photo by "Notnormal Natalie"
Photo by "Notnormal Natalie" | Source

I watch a single drop of water form

From a rain-wet leaf

And gather

Random moisture

From its waxy green

Into a sphere of purity,

Then shatter

Instantly

Upon the pavement,

Unnoticed by the stars,

Their fate,

In miniature.

_____© Nellieanna H. Hay

This warm early-summery morning, I am touched by an array of pleasant thoughts and sensations. They are nothing dramatic or unusual, but their combination is especially delightful and reminiscent of many other such resplendent mornings. The windows are still open, with a gentle fragrant breeze wafting throughout the house and caressing my skin.


A few moments

In my life

Are truly precious,

Their glint and glow

As fleeting

As the sparkle

Of a distant star,

Their source

As real.

As near,

As far.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


When a moment suspends

In silence

Too profound to break,

It cannot

Be forgot.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Turquoise vibrations emanate

At times

Around intense

Aquarian dreams

And sweep into

Brilliant rainbows of the mind.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


My oasis,

My mirage,

Are one,

Filling at the vanishing point,

Perpetually pouring

Out of sight

Except when thirsty.

I am never dry.

From whence comes water,

I cannot know,

For, lo -

I cannot see my own eyes.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Water-colored sunset

Inked in with branches

Silhouetted on the pink and gold.

Morning glory

Fades in memory.

How brief

The sweet illusions

Yet how eternal.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Vivid Imagery possesses Truth.
No need to flaunt it.
It often dwells in stillness,
And in Truth ~

The Comforter

______© Nellieanna H. Hay




I wanted

To light your life

With a thousand

Lights and colors,

To fill your heart

With melodies

And laughter,

Ever after.

To lift your walk

Upon the ground

At eventide much lighter

Than a flight of birds,

Stir your morning fires brighter

Than the sun itself.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


When and where
Are here and now.
And how
Is simply..
This!

______© Nellieanna H. Hay




Every day's

A beautiful

Beginning.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



Memories . . . like the corners of my mind, misty water-colored memories of the way we were . . .

Nature . . . hauntingly lovely gently reflected in a stream . . .

"Water Refection", painting by Thomas Darnell
"Water Refection", painting by Thomas Darnell | Source

Graphics designed and created by Nellieanna Hay, using Photoshop Elements 9, unless otherwise notated.

Thank you, Merlin, for this perfect addition!

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    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      5 years ago from TEXAS

      Leslie - I wasn't aware of Debbie's amazing tribute till she posted the link on one of my hub's comment thread, along with her comments on the hub. She's been keeping me busy responding to her lovely comments, even pulling out some of my early hubs. It's just lovely. I'm so humbled.

      And YOU - you're such an uplift! Don't worry - - you'll be a house afire as long as you live! Thank you.

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      i was soo thrilled when my good friend Deb told me how amazed and awed she was by both your work -and YOU!

      as i have gotten to know you better, especially through our 'lollipop' transfer - my respect and amazement has only deepened..\you are an amazing woman, nellieanna - and i aspire to age half as beautifully and as gracefully as you - and i'd be happy with half the snap! lol..

      if you haven't seen debbie's amazing tribute to you and your work - i'd get over there, my dear - it's incredible..

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      5 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Debbie - you do me honor! Thank you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Another simply beauty in a work of art.. amazing writing.

      Debbie

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, thank you, Claire! I'm truly pleased and your perception fits into the various imagery and inspiration of this poetry as I wrote it. I never have written with intention to be perceived, but it is always a thrill to be!

      Thank you for that.

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      Clairepeek 

      7 years ago

      Nellieanna,

      This is pure magic to me. I felt the flow of streams around me, yet very still... the flow of time always present in a hurry of some kind. As you somehow mixed both, the still mirror of a pond reflect time going by... no hurry though, time enjoying every second of its reflection.

      Might not be what was intended, yet it is the way I perceived. There is such peace in these poems.

      Thank you for a beautiful read. ^_^

      Claire

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear, dear Ken! How great to see you here! Of course, you've been missed, but I know you're quite preoccupied with family matters, so it's a special honor that you took time to visit my hub! And with such lovely praise! Thank you!

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      Nellieanna, your reflections are simply masterpieces and glow and reflect images of beauty as always. I can see the mix of colors, pastels, oils, watercolors blending together in unison, exploding like stars in our universe. I am delighted to be back and to read your latest first before I proceed to the ones I've missed. You are my Emily and my poetess supreme. Hugs from me to you. Be blessed.

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Jo - You're so kind! Thank you. You're right about the release of each of our inner light empowering us to reach higher. Everyone has it but not all fully realize it or its powerful effects. Thank you ! Hugs.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      7 years ago

      I am so amazed at the depth of your talent. I think when we allow the light from within to radiate outward. We find our way to perfection. awesome! bravo! Be blessed.

      :-)

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Loveslove --dear heart - Thank you! So happy that you stopped by and enjoyed it! Hugs.

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      Loveslove 

      7 years ago from England

      Inspiring and Beautiful as always XX

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Dusty - yeah - you describe it well. They're just words - - symbols of the things or ideas they try to represent. To do that, it does matter how they're strung together, I think - and usually, the simpler, the better, though I've been known to wax verbose and ponderous in prose. Right brain/left brain at work, probably. hehe

      Now just let me know when that day arrives and we'll stroll and talk up a storm! We can take turns leading and being the blind one. What a great idea!

      Hugs and love- and more abundant health, my friend.

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Hello, hello - - We're each unique, dear friend, -No one else is exactly like any one of us. It's what makes being a human such fun most of the time! Never a dull moment!

      Maybe being in touch with my feelings and thoughts and having needed to express myself in writing more than out loud during major times of my life makes me more transparent. ;-> But each of us really does have our own different perspective of things. I admire many others and their writing styles and viewpoints - all so unique. I'm just happy that mine are ok and 'speak' to other kindred spirits like YOU! Thank you for liking mine and for telling me so in such a lovely way. Hugs.

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      50 Caliber 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Nellieanna, your words here are all just words, but the arrangement of them is all you, and awesomely beautifully done. A style to admire, and I do. Perhaps one day I'll take you by the hand and you can lead me on a slow walk and describe what it is you see along the path as if I were blind. How cool I find, that would be.

      Many Blessings and much Love befall you,

      Dusty

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Nellieanna, I have never come across a person like. The thoughts and feeling you display in your perfectly worded poems. Incredible! I have read many poems and most of them are good but you are outstanding. You have a complete different way of seeing things and being able to express them in your absolute excellent poem. Thank you for so much for knowing you and reading such wonderful pieces.

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Merlin, my guru - Thank you. What kind words of gentle mutual enjoyment of a few memories and reflections of mine.

      I so agree that a reflection on the glass-like stillness of a lake is just magical! Many early mornings or late evenings when I accompanied George on his bass boat to his favorite little coves that looked "bassy" to him, hearing the whizz of his light line being cast and the plunk of it hitting the surface -and maybe a splash as some bassy inhabitant was seduced by his lure - then the splish-spalshing as he reeled it in - and the kerplunk as he released it to continue being bassy - - ah. The trees reflecting on the water, an occasional fishing-minded bird swooping down and casting a moving reflection -- wow. I didn't fish much, but took a sketch pad and notebook - - and captured the moments in my own ways. I should do a "bassy" hub with them. (smiling)

      Hugs and thank you so much for the music and sharing of these moments. The music fits so perfectly, perhaps I will have to add it to the hub!!!!! wow.

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Raghav - I'm delighted that you relate to these simple, beloved memories. It's a pleasure to share with you - always! Hugs.

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      Merlin Fraser 

      7 years ago from Cotswold Hills

      Hi Nellieanna,

      I don't know what it is about your gentle words that conjures up the sounds of wonderful music that seem to compliment each other I hope you will find this one fits.

      http://youtu.be/35a79o640kQ

      Reflections is a great theme and there is no greater magical moment when you see a magnificent reflection upon the black surface of a still lake.

      In many ways your words have captured that moment !

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      Raghav Rathi 

      7 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

      I can relate one or the other past memories with each piece. Lovely....gratifying...

      salute to you ma'am.....

      Thank you for sharing. :)

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      VioletSun, I'm pleased that you feel that way about the tone of my hubs. I'm smiling to be re-reminded about every day's being a new beginning, thinking perhaps each moment also qualifies as a new beginning!

      Your back garden sounds breathtakingly lovely. I'd love to see that part of the country sometime and, of course, I love sunsets. They're one of nature's most indiscriminate gifts, pouring beauty upon any ground setting. The sunsets at the ranch with its semi-desert topography are incredible and the ones visible from my more verdant back yard here in Dallas are, too, though with each of their differences. George and I would always call each other to come look at a gorgeous sunset, if we didn't happen to see it together at the same time. So nice to share with your mate.

      Thank you for the visit, comments and votes!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      DRBJ - Ah -- that is truly great to know, - - that those lines recall something special to you. How heart-warming! Thank YOU! Your kind words about my work mean a lot to me! Hugs!

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      VioletSun 

      7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Nellianna, when I want to be uplifted or inspired, I stop by your hubs to read your poetry and enjoy the art that goes with it. I liked them all, the thought that everyday is a new beginning is always a good reminder.

      Just a few nights ago, my mate and I were awed by the sunset touching the trees and waterfalls that we have in the back garden... it was one of those moments that the natural beauty of life can give us. This poem touched me:

      Water-colored sunset

      Inked in with branches

      Silhouetted on the pink and gold.

      Morning glory

      Fades in memory.

      How brief

      The sweet illusions

      Yet how eternal.

      Rated beautiful and voted up!

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      "Water-colored sunset, Inked in with branches ... " How beautiful, how original, how lovely. I love that line, Nellieanna, it conjures up special memories for me. Thank you, my dear.

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      My dear sweet Martie. You're so sweet. And I have not forgotten a handwritten one just for you. I'm slow but actually was thinking about that today! Hugs. Thank you for the lovely description of this hub. Hugs.

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Thank you, Will! I'm pleased that you like it. Those lines you especially singled out were written from actually watching the raindrops on leaves and thinking how fleeting are beauty, destiny and life - both in microcosm and macrocosm. One would think we'd notice & get the message more often & easily & clearly just by observation. :-)

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      Martie Coetser 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      This is delightful, gentle, appeasing... especially before going to bed after a hard day’s work. You are my idea of an angel, Nellieanna! I’m looking forward to buy an e-book filled with your poems :))))

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautiful work once again, Nellieanna.

      I especially liked this:

      "..Then shatter

      Instantly

      Upon the pavement,

      Unnoticed by the stars,

      Their fate,

      In miniature."

    • Nellieanna profile imageAUTHOR

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      Mentalist - That is among the very most gratifying compliments I've received. Thank YOU! Hugs.

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Your reflection upon me is never shadowed nor a blur Nellieanna.;)

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