Recent Reviews for Annabel Sheila
Sketches Of Destiny (Book) - 4/9/2012 8:07:59 PM|
I love the way you think!
Destiny (Short Story) - 5/7/2013 7:09:26 PM
Mystery solved: Exploding terra cotta!
Destiny (Short Story) - 4/28/2013 5:02:52 PM
Terrific sci fi tale, Anna; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Destiny (Short Story) - 4/26/2013 5:58:02 AM
In velvety blackness..Destiny of the thirteen..loving a space story.
Terrific.... feet planted firmly !!
Lady Mary Ann
Destiny (Short Story) - 4/26/2013 4:54:43 AM
Mars: For a hundred years a place of mystery, and in a place so far from what we really know, our imagination might bring anything about and your "fiery entity" might be anything... or mass hysteria.
Great start to a story, Anna, my far away (to Mars) friend.
Destiny (Short Story) - 4/25/2013 8:44:47 AM
cool story i liked it
Destiny (Short Story) - 4/25/2013 6:44:56 AM
It could be a solar flare or a Martian volcanic eruption. Perhaps a meteor? Sounds like the beginning of a good story.
Destiny (Short Story) - 4/25/2013 6:24:08 AM
Ah . . . suspenseful terror in the heart and soul of these thirteen explorers . . . Where they hurtling toward the sun, or were they about to discover something about space travel they never intended, nor did they ever want to know?
Barnyard Christmas Story (Short Story) - 11/30/2012 2:28:31 PM
Funny story, Anna; thanks for sharing! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Barnyard Christmas Story (Short Story) - 11/30/2012 12:26:37 PM
Huh? Genius is genius and this is genius. Awesome. Wish I had written it!
Barnyard Christmas Story (Short Story) - 11/30/2012 12:13:33 PM
A departure from your usual style of writing, like one of mine recently was! I do have to say I laughed so hard that my husband came running to see what was so funny and then he almost fell over laughing himself. Sometimes a poet needs to strech and write something different; we all do it! FUNNY!
Joy L. Hale
Barnyard Christmas Story (Short Story) - 11/30/2012 11:51:33 AM
You must have wet your pants laughing while writing this. ~~ Diana
Barnyard Christmas Story (Short Story) - 11/30/2012 11:19:17 AM
"Farting" and "shit" and "old bastard" and "bitches" and "piss" and "Arse"??? So unlike you, Anna... Very funny, though.
Barnyard Christmas Story (Short Story) - 11/30/2012 5:32:00 AM
now how funny is this thanks Annabel
Barnyard Christmas Story (Short Story) - 11/30/2012 5:17:52 AM
Are you sure Ed didn't write this? He'll be happy I thought so when he reads my comment. It was not the nursery rhyme I grew up hearing, but you're right, "Sometimes you just gotta have a laugh!!!"
Rare Gifts From A Lonely Heart (Short Story) - 10/25/2012 2:17:32 AM
What a delightful story. It held my attention very well. Your aunt was an amazing person! Thanks for sharing a part of her life with us....M
The Mysterious Clay Man Of Campelot (Short Story) - 2/12/2012 2:19:46 PM
i say never trust a dream...and wonder about tomorrow...-super story.
He Always Brought Her Mayflowers (Short Story) - 2/1/2012 6:11:47 PM
tears from the pictures you wrote, you described, you shared and that you parted with from you heart and...mind's eye. thank you for sharing-your most beautiful memories.
A Mojito With Hemmingway (Short Story) - 1/22/2012 5:17:08 PM
thank you for bringing history to life in this story. your word pictures were very clear...i think, i must get a Hemmingway novel and a Mojito to enjoy this picture again...
Rare Gifts From A Lonely Heart (Short Story) - 11/11/2011 12:48:43 AM
A FINE STORY...GREAT IMAGERY, WELL WRITTEN AND FILLED WITH LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR THE 'MEMORIES'...LEFT BEHIND BY A DEAR LOVED ONE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Nine Thirteen - St. John's Regatta (Short Story) - 9/7/2011 1:26:23 PM
I loved you're story and have heard it before,but from my grandmom.Her nae was Mary McCarthy and her father's name was Denis McCarthy,who along with his brother Daniel was also a member of the 1901 crew!
You and I have a lot to be proud of!
Thanks for sharing
Rare Gifts From A Lonely Heart (Short Story) - 6/15/2011 2:54:54 AM
A marvelous story about your aunt and her wonderful gift. One of my greatest treasures now is an old blue Afghan that my dear old grandmother knit for me, and every time I look at it, I think of her.
Rare Gifts From A Lonely Heart (Short Story) - 6/14/2011 5:56:43 PM
a story with the essence of many of us-her story, my story...my mind blurs between the two. i did not see her life as lonely, but lovely. thank you for sharing your story,
Rare Gifts From A Lonely Heart (Short Story) - 6/14/2011 4:49:55 PM
What a precious story this is. I could see the love for your Aunt woven between every line you wrote. You write a tender and touching story that will remain in my heart. Very, very well done Annabel.
Joy L. Hale
Rare Gifts From A Lonely Heart (Short Story) - 6/14/2011 12:56:59 PM
What a wonderful remembrance of your Aunt Mary Catherine Veronica who could have well been my Aunt Bertha, whom, other than knitting afghans, Aunt Bertha knit beautiful dresses for all of the women in her family... Me being a boy, however, I hardly ever wore one of Aunt Bertha's dresses. As for afghans, my wife made an afghan for all four of her children that each has and, I am positive, as you love the precious gift of Aunt Mary Catherine Veronica's pink afghan that she knit for you, dear friend, I am sure my children will always cherish the gift their mother made.
Great story, Anna.
Your friend, Mark
Rare Gifts From A Lonely Heart (Short Story) - 6/14/2011 12:21:43 PM
Definately a warm heart touching story that says so much of the people of Newfoundland as well as your Aunt. Loved it and yes brought back memories of my Mother who also crocheted, knit etc.
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 5:53:08 AM
i would be in too, wonderful
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 3:32:49 AM
I love First Snow - so do my dogs - and we always delight in romping around in it - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/22/2013 12:29:48 PM
Ah yes, we had our first light snow fall too...so hard to take when at heart I am a beach person.
Is it Spring yet???
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/22/2013 8:09:43 AM
Always such a magical time. It even feels warmer when it's snowing like that. Certainly takes the edge off the long cold winter to come.
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 6:11:03 PM
Alleluia to beauty Anna but I am going to go Ice skating instead. But when I get cold I will join you at the hearth! Peace!!!
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 4:38:37 PM
Don't be a drag, look at it from another angle go out and make a snow angel and if you dare make one that's bare. lol
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 3:31:56 PM
Oh, I feel so bad for you as soon snow will soon be covering your frozen earth... But you think you've got problems? Jeeze. we had sprinkles this morning and the tempature was all the way down to fifty-eight. Oh, woe!!!
Your SoCal pal, Markie
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 1:07:55 PM
Spendid write and it does look so pretty when snow is falling it looks magical!! Stay warm my friend and enjoy the scenery Laura
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 9:46:44 AM
Love your descriptions of fall. Like the humor too!
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 9:15:51 AM
A beautiful portrait in white. Fluffy stuff.
Here in Fla we're hovering in the low 80s and dodging sink holes.
Sure signs of winter they say. Well, gotta go. Here comes the sun.
First Snowfall (Poetry) - 11/21/2013 8:44:46 AM
Heh.Heh Pretty is pretty, but a snowfall is prettier viewed from where you will be, Anna, worm and cozy by the hearth. I've survived Long Island, NY snows. I've seen snow in Denver, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming. If I see more snow in my life it will be in the swamps of Louisiana. And yes, every so often (ten to twenty years) we do have snow.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/19/2013 12:19:54 PM
We must never forget any of them...beautiful Anna
Remember (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 3:28:06 PM
Being a Vietnam veteran this poem is heartfelt and maybe Anna, just maybe war will cease! Peace!!!
Remember (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 11:17:27 AM
It is very sad that we Earthians have not evolved in this area of our passage on this planet. Well done, Anna. Love and best wishes to you,
Remember (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 4:37:09 PM
Soldiers and civilians. in WWII more English civilians were killed than those in the armed forces.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/10/2013 3:35:20 AM
We must always remember, all of them.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/7/2013 4:03:27 PM
Beautifullly written Annabel, as always, you dive into the emotions that are evoked by your words and your works.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 2:39:03 PM
You have captured the spirit of the soldiers to all
have fought for freedom and hope. Remembering.
Lady Mary Ann
Remember (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 1:45:14 PM
beautiful and loving.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 3:28:50 AM
a heart felt piece, thank you
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 12:43:02 PM
Just Beautiful. Written from the heart.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 9:14:23 AM
Filled with thoughts of heroics and sorrow. In war no one wins. We are all left with a remembrance, trying to make it good.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 8:27:10 AM
This is a beautiful and fitting tribute to the brave men and women who have served, who are now serving, and who will serve in the cause of freedom. You are so right that another tyrant is always ready to rise up, cloaked in fanaticism, and ready to send others to do his dirty work. The spawning grounds for such tyranny is rooted in ideology. The price of freedom is to be eternally vigilant against them.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 8:20:32 AM
Unfortunately, so it seems, another tyrant will rise as they always do even after two world wars that were meant to be wars to end all war and, so unfortunately soldiers will fight and will die and this is, I am afraid, this will will be the ongoing, never ending cycle throughout, so sadly, the time of mankind.
Wonderful but so sadly true words my dear far northern friend.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 8:00:18 AM
So deeply touching, Laura
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 7:34:52 AM
This is stupendous, Anna. You have culled the warrior's fight/plight to a natural "T." The most precious line in my opinion in this poem of many special lines, is "But comrades rise where comrades fall "But comrades rise where comrades fall."
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 7:33:45 AM
Thanks for this touching reminder of the costs involved in all we can too easily take for granted.
We owe rememberance, and need reminders of our blessings.
Remember (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 7:23:56 AM
Lest we forget service and sacrifice, paid in full, by our military, their families, and our allies ... powerful reminder. Thank you, Annabel. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 2:14:17 PM
Kool Halloween Poetry ANNABEL
Love the chosen picture for this piece
Cute little rascal, kools like a muskrat......lol
Love & Peace be with you
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 11:35:14 AM
Cutest Halloween photo and poem!! **Happy Halloween**
Lady Mary Ann
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 3:33:35 AM
And Happy Howloween to you!
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 1:51:25 PM
Knew I'd love it.
What a hoot!
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 12:28:18 PM
What treats have you in store
when one knocks on your door?
is the blood of one chased
by your dogs morbid taste
why they wont be back anymore?
excellent write, Annabel
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 10:28:26 AM
Aw, such an Adorable picture to go along with this fantastic write!!Laura- Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 9:18:00 AM
Oh, my goodness! What is that scary creature you portray. I'd best not come to your door lest I be scared away by your vampiddog. Woooo! Scary.
Cute poem my far northern pal.
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:41:13 AM
Once a year demons and witches, how I used to look forward to that day.
Happy Halloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:36:38 AM
love this time of year
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/26/2013 1:17:12 PM
Well Expressed Poem for customer service. Yeah, I have delt with
customer service and some of the customers make you want to go there
with them. We all at one time or another had some kind of thought inside of us that wanted to just Blast the fire out of someone and
your poetry just brought the truth out of what we sometimes do think about people we are dealing with, you are just keeping it real.
Thanks for the poem, it made me smile a lots.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 1:33:00 PM
Well done, Anna; honestly stated and to the point. Love it! Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes to you,
A Walk in the Forest in Springtime (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 12:08:50 PM
Our Creator gifted us with one of his qualities that speaks volumes when it comes to admiring nature (the Creators handicraft) and is it not wonderful how many of us can appreciate that beauty?
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 12:06:33 PM
This piece tears me apart like no other...maybe because I recognize the fragility that arrives with age when our bodies were originally created to last forever when the first man was perfect.
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 12:03:10 PM
How is it that animals have such power over us...they melt us...they endear us...they love us. All the more to return...nothing spells more sunshine than that.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 3:24:55 PM
However, in every store there seems to be at least a few grunts and whiners.
I laugh at them out loud. They ask me, "paper or plastic?" I usually say, "Well, I'm going give you plastic, so we are even."
If they insist on taking my grocery cart out I ask them, "Where am I parked?" I laugh and ask them if they have an internal GPS.
Yes, life can be fun. Don't take people too seriously and don't be serious or it can get ...............
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/11/2013 11:57:17 AM
Giggles galore!! Inside Voice..been there``
Lady Mary Ann
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 10:56:58 AM
I'm proud of you, Anna.
The worst words you could come up with were "scum-suckin' slob"
If you need a few more, just call.
Meanwhile, you made me laugh my ass off! :)
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 2:35:20 AM
i really enjoyed this one
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 2:24:34 AM
You nasty scum-suckin’ slob
You ignorant whiney pest
Are you shopping where my nasty brother Matlack does??!!
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 5:09:37 PM
Amen, alleluia! Peace!!!
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 4:59:14 PM
Hi Anna, I use to bag for Kroger's. Customers sometimes can be a trip! Because of disrespect is why I am not workiing there today. I am a Vietnam veteran and you can only take so much. This poem though a little crude should enlighten the customers to treat people that wait on them better, nomatter what capacity! Thanks for your insight and frankness! (smile) Peace!!!
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 2:08:08 PM
very good, my favorite is the company paragraph response they have memorized verbatim and can still smile.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 1:46:28 PM
AMEN TO THAT KNOW EXACTLLY HOW YOU FEEL
lOVE & PEACE
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 1:13:16 PM
Some folks like to just take it out on the nearest target. I guess that's why they, “shoot the messenger that brings bad news.” I'm really tired of those companies that ask us to rate the customer service representative after our talk with them. I have a feeling the bastards you're talking about use those forums to blast the messenger––even get them fired. I decline to rate customer service people because the reason I'm calling for 90% of the time can't be solved by them anyway and must be addressed by higher-ups who hire and “train" frontline people to be nice to customers but unable to solve the real problems high paid administrators have set into motion.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 12:26:23 PM
OMG you are good. You read minds.
It would be fun to put the actual words with the truthful translations.
My son and I love to swap customer service stories- we never laugh harder.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 9:51:45 AM
I laughed my self silly, Funniest true thing I have read in weeks. You have broken new ground here. We writers will now have to be a bit more honest in our writing from now on following your lead here.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 9:22:15 AM
Yep. Straight forward and true.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 9:17:24 AM
Perfect this one is, you nailed a customer service job...that's why a lot of companies are going to computerized phone services...e
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 9:05:46 AM
Oh, yeah. I've stood inline behind some jerk that was giving the poor kid on the other side of the counter hell for something that the kid had no control over and, believe it or not, I have said that, " If the kid had any say over or regarding your problem (Mr. or Ms jerk) he wouldn't be standing on the other side of the counter." Adding silently: listening to you complain you jerk ... or worse.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 9:04:55 AM
That is just about how it is I gar-an-tee. I've been behind similar situations, as most of us have. When I could only shake my head and fight to bite my tongue less I'd tell the bastard what the clerk was thinking, or close to it.
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 8:52:48 AM
Oh, Annabel...I cannot believe you almost said what I was thinking. Every little bit of this is the truth and you did great in perfectly expressing it.
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 8:45:37 AM
Customer Service - Inside Voice (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 8:43:56 AM
right on the money. As I've always said, the world is full of assholes, and we all need to remember that we've all been assholes ourselves.
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 8:31:29 AM
Annabel I believe most of us are drawn to the many changes. A warm feeling inside.
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:24:37 PM
Your keen affinity with the season draws me in completely because I feel that same kinship. Thank you for sharing this gift, Anna. Love and best wishes,
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 3:51:41 PM
most enjoyable reading
Love & PEACE BE WITH YOU
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 3:48:19 PM
a lovely nature write
Thank you for sharing
Love & Peace be with you
Solace (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 3:46:47 PM
outstanding write as always Annabel
love poems about the Sea or ocean
lakes rivers and streams
Love & Peace be with you
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 3:43:19 PM
Thank you Annabel
for this wonderful piece
I am already misty about missing the beautiful
kaleidoscope views of the Catskill Moutains
love & peace be with you
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 10:01:19 AM
You have described the purity of an autumn day. I just went outdoors and experienced a bit of it before it disappears by the end of the week into the endless summer turned sour we have here.
Thanks for refreshing me.
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 9:50:33 AM
Clean, crisp words that describe
a clean, crisp setting. Your poem
is a sheer joy to read.
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 8:27:39 AM
Lovely poem, Anna. Strange, though, because what I said to Bonnie when I came in from my 7:00 a.m. walk with Mushi, (though then 7:45) that, other than Autumn colored leaves, this feels like a beautiful, crisp Autumn day. I do love Southern California, but do miss the colors of Autumn. Was your new friend/baby with you on your lovely walk?
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 7:14:03 AM
THe purest kind of joy is in recognizing the power of Nature over us...the creators greatest gift to us. Beautiful poem, Annabel
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 7:06:32 AM
i so agree reading this beautifully written piece
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 6:31:20 AM
Beautifully penned, Anna, a fitting tribute to the changing of the seasons, especially when it changes to fall.
The Purest Kind of Joy (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 6:17:47 AM
Autumn slows us down and provides us more serenity, and this is a perfect description of that.
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:03:35 AM
This is so moving, like only an animal can do to our souls.
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 9:46:11 PM
a beautiful write
as always an enjoyment to read
Love & Peace be with you
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 6:20:24 AM
A beautiful heartfelt poem. It is nice to meet you Ziggy!!
Precious are the moments they give to our lives. Hugs!!
Lady Mary Ann
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 9:57:15 PM
Praise the Lord for five pounds of Light! Yes, as soon as we loose a pet another comes into our lives but each one is special in it's own way. Amen!
Peace, Love and Christ Blessings,
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 6:11:36 AM
It is interesting that this particular dog had a human experience. Very colorful and majestic, Anna. Thank you, Peace!!!
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 2:26:08 AM
Hooray for Little Ziggy, and for you.
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 3:40:10 PM
Rufuz has been gone about 4 years now and I know the void in the heart of which you speak...maybe another dog someday, I hope...e
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 9:08:09 AM
Ain't true love great!
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 7:27:31 AM
Beautiful poem. And surely the start of a wonderful relationship.
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 7:21:09 AM
Ahh, animals, many times love us best. My Gizmo does.
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 6:20:54 AM
Wow this brightened my day.
Smooth write that picks up the spirit!
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 5:34:20 AM
I relate. Boy, how I relate. Had to put Nipper down. It wasn't a good day. Started looking for another dog to, as you said, "fill the hole in my heart." Then there was Zoe. Zoe is why I relate. We are both fortunate.
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 5:16:25 AM
thus it is with these our best and closest of friends
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 5:02:00 AM
Anna, my dear dear friend. You and I and those that love our beloved four legged friends know the near unbearable grief when these so close to our hearts must depart and, yet, if we open ourselves we find that there is one other that needs our love as much as we need their love. I am so glad that you have found your new best and most beloved friend.
Your friend; Mark
Five Pounds of Light (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 4:59:36 AM
It is SO wonderful to read this poem and know the happiness and light this little fellow has brought into your life. You are both so wonderful and very deserving of each other. Pure awesomeness!!!! xoxo
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 3:13:15 AM
Great write Annabel
her beauty is all around us
Love & Peace be with you
Solace (Poetry) - 9/25/2013 3:28:23 PM
I am soaring with you on the waves, Anna: just beautiful!
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 1:02:07 AM
Mother Nature as some call the Gods creation set in motion...is truly beautiful as you have so eloquently described in your poem. My you are such an angel for writing.
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 1:05:07 PM
Annabel, it is magnificent! I do believe wisdom and nature are one, all else depends on it. Thank you, Peace!!!
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 3:35:03 AM
And She is marvelous, if we only have eyes to see.
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 2:00:40 PM
Wow this is excellent poetry.
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 10:36:26 AM
Another great piece. "Own" much to ponder there.
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 8:44:10 AM
Too many authors write in a long series of metaphors, something I call a "stream of unconsciousness." I don't understand anything they write about. Your writing is crystal clear, uncluttered, and stunning in its impact. What a pleasure it is to read and to contemplate.
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 8:04:49 AM
There is nothing more nurturing under the sun than Mother Nature.
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 6:30:59 AM
Yes indeed, Anna, she is . . . Everything.
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 5:23:37 AM
and she is beautiful above all
Alsutg (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 5:02:02 AM
Sometimes, Anna, my dear friend, when we look about us and see the beauty, the natural beauty that our eyes and senses behold, though we may be a disbeliever of a true God, we cannot disbelieve what our eyes and our senses behold... Wonderful words, dear friend.
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 5:07:54 PM
Your new "Solace" poem speaks volumes to me. It's the kind of poem you want to read again and again. There are less than one percent that effect me in that way. This poem is certainly one of your best and my favorite of all.
Peace, Love and Abundant Blessings,
John Michael Domino
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 11:43:41 AM
You put me there and your spirit and love of the sea lifts.
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 7:37:39 AM
You have a wonderful way of letting go of all the burdens that bear on us.
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 6:19:49 AM
Annabel, Your poem is quite invigorating for sure!
I could feel that ocean waves and the coolness of the wind!
Lovely way to start my day!
Peace, love and light,
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 6:19:12 AM
Some days, Anna, my far northern friend. Some days the feel of the life about us brings out of the shadows and reopens the beauty of life. Having gone through the same heartbreak that I know you had, and still are, sometimes the "where" and the "now" can bring our spirits out from beneath that shadow and return us to the beauty of life. So good to hear from you again, Anna.
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 6:12:01 AM
Crisp and sparkling thoughts from someone suffering from writer's cramps. Can't wait till you find your groove! Well said, Anna.
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 5:56:12 AM
But I don’t care; my spirit soars
And my heart’s like a child at play
Soar On, and for me as well, it is Nature that soothes my heart and soul.
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 5:46:11 AM
Good to hear that the walk on the almost Autumn beach chased away your burdens, Anna. Sometime it takes the simplest things to chase our dark away.
Solace (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 5:37:09 AM
the sea always undestands, nature knows our inner thoughts and we know her compassion
In the Moment (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 12:39:05 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Your memorial poem is a beautiful tribute to your dog. We are so lucky to have them while they're here.
In the Moment (Poetry) - 8/17/2013 8:00:41 AM
I am sorry for your great loss, Anna. This is a meaningful and compelling tribute. Love and best wishes to you,
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 1:36:40 PM
You are a gift to animals with the amount of love and care that you give. Yes they are unselfish because they do not know evil in the way man does or a feral animal would. Your loss is made no less, Annabel, but know well that your love can still extend to another creature that can certainly benefit from your loving care. Our Creator instilled that faithful soul into those special ones and you can find, not a replacement, but another friend who needs you just as much as you need them.
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/14/2013 3:26:02 AM
So very sorry for your great loss, Annabel. May your precious little Allie love on in your heart and soul forever.
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 5:55:24 AM
This poem read so smoothly and the story unwrapped just right. Not one snag or glitch or misfit word or phrase. What a painting brought to life. ~~ Diana
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 5:50:42 AM
How beautiful is this, Annabel. The hot swell this brings the reader is what makes me join Ron's response to this writing. Ending with that last line gives a rush of astonishing respect and expansion that blooms into the world of spirit. I love that. ~~ Diana
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 5:16:33 AM
sorry for your loss--We used to have a cat--after 5 years that cat was more human than we realized--and when he died our house was in grief for a month--sorry I can't be closer to give you a hug but I know the pain that you feel--something a non-pet owner will never understand
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/10/2013 3:53:19 AM
Tear drops to happiness you have shared so gracefully
with Allie. To be free for both of you beyond the sunset.
My heart goes out to you. Angels among us.
Lady Mary Ann
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 5:14:54 AM
This poem bought me to tears. I have a precious little dog named Blackie. I've had him 10 years. I can tell he's not as spry as he used to be, he's getting older. If you've never read "Rainbow Bridge" find it on the computer. It may help you to cope with the loss. My condolences to you.
Love and blessings,
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/6/2013 8:16:33 AM
...I weep for you
I am so sorry :(
your poem brings a well of tears
a perfect poem of the love
your loving best friend Allie
Love & Healing Balms
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 2:02:42 PM
men's best friend
always faithful to the masters
loved this piece
Love & Peace be with you
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 6:49:57 AM
I have it on high authority that all dogs go to Heaven, and Allie is there now in perfect health and waiting for you. Peace to you, Anna.
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 4:04:00 PM
Stunning. Who hasn't had an animal that didn't love unconditionally? My Best.
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 10:25:22 AM
Brought tears to my eyes. Made me think of Jazz and how quickly he died with me helpless to help him.
I hope this poem will help you move on and get back to a life without your true friend. I watched a show on Nova last night about how dogs were domesticated from wolves and how they have such empathy with us and powers that science is just now finding out, like one dog's ability to understand 350 words, as many as two-year-old child.
Let's hope that the puppy is on the way soon.
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 10:14:34 AM
Too sad to comment, thanks for making me cry today...e
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 8:45:19 AM
Oh, Anna, these are life's darkest moments, when one so beloved is taken out of it's hurt and pain. You are mistaken, though. Although none will ever replace your Allie, as none have ever replaced the procession of all those in my lifetime that I've had to and hated saying goodbye to, I have found that it is so easy to have a new best friend and a new love and there are so many there that so need the love of one such as yourself. My heart broke three months ago when my Kody suffered a broken vertebra, became paralyzed and had to be put to sleep. But then, within days, little neglected Mushi came into my life and here I am again, in love again and knowing that I am needed and loved again. So do not wait to long my friend as even now, even at this very moment, there is another dear friend waiting for your care and love.
Your friend, Mark
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 8:37:00 AM
It's sad to have to say goodbye to them, Anna, believe me I know. I had to do it four years ago. I immediately started looking for another dog. I knew none would replace Baby in my heart, but then I found Zoe. She hasn't replaced Baby, but she has made a space there for herself, and I quite honestly don't know what I would do without her sweet self.
In the Moment (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 8:19:24 AM
I bent down and scratched her neck on the way out the other morning and said goodbye to her. She seemed so content in her little basket. I think she knew she could count on you to take care of her and put her first, and that's exactly what you did. It's such a big goodbye and I'm so proud of you and the incredible grace you've brought to this saddest of times. I miss that little Dame too. I'm carrying you in my heart.
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 3:11:06 PM
Aw,brings a tear to the eye as this is truly a dear and heartfelt write,Laura
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 3:09:40 PM
Splendid poetry Laura
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 3:08:40 PM
Oh my this is truly Outstanding poetry so lovely also Laura
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 4:18:01 PM
as Mother Nature intended is the operative theme!
well done, annabel
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/18/2013 8:08:20 AM
Still seems like yesterday that we lost him...
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/18/2013 3:18:36 AM
thank you Annabel for this write
We all remember our dads
Mine has been missed 42 years now
may they all be resting in peace
Love & Peace
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/16/2013 4:10:34 AM
From all of us dads everywhere thank you for writing this poem
your dad would be proud of you
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 9:38:33 AM
My dads been gone 24 years, hard to believe we still miss them after all this time...e
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 3:14:07 AM
A marvelous ode to your father, Annabel.
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/14/2013 9:14:31 AM
Wonderfully written. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/14/2013 7:44:24 AM
There's nothing so bad as losing your daddy. By your poetry you are giving him immortality.
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/14/2013 6:37:47 AM
a wonderful tribute to your father
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 4:27:27 PM
Time sure don't heal. Our love remains forever and real. Until it's time for us to be reeled in too.
Likewise, i miss my hero, too. Yet I never feel sad, just privileged and glad that I had such a great; loving dad.
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 1:16:01 PM
Touching, caring thoughts from a loving daughter to a deserving dad. It doesn't get any better than this. Thanks, Anna.
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 12:29:36 PM
Beautiful your poem. The best times and the happy times
to share are beautiful. Sweet blessings.
Lady Mary Ann
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 11:26:07 AM
Lovely, sweet words of remembrance, Anna. It's good to have the hurt gone replaced with thoughts of the good times you had with your father.
Your far western friend; Mark
Happy Father's Day Dad (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 10:32:25 AM
It is beautiful, Anna. I feel left out when these days come each year, Mother's and Father's Day. I guess I'll just stop and say you don't know how much you are blessed to have had parents you respected.
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 6:42:48 AM
full of that one-of-a-kind magic...love!
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 6:40:14 AM
a beautiful picture....asa
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 4:52:07 PM
Sweetly romantic; nicely shared, Anna. Love and best wishes,
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 4:51:16 PM
It is good that you can enter that magical place, Anna. I have just returned from quite a special place as well as you may have seen through my posting on Facebook today. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes to you,
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/9/2013 4:13:16 AM
I just returned from a little northwood get-away myself, and I couldn't agree more - Feral Soirees are the best!
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 5:07:57 AM
To be and to listen. to close your eyes and to see the sounds of the night creatures that are all about and to spiritually join in the tunes of their lives. How beautiful and alive with the life of the nighttime creatures you are Anna, my dear friend. Lovely words for a time of loving peace.
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 5:02:26 AM
yes Mother Nature does the same thing for me as well-loved your poem--wish i could spend some time in the forest but work and home life calls
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 4:53:39 PM
Viva la Nature!
After dusk it gets more exciting
and feral...and beautiful.
Enjoy the way you Annabel guided us
on a journey...to sense and feel...
deeper than..the wonderful scene
you greatly painted...itself.
Eloquently captivating. Isabella.
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 11:13:52 AM
The makings of a children's poetry book with illustrations.
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 11:10:21 AM
Nature's songs of creatures joyous to imagine the sounds as
your words skip into verses of the forest. Loving your bunky
in the woods and all it's wonder!!
Lady Mary Ann
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 8:27:10 AM
Lovely piece of nighttime folly.
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 8:05:03 AM
such a wonderful vision of natureand her friends at dusk into the night
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 6:46:54 AM
Another light and joyful romp in the woods. Here in Florida among the pythons and the alligators, the same thing is called a mid nite snack. We are the entrée. Loved it! :)
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 6:45:53 AM
I would enjoy watching all that, but from the comfort and safety of my little cabin in the woods too...e
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 6:01:06 AM
I live in the country so I can understand. Yes, the woods are magical at night. A wonderful write, Annabel.
Love and blessings,
Feral Soiree (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 5:21:42 AM
Anna, you have constructed a super and oh so clear vision of natures' creatures as they party and get together for a . . . feral soiree . . . wonderful imagery!!!
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 7:04:06 PM
Weddings are for the passionately in love, so I guess I will never one in this lifetime...though we never know the future so I won't rule it out...this was a very pretty write, Anna...........e
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 2:40:28 PM
Words that are true......capture
heavenly perfection of happiness.
Thank you Annabel.
Warm wishes Isabella.
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 8:17:36 AM
The enchantment of young love. Let's hope it lasts a lifetime rather than an early divorce.
Sentinel (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 7:14:12 AM
I still cry every time I read this.
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 7:13:34 AM
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 5:46:05 AM
Beautiful and romantic
Lady Mary Ann
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/5/2013 2:37:19 AM
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 8:17:05 PM
I am deeply sorry for your loss--that was the same year my Mother died
A Walk in the Forest in Springtime (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 8:13:54 PM
I know the feeling all too well-great poem
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 8:13:04 PM
Girl you are a romantic but somewhere a guy needs to wake up and see that you are a treasure to wake up beside with for the rest of his life
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 6:02:11 PM
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 12:23:35 PM
So beautiful, full of everything that should be there on one's wedding day.This is different and wonderful.
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 11:57:05 AM
Four verses of romantic bliss...well done!
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 10:11:13 AM
very romantic and beautiful Annabel
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 9:42:48 AM
And may the bliss continue throughout their lives.
Sweet words, my far northern friend.
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 9:39:20 AM
Perfect! Bravura! Nothing left to say . . . WoW!
Wedding Senryu (Poetry) - 6/4/2013 9:34:41 AM
Smokin' hot stuff, Anna. Can you get married every year in Canada? Just asking... :)
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/30/2013 6:18:51 PM
a lovely nature piece enjoyed
Love & Peace be with you
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/27/2013 8:11:16 AM
I love the title, Annabel. You have entered high energy language in here, especially "...boldly shashay" and "magnificent chaos," that carry positive frequencies. Tastey! ~~ Diana
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/24/2013 10:53:17 AM
You've got quite a harem of male stalkers following you, Anna. It must be the visions you paint in those beaches and woods. Count me in.
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 8:44:57 PM
I wish I had a zen garden to meditate in...e
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 7:32:02 AM
You are so right! The heart of Zen is mother nature. Unfortunately, most people don't take time from their busy lives just to enjoy the wonders of spring like you have in your poem.
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 2:34:28 AM
Mother Nature - Grand Gardener Indeed. Love the pic, too.
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 7:10:01 PM
Zen Gardens is a quiet and peaceful journey...thanks for your fine words.
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 3:21:28 PM
wow....beautiful---such an image you painted here--especially with
" And I never wanted to leave "--I would love to visit a light house
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 3:18:17 PM
I think I could use one of these gardens==sounds very peaceful
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 3:01:01 PM
mother natures gardens are always the best as you hve so well penned
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 2:57:03 PM
Lovely to embrace the Spring..meadows of grasses and ferrel birds singing. Nature's calming presence of your poem is
tranquility of the heart.
Lady Mary Ann
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 2:49:21 PM
I felt as if I were there.
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 2:48:16 PM
A beautiful treasure..a lighthouse has so many
captivating stories along the sea.
Lady Mary Ann
Zen Gardens (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 1:28:06 PM
Mother Nature created it, but you, Anna, give us the words which praise and describe the wondrous and fertile landscape before us.
P.S. Thank you for your kind word for "Description."
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/22/2013 10:36:19 AM
Reads like a winner to me.
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 3:31:40 PM
A insightful and wonderful way to express the condition many of our children find in the world.
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 1:20:18 PM
What a lovely, heartfelt poem, Anna, my friend, that certainly does deserve, at the very least, an commendation. This brings to mind a recently read, wonderful novel (kindle) about a lighthouse and it's keeper and his wife, and an infant that washed ashore, that I would very highly recommend you read: "The Light Between Oceans".
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 11:38:33 AM
it should have received more than that it is wonderful
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 7:53:47 AM
A moment of wonder as seen by a child and treasured by all who dare to return there from time to time. Beautifully written and well received. Ed
Displaced (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 6:54:27 AM
Very well put, Anna, and so like life itself. I can just picture you as a wee little girl climbing those "worn but sturdy" iron railings. It is a gem of a snapshot in my thoughts.
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/19/2013 8:23:19 AM
I wish I still had a dog to welcome me home...this should win more awards as I am sure it will given the chance...e
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/19/2013 2:12:16 AM
A marvelous poem worth winning; a marvelous Ode to Dog!