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.
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!
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 10:47:34 AM
I can see why it won the award. A thoroughly rewarding experience.
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 4:16:09 AM
Thank God for dogs. They are true friends. Congrats
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 7:32:59 PM
Your poem, based on the "Sentinel", 2012 Castaways,
Sculpture Award by Michael O'Deherty, perfectly matches
in poetic verse, the wooden artistic work/dog.
Looking forward to see your other poem "Displaced",
one of the three commendations issued by the judge,
of the same Poetry Competition, here on AD.
With warm regards Isabella.
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 12:53:18 PM
Those Aussies are good at drinking beer AND in awarding prizes for poetry. I know a lot about their first love; glad to learn about their second. :) Great going!
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 12:28:11 PM
As a human voice soothes his mind..wonderful.
Congratulations !.. on this beloved poem of a
Lady Mary Ann
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 9:43:30 AM
cool best friends reunite
A Walk in the Forest in Springtime (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 9:29:17 AM
So lovely. Wish I was there with you.
Sentinel (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 9:21:26 AM
Yeah . . . The loyalty of a boy's dog is a beautiful thing. Dogs. This is a great poem and I can well understand Castaway Poetry Prize. Congratulations!
A Walk in the Forest in Springtime (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 8:47:48 AM
A walk in the Spring through a place that warms your heart.
Lady Mary Ann
A Walk in the Forest in Springtime (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 8:33:19 AM
they do know those who are at peace with them and present them no harm
A Walk in the Forest in Springtime (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 7:08:28 AM
A Walk in the Forest in Springtime (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 7:04:26 AM
What a revealing and satisfying stroll through the forest, Anna. Everything came alive as I read your observations while you communed with nature and spoke of it so eloquently.
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 5:00:57 PM
Yes, She is watching over you, Annabel.
All Mothers, here and there, do the same.
Apart from giving lives to each of us,
their watchfulness...does preserve
and protect it...for us.
Happy Mother's Day.
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 3:36:52 PM
Love the beautiful premise of this piece...our ancestors have planted the seeds of family's greatest gifts in us and we have inherited all their good qualities. Beautiful piece.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 1:22:30 PM
Such a heartfelt write written so dear!!Laura
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 1:20:17 PM
Aw, these words are written so Tenderly and truly Dear and your mother is watching over you. Have a Happy Mother's Day(Hugs) Laura
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 11:32:35 AM
Simply wonderful and original. My mama done told me, while I was shopping around, make sure you look at the mother first, before you think it's the one you found.
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 9:32:13 AM
In the thumbnail picture that pops up when I click onto your webpage,there's a lady with a halo over her head. Now I know why.
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 7:09:03 AM
Loving still her eyes sparkle her smile continues to bless you.
Lady Mary Ann
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 7:02:43 AM
What a loving heartwarming poem. I like to think and feel the same way about my Mom. Thank you for leading the way…
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 5:59:33 AM
i am sure she is, and happy with her daughter
Watching Over Me (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 5:39:07 AM
Of course she is, and she will continuing watching over you, Anna. Loved this poem. The tender sentiment. The love.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 3:21:47 AM
A truly heartfelt ode to your Dad.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 6:47:25 PM
I feel that way about my mother, my dad was a MIA during my childhood but thank you for reflection and wonderful memories. A great tribute to your Father what a wonderful poem. Thank you, Peace!!!
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 4:17:36 PM
I'm certain he is looking down with pride & happiness on you all your life long...e
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 3:36:14 PM
..."Dad and His Daughter are joined at the heart...."
Heartfelt, beautiful, very special - loving memories
of you Dad, Annabel. Caring, kind, thoughtful Father
with unending patience and ever-willingness to help
you in times of crisis. The good times you both enjoyed
and how it affected your life.
I can relate some of the simple, happy things that
my Dad brought to my life.
Thank you, so much, for sharing.
With warm regards Isabella.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 2:46:10 PM
A beautiful write. A Dad and his daughter
are joined at the heart. Blessed
in knowing his love and he knew yours.
Lady Mary Ann
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 1:15:46 PM
Such a loving tribute to your dad
tells the world that he was equally blessed.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 12:45:48 PM
Very moving. Just posted a tribute to my Dad (on another site)
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 12:17:11 PM
Joined at the heart is no better place to be.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 10:09:05 AM
Like Budd said, what a loving tribute from a loving daughter. You are very lucky to have had such a great dad.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 9:10:32 AM
Now and then, or possibly more now than then, a parent is truly what a parent should be and, Anna, my dear friend, how fortunate you are to have had a truly wonderful father. In reading your words, I can only hope that I was half to my children what he was and, in death, still is to you.
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 8:09:57 AM
a wonderful tribute from a loving daughter
Joined at the Heart (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 7:57:25 AM
This is simply wonderful Anna. A perfect poem to a very special dad. I hope he is reading this and smiling.
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 9:08:44 AM
Blimey, superb poem/story.
I guess she got her seaman. ;)
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 6:50:28 PM
Wow, excellent poetry. You capture the reader till the end and then give a powerful punch. Love it!
Love an blessings,
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 8:52:08 AM
A captivating tale well-shared via your verses, Anna. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 7:55:17 AM
Quite enjoyable, Annabel...
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 6:48:42 PM
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 12:45:57 PM
Again, you are person of many talents. This is a great story. Love the ambiguity of the ending.
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 8:09:14 AM
What dwells beneath is alive and well in this horrific poem. I think it would be grand if he only took her hand.
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 12:01:21 PM
Truly Enchanting poetry!!
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 11:59:00 AM
An Excellent write!!!
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 10:24:04 AM
A possible ending…
You see, she was out on the prowl
But he went out to milk a cow
So between the mooin’ and the cooin’
And the dabadaba doin’
He tripped and kicked the bucket
Washed ashore down in Nantucket.
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 9:23:00 AM
Enraptured moonlight rhythum "come dance with me my dear"
Ah! to footprints in the sand. Loving this poem.
Lady Mary Ann
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 9:15:27 AM
"He couldn’t believe his fortune
So he took her outstretched hands
But all they found of him next day
Were footprints in the sand."
It is about here that I would, very sadly, awaken.
Lovely, though eerie song in words, my friend.
One Moonlit Night (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 8:46:20 AM
Well, we certainly knew what was inside "her" mind . . . Sorta an answer to my musing about what was going on in her mind in my latest poem. Loved the . . .
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 5:19:18 AM
Lovely--I often feel I too am a " prisoner of Imagination"-wish I had written those words
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 5:51:42 AM
Enchantment in graceful movements of the "Sea Dancer"
Lady Mary Ann
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 4:40:27 AM
The beauty of sunset merging into night bringing about the shadows of one's imagination and what the eye one's mind might see within the darkening shadows.... Lovely words, my far northern friend.
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 3:28:29 AM
This poem is a dark masterpiece.
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 7:25:59 PM
A most vivid description of an imaginary sexual predator! Makes me almost want to fall prey. Enchanting write. To be continued?
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 3:00:52 PM
Annabel, water and sun where it all begun, you riding the waves of eternity with your quill and your blest immagination and heart! Thank you for this majestic poem. Peace!!!
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 10:11:54 AM
I just wrote a poem before I read this describing dancing pirouettes in the full moon. Is that karma or what?
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 7:44:09 AM
ooh. I like that.
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 7:26:01 AM
Wow!...what a wonderful piece of poetry from beginning to end...a wonderful work.
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 5:32:53 AM
such visions of the mind you have given here
Sea Dancer (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 5:30:48 AM
. . . I have encountered this Sea Dancer. I discovered my own dark within her and we merged, if only briefly, and I came away with a smile on my face and worry in my heart . . .
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 6:08:19 AM
sounds romantic-lovely images
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 6:07:32 AM
it is sad what we are doing to this planet with all the stuff we put into the air and the wars that men put on others just so they can have more of the world's limited resources-great poem--loved it
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 8:23:59 PM
The quality of anyone's writing improves the more we rely on nouns and verbs and less on adjective and adverbs. And when it comes from the soul it takes off. Yours soars. A good message well told.
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 1:50:06 PM
Yours is a call to gather around and save the Earth from all that is ailing mother nature. I salute Earth Day and I salute you for reminding us.
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 6:02:12 AM
A beautiful poem to treasure our Earth every day of the year.
Lady Mary Ann
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 4:02:08 AM
Earth Day should be all year long
We need to change what we’re doing wrong
Mother Earth’s in trouble and we’re the reason
We use and abuse in every season
If only millions more could see what you see, and know what you know.
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 3:30:45 AM
its too sad that more do not agree and change thier priorities
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 10:57:57 AM
Yes, mankind has done this and you are right, Everyday should be Earth Day because we are better than that.
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 10:51:31 AM
Each morning, Anna, when I take my early morning walk with my four legged best friend, I so appreciate the beauty around me and, though, there is not much I can do for the good of the world, Bonnie and I do do all that we can to keep our little corner of the world pure and clean... Yes, we do poop pickups, even those of whomever was to lazy or careless to do it themselves.
Your South Western friend; Mark
Earth Day (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 9:31:07 AM
All that, Anna, and we are still living longer and are more healthy than ever before. Go figure.
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 6:45:22 AM
It's a sad state of affairs to say the least. It has happened in this country for many generations. It goes back to the days when the Native American Indians were slaughtered and ravished for what belonged to them. This type of behavior happens over and over, when one man feels superior to another...when will this ever stop? who knows, I feel so bad for all those victims in Boston, I pray for their souls and their speedy recovery.
Miss you much,
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 6:05:43 AM
A interesting write Anna very descritive of man! Sad but true this is what we do to the earth and one another, destruction is our middle name. If we will remember we were created in God's image and to love one another, God's dream for us can once again become a reality! Thanks for reflection, Anna.
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 6:53:02 PM
an excellent write Annabel
may God bless all victim of the saddest day in history
Love & Peace be with you
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 4:55:26 AM
Cradled with nature's blessings. Beautiful!
Lady Mary Ann
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 4:52:21 AM
Cherishing the quill to sail along with a lyrical lilt.
Lady Mary Ann
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 4:50:12 AM
Our beautiful earth to embrace. A loss of innocense..
Lady Mary Ann
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 4:01:11 AM
Oh, Anna, my friend. This day enters upon the mountain of horrors that leaves one to wonder why. But the madness of days such as this mount much too readly leaving me numb to the pain; the seemingly endless pain caused by those that would bring horror into our lives.
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 3:10:32 PM
Old Mom Nature punishes that "entity" every so often, like a parent with a child...when will that entity ever learn...WHEN...? e
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 2:33:46 PM
Avatar. You have read the hyrogliphics expertisely...Annabel. ~~ Diana
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 12:16:04 PM
While Mother Nature appears to be quiet and beautiful, dramas of life and death, as small as insects and as large as humans has been carried out since the beginning of time. Survival is the primary driver. Those few individuals who seek to harm others are a very small part of society. Yet they exist and we must find a way to stop them before they act, and that is very difficult in a free environment like we have where we let people behave just about any way they want as long as they don't violate laws that we create to maintain the common decency. Unfortunately, crazed killers aren't thinking about violating the law. They are using bombs to make some diabolical statement that you and I can't comprehend.
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 9:42:38 AM
so well done i stand and applaud you
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 8:18:17 AM
It does make one stop and wonder, what on earth is happening here? People have gone mad!
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 5:06:29 AM
I'm with Edward. Goddamn the savages to hell.
Bent on Destruction (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 5:03:33 AM
You are very gracious, Anna. But today I feel like bashing some heads.
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 8:12:27 PM
is it not great while inspiration is flowing like a serene brook
love those moments, but my inkwell seems to be drying, can't write as I used to, when the rising sun showered me with inspiration constantly
Love & Peace
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 10:13:26 AM
riding the rhyme and rhythm of this wave's flow...with you. well done
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 8:39:52 AM
Very well done, Anna; and thank you for sharing this uplifting gift. Love and best wishes to you,
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 10:56:05 AM
This is lovely poetry, keep on riding that wave!
Peace, love and light,
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 4:27:06 AM
Truly Excellent Poetry!Laura
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 3:00:37 AM
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 6:48:26 AM
It is wonderful at the power of a wave of inspiration every once in a while. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 6:41:19 AM
Sometimes I get caught up in work, I find myself sailing along without care...I am on those waters you sail on...Annabel..
Dreams are made by quills...keep riding!
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 5:24:31 AM
Yes!! Ride that wave of words, and what a wonderful feeling it is when the words appear, as if like magic, and the writing consumes you.
Riding the Wave (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 4:42:01 AM
Ah, to have the quill held within your hand, figuratively speaking, that now can find and see and write words to show what you feel in words that show what you see. Ah, to once again have the capability.
Your becoming warmer friend; Mark
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/9/2013 1:27:19 PM
a beautiful poetic resurrection of both the natural world and of the spirit! Love and Blessings to you,
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/8/2013 9:32:22 PM
Beautiful write Sheila
reminds me of my daily walks along the beaches up north
they were most enjoyable as your excellent write
Love & Peace be with you
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/6/2013 8:59:29 AM
Alleluia my sister. I quote Jackie Gleason, 'It gets no better than that' Peace!!!
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/5/2013 12:59:23 PM
Annabel, Very uplifting!
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/5/2013 12:24:06 PM
I feel lifted up by your words, especially when mother nature is involved.
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/4/2013 4:05:30 PM
Truly splendid poetry, Laura
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/4/2013 10:09:23 AM
Anna, I like the way the writing is evolving while retaining that focus on nature which is your love. Wonderful to see it happening.
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/4/2013 6:55:57 AM
nature has always been where i am at the peace and harmonious with life
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/4/2013 5:19:39 AM
Ah, Anna. You're the only thread of and to my interest in writing and when I do read your words they always inspire me to hang on a bit longer so possibly I might, once again, find further interest.
Your far southwestern friend, Mark
Harmony (Poetry) - 4/4/2013 5:11:37 AM
Beautifully rendered, Anna. We all have our comfort zone, and I dare say Mother Nature probably leads everything else as a place to go to be as one with yourself.
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 4/2/2013 8:00:02 AM
wow.....lucky guy who ever this poem is for
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 4/2/2013 7:59:00 AM
you too?? I crave the shore as well as often being around Mountains and forests that are so still the only sound is my pen etching on paper the passion in my soul-Love this poem!!!
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 4:23:19 AM
Just out back Anna experiencing what you describe in your poem, magnificent! The apartment building where I live sits on the Detroit river, the view is awesome. I bask in the sun with the birds & feed them while they honor God with songs of praise. Thank you for this poem Anna and I am loving it. You are a blessing to us all and as I write my healing prayer to God for you is in the universe and at His throne. Peace!!!
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 9:21:05 PM
Wonderful expressive and impressive poetry!
I pray you are feeling better Annabel.
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Peace, love, joy and hope of the Lord be with you!
John Michael Domino
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 9:51:43 AM
Summers in Newfoundland must be one of the best kept secrets of all time. But no more. You've told all. Now brace yourself for a flood of visitors replete in straw hats, bermudas, and knobby knees. A super write. Glad you're feeling better.
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 2:52:39 AM
I hope you feel better soon, and I hope you can soon visit that lovely shore.
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 1:28:37 AM
Sorry you have been unwell...your poem is beautiful!
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 3:50:27 PM
A day at the shore sounds Splendid my friend, Have a Happy Easter(Hugs) Laura
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 3:29:38 PM
The poem moves along like a song and is just a wonderful piece of poetry.
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 1:17:23 PM
I will be there on Sunday having Easter dinner at my friends, so I will think of this wonderfully written piece when I go for my beach walk after dinner...Happy Easter...e
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 10:41:43 AM
Oh, Anna. If I thought it would help, I'd drive about seven miles, as the crow flies, to our Pacific coast to fill a Mason jar with some Southern California sand and Pacific water along with some of our seventy-seven degree air and send it to you. But, alas, I doubt it would help you feel better. Poor lady. Well, I guess you've just another month or so till things warm up enough for a trip to your beloved shore.
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 10:26:44 AM
A "gem" so vivid and beautiful.
Lady Mary Ann ~God bless you well~
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 9:18:29 AM
Spring is in the air and that time will come very soon. Until then, defeat that pneumonia like I have and everything will be better and brighter.
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 9:11:49 AM
Wow this is one of your best. You sustain it throughout and the phrases are so apt for the sea. Great
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 8:55:47 AM
so , so visually and vividly perfect..bravo
Day at the Shore (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 8:22:49 AM
This is adorable, Anna, just adorable. The rhyming was above excellent, it was superb. The scenes you described put me right there beside you. This is a damn good poem.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 2:16:05 PM
yeah, oh well...there is absolutely 'nothing' 'no where' perfect these days. thanks
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 2:12:47 PM
peace and contentment...sounds great! thanks
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 9:43:58 AM
:) L o v e l y :)
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 5:08:14 AM
Such wonderful sound-and-sense here, and I have personally bonded with this peaceful imagery!
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/12/2013 8:05:53 AM
The serene of winter's blanket warms the heart.
Surrounded by all that matters. Magic sights
of the gnomes..how cute!
Lady Mary Ann
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/12/2013 5:24:27 AM
A Beautiful write Annabel
love the winter sceenery but don't wish
to be back up there.......toooooooo cold for me
no more sideway and driveway snow shoveling for me
LOve & Peace be with you
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/12/2013 3:27:13 AM
Surrounded by all that matters - a heavenly feeling indeed, especially next to a cackling fire in a log cabin in the woods.
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/12/2013 3:08:55 AM
Wonderfully written poetry Laura
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 8:52:15 PM
You paint a very enchanting landscape, Anna. Beware of those gnomes and fairies, however. If you need someone who can draw a bead on them and blast them to smithereens, let me know. They talk tough but wear lace panties. Easy to spot with good radar.
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 8:43:49 PM
My idea of cosy is snuggled up right here on a beauitful California beach with toes planted in the moist warm sand and sipping a melon (midori) magarita. It is so hard to imagine myself in a white wonderland such as yours but it is nice to see you love it as much as it is pronounced in this exquisite little poem.
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 4:37:50 PM
You know what, Anna, my good old friend? You just about, almost, maybe, possibly caused me to miss winter.The picture you draw here, is truly one of peace and beauty. And guess what? I still don't miss winter.
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 2:41:41 PM
wonderful vision of the forest winter
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 11:15:19 AM
Annabel, cool reminder of getting away from it all...my idea of roughing it is staying at a Motel 6. Love the picture too.
Cosy Little Bunky (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 10:28:32 AM
Oh boy, Anna, you took me on a very quiet and scenic trip into the wonderland of your own little bunky, and I thank you so much for allowing me this treat.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 3/10/2013 1:57:01 AM
I WAS a Catholic..havong been educated in a Catholic school I was a very devoted 'mic' however I soon began to OPEN my eyes and truly SEE what that institution was all about..it's time that truth be told..may the show begin!
good piece ..thank you Annabel..
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 6:28:54 PM
That is the way a relationship (love) ought to be. I understand and relate to what you express within your verses here, Anna; too bad some people have no clue how to truly love. Best wishes with love,
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 3/4/2013 12:32:02 PM
I too am Catholic
hate the idea the pope lives likea a monarch a king to be exact
all Cardinals & Bishops like prince
each with their own castles and the congregation "Us pay for their
lavish styles......through our attending children at porochial schools selling this selling that and lets not forget that so call yearly donation of $500.00 if its not send your children will not get a report card nor recognition........ "POOR POPE"
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 10:36:54 PM
Well done Annibel,
Rome has not fallen it's been transformed to a religious pontiff palace. God have mercy on the real fall of Rome. Perhaps Catholics can now be converted to pure Christians and leave the marble statues and glitter alone. Amen!
May peace be with you and love and blessings overflow in your life,
John Michael Domino
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 6:21:43 PM
I was born and raised a Roman Catholic and I have done the same as you. Yes, I believe that I have a relationship with God but I steer clear of all organized religion. Its legacy is not one that has done anything to bring peace to this world. Thank you, Anna. Love and best wishes,
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 12:20:40 PM
Good thing this happens once every six hundred years :)) You are such a love! xx
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/28/2013 1:44:11 PM
Yes hon, the Catholic church makes more money than the mob during prohibition...and they are welcome too all their pomp & circumstance or is that poop and circumcision...?
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/27/2013 5:50:16 PM
Great energy channeling, Annabel, and what makes a greater poem than Great Energy. Touche!! ~~ Diana
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/27/2013 4:27:29 PM
As God's people Anna, we are all tainted striving to be the best Christians we can be! Only God's Word is truth: His preachers, pastors and priests will help us arrive. God will judge all men and their works in His time; none are exempt! An interesting poem, thanks for sharing.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/27/2013 4:16:58 PM
Well said, Annabel, well said!
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/27/2013 5:50:53 AM
I'm with you. The Catholic Church (and all the ancient religions) is a museum, and all the newer churches, from Mormonism to Scientology are merely businesses prospering off the mostly poor, faithful.
Some great lines, like flying Cardinals and pooped popes.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/27/2013 4:01:34 AM
Organized Religion - a sad trip back through mankind's history reveals that most wars have been fueled by it, as have so many prejudices and hate-filled diatribes.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 12:43:05 PM
So true and well told indeed my friend Laura
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 9:11:22 AM
How's this for a scandal? For nearly 700 years the catholic church conducted a series of inquisitions that tried, tortured, imprisoned, confiscated property from,and burnt human beings at the stake--perhaps 5 million innocent souls church officials believed were guilty of heresy (failing to believe somebody's elses beliefs). Perhaps in 700 million years humanity will be prepared to forgive the popes that signed the papal bulls, and their officials that carried out those dastardly deeds.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 8:55:15 AM
Scandal is always a good subject for poets to write about even if it offends people. Don't share your opinions but they are yours nor do I excuse the abuse that has happened by about 4% of priests who got into the church to do it harm and to the young ones in their charge.
As far as your nonsense about costs I can only laugh at your ignorance.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 7:59:48 AM
Annabel, I just had a great idea...why not create a reality show; Who Wants To Be The Next Pope?...The idea is to run them through a string of 'real life' situations for 10 or 12 weeks and whomever comes out ahead of the competition wins the ring.
Thanks for your great little poem...you may have just sparked a new industry.
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 7:36:18 AM
cool rendition Annabel i liked it
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 7:16:00 AM
Naw, he was blackmailed to resign. Something to do with the misuse of children in the church. At least that was what I read the day after the news came out, but haven't heard another word abut it. Go here if you want to check it out . . . http://www.therightscoop.com/was-the-pope-blackmailed-into-resigning/
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 7:15:59 AM
Rites and Rituals (Poetry) - 2/26/2013 7:12:25 AM
You know, Anna, my dear far northern (keeping warm I hope) friend. Your sentiments are as countless millions in all religions (except probably Islamism) we wish to believe; we wish to have the comfort of knowing that there is a God but cannot juxtapose life as we know it today, and life's almost daily horrors, with the true belief that there is something/someone watching over us and that, if we are good people, we will join the something or someone in death. I, as you know, am a Jew and deep down I suppose that I do believe but outwardly I have serious, major doubts.
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/22/2013 6:23:17 AM
Beautiful verses of love. A magical write! Thank you for reviewing my pages!
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 7:38:28 PM
Smooth, richly-endowed lines of substance and vivid expression. A pleasure to read. ~~ Diana
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 1:43:57 PM
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/2/2013 6:18:52 AM
Breathtaking poetry my friend as always Excellent!!Laura
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/2/2013 3:46:17 AM
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 10:02:39 AM
this poem makes me feel the warmth of your love...so beautifully done!
Peace, love and light,
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 7:14:51 AM
a very warm write indeed Annabel of love renewed
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 6:44:22 AM
Excellent! Balmy breezes, two lovers, shadows reflecting time-honored dance of love/lust. Can't be better written, Anna.
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 6:08:14 AM
Ah, so lovingly warm and romantic there in the Caribbean: kisses of fire and the touch of molten heat... Then, looking out a window and steeling yourself for the blowing snow and sub-zero tempature, Anna. You put on a third layer of clothing and your fur lined coat and your fur lined boots open the door and, your breath coming in streaming vapor, you make your frigid way to wherever you must be. Ummm, yes! Those balmy Caribbean nights.
Your friend; Mark
Love Evermore (Poetry) - 2/1/2013 5:40:18 AM
Love is here to stay
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 9:13:46 PM
Your feelings were nicely framed in an very expressive poetic song.
God bless you,
John Michael Domino
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 8:17:46 PM
This is good, whether it is author's own, author's fantasy, or observance of a mature couple in the park....it passes through the gates of romance marvelously. ~~ Diana
The True North - Winter Rant (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 12:23:47 PM
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE, ANNABEL. IM GLAD YOU POSTED IT ALONG WITH THIS WORK BECAUSE IT REMINDS ME THAT THERE IS ALWAYS A PRICE TO BE PAID FOR SUCH BEAUTY. HANG IN THERE, GIRL...SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 12:19:31 PM
TO HAVE A DREAM COME TRUE...NOT FOR JUST A WHILE BUT...FOR EVER, IS A BLESSING BEYOND MEASURE. THANKS FOR SHARING A FINE WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 5:12:03 PM
Aw, this is truly beautifully written poetry for the one you love. Laura
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 4:27:57 PM
Your poem Anna make me fall in love over and over again! Peace!!!
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 10:24:27 AM
What a lovely tribute to your man! Every man could only hope to the loved that well and that long.
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 7:14:18 AM
A beautiful tribute to love and all its passionate charms.
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 6:11:22 AM
"A sonnet to the man I'd dreamed I'd meet...." I'm a bit confused on this title, Anna. My assumption is that you'd dreamed of meeting this man; you've dreamed of meeting such a man but had not and the words you speak are but the hopeful part of that dream. If this be the case, then I am truly sorry that your dream has not come to be, and as one that does consider you as a friend, I do hope that this dream does come true for you as I believe, though we have never actually met, I do believe that you are one terrific lady and would want nothing more for you than for this dream to become reality.
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 5:41:26 AM
Truly Heartfelt; Truly Good!
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 5:32:06 AM
Damn, that's purdy enough to make a grown man bawl.
I Love You More Than You Know (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 5:24:40 AM
That is pure love for each other.
The True North - Winter Rant (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 9:58:04 AM
excellent write Annabel
loved the snow once upon a time
But I love the sun more now
where I am warm in my patio
sipping whatever is cold and handy
Love & Peace be with you
The True North - Winter Rant (Poetry) - 1/25/2013 12:44:34 PM
Yes, indeed, I love winters, but the cold is extraordinary right now and I'm shivering here in Boston, too!
Whimsey And Me (Poetry) - 1/21/2013 6:33:02 AM
oh annabell...this is just delightful...how did i miss it. no wonder i feel this affinity to you...we're both 'whimsey belles'
The True North - Winter Rant (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 2:04:28 PM
Great poem my friend for this time of the year as it has been cold here in Ohio and now were expecting a snow storm and it has been very windy, so this poem fits the cold indeed, Laura
The True North - Winter Rant (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 11:20:10 AM
After thirty Houston winters, it would be nice to experience a Canadian one. Since I originally come from the North, I do get a bit melancholy about it at times. But then thoughts of the times I was always cold and the landscape was so barren, lead me to believe it's better to be stuck down here in suburbia then locked away in a cabin in the wilderness.
Hope you get over your cabin fever soon.
The True North - Winter Rant (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 8:18:00 AM
Nothing less than spectacular Anna! (WOW) Peace!!!