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And Then There Was Nan

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-27-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

And Then There Was Nan

The Miracle Worker can simply make magic
In one giant swoop by the slight of His hand
One day He decided to make a pure addict
Of poetry genius - And then there was Nan

She came to be born in a family of poets
A mother lode’s richness of words in her head
Vocabulary of colorful hues as she shows it  
As varied as Netherlands’ vast tulip bed

He placed her among all the greens of New England
And sat back to witness the tones of her mind
The cranberry’s burgundy, smooth mottled yellow
Of small Dandelion were treasures He’d find

He placed in her mind magic vision and sound
Which she captures and sings in melodical words
The coo of the pigeon who struts on the ground
And the twittering music of northeastern birds

A sheet of white paper attracts her ink pen
As the sun draws the rose bud, and honey draws bee
The magnetic forces of aesthetic beauty
Draw into her verses the you and the me

He makes His own magic as best as He can
He waved The Poetic Wand -  then there was Nan

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 05-01-2000).]
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John the cat
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1 posted 04-27-2000 04:20 PM       View Profile for John the cat   Email John the cat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for John the cat

You use the most beatiful words in the most wonderful combinations. I love it as always.

 May your roof never fall in and those beneath it never fall out.

Irish proverb.
Munda
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2 posted 04-27-2000 05:16 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Wonderful tribute Liz ! I just wish she would stop making me run for my dictionaty.  
twinsgd
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3 posted 04-27-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for twinsgd   Email twinsgd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for twinsgd

Wonderful poem again Liz
The wand touched you also, beautiful language as always.

Jack
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4 posted 04-27-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for PrincessPoet   Email PrincessPoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PrincessPoet


When reading this Liz, I thought about the first time someone actually called, Me a Poet
This is poem that reflects
As always, Very Good!
  


 Your failures in life come from not realizing your nearness to success when you give up.
          -Yoruba Proverb

Poetry & Friendship,
  PrincessPoet



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Swĺmp¤Faer˙ie
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5 posted 04-27-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Swĺmp¤Faer˙ie   Email Swĺmp¤Faer˙ie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Swĺmp¤Faer˙ie

OOOOOH gotta love this!!I especially like :
And sat back to witness the tones of her mind
The cranberry’s burgundy, smooth mottled yellow
Of small Dandelion were treasures He’d find.

BEAUTIFUL,i love this poem,your ideas and manipulation of the words is SMASHING!!

swamp


 And there she weaves by night and day,
a magic web of colours gay.~Tennyson
ESP
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6 posted 04-28-2000 04:27 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Liz, this is a great tribute to Nan!! Your poetry continues to awe me! Lovely!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 04-28-2000 08:18 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all very much. I've never known anyone with such a command of the English language. Yes, many times you do need a dictionary when you read Nan's poetry, at the same time, she writes in a way that is easily understood, and that is wonderful for common folks, such as I. The "mottled yellow" is from one of her poems, naturally.
(I would never have thought to describe a dandelion in mottled yellow.)
If you haven't yet gone there, visit her home page. You will enjoy.
Liz  
Gene
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8 posted 04-28-2000 01:39 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Lovely tribute, Liz.  

I wish I had an English teacher like Nan when I was a kid.

~Gene
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 04-29-2000 01:46 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Gene,
Thanks, Gene
I feel the same way. I wish I had had her for my Engish teacher also. Perhaps I would have started  writing poetry a long time ago
Liz
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"He makes His own magic as best as He can
He waved the Poetic Wand-then there was Nan"

Wonderful tribute to our Naniness ...
Liz .. I love this ....  
ESP
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11 posted 04-29-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Where is Nan's website? I wanna go there!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Nan
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12 posted 04-30-2000 05:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Liz.. I've been working so hard on websites for the last two days, and doing administrative stuff here, I haven't been reading as many poems as usual...

You made me cry, you brat!! Thank you so very much - This means more to me than you can possible ever imagine...... and you've alluded to soooo many of my poems...hehe...

I've been doing so much work on other sites, I haven't updated my own and you're inviting company...  ..

But that's all right - they can all come back again - I've got lots to add ... Just click on the little house at the top of my post, ESP... I'll have the coffee ready..



Thank you so very much Elizabeth
Alicat
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13 posted 04-30-2000 05:51 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Elizabeth, this is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful poet...Miss Nanners.

I've read this one many times, but waited on replying until Nan had a chance to read it.

Now, I can't wait to hit her site....oh, Nan? Make mine a double...gotta love that coffee....


Alicat
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 04-30-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Pepper, Thanks, dear for you lovely comments. Nan is so sweet, isn't she?

Lizzie, It very easy. See Nan's response.

Nan,
I'm glad you liked the poem. It's an expression I've been saying to myself when I read back over some poems I've written, and see so many things wrong, I say in my mind, "And then there was Nan"
As for your website, I have read your poetry over and over and never tired of it, and I suppose many do the same. So don't worry if there's nothing new.
Thank you for your sweet response
Liz

Alicat, You will have a great time. Enjoy!
and thank you for your kind response

Liz

Yu Lan
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Aah, sweet, Liz.. that is so lovely.. yeah, and Nan deserves it, huh? ^_^

u have such a way with words!

Lynne
Nan
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16 posted 05-02-2000 06:40 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I keep coming back to visit "my poem".. .. and find still more of you have been by as well... Thank you, each and every one - I love you all - and you really do inspire me to get my quill in gear again..  
Denise
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Your quill being busy can only be a good thing, Nan! Now get writing!

Lovely tribute, Elizabeth, to a very talented poet!

Denise
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18 posted 05-02-2000 01:59 PM       View Profile for blackhalo   Email blackhalo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit blackhalo's Home Page   View IP for blackhalo

Once again, beautiful.  I can only repeat the above... Awesome thoughts, obviously the wand did more than just touch you.


 Life defines no more than what it is you ask for.
April 20, 2000
Alicia A. Renzelman
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19 posted 05-03-2000 05:08 PM       View Profile for Kitty_Fett   Email Kitty_Fett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kitty_Fett

Hmmm, a very nice thing to say. I wish Spyro was here to see it.
Little_Spyro
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20 posted 05-03-2000 06:56 PM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

Well, look no further!   I'm here...but not for long...sigh...I can't wait for summer to come and I'll have so much more TIME to reply to everyone's posts and make more dedication poems like this one Elizabeth did so well...and Nan you are VERY deserving of this piece, if I could right now I'd write you one too...

And I wish something too, Kitty...well wishes for you  

Little Spyro T. Dragon
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