Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

08 November 2006

Heroines and Heroes

This Poem now has it's own blog at
Heroines and Heroes (Bloggers' Poem)
where it will be added to from now on!

(Two paths meet... )

I don't know if anyone isn't a heroine or hero, each in their own way. But here, in the Blogosphere, I've found friendship, 'reaching out', encouragement, humour, hope and so much more. And I've only been here for a few weeks!

So, then an idea devoloped of it's own accord, descriptions of blogger friends and aquaintences wended their way onto my pda - couldn't stop them - honest!! :-)

Here's to the start of new friendships:

Heroines and Heroes

Tangled web woven, not without care
Has issues with women, weight and hair.

Endless explorer of blogosphere
Borrowed images mark he was here!

Creative teacher taking a break
tells tales of childhood, smiling in wake.

Add Earth-girl tonic to effervesce -
Cat's poetical quest to express.

Paint sparkling pictures all ethereal
feather soft kiss bestowed by an angel.

Hope canters in on breathtaking steed
unfettered and free as tumbleweed.

Marble dreamer asking war to cease
spins chattering globes for Day of Peace.

Returning unconditional love
Friendly gift text-wrapped in bubbly glove

Passionate Chieftain burning on pyre
bent politicians - comic satire.

String of wise words worn on occasion -
journal of redolent persuasion.

Flight of rainbow dove on peaceful day
brings olive branch of friendship this way.

Generous whiskers come in a pair
In timely con-furrr-ence about my hair

Emanating from galaxy core
Star-words and beyond-words scene rapport.

Kindred spirit in image and prose
Calm beauty where hidden flower grows.

Youthful but ancient blogger replays
most absorbing tales of yesterdays.

Working better than any aspirin
Gallery Pictures brings forth a grin.

Memorable fine artist etches
developing fantasy sketches

Not insane jokes, rants and poetry -
chains and links provide variety.

Dabbling in fine arts on a small scale
Sprig and Big Al are friends of horned male.

Diary maps plans of audacity-
African dreams to reality.

Brownies, celery and chips on plate,
Blows her trumpet for increased pay rate!

The focal point of many voices
This canny dude will give you choices.

Sound soul business ideas concur
for any budding entrepreneur.

Teenage turbulence directed write,
following poor Kinderella's plight.

'Cats rule the Blogosphere!' is a fact...
Center stage is a (mostly) black act.

Provoking thought and inspiration
compact, yet complete, tale creation.

(more to follow...)

© Annelisa Christensen 11:08 pm

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At November 09, 2006 2:34 am, Blogger mysti said...

I loved your poem.

It is interesting how people from blogger become a part of ones thoughts. I have found some wonderful friends on blogger. It is really neat.

I have you on my friend list, but somehow blogger got it messed up. So I am going to try and fix it tomorrow or friday. Things have been rather hectic of late for me.

Thank you for sharing a little peice of who you are with all of us. :)

At November 09, 2006 4:04 am, Blogger Mohawk Chieftain said...

My passions burn
Upon a pyre,
Alongside elephants,
Voters care not to rehire...

At November 09, 2006 5:06 am, Blogger Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

You are very good.....
I missed you and the chieftain.

Love to all....

At November 09, 2006 8:17 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hi Mysti- Yes, I've been amazed how close I feel to the people here so quickly. Everyone's so positive and encouraging, and totally inspiring!

BTW - you're next!

Mohawk Chieftan - come to see yourself in writing? :-D I'm really enjoying visiting your site - so so much going on!

angel feathers tickle me - I've visited you, but not always left word. (I will next time!) It's good to see you back here :-)

At November 09, 2006 9:29 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow..wonderful.. and I so agree with you about not changing the poetry..sometimes the raw has so much emotion that is just missed after its been polished. but then..im not so good as you are at this. :))
first time ive really enjoyed a rhyming verse.

and Annelisa, thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you've left on mine.

At November 09, 2006 2:04 pm, Anonymous brian said...

Somehow I feel like I have know you for a long time. :)

I like to leave poems as they are finished and then move on.

Have a great week and I will be around until Monday, then holiday!!!!

At November 09, 2006 8:20 pm, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

Wow - i'm immortalized.......this is better than being published anyday!!!!!! Wonderful idea, girlfriend......especially to honor friends and inspirations........as you have been to so many here in blogosphere, in such a short time!!! especially me ---owwww!)


At November 09, 2006 8:29 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

:-D lol! you want some more milk?

At November 09, 2006 8:44 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

mystic rose- it's what writing's all about, isn't it? I can't imagine trying to tie it down (except in the way that you sometimes give yourself a 'guideline' to work within- a fun thing to do, if you've chosen to do it. Doing as Brian does, with the Poetry Thursday, is also fun and a challenge, because you're picking an idea/ framework you'd like to create within.

But to be told that the way you are writing isn't correct, simply because another person doesn't like your style... uh uh, no way! Takes away all the fun, and also, like rdg said, it makes you start questioning every single thing you write - whether someone else likes it, whether the 'form' is the fashion etc etc.

What's the point of creating if it's going to be reduced down to purely the words and form it is enveloped in? The language, to me at least, is the medium, not the end product (Am I rambling? 'cos I think I rather like the language too...)

Brian - I'm still working on your lines. For some reason I've written them and re-written them, and I haven't quite 'got' you yet... it's getting there though! :-) Hopefully I'll have them up here before the weekend, else it'll be after you go away (oh no! Then you'll have to wait to see! :-) ... would I be so mean? :-) )

At November 09, 2006 10:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was really cool!

At November 09, 2006 10:23 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Yep, I see myself here! Thanks for honouring all of us! We are a part of each other's day aren't we?! (I am just looking now since I had a really busy day, ending with a wonderful massage that I just finished now!)

At November 09, 2006 11:31 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Annelisa, really nice touch
honoured on your blog to be listed
alongside such a great bunch

At November 10, 2006 6:42 am, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

From Oliver Twist:

Please sir, may I have some...more?

;) rdg

ps can't blog on weekends-family rule....hope to catch up late Sun/early Mon.....have a lovely weekend girlfriend!

At November 10, 2006 7:44 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Old Lady - So cool it was hot? (love that expression! :-))

mother of invention - can I come to your place, and get a massage? mmmmm, just imagining it... Hope you're feeling a bit better.

quasar9 - yes they are a great bunch, aren't they? But, that's why you're in there too - love your blog!

red-dirt-kitty - more's a-comin' ...

I'm not blogging this w/e either (visiting with some very special friends) , so have a good one!

That goes for everyone... Hope you take some time out, and go and have some fun! x

At November 10, 2006 2:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Annelisa,
thank you so much for your lovely comments on my posts..I am glad you liked that poem so much :)

good to be here and meet people like you and rdg.

hmmm.i just realised i mispelt your name on the link in mine.

At November 10, 2006 4:46 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hi again mystic rose, I liked your poem in today's post too... brought the moment right back into focus!

Can you see yourself here?

At November 10, 2006 6:55 pm, Blogger "Angeldust" said...

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At November 10, 2006 6:57 pm, Blogger "Angeldust" said...

Annelisa, this is such a wonderful gesture...
What a wonderful heart you have to "take us in" and gift us in such eloquent and kind manner.
Proud to be in the bunch!

Love and joy

At November 10, 2006 7:00 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Darn it, a comment has disappeared again... and I didn't remove it...

got to go, so no time to find out what's happened (so, sorry, whoever it is.. it wasn't me!!)

Hi angeldust - glad you could stop by and find yourself! :-)

See you all after weekend! Have a good one!

At November 10, 2006 8:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow!!!! I am so deeply honored..this ties me down..sort of. :)))
but thank you so much, annelisa. I am just so thrilled about it, that I am smiling ear to ear.

hmm...comments..perhaps the person who left it deleted it. do the comments get sent to your email?

At November 10, 2006 8:53 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so...if you click on the links to the post, you will see that it was angel dust who left the comment.

perhaps it just didnt go thru..i had the same problem just now and so she retried and that's why....

but if you go to comments page in settings, you can choose for the comments to be sent to your email.
so that way you will know if osmeone leaves a comment in any of your other posts as well...or perhaps you already have that option. ! oops, just wanted to help.

At November 11, 2006 12:47 pm, Blogger udayhere said...

yes it was my intention to write more. Unfortunately, I've been caught up in ways I am not proud of. I wrote about them in my new blog.

So how are u? I see a lot of activity on your site... good going.

have fun,

At November 12, 2006 2:36 am, Blogger mysti said...

What an honor to be a part of your poem. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift. I always enjoy coming to your site, and you have opened me up to other wonderful bloggers with your poem. :)

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At November 12, 2006 11:31 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Mystic Rose - I hope my including you in this poem doesn't tie you down - that's the last thing I'd want (and probably the last thing that'd happen... I expect you're likely an independent thinking person, and my first impression of your blog hopefully won't affect how you write... I wouldn't be so vain to think that it would!! :-) ) Just enjoyed what I'd seen so much I wanted to include it in the experiences I've had of blogging so far...

And yes thanks, I guess the deleted comment would come up in my email, but unfortunately I wasn't able to check it... I'll see a bit later, once my son comes off the main pc... :-)

Nice to see you again udayhere... seems forever ago since you were last here, when I first started blogging... I'll come see what mischief you've been up to in a while... :-)

Hi again mysti! Glad you liked it (I did worry that maybe folks wouldn't...) Likewise, I enjoy coming over and reading your posts... and today when I looked, I was wowed by your beautiful paintings! I really think a gallery would be a great idea (hey, maybe you could do one like Mimi has for the peace globes? She gives the url where you can get the film-strip gallery

Thanks for dropping by clint... I appreciate your advice, but I don't feel that an 'explosion' of people to my site is what I want... I kind of like to 'know' visitors, and I'm not particularly worried about 'tens of thousands' finding me (where would they all sit to have their cuppa? :-) ), but thanks all the same...

At November 13, 2006 12:22 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey cool ..nice read!

At November 13, 2006 2:00 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hi white forest - Just came to visit at your place, and you've got some really interesting posts!

Thanks for coming to see me...

At November 13, 2006 10:13 pm, Blogger Finnegan & Buddy said...

Wow!! We're so touched that you rote a pome of us, Miss Anelisa!!! We've got a surprise for you tomorrow....just wait and see!

Love Finny & Buddy
The 2CarolinaCats
Durham, NC, America

At November 14, 2006 12:04 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hello, my two favourite California Cats! Such special cats should have their own lines...

I shall come and see you tomorrow then (look forward to it!)

At November 17, 2006 1:25 am, Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

I'm honoured to have been remembered. I only wish I'd have come from The Gonzo Papers instead of Things I Found...

The pictures have been great. I couldn't comment on each post; I don't have words to do justice to the images you've captured.

At November 17, 2006 12:56 pm, Anonymous starbender said...

oh, I luv the poem!
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At November 17, 2006 4:52 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

I've changed the links, Kilroy! I meant to point to Gonzo papers (must've got distracted for a minute... )

Glad you liked it Starbender - I'm really enjoying writing it. Got another couple of blogs on the go at the moment... they'll be added in due course. (Hope you found yourself here! :-))

At November 29, 2006 11:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Nice post - very flattering to have a poem about you (partly)! And a plateful of brownies, celery and chips sounds good to me.


I log on when I get up and before bed.. as I get gigs via e-mail pretty often.... AND THEN I READ YOUR BLOG AND GET STUCK. So I keep being late for work or tired in the mornings.

You're gonna have to get boring soon or I'm gonna get the sack.

Alternatively I could develop self-control which I suspect may be the only answer.

You feeling better then?

At November 30, 2006 1:40 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks, Topchamp! After a boost like that, how can I Not feel better!?!

Thinking about your predicament, we could both just give up work, sit at home all day writing posts, and then going to each other's to read them... Who needs pay, huh? :-D


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