A warm welcome to my site!

Please feel free to read my poems, I hope your heart will find gladness in my words and that your mind will be set to motion pondering them.

I welcome your feedback, constructive and otherwise and appreciate your sentiments.  Some of my poetry is written to prompts and some are my own meanderings.

In both cases the muse will have her way and this is her home.

Please respect that the work here, (unless stated otherwise), both written and photographic, (including the header and background images), is the property of  me, the writer/artist and it should not be used without written permission. Please email me regarding any questions/concerns on this matter.

Also, I don’t use very many images from the net and the ones I do use I try very hard to make sure that what I post is share-able under creative commons etc. but please contact me via email with the specific post link, (where the media in question appears), if you think  that I may have, (unknowingly), breeched your’s or someone else’s copyright rights and I will gladly remove the content. Thank you. ~ hannahballistic@gmail.com ~


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Some Poetic Places that May Interest You: 


~All poetry prompted and otherwise


Mindful Writing Challenges

~A Handful of My Stones~2012
~ A word to live by for 2012~What’s the word?

~Another Handful of My Stones~ 2013 

~Mindful Small Stones~2014



~Sifting Sand 

(Life is a Beach)

~ Sun Spilled Secrets 

(Granada Camp for Wayward Poets)

~Tank(a)ing Through Thirty 

(November PAD 2014 Chapbook Challenge)


~ A haiku key. 

~Interviews and a Challenge

~ Places of Publication ~


~My thoughts and intentions on, “commenting,’ and “comments.”~
 ~lil’ bio
~The usual disclaimer: Bit about Copyrights and my words and belief  on the topic of, “rights,” in general. :)


Thank you so much for visiting!


                                 Metaphors and Smiles, ALWAYS!



“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”― Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies



70 thoughts on “~Welcome~

  1. Hannah, I’m thrilled I’ve been ‘an inspiration’ for your poems on Poetic Bloomings! Thank you! I didn’t want to post this on Poetic Bloomings, but actually ‘I long to see you rising’ is also my line from ‘Ungraceful Love’, I just feel so proud, I couldn’t help pointing this out :-) Thanks again,


  2. Thank You again for your wonderful comments on my poems! I am strangely drawn to write in the esteemed company of poets from the Poetic Bloomings and Poetic Asides blogs. What a fantastic family of poets! which of course includes you! I have been admiring your poetry for some time now on these blogs and just stopped in for a visit to say thanks again. I have also posted a link to this wonderful blog on my blogroll ! Thanks for your inspiration and comments, Randy


    • Wow, Randy! Comments like this one encourage me to believe I’m in the right place, with the right people! I’m so appreciative of your presence in our family of inspired poets. Thank you, abundantly for this generous out-reaching and for the boost around my “baby,” blog. She’s sort of still a young-un, born in November! Have a great day! Smiles~


  3. I am so happy to find your blog. I am signing up to get your posts via e-mail so I don’t miss any!

    Changing the subject…did you see Ann Voskamp (The Holy Experience) on the Today Show? WOW! I’m so happy for the success of her book! I hope to meet her some day. She lives in Gowanstown Ontario which is approx. 20 min. from my house. I keep hoping somehow our paths will cross.

    Hannah, your words have been an encouragement and inspiration to me. I wanted to tell you ‘in person’;)) Thank-you~


    • Thank you, Janet! I appreciate your support and it makes my heart happy to think of you receiving my posts via email! :)

      Wow is that something!! I’m so surprised about the short distance between you and Ann!! That is really neat and I be you will cross paths. I’d be shocked if you didn’t! I’m so glad her book has done so well, so many being reached with hope and God’s love!

      I’m so touched that I’ve inspired you and the feeling is reciprocated, Janet! You have such a beautiful natural way with words that’s gets to the roots of me. Thank you so much!

      Smiles to you~


  4. Hannah, thank-you for your comments last night…I hope this is the right Hannah? I accidentally hit ‘delete’ instead of publish:( I always appreciate your thougths:)


  5. I’m sure you have tons of followers but I wanted to nominate you in spite of it:) Drop by my blog to pick up your award if you are interested! Blessings and hugs~


  6. Thanks for leaving a comment today Hannah..I have been looking around for new prompt sites and new inspiration..I shall meander through your writings and links and see what I can find..Jae


  7. The cantors at my Temple recorded this verse on a CD, along with other songs from choirs and voices of all faiths. A beautiful recording, I wish I could find it on Youtube. One of my favorite Psalms, so lovely to find it here.


  8. Well Hannah – not sure what took me so long to get here (maybe got stalled on another blog of yours possibly?) – it doesn’t really matter … am here now and just wanted to say, I LOVE your blog – from the title, to the layout, to the content … it’s very cool. Glad to have found it, now it’s book-marked and I’ll be coming here more often.


    • Wow, Sharon! Thank you for the uplifting comments! So kind and I’m so glad that we’ve crossed creative paths…I look forward to visiting with you as well. This is my only blog, (for now), but I’ve changed my theme twice since I started in 2011 so that may be why it looks new to you. Thank you, Sharon!


  9. Responding to your April PAD entry today. Did you keep the kitten? Don’t you already have a puppy to care for as of last year or do I have you confused with someone else? Have not been to your site for a few months.


    • Actually, this cat, though very real, is imaginary. I’m sure I’ve seen one like this in the past but this one was for the sake of the poem’s point. Thank you for commenting here…I am the one with the puppy he’s a little over one now and has settled in beautifully. :)


  10. Thank you for your visit. Your challenges have helped me spread my creative wings.

    I was the first and am the second. I still miss the smell of horses.

    Have a great weekend.


  11. Thahks for your nice words ablut my poem. But what are these “Boomerang images” You gave us a sample of??

    They sound interesting. Perhaps we could meet at the campsite in the AM & you can show us more?


I'm so grateful for your visit and I really enjoy reading your thoughts. :)'s

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