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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. I started writing poetry eight years ago, as a hobby. I have enjoyed that new venture very much. My preferences are for long and micro-form poetry styles. A first book of poetry ~ Reason Without Rhyme, was published in December 2013. A second book ~ Fifty Seven Pebbles, was published in September 2015...I am presently compiling the content for my third book. Thank you for visiting my Blog which is regularly updated. COPYRIGHT: The entire copyright and content of this Blog belongs to the author Eileen T O'Neill. Nothing should be copied, reproduced or hosted as per RSS feed by any other party. {This particularly applies to the USA company Feedspot.com} Header Photograph: Ballycastle Beach, County Antrim, Northern Ireland...

Monday, 4 November 2013

Passing November....

Feeble leaves float freely,
Seasonal wellbeing alters.
Swallows in flight mode,
Sunnier climates beckon.
Woolly wraps ease shivers,
Warmth clings internally.
Firewood scent hangs still,
Logs lend a heavenly glow.
Candles cast topaz shadows,
Musical notes test memories.
Another year drifts into time,
Poppies bring a remembrance.
Old lives held in solemn silence,
Hark November’s darkish days.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 04/11/2013


  1. My least favorite month...but now you've reminded me that though November is our dark month, it also casts special lights all its own. Thank you, Eileen.

  2. firewood scent...tpaz shadows...you really set the fall atmosphere and scene...the poppies bringing in the season of rememberence as well

  3. Eileen,
    I'm already missing the summer and even the fall as we are expecting a snow storm tomorrow.
    (and the dark nights that arrive at 5pm, oh, that I so dislike)

    But I really did enjoy your poem on November.
    Love this line ...
    *Candles cast topaz shadows*

    Oh, I must thank you for your most kind words on my last poem, so very appreciated.

  4. Eileen, you have certainly captured the November mood here. Indeed, seasonal wellbeing alters...I am affected by the seasons, and I definitely feel the switch. Thank goodness though for those topaz candles, which bring needed light to the season & also for the warmth and glow of the fire in the fireplace. As we hark November's darkish days, we have to remember that there will once again be brighter days ahead. I enjoyed your poem, Eileen.

  5. a tinge of sadness, but a sweet lyrical style - very cool piece


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