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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...

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Bouquets of Blessings....

There is a presence all around us every moment,
Not always touching nor in our deepest conscience.
Yet, it gently rests in the background of a knowing,
Its simplicity is in the ordinariness of life’s routine.
Flighty garden birds and seasonally scented blooms,
Or knowing and loving the sharing and caring of friends.
Joyous embracing of family fun and times of returning,
Warmest memories always remember a homely welcome.
Travelling beyond the close confines of self-containedness,
Resisting prior hesitancies and to experience new worlds.
Gifts of absorbing and capturing so many surprising words,
Written and revealed with the knowledge of being blessed.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 19/12/2013


  1. "the knowledge of being blessed." - love that!

    May you be blessed this Christmas. Thank-you for your steadfast support this year.

  2. Inspired to enjoy the simple things, if I can.

  3. Beautiful, Eileen. I think many of us are blessed with the ordinariness in our lives. Simplicity is a gift, I think. And as time goes on, I think we appreciate this more and more.

  4. there is a beauty in the ordinariness of life....the more we become aware of it the more happiness, peaefulness it ensures......it is truly a gift for those who appreciate it.....love your lines...Merry Christmas Eileen... :)

  5. There is a presence all around us every moment,
    Not always touching nor in our deepest conscience.

    A truth, a philosophical truth right at the beginning, a classic opening Eileen! It doesn't impact directly but it is there and not many realize this. Merry Christmas to you Ma'am and Happy Holidays!


  6. What a wonderful and beautiful holiday poem...I feel inspired :)
    Have a very Merry Christmas Eileen! :)

  7. All the little ties that bind us, Eileen. How beautifully you've captured them! Especially at this hectic time of year, those are the good things to hold close. I think they're the most important. Makes a life that seems ordinary into something rich and extraordinary.

  8. Its simplicity is in the ordinariness of life’s routine - great line! We just need to enjoy the simplicity!

  9. so much to appreciate in our simple lives. The knowledge of our blessings can put a smile on any face.
    wishing you warmth and blessing this Christmas season

  10. Eileen,
    The perfect poem for my heart to absorb as I run headlong in to the New Year. Peace to you and your family in the coming year.


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