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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. I started to write poetry nine 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}

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Seasonal Greetings....

Transferred from each to thee and thine,
Warmest festive words extolled in time.
A December rush brings us to the cusp,
Collectives of gifts wrapped with goodwill.
Days occupied in deepest contemplation,
The scent of Christmas urges enthusiasm.
Children’s excitement and their innocence,
Awaiting that night-time of great expectation.
Thoughts consider those alone by themselves,
Either content in that position or without choice.
Gatherings between here and there together,
Efforts made to embrace this special occasion.
Written words as an annual exchange world-wide,
Seasonal habits connecting friends with cordiality.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 21/12/2013
Happy Christmas and New Year Greetings,
To all my friends at Poets United….


  1. Eileen, I like the idea of transferring warm words from one to another at this time of the year. There are so many gatherings in everyone's lives...including here in the blogosphere! I love these worldwide exchanges of greetings. Merry Christmas to you, Eileen!

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you Eileen. One just cannot hide the excitement of having joyous youngsters around reminiscent of our times before. Now they're stepping into our shoes with just as much joy! Wonderful write!


  3. beautiful, warm words.....Merry Christmas :)

  4. Seasonal greetings and worldwide exchanges are indeed lovely habits. I enjoy reading words from people I have not seen in a while, at least once a year. Happy Christmas Eileen!

  5. beautiful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

  6. smiles...merry christmas eileen...i hope you have a wonderful holiday full of love and joy...

  7. splendid! You have captured all that is lovely about this season.

  8. These couplets cover the world's peoples with warmth this season, Eileen.
    Have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year.

  9. Lovely holiday poem. Enjoyed the imagery and sentiments.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :)

  10. Merry Christmas.. your words add a warmth to the season...

  11. I enjoyed your poem of Seasonal Greetings!

  12. I love the bright little bird on your banner. And so enjoyed the warmth of this poem and the "exchange ....connecting friends with cordiality". Great poem of the season, Eileen.

  13. I miss having young ones around at holiday time. I guess I'll have to wait until one of my children make me a grandmother. :) They do have that innocence that adult eyes lose. This is such a beautiful poem, Eileen. Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a fantastic 2014 full of wonder.

  14. Heartfelt greetings to you as well, may your holiday hold all that your words offer to us,


  15. Beautiful! Wishing you a magical Christmas and a very happy and blessed new year!

  16. This is a good time of year. Have the most wonderful Christmas.
    Anna :o]


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