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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}

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Mirror Image....

A snapshot of the actuality,
Reality captured in a glimpse.
Being and sense suspended,
Life transferred between times.
Seeing oneself with warts and all,
Light reflected by considered image.
Simply an instant temporal façade,
Concealing and containing inner truths.
The visage masking the soulful content,
Revelation is not just a passing mirage.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 23/01/2014
Poets United: Mid-Week Motif…Mirror….


  1. Oh, ouch...."a snapshot of the actuality"!! So very true, but sometimes something I would prefer to ignore. Sigh. (LOL) It is true though that we really cannot view the 'soulful content' when we look in the mirror. The mirror does not reveal the depths that reside within.

  2. I love how you inch around to reality as a mirage! Even more convincing to me than a tract in Eastern religion. And also, know ing this helps me deal with those snapped likenesses that find more warts on me than I actually have. Welcome home, Eileen.

  3. so true in concealing and containing inner truths...the mirror does not let us see that at all...only what is there on the outside and apparent....

  4. Warts and all, the reflection of all that is, good and bad, the power of faith over the soul. Hidden depths that make me ponder.

  5. Well I like the glimpse into reality ~ We simply have to see beyond the mask ~

  6. I like the image of the snapshot! You are right, a mirror image is only art of the reality.

  7. "The visage masking the soulful content" says it all, Eileen!!!! Love this!

  8. "A snapshot of the actuality, / Reality captured in a glimpse"----so true, so true.... I have enjoyed reading...smiles...

  9. 'Simply an instant temporal façade,'....how beautifully captivated....

  10. Some mirrors can be sobering..your poem is fierce and truthful

  11. "Simply an instant temporal façade,
    Concealing and containing inner truths."
    We really are so much more than what is reflected back to us in the mirror! I really like these lines!


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