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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. Six years ago, I started writing poetry and short stories as a hobby; I've 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...

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Castaway....



Aspects of life held in a seasonal mooring,
Anchored to another renewed point in time.
Long-winded stormy days of lethargic doubt,
Shielded and sheltering within winter’s warmth.
Optimism takes a look upon the external views,
An emerging newness observed beyond confines.
Corners of darkness exude distinct shades of hope,
Earthy shoots push onwards to elate solemn moods.
Spring extols its growth with fresh floral coverings,
Rebirth of attitude invigorates that isolation of self.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 09/02/2014

15 comments:

  1. a great sense of winter doldrums... but with a sprig of hope from the coming spring... this reflects my state of mind right now...

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  2. Wonderful piece.
    Here in NH, in the colonies, it's "Cabin Fever" entranced in the dripping of the icicles as a sign of redemption and Spring. :-)
    ZQ

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  3. nice....that new life bursting forth...i look forward to that spring...in season and in life.....to break free of the frozen...the shadow.

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  4. I like the idea that even in the darkness hope does emerge. Even in the cold of winter there are shoots waiting to push out. Rebirth indeed happens not only with nature but also with attitude. I like this poem and its message, Eileen.

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  5. I always feel as though your dictionary as more words in it than mine. You find the perfect mix time after time.

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  6. I enjoyed the optimism that spring is indeed round the corner, Eileen! We will be so glad when it is here.

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  7. I like the hope in the dark corners, and the rebirth of attitude with the coming of spring.........in the western hemisphere I think we are very ready for winter to be over.

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  8. it's like a theme of the week for us.. inspirational.

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  9. "Optimism takes a look upon the external views" I like the poetic depth you are reaching for and have achieved in this piece - I'll be visiting again for sure... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  10. I love "rebirth of an attitude" ... So true, optimism really makes a difference in how we look at things ... it gives us hope! Lovely poem :)

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  11. Aspects of life held in a seasonal mooring,
    Anchored to another renewed point in time.

    Classic opening Eileen! There is always something that don't move. It needs little to unravel but cause untold problems if not cleared in the initial stage! Great thoughts!

    Hank

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  12. Winter as paralyzer! And then finally the rebirth coming just before we've given up all hope!! Winter in the colder climes!!

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  13. Your last line speaks volumes, Eileen. Nicely done.

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  14. I needed this today.
    Made me feel hopeful.

    Wonderfully done, thanks Eileen

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  15. I yearly await for the shoots to lift my mood. I hate the cold.

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