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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...

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Spiritually Moving....



One never knows the instant or instance,
It arrives in this suddenness which impacts.
A shudder to the heart of such awareness,
A weakness finds its own strength to move.
Silent and fearsome tongues speak aloud,
Whispers slowly raise internal confidences.
A clarity and understanding evolve in time,
Depleted spirits gain nourishment and energy.
Fervour replaces weak and dampened modes,
Encouragement reconnects one’s belief in faith.
Isolation conserves a gradual loneliness in oneself,
Courage requires openness to entertain invitations.
Motivation rewards contentment and positivity,
A philosophical attitude defines many possibilities.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 22/02/2015

21 comments:

  1. How easy it is to become stuck in isolation courage and motivation - yes...we need...wonderfully wise poem

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  2. So true, Eileen. Sometimes these spiritual awakenings come unexpectedly & one's faith has a rebound. I can identify with this. I think this happens on and off through life, and it always feels good when 'clarity and understanding' arises from within and that 'fervour replaces weak and dampened modes.' I appreciated the message in this Sunday poem, Eileen.

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  3. So true of the spiritual world it is exciting and unexpected. Lovely expression.

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  4. your philosophical attutude defines most everything...as does the lens on which you view the world...i guess they are one in the same...without hope man is dead while living...

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  5. A philosophical attitude
    defines many possibilities

    You've gathered all the goodness that can guide one along a good path - a good and safe path! Wonderful take Eileen!

    Hank

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  6. I resonate with this so deeply Eileen...the poem seems to be a slice of me...the last line is stellar...

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  7. A positive and wise message, Eileen. I love the note of encouragement for depleted spirits. I resonate, my own spirit needed just this little boost this morning. Thank you.

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  8. it's true, they come somewhat silently, and out of nothing... it takes time, it changes everything.

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  9. We can find, or find again, spirituality in the oddest or most unexpected places or moments. This is one of my favorite poems of yours, Eileen.

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  10. I think despite how much we seek we cannot plan when or when we find spirituality, it's a little bit like when we go to sleep without setting the alarm bell.. but with philosophy we will find the path on where to seek..

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  11. I can see you turn around and make changes
    as your words speak.

    amazing imagery.

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  12. You have captured the instance beautifully here in your words of when spirit, soul (call it what you will) moves us on through the fear, discouragement and muddle.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  13. I enjoyed this piece the most so far... five stars *****

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  14. What a great list! Deeply thought through, obviously.

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  15. Belief especially in oneself can do the opposite to what one would expect and this is reiterated over and over in your poem.

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  16. it's lik an a-ha moment. sometimes we sre caught off guard but it is for us how to handle the situation

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  17. Feels a bit like a motivational speech.

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  18. thinking things through; the options will present themselves

    have a good week

    much love...

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  19. I've been l;ooking for the words to express this very mystical experience! Thank you!

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  20. "Courage requires openness to entertain invitations" - so true, Eileen :)

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