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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}

Monday, 23 March 2015

Hope and Harmony....

Seasonal shifting returns a more positive mood,
Winter’s coolness is dispersing now as memories.
Unsealing the coverings and thatches of warmth,
Scenting freshness and sighting the new growth.
Daylight hours gradually extend beyond early dusk,
Energies revive lists vying for immediate attention.
Living reconvenes on the outside of the hearthside,
Casting off weary blues and wrapped over woollies.
The lure of the seaside intrudes into wishful thinking,
Hopefulness and harmonies descend into happiness.
Outlooks stretch beyond usual internal perspectives,
Spring shapes the bedding upon which summer grows.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 23/03/2015


  1. So very true, Eileen. What a difference it makes when the weather improves and there are more hours of daylight. I think we all feel renewed & invigorated and ready to take on those tasks we let slide once again!

  2. Eileen, this is so beautiful.. simply marvelous! :D

  3. Oh Eileen I am thinking about spring as well as it is delayed....and I have another poem about it coming in a couple of weeks....loved the lines,

    'Hopefulness and harmonies descend into happiness.
    Outlooks stretch beyond usual internal perspectives'

    Perfect description!

  4. This is a wonderfully woven tribute to Spring. Although my body doesn't always agree, my soul revels in this living place of four distinct seasons. Its yearly reminder that at the end of the cold darkness comes light. The light of renewal and rebirth. Thank you,


  5. There are so many delightfully descriptive lines in this poem, Eileen, that so eloquently colour my own feelings for spring, but I will end with 'Casting off weary blues and wrapped over woollies', since it represents both the emotional and the physical heaviness for me, during the winter months, in the now autumn of my life.

    REALLY enjoyed this!


  6. We are alive once again. A tender observation on how the change in season affect our lifestyle

  7. Seasonal changes bring the contrast...we need it to feel alive...still I lean more for warm weather....so spring is welcomed as the climate permits... ~ beautiful description and really feels in your words hope and harmony.

  8. I am glad to know the dullness at your end of the world has finally bloomed a vibrant of thousand colours of life, Eileen. Your poem celebrates the beauty of the seasonal transition very well. Happy season of Spring! Thank you for the poem. Smiles.

    - ksm

  9. Eileen,
    It is the most beautiful spring day here and my heart is quite overjoyed!
    There is nothing like a beautiful sunny day to lift my burdens.

    Your poem brought a joy to my heart as well ...

  10. Enjoy your Spring! That's a powerful closing line to your poem.

  11. Spring surely brings hope for a new beginning and harmony in nature and within ourselves. A beautiful poem :)

  12. Yes the Seasonal Affective problem is soon brightened by the change.

  13. Ah yes the Seasonal Affective problem is soon brightened by the change.

  14. welcome to the smiling sun - indeed. Enjoy the garden

  15. "Hopefulness and harmonies descend into happiness" a wonderful line full of anticipation and delight making us aware that Spring is here...such an enjoyable read...so sorry to comment so late Eileen...the unpredictable net...


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