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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}

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Spring's Sprightliness....

Gradually the presence of cold winter abates,
While seasons shift towards a new springtime.
Hibernation relaxes its hold on lively activities,
The sparse garden vista steadily takes shape.
Barren flower beds suddenly bloom into life,
Daffodil heads and stalks standing to attention.
Undressed tree branches unravel fresh covering,
Branches adorned with unblemished leafy shade.
Emptiness is replaced by nature’s timely presence,
Birdlife occupied in song while habits are nesting.
Signs relieve the inward shelter of the homestead,
There is a welcome spirit within this sprightly spring.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 12/04/2015


  1. What a magical description of Spring...!! I can almost picture it :D
    Wonderful imagery & vibrant use of language..!
    Loved it.. :D

  2. You have captured the beautiful and so welcome unfurling of spring, Eileen. It came just in time this year!!

  3. Eileen, I really love this time of year. Yes, there is a welcome spirit to spring. I think spring is the most welcoming of seasons...replacing emptiness of winter. And definitely hibernation relaxes its hold.....time to get out and DO things again in the out of doors. I think your poem and my poem gave similar messages really.... Happy Spring, Eileen.

  4. Oh I do welcome spring....love these welcoming words as I start playing in my new garden coming to life.


  5. I love spring and its sense of sudden life--i feel the sense of it throughout this lovely piece!

  6. I can feel the arrival of spring in your wonderful lines just the way I could feel it in the air as I walked outside yesterday and today.

  7. Such a lovely 'picture' of incoming spring Eileen! One eagerly waits for the break of dawn every day from now on!


  8. Wonderful to welcome spring... I feel it in the air in mornings on my bikeride to work, at dusk in the songs of the birds and in the smell of soil

  9. what a sight.. wonderful what spring brings us.

  10. Spring brings light..and often with light come hope...

  11. definitely a time for celebrating life...a beautiful capture Eileen :)

  12. Oh I love the pictures you paing with words here. I do welcom the spirit of Spring.

  13. "spirit within this sprightly spring." Lovely piece.

  14. Love this "spring spirit", so grateful for it and for your beautiful poem! x

  15. I love that end. It feels like the release of winter's hold, and step towards spring blooms.

  16. The scent of spring is embracing us. Or was it us embracing it. Lovely write, Eileen


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