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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, 7 June 2015

Overtures of Contentment....

Emerging from where darkness collects,
Gloomy drapes hem in temporary moods.
Swathes of lacy veil twitch in the soft air,
Windows wide open embracing another day.
Exchanging the dusts and stresses of angst,
As optimism settles on this new inviting abode.
Between a dawning of heavenly contentment,
And, the setting dusk of this renewed fulfilment.
Perspectives return more pleasant possibilities,
Those bleak notes of threnodic composition fade.
Revived spirits hearken to melodies of jazzy hues,
Feeling good sends ripples from head to tiny toes.
Music applies an emollient to repair broken hopes,
It draws in and relaxes nervous and isolated spirits.  
Breathing at ease and without woes strangling life,
Overtures smile at this juncture of melodic welcome.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 07/06/2015


  1. Shattered hopes and broken wings can indeed be mended with love and care.

  2. it's lovely when 'optimism settles' and there's contentment, fulfilment, playing of pleasant notes all around...a lovely feel good poem Eileen :)
    by the way, i thought i would find this poem on Poetry Pantry link but it showed your Midweek Motif poem 'Sustaining Energies' there ...you might check that out...

  3. I can really feel the optimism in this poem, Eileen. Feeling good does indeed send ripple from head to toes. I think sometimes a lot of mood stuff is governed by the weather. When we have sun and warmth & the world outside is green, well I feel so much better. The good feelings are indeed welcome, no matter why they arrive. Smiles. Enjoyed this poem greatly.

  4. Always great to be good, to be hopeful and to be content. Thanks for this nice piece.


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