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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...

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Seasonal Confusion....

There seems to be an extension to winter,
It is reluctant to trust spring with summer.
Longer days are festooned by swirls of cloud,
Disappointment is becoming a regular visitor.
Soggy paths and water-logged recreation fields,
Plans abandoned for an internal vantage point.
Forest trails and tasty fresh air picnics curtailed,
Picturesque Dales and Pennines look a tad sad.
Weather predictions arouse fear with excesses,
The jet stream tosses opportunities high and low.
Wardrobes bulge with the eccentricities of dress,
Woollies wearing thin with the frequency of choice.
Sallow complexions depressed without sighting sun,
Minds exercised by counting down towards autumn.
Umbrellas and sunglasses occupy handbag spaces,
Strawberries and cream seems an unseasonal menu.
Other years when salads were crisp and so refreshing,
Set aside with apparent shivers of seasonal confusion.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 02/06/2015


  1. Well there is always a time in between seasons when you just have no idea what to expect :D hope the coming seasons provide you loads of happiness :D Loved this intriguing piece :D

    Lots of love,

  2. life like seasons changes and sometimes it brings surprises that are either painful or happy


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