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Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, now living in Cheshire, England. Six years ago, I started writing poetry and short stories as a hobby; I've 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...

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Dusk and Dawn....



Night and day glance from one to the other,
Dusk gradually sinks into a sleepy slumber.
The achievements of the day stand tall,
Troubles disturb restless sleeping hours.
Sunrise returns back a new starting point,
The heavy drapes of nightfall drawn aside.
Perception views a comfortable blue sky,
This familiar world moulds our surroundings.
Daytime crammed with routine and actions,
Energy wanes as today yawns for tomorrow.
By nightfall distortion teases our imagination,
We are but a pinhead in planetary significance.
Minuscule dots of dusty matter cluttering earth,
The night sky impacts upon personal observation.
Our littleness stares into an unbounded darkness,
Unknowns remain untouchable to our familiarity.
Under a starry camouflage evil lurks in shadows,
Actions revealed in the dawn of day accountability.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 09/07/2015
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: ‘Night.’..

17 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Eileen.........the sleepyness of dusk......the new starting point of morning. I really like "our littleness stares into an unbounded darkness",

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  2. The achievements of the day stand tall,
    Troubles disturb restless sleeping hours.

    Loved these lines. We struggle each living moment to achieve our goals.. our troubles making it difficult to sleep at night. Perhaps it is apprehension or the darkness that looms over us at night.

    Nevertheless.. the dawn of the next day brings hope of a new beginning.. and an end to our troubles. Beautifully penned!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. Dusk and dawn, beautiful moments in life. I thought this was a lovely read, nice of you to share!

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  4. I think we must appear even littler in the face of the darkness. And definitely we are a pinhead in planetary significance. Your poem makes me think about our role in this vast universe.

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  5. "By nightfall distortion teases our imagination,
    We are but a pinhead in planetary significance."

    Like standing in front an ocean. Wow!

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  6. "Our littleness stares into an unbounded darkness" the line takes us to an uncanny vastness that night is, both literally and metaphorically...this is such a beautiful write Eileen...

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  7. Our littleness stares into an unbounded darkness - once we know and understand this we can glow and shine in our own unique and untouchable way...silently...wisely...gratefully

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  8. Love the way this turns perceptions on their head and makes us re-look at what we take for reality. Beautifully written.

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  9. Beatiful write Eileen. I like so many lines in this. And it actually helped me celebrate my smallness, which exists in contrast to the vastness of night, mystery is huge.

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  10. Well you start with such a beautiful, strong image of day and night glancing at each other and you build from strength to strength with your imagery from there. Thought provoking stuff!

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  11. I feel how the night really rejuvenate. The contrast to the day's activities so clear. We really need that part of the night.

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  12. Luv the the line where "today yawns" and follows into a restful stage

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine

    Much love...

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  13. Such a gorgeous write! This is so satisfying to read and read again!

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  14. We are indeed tiny creatures and the vastness of the world seems to be more obvious at night. I was reminded of nights where I fell that I was 'but a pinhead'.

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  15. Yes we are small but we can stop the lurking things.

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  16. Under a starry camouflage evil lurks in shadows,
    Actions revealed in the dawn of day accountability

    One is mindful of the ever present danger that seems to hide in the shadows and to reveal themselves at that unguarded moment. Very true Eileen!

    Hank

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  17. Night certainly favours introspection and many people do not like what they find lurking in their internal nights, Eileen. I certainly got rather uncomfortable reading this... Well-penned!

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