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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...

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Hearthside Memories...



Fondly recalling many olden times,
Huddled together by the hearthside.
Its warmth and closeness like a shawl,
Drawing us ever nearer to that fiery focus.
Dim light from an oil lamp made it magical,
As flames swooped and extended from within.
The smell of freshly cut turf from the bog,
Seeped into clothing and drifted into being.
Contentedly observing the heart-hole of flame,
It simmered a creeping redness upon itself.
There it was easy to drift away to all other places,
Old Irish homesteads thrived in this kind of welcome.

©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 15/10/2015
Poets United Midweek Motif: Fire…