poet Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill

Here Be Tygers.

The wind circles round, laughing
As she dances with it
Trailing sparkles and spangles
And giggles in the air.

The trees look down and listen
The flowers nod and smile
Marvelling at the sun
Playing catch-me through her hair

A strange spell fills the garden
Time has no meaning here
Things once so familiar
Are no longer the same

And just for a minute
The world's a brighter place
Sprinkled with the magic
From a six year old's game.

Poem Submitted: Monday, September 1, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, January 22, 2009

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/6/2020 5:19:00 PM)

    This poem is a pure delight! ! ! 10+++++++++ and onto my fav list

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/6/2020 5:17:00 PM)

    The wind circles round, laughing
    As she dances with it
    Trailing sparkles and spangles
    And giggles in the air.- - - - - - > captured the essence of childhood here- -loved it

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/6/2020 5:16:00 PM)

    And just for a minute
    The world's a brighter place
    Sprinkled with the magic
    From a six year old's game. - - > loved the imagination of this lush poem! ! !

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  • Douglas StewartDouglas Stewart (11/6/2015 2:36:00 PM)

    Very nice, evocative, I do like the way you write!

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  • Diane HineDiane Hine (4/10/2012 7:23:00 AM)

    I miss most, that time has no meaning. Beautiful poem.

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  • Ruth Walters (3/7/2012 7:35:00 PM)

    I love your poetry, you write really well but I thought you would from your comment on mine, very poetical...you're a natural.

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (2/9/2012 9:06:00 PM)

    This is purely a beautiful poem, exceptionally good.

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  • Patti Masterman (4/20/2010 3:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful, sparkling moments of a world you've set out for us to examine here, in all its splendor.

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (1/6/2009 4:44:00 AM)

    You capture the scene here Martin very well and the reader can reach out almost to touch the interior. Lovely - - very best wishes for more writing........ from Fay.

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