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Ursula O'Reilly

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Biography

Writer of poetry and fiction, living in Ireland. My other interest is art/painting. Enjoying my creative journey. Profile photo - Art by Ursula

WHERE THE LIGHT CAME IN

I was despondent in the house, In the house where the light was dim. Phantoms crept within the house, Where sunlight had not been. Woeful tunes played in the house, In the house where the light was dim. Shadows loomed and time was lost, Where sunlight had not been. Window shutters bolted firm, In the house where the light was dim. Oft times I felt no hope at all, Where sunlight had not been. Now I’m exultant in the house, In the house where the light came in. Spectres crept out stealthily, Where sunlight ventured in. Unbolted shutters opened wide And golden sun flowed in. Jubilant laughter banished tears, In the house where the light came in.

ENCHANTED

One day I was walking, my heart heavy with care. Unaware I was passing a place of hidden secret things; I did not see the shadows lurking, creeping by the Fairy Ring. That place of unsubstantial things, appearing not in blinded day. Blind I was to fairy folk, so I went boldly on my way. Blind I was to elfin folk, my mind laden with foolish care; I did not stop to wonder who or what was lurking there. I did not see the shadows lurch; I did not notice silence fall. I did not see that I had wandered where no living mortal should. Stumbled on the fairy ring, a place where others had entered in, and not returned. Before I was inclined to shriek, before I could exclaim a word; my heart was captured, my eyes wide, incredulous at all I saw and heard. Within the Ring, the Fairy Ring; incredulous at what I there observed. My heart was lost, and I was taken far beyond enchanted worlds. And I was taken far beyond, beyond the lost enchanted worlds.

My writing journey.

My writing journey is a work in progress. My poems and stories have a strong flavour of mystery and suspense. I have written several fairy tales, and I enjoy writing poems about fairies/gnomes. I also write stories and poetry about regular everyday things, and I have written some children's stories. I am still finding out where my writing belongs. Thank you for reading my work. I love to get feedback. Ursula.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by Ursula O'Reilly

WHERE THE LIGHT CAME IN (20/01/2022)

WINGS (02/01/2022)

DO NOT DISTURB THE GNOME. (30/12/2021)

ENCHANTED (29/12/2021)

SPIRIT (04/12/2021)

SAY GOODBYE (29/11/2021)

WORDS (27/11/2021)

LIFE (27/11/2021)

Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/ursulaoreilly

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d.knape

Thu 2nd Dec 2021 23:36

what do you mean "I Guess"?
do you not agree?


by the way with a name like O' Reilly,
are you Jewish?

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d.knape

Thu 2nd Dec 2021 23:34


That was the little trick.
Just a poetic device.
I am full of devices...
along with other stuff.
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d.knape

Thu 2nd Dec 2021 23:32

I am male.
The poem is also.
We were born that way.
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