A land of bone-chilling cold
brisk, crisp wind and shimmering snow
of polar bears hunting, their sharp claws and fierce teeth
piercing solid ice in the frigid air.
Shivering, glimmering stars and a cold, full moon
of white ice, brilliant blue.
On the tallest mountain of snow stands a glittering ice castle
locked in the heart of the bears lair, the center of a frozen cave
lies the gleaming, golden sword
the wishing stone at its center
warm rainbow colors shining, beaming
through the ice, searching for her owners
radiating a warmth of light
in an everlasting winter.
Copyright Stacie Eirich August 27 2016
This poem is a glimpse at a fantasy adventure story I’m writing, a story about a young sister & brother who find themselves in adventurous lands filled with animals & magic. The first magical land they encounter is filled with sun and tigers. The second magical land is filled with snow and bears. Fierce, dazzling – unreachable – hiding in the snowy mountains, the polar bears lie in wait, protecting a golden sword that has a very special stone within it. The bears want its power but don’t understand it. Fierce & dazzling, they will battle to protect their land, and what they believe is their own, against any perceived threats — even children.
See these previous posts for a Tiger poem and to meet the characters:
Linking to Toads weekend poetry challenge: Megafauna (Large Animal)