Bear Kingdom


Bear Kingdom

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:

Sampson, The Tiger King

Meet Suzie & Jack

Meet Elena & Liam

Linking to Toads weekend poetry challenge: Megafauna (Large Animal)

Author: seirich

I'm a mother, writer & dreamer living north of New Orleans, La. I love writing, music, theater, travel and my family. I've written and published four books of poetry and a children's fantasy series: The Dream Chronicles. I'm now working on a third children's novel.

13 thoughts on “Bear Kingdom”

  1. Just beautiful, Stacie. I love the sparse end rhymes that create a hollow sound, as of wind in the snowy wastes, as well as the light imagery:

    ‘A land of bone-chilling cold
    brisk, crisp wind and shimmering snow’
    ‘Shivering, glimmering stars and a cold, full moon
    of white ice, brilliant blue.’

  2. It’s going to be a wonderful novel, Stacie. Our seven-year-old granddaughter should love it. Better still if there is a ‘snow princess’, she loves the royalty (lived in London the first five years of her lives, says she’s British but was born before she came). If you put it on Kindle she’ll read it more than once. I might read it myself. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jim, for your kind encouragement. No, I haven’t written in a ‘snow princess’ – that would seem a little too close to a certain fairy tale. But I’m sure my daughter (age 8) would also love it if I did!

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