Blanket of Star-Dreams

Blanket of Star-DreamsWeaving magic by the moon’s silver gleams

I wrap my mind in a downy blanket of star-dreams

Sky spilling bright stars from a purple night sky

whilst secret wishes by fairies golden dust fly

playing with beams of light in a secret garden of pleasure

pulling toys from a wooden box full of treasure

dancing with fluffy bears, painted puppets & china dolls, a joyful sight

the moon-man smiling down in playful delight.

Copyright September 11, 2016 Stacie Eirich

*This micro-poem written in response to Toad’s Sunday challenge – a poem of 10 or less lines “weaving a spell.” I find that any spell I write includes the magic of the moon & stars — with a touch of fairy tale added in. With this one, I felt the pull of a favorite childhood story very strongly – Nora’s Stars by Satomi Ichikawa. It is beautifully written and illustrated in watercolors. It’s the story of how Nora visits her grandmother and has an extraordinary, magical adventure overnight, as her toys come to life and she asks for the stars from the sky. Here’s a link to it on Goodreads: Nora’s Stars

Nora's Stars

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.

9 thoughts on “Blanket of Star-Dreams”

  1. I don’t think anyone else charmed us back to childhood in so strong and loving a manner. It’s where the charming comes from, the magic of books opened and lulling us into enchantment. A much-needed and welcome blanket-ride back to Oz here, Stacy, thanks.

  2. Nice, fun and light read, Stacie. I have a loving predisposition for the fairies, especially the U.K variety. and a fondness for powers of the moon.
    Thank you also, for your fitting comment on my actions of the trees. I did a writer’s no-no and wrote from the top of my head without proper research of trees in literature and mythology. The trees were mainly a home for my characters, trees come to life. But since they dealt with spirits they should have conformed to their place in the spiritual realm. That would have stopped my writing.

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