January’s Romance – Winter Inspired

The dawn of 2017 has so far been a cold one; here in Louisiana we’ve felt the chill of January, though we aren’t likely to see any snow. As a romantic who has always loved the snow (though not, admittedly, driving in it or shoveling it) – I long for the Winter of my childhood, and the beauty of a January sun shining on glittering white fields. If you’ve read my book, Space to Dream, you know that nature & the seasons – and in particular, Winter, inspires my writing. Indeed, I am a child born of this season and find its sights, smells & chills continue to inspire me even while I live in the south. I hope you enjoy some of my new Winter poems, and that despite the chill – you are warm.

I lie under pink swirls of sky,

enveloped in sparkling snow blankets,

awaiting the chill of night,

her stark beauty, Winter’s kiss.

In a silent night of solstice moon,

we watch twinkling lights glisten,

Winter’s hush broken by angels,

voices beyond the stars.

She dreamt of a wild, free love,

Stars tangled in her hair on a moonlit winter night,

Snow melting on her skin in a fiery glow.

May Winter’s fairy kiss you,

By her snowfall may you dream,

Her heart-fire keeping you warm,

Whilst stories in your soul gleam.

Safe within this Fireside fantasy hold me tight,

Whisper sonnets of love to my delight,

Recite Keats & Shelley, Romantics bright.

Copyright 1/9/17 Stacie Eirich

Originally posted on Instagram @spacetodreampoetry 

For more of my romantic, Winter inspired poems, visit: https://www.instagram.com/spacetodreampoetry/

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.

14 thoughts on “January’s Romance – Winter Inspired”

  1. I liked reading these, Stacie. They brought back a part of my growing up in Nebraska, land of super winter snows. My favorite was the second, “In a silent night of solstice moon”, (the angels) “voices beyond the stars” breaking winter’s hush. I slept on the front porch (got frost on my blankets) and did watch the stars, ‘seeing’ angels beyond.

  2. It’s snowing here. Yesterday and today have been particularly cold. More is coming next week… When I’m freezing to death, I shall think about “this Fireside fantasy” and smile myself warm. 🙂

  3. it’s so odd to find connections – reading some of Claudia’s old poems tonight (from dVerse) and in her last poem – Vivaldi.

    may the snow banks give you profitable poetry ~

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