Window to the North Pole

Here is a poem I wrote a few years ago, a Winter fantasy celebrating the upcoming holiday. Only 4 nights to go until Christmas is upon us! I wish you the wonder & joy of children as they look into the snow, hoping to see Santa’s sleigh gliding through the frosty air.

There Really Is A Santa, by Tom Sierak

Window to the North Pole

An unfolding web of white glistens,

holding my thoughts in this chill,

while sweet gingerbread candles flicker

in my peripheral vision.

The sky drops little peppermint treasures

on my frosted eyelids as I look up,

I grasp onto red & white stripes as it passes –

it melts in the warmth of my palms.

Minty freshness captures my nose

as I hold my skin to the snow glossed window,

to absorb a bit more of this Winter fantasy,

as the blanket of snowflakes outside wraps itself

further ’round this December world,

and the children dance gleefully in its midst,

a prelude to Santa’s return…

*Yet it seems this place is already a North Pole of sorts..Maybe Santa and his reindeer don’t have far to go, after all..I thought I might’ve seen his rosy cheeks through that window..perhaps he dropped that candy cane..*

Copyright 12/20/16 Stacie Eirich 

Santa’s Special Delivery, by Thomas Kinkade

Merry Christmas to all!

There will be more poems, prose & book reviews to come in 2017 – as well as the second novel in The Dream Chronicles series, Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword. I hope you’ll continue to join me on my writing adventures! Have a safe & happy holiday. 🙂 -Stacie

Holiday Coffee

In the spirit of the holiday, today I’m sharing a poem that I wrote a few years ago late in December, when Christmas was almost upon us. I hope you are keeping warm this month & enjoying all the wonderful sights, sounds, smells & tastes of the season. I wish you stress-free moments & peace after your shopping is done!

Holiday Coffee

Floating down through the foggy air, a mist of chill

rests itself into my black coffee,

causing the heat inside my cup to rise and envelop me.

Its outline shows in the reflection

of the thin glassed window beside me,

my breath forms a barrier on its surface, making it

impossible to see

the bustle of holiday shoppers in the snowy depths

on the other side.


I am here for that solitary feeling,

stirring my sugar, one single lump, I watch it swirl

and lighten the liquids color.

I add the milky film of cream and transform it further,

until it nearly matches the flowing flakes nestling

near that window,

they form an off-white cylinder near my boots

where I have tracked a in a bit.


Those delicate flakes are the only part of the world

I have let in

to this silent moment,

as I sip my holiday treasure,

away from the hurrying and scurrying,

content to be in the presence of only myself,

until my cup is empty and I must

rejoin the masses,

being the last minute shopper

that I am…

Copyright Stacie Eirich December 13, 2016

For those who’ve been following the progress of my novel, Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny – you can now read and listen to the Prologue + Chapters 1, 2, 3 at the links below. It will be published in 3 short days on Amazon, December 16th!

Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny – Prologue

Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny – Chapter 1: Tiger’s Escape

Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny – Chapter 2: Suzie & Jack

Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny – Chapter 3: A Magic Key