Stories, Fairytales & Dreams

A continuation of my previous post, Visual Poems: A Breath for Eye, Mind & Soul — here are some of my latest creations which combine photography, art & poetry.


Her footsteps echoed among shelves covered in dust,

rows of pages colored with age but alive,

stories she needed to breathe.

img_1958She lay in a red rose garden amongst thistle & brier,

fingers resting in hues of gold lion’s fur,

lost in fanciful dreams.


Ribbons of light dance beside windswept pages,

pen scrawling poems as the sky changes color,

dreams falling onto pages like leaves

in the September Sun.


She cries porcelain tears,

painting her face with sadness,

waiting for him to fill her empty heart

with a sky full of rainbow stars.


In the stillness of night my shadow extends,

soul tattered & worn, a skeleton of a woman

etched in the silver tranquility of the moon.


She dreamt of him under cherry blossoms,

salty sea wind in her hair,

eyes full of moonlight,

teardrops falling on crimson rose.

Stacie Eirich Copyright September 25, 2016

Thank you for reading! These short poems and beautiful images reflect some of the things I love most — nature, fairy tales, dreams & books. There are endless stories out there, if only we look & listen for them. Have a wonderful week–with moments to read, listen & dream. -Stacie 

*Note* I do not own the artwork (Google free images) above, only the words. 


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