Welcome Spring!

 

Spring is upon us! I hope you are celebrating by soaking in the beautiful sights, sounds & smells of nature around you. Here is another poem from my collection, Spring Awakening: Poems.

Happy Spring! My photo – taken on a lakefront morning walk.

Spring Afternoon

Quiet birds chitter-chattering

leaves rustling, trees swaying gently

fat white clouds moving, drifting across the soft blue sky.

A wind catches my papers, blowing them across

freshly mown grass, the scent of it

heavy in the warm air.

Bright pink flowers blooming

a small green lizard climbing the chair

next to mine, creeping fast.

A breeze blows the empty swings

awaiting children

their sounds of laughter, squeals of delight

filling the April air

when the yellow school bus

arrives home.

Copyright Stacie Eirich March 20, 2017

Originally published April 18, 2016


Happy Springtime! Thank you for stopping by Space to Dream. Have a wonderful day! -Stacie

Homemade Thanksgiving

Today I am happy to share with you a poem written in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. It was written during a Thanksgiving past, when I was celebrating with my parents & friends in my childhood home.

May it warm your heart and fill your senses! I wish you, your families and friends a wonderful holiday. I’m thankful to still be writing, pursuing my passion — with the love of family and friends surrounding me.

thanksgivingmeal

Sweet scents of cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg

dance within this home of my childhood,

Pumpkins adorn the windows, glimpsing at

fallen leaves of orange & red hues nearby.

I am greeted with hugs & smiles,

given a place at the table and asked to

make a blessing.

Candles flicker atop the delicate cloth

covering the cherry wood,

I am impatient to taste

the scrumptious treats beside me –

candied yams, corn casserole,

soft butter-rolls, roasted turkey with dressing.

I open the prayer book, reciting the blessing

that begins our traditions.

An array of delicious confections –

apple, pumpkin, cranberry pies

and vanilla ice cream

march in precision to form a line

behind this feast.

My belly over-full, body tired and mind content,

I relax by the fire sipping hot chocolate & eggnog,

resting peacefully within the warmth of this

Homemade Thanksgiving.

Copyright November 24, 2016 Stacie Eirich 

Daughter

 

In a moment of slow thoughts and stopped pen, I asked my daughter for 5 random words that I should write about. Her words were: daughter (she first stated “me”), love, cat, friends, happy.

Daughter

Daughter

For Sadie

Looking into her blue-green eyes
I see my own, age 7,  sweet innocence
of a happy child, playing hopscotch at recess
dancing on the sand, skipping rope with friends
coloring pictures on the sidewalk.

Hugging her tightly in my arms
I feel love radiate warmth between us
a slow, welcome heat
like the soft, fluffy fur of a cat
basking in the sun’s rays.

Copyright Stacie Eirich April 6 2016