January was a month of returning to routines, recovery from flu and colds, and novel writing research, with many of my days spent between the shelves in the library. It is a task I’m always happy to take on, one which is sometimes more thrilling than the act of writing something new. But as I read fascinating tales & ancient mythologies from far off lands, ideas for my own tales never cease to rush forth. Consequently, for each hour I’ve spent in research, another will be spent in my own writing.
And so, as Winter come to an end here in Louisiana and the colorful Mardi Gras celebrations parade down our streets – it is with a sense of accomplishment that I feel the Spring begin. With an entire novel synopsis completed and the bones of a story beginning to grow & take shape on my pages, I’m ready to share a bit of Dragon Kingdom with you!
Here is the opening poem to the third and final book in The Dream Chronicles, Dragon Kingdom & The Wishing Stone.
A Kingdom in the sky, it floats above the clouds,
filled with magical, mythical birds of all colors and types,
both mysterious and magical, it remains unseen by those below.
Ruled by a fiery Dragon Queen,
her silver scales glistening diamonds
her voice musical & majestic.
The Dragon Castle glitters with jewel colored wings,
whilst sounds of birdsong float continuously through the air,
and fairies play, their mischievous eyes glinting as they laugh,
their bell-like voices mixing with chirps in the breeze.
Dragons soar in figure eight patterns, cutting a brilliant rainbow
through an azure sky, the yellow meadowlark trilling her song,
as she sits high atop the castle tower,
marking time like a clock at noon.
Then the clouds part as a shock of colorful wings
blaze through them, the sun lowering
and setting in a brilliant orange-red glow,
bathing Dragon Castle in an almost ghostly light,
each turret marked
by a pair of watchful eyes
and a set of feathered wings at its perch.
Night rises with clear and full moonlight,
shifting the sky from crimson to soft velvet blue,
and the voice of the nightingale sings,
the sky’s canvas deepening to a rich midnight purple.
A Kingdom of dreams, filled with fairy magic,
it shimmers with light, born from stories,
and fed with imaginations, it is the magical place
where the Wishing Stone was created.
Copyright Stacie Eirich February 2, 2018
I hope you enjoyed this early glimpse into Dragon Kingdom. Upcoming posts will highlight my research for the novel & include a peek into:
- Irish Fairy Tales & the works of Oscar Wilde & W.B. Yeats
- Irish Myths & Legends, including Magical Stones
- Mythical Beasts from Around the World
Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. Have a magical day! –Stacie
*Note* Any shared artworks in this or future posts are NOT illustrations from my upcoming book. They are free google images.