Nature Inspired: To Autumn

As summer fades to autumn — my feet, mind, heart & pen have been inspired by nature’s beauty. Here are some of the photos I’ve taken on walks, stopping to capture quiet moments in the sunlight.

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While I have written short poems for some, I don’t feel the need for words with all of them or to share them in this post. Sometimes, it is enough just to look and listen, experiencing the moment in feelings rather than words.

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img_1987I hope you enjoy my moments, and that you also find time in your autumn days to soak in nature’s magnificence.

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Listen to John Keats’ To Autumn — written in September of 1819, it moves through the season from warmth to cold, blossoming to dying. His poem speaks of the beauty in nature’s cycle, and in life.

Copyright Stacie Eirich September 29, 2017 

Originally posted October 2, 2016

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/