Autumn’s First Kiss

Autumn Forest Sunlight

Autumn’s fair princess, October ran through leaves of fire

her heart tangled in Summer’s soft sighs

her lips chilled in Winter’s breath

her gown catching tints of amber & gold

Autumn’s first kiss


Written in response to the Weekend-Mini Challenge by Magaly at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads, which asked for a micro-poem answering: What does October look like to you? A lovely prompt, and an inspiring month to both photograph & write about. Thanks Magaly!


Here’s a Monarch I captured while out at a fall festival this weekend. October’s beauty comes in so many shapes, colors & creatures!

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For more beautiful Autumn photos, see my previous post: http://spacetodream.org/2016/10/02/nature-inspired-to-autumn/


Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. I wish you a wonderful week! Happy October. 🙂 -Stacie

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.

 

 

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.


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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.

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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.

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She cries porcelain tears,

painting her face with sadness,

waiting for him to fill her empty heart

with a sky full of rainbow stars.

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In the stillness of night my shadow extends,

soul tattered & worn, a skeleton of a woman

etched in the silver tranquility of the moon.

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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

https://www.instagram.com/spacetodreampoetry/


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.