By Stacie Eirich
Songbird of Spring
Exuberant with the breath and life and music of spring, she dances in glistening sunshine, her jubilation bright with dawn, her wonder renewed with cherry-blossoms and chickadees, twirling, jumping, gliding — a goldfinch flitting her wings, soaring in joyous refrain, brilliant rays of light dancing with her flight!
Artistry of Life
Alluring, the radiant colors in sunsets Magnificent, the wondrous patterns of stars Resplendent, the fine threads of a spider's web Dazzling, the painting of clouds upon the sky's canvas Glorious, the sounds of many voices lifted together in song Delightful, the feeling of cool rain upon skin Wondrous, the tastes of fresh strawberries in spring Marvelous, the flight of a chick from its nest Delicate, the artistry of life — the wonder of our world.
Let us reach to taste the stars, drink long of the deep and tremulous night, exhale her elegance slowly, breathe beacons of light into darkness, sing sonatas of wondrous delight. Let us look to see the moon, bask in her glow full and tender, catch glimmers of celestial magnificence, bathe in showers of astonishing resonance, speak poems of marvelous splendor. Let us listen to hear the music, seize a sparkle from a universe of infinite gleams, comprehend the many patterns in a celestial tapestry, revel in colorful harmonies woven through a vast cosmos, share stories of sumptuous starlight and tales of delicious dreams.
Stacie Eirich is a writer, singer & library associate. A former English Instructor, she holds a Masters Degree in English Studies from Illinois State University, where she also studied music and frequently performed. She is the author of The Dream Chronicles, a middle-grade fantasy series (2016-2019). Her poems have appeared in Auroras & Blossoms Anthologies, Scarlet Leaf Review, MUSED Literary Review & Ruby Magazine. She lives near New Orleans, La with three cats, two kids and one fish. www.stacieeirich.com