Glory! Glory! Our hearts are home.
Copyright Stacie Eirich, May 3 2021
April has arrived this year with sunshine & the delights of Easter holidays! It's also the start of National Poetry Month, a lovely celebration of poets, poetry and writing poems throughout April. I am happy to be participating by writing 30 poems in 30 days! Find out more about NaPoWriMo and find daily poetry prompts @ https://www.napowrimo.net/
Here is my NaPoWriMo collection, Serenade of Spring. Read free on Wattpad, & be inspired! 💗✍
I'm also continuing to write for the Open Novella Contest at Wattpad, with my YA fantasy submission currently submitted for Round 2 of the contest. For writerly motivation and support, I've also joined in CampNaNoWrimo for the month of April. Wish me luck! 🤞😉
And there's no shortage of inspiring songs to sing this April, as I'm currently completing musical projects with three different choirs, and am eagerly awaiting the release of spring and summer songs and concerts!
First up will be Allegri's Miserere & Acapella Wonders concerts with the Self Isolation Choir, which you can listen to from April 9th & 17th onwards at these links:
Coming in May will be the release of the Stay at Home Choir's Sogno di Volare, and June will bring The Washington Chorus's Resilience concert, a special on-demand digital concert which we are just finishing up recordings for this week. I'll post more on TWC's Resilience concert in May!
Wishing you a lovely April month of poetry, song and sunshine. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and may you be safe & well as springtime blossoms!
For those who know me, you know that in addition to writing and mothering, you can also find me singing. Spring is going to be a season of song indeed, as I'm currently singing with three choirs and am in a vocal workshop with an opera company. I share both my writing and singing journeys on Instagram and Twitter - you can find me on both @stacieeirich.
I'll leave you with a song that feels like a beautiful breath of spring to me; I recorded it with The Stay at Home Choir last fall and it was released in February. It is a song of home, of hope - and of love. I hope you enjoy, and thank you so much for dropping by my blog today. Be safe, well, & inspired! 😊-Stacie
The pianists’ fingers brush the keys, light and flexible as silken spring,
effervescent as the clear dew of morn, blithe as the flight of a sparrow.
Artfully she weaves each phrase, sweeping the ivories with effortless ease,
enchanting melodies floating on the gentle breeze of a sonata,
the graceful waltz of a serenade, the delicate allure of a nocturne.
Her musicality flawless,
Her desire fluent.
Exquisitely she holds within, a rapture that threatens to shatter,
an ecstasy that consumes in exquisite passion, emptying unto its end -
and she, - left bereft of song or measure or utterance,
Her rose petals scattered across the pianoforte,
Her heart an echoing requiem in stillness.