rainbow trim, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, rainbow trim, is now available at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for their continued support and for publishing this piece.

rainbow trim

folded end over end, like a piece
of steel

with rainbow trim

a fascinating deluge of colors
vibrant and felt within

my heart

it beats to a steady rhythm, resonating…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by allyartist, Pixbay


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Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, A Review by Terveen Gill

I am honored to share a surprise with you today, which is another early review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, by Terveen Gill, of It Ain’t Right Until I Write.

I started following Terveen over a year ago, I think, and honestly, I cannot remember how I found Terveen’s blog, but, I’m sure glad I did. Terveen’s writing is intelligent, witty, dark, at times, and often downright funny. I love Terveen’s style of writing, and the short stories she crafts are some of the best I read on a weekly basis.

I was honored when Terveen accepted my invitation to conduct an early review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, and am beyond humbled by the words Terveen uses to describe the book.

Here is an excerpt from Terveens’ review.

But for me the most moving sentiments in this book are LOVE and HURT that often flow in cyclic patterns. Every poem has a life lesson to convey to the reader. The familiarity of life’s ups and downs is the strong connection the poet makes with the reader, and it remains untarnished till the end.

Who hasn’t loved?

Who hasn’t been hurt?

Who hasn’t found the courage to do it all over again?

Honesty and passion are trademarks of Jeff’s writing. Every poem has a few lines that reach out and embrace the reader, leaving them humbled or in a state of contemplation, giving solace or demanding attention to unresolved thoughts and feelings.

I would like to thank Terveen from the bottom of my heart for crafting such a beautiful review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow. I am beyond honored.

I would be grateful if you would go here and read the rest of Terveen’s beautiful review. Thank you!


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cosmos within, Published at MasticadoresIndia

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, cosmos within, is now available at MasticadoresIndia. Thank you to Terveen Gill, and the team at MasticadoresIndia for their continued support, and for publishing this piece.

cosmos within

I sit, knees and hands folded
end over end

awaiting the cosmos to appear
within

my heart, a flower blooming
in the vacuum of space and time

a riddle, when chasing…

I would be honored if you would go here and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by manychoice, Pixabay


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Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: A Poetry Reading, and A Review by Cindy Georgakas

A Poetry Reading

In January, I wrote that one of my goals this year was to create and post poetry readings. I’m happy that day has come.

As I looked over the poems in Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, Cosmic Arts called to me, so I present to you the first of four poetry readings being posted every Monday in August.

Here is Cosmic Arts, from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow.

A Review by Cindy Georgakas

I am also honored to share with you an early review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow by a dear friend and fellow poet, Cindy Georgakas, of Unique Times with Cindy.

I met Cindy about 2 years ago. At that time, I was very new to blogging, and remember seeing Cindy everywhere I went in the blogosphere. Well, it didn’t take long to develop a connection with Cindy, who is an amazing human being, and we’ve been close ever since.

I was honored when Cindy accepted my invitation to review Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, and send her my deepest gratitude and love.

Here is an excerpt from Cindy’s heartfelt review.

I remember how I connected with Jeff a couple years back when we met through our blogosphere and I read the comments he left me and others and I was stunned how genuine and caring he was with each of his followers.  

You can feel his heart and authenticity through the page as though you were sitting and having tea together or going for a walk.  

He makes you feel like you are the most special human in the universe and in fact you are because we all are, in his eyes.  

I’m so honored to read these beautiful words, and would be further honored if you would visit Cindy’s blog and read her review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow.

You can read Cindy’s review here. Thank you!

Please stay tuned for more surprises this month, and for the next poetry reading from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, which will be posted on August 15 at 6 am PT (USA).

A big thank you to all of you for being here, for supporting me, and for being the most amazing of friends.

All my love and blessings to you for a beautiful week.


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soft and supple

soft and supple, bending
with the wind

I dream

of a life given
to my heart, getting out of the way
of results

knowing
they belong to the riddle of time
freeing me

like a wind chime

blowing back and forth
making beautiful music out of sounds and notes


Photo by Studio10-27, Pixabay


A quick reminder that the first reading from my debut poetry book, Natures Speaks of Love and Sorrow is this coming Monday at 6 am PT (USA). I’m excited about all 4 of these upcoming poetry readings, and hope you enjoy them!



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golden sunsets

I ramble with the sky
looking into the center, a vaccum

of space and time
mirroring

the cosmic qualities of you and me
and

the golden sunsets
we continue to dream


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #consciousness, #cosmos, #dream, #goden-sunsets, #heart, #life, #love, #poem, #space-and-time