breathing into the sky
and into the red kites sitting
in my heart

of days gone by, and of days
yet to come

in love

while also experiencing the pain
of the tallest mountain tops

air becomes thin
and you

are unfolded

the celestialness of my dismay

a feather

as light as the wind

underneath the texture of
my skin

dripping, with a love
which never materialized within

celestial dismay was inspired by the poem Flint and Feathers by, Lisa Walker.

Photo by artyangel, Pixabay

#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration

This post officially concludes the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. Thank you to all of the exceptional writers and friends that took part in this collaboration. It was an honor to write with you.

And, thank you to everyone that participated in the 30/30 collaboration by reading, liking, and commenting on the poems shared. I still have some poetic responses to share, and will share them in the weeks to come.


I am excited to announce that I am working on a new collaborative project for 2023. I will begin to communicate the details of this new project in the next two months, with more being shared when we enter the new year. Please stay tuned to this site for more information about this new initiative.

I am also going to begin a weekly prompt sometime in the next month, once I rest and recuperate from the 30/30 collaboration, which means that my blogging schedule will reduce to 3 to 4 posts a week going forward.

Have a gorgeous Sunday, and the coming week.

Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Press

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