Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: New Reviews

I’m sharing a few more reviews today of #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow. I am humbled and honored by the beautiful words contained in all of the reviews my debut poetry book has received over the past two weeks. Such an amazing experience, all of this has been.

Here are the newest reviews.

Suzette Benjamin, of Suzette B’s Blog

5.0 out of 5 stars

 A dance in poetic song!

Jeff Flesch’s well-presented poetic ensemble Nature Speaks, vibrates human emotion with nature as its membrane.
It draws the reader into the connectedness between feelings and experiences in/with/among who we are and are becoming.
Jeff Flesch’s talented gaze at human brokenness and the joy seeping
through love and life, lifts the reader through nature’s lens unto fervent hope.
One of my many favorites from this adept collection resonates with this aspect of nature’s parabolic lens; a lens that reveals what lies in one’s heart, bubbling up ever so gently, through a walk among the trees.
I found the following a summative glimpse into the poet’s perspective, which I think the reader will enjoy. That nature is a reminder of the primal nature to which all life belongs. It is that place of respite from the shackles of the everyday grind.
Therefore the line in “Self Bloom” which reads: “I dance to the tune of the moon learning more about nature,” does that for me. What imagery and solace abounds in that swath of poetry!
The reader will not be disappointed (O thomk) with “Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: Poems by Jeff Flesch” either as a companion at the end of a day, or as an early morning meditation song.
Overall, I relished reading these poems as a “dance” to the tune of nature’s heart song wrapped in hugs.

Cassa Bassa, of Flicker of Thoughts

4.0 out of 5 stars

 Nature gives us space to process our feelings and emotions.

The writer is connected to nature, the everyday wonders we often ignore. It provides a safe place to process at times complex emotions. It’s healing to read this collection of poems.

Elisa Bobbiesi, of @wildolivewrites

5.0 out of 5 stars

A restorative and uplifting collection

This enchanting collection of poems is filled with depth and heart. There is a softness, a hopefulness to his writing, even when expressing painful emotions. Intricate textures of nature are woven throughout, like meditations, reminding us to connect to and fully appreciate the world around us.

Kym Gordon Moore, of From Behind the Pen

5.0 out of 5 stars

 A Dance with Nature

Jeff’s collection of poetry reminds me of looking at nature and life through the lens of a child. The gifts of nature are ours to reflect on the majesty of life, caretaking, and living. His poems meander through the realms of imagination, creativity, and appreciation for the blessed gifts Mother Nature offers us. This book is like dedicating a love story to the amazing facets of the gems that nature beholds. You can find a piece of yourself throughout the morsels of stanzas offered in this collection.

Selma in Japan, of Selma

5.0 out of 5 stars

 Poetry that moves you– makes you feel something like an overflow

In reading Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow by Author Jeff Flesch, at times, I moved like the wind susurrating to a tree; at others, my soul overflowed and crashed like a wave— my heart pulsed excitedly and smiled. Could be the nature theme, could be the words. 
The words, yes, the words! 
The author’s words recalibrate heart and soul, and if I had to choose just one poem to encapsulate what I mean, it would be “The Ocean’s Rocks.” I love the ending line, “love forms the center of our poetry.” 
There is much sorrow in Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow by Author Jeff Flesch, but the author finds a way of stirring us out of that dark place and into the love that abides in nature. Kudos! As we all know, love is the thing that makes the journey whole and worth it.
The poems are short, but each packs a beautiful cadence in the brevity and simplicity of the author’s vocabulary. And the freedom in the lineation of free verse poetry added to its charm— giving me time to visualize. This ‘permission to pause’ endeared me to this poet’s crisp style. 
Each poem ends in a blissful place which translates to each ending putting me in a better place. 
So glad I purchased the printed format. Touching it transports me to a good place. 
In closing, it was hard to read this lovely poetry collection and not nod in agreement: the world would be a better place if we could all see through Author Jeff Flesch’s eyes. I cannot wait to read more by this author. 
5-star. I highly recommend it—Selma in Japan.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Suzette, Cassa, Elisa, Kym, and Selma. Your reviews touched my heart, and I am grateful to each of you.

Submissions are open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration, and will remain open until September 23. The submission details are located here.

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Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: New Reviews, and a 30 Poems in 30 Days Update

I’ve recently been reflecting more about how much of an honor it is to know that my book is in some of your homes, and in your hands. The feeling is one of deep gratitude and appreciation. A deep appreciation and gratitude for each of you. Thank you for always being here, for your support, and for your friendship.

I’ve also been reflecting upon the new reviews of #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, which I’ve seen come up on Amazon and Goodreads. They are amazing. Here are the newest reviews.

Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: New Reviews

Paula Light, of Light Motifs II

5.0 out of 5 stars A magical journey…

Jeff’s poetry is like a walk with a friend at dawn. He weaves earthy images with heartfelt emotions to create a beautiful tapestry of wonder. From his first poem “Neutral Stances,” which admits to mysteries of the heart, we take a journey through love and loss–“Ocean and Sand”–breathing in the scents and sounds of the natural world, until we come to a place where we glimpse the radiance of hope. Jeff transforms a simple “Blueberry Tree” into memory’s healing power. From great tumult, “Blooming Tears,” comes great peace, “Mystical Rain.” Nestled within the sheltering trees and floral breezes, he transports us to a realm of magic–“The Sweetest Lullaby”– which is available to anyone who opens their eyes and heart to drink in nature’s lessons. “Moments Grasped” is the perfect finale. Illuminating!

Kathy L.

5.0 out of 5 stars Love and nature beautifully intertwined

Jeff Flesch’s poems use words to paint canvases in our minds. The theme of most of his poems deal with love and nature combined in a unique and engaging style that takes the reader on an enjoyable trek through the natural world around us, and the unseen one of our imaginations, where love resides in each leaf and blade of grass. Each poem is a testament to the eternality of nature, love, and not least of all, hope.

Sadje, of Keep it Alive

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book, which connects love to nature

I loved this book by Jeff Flesch. The theme of the book is so relatable as he links our love for each other to our love for the universe and the nature around us. A must buy for the lovers of nature and poetry.

Melisa Quigley, of M.A. Quigley, Writer, and Poet

5.0 out of 5 stars Nature Heals

A sensory and at times metaphoric look at life through the Poet’s eyes of the past and present using nature as a healer. Voyage with Jeff through Blackberry Brambles, Cascading Water, Cosmic Arts (my three favorites), and more. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Paula, Kathy, Sadje, and Melisa. I am touched and deeply honored by your beautiful words.

I will publish another post later this week with a few more beautiful reviews. Such an honor.

Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration

I am overjoyed with the response thus far to the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days collaborative invitation. Every poem I received has touched my heart.

If you’d like to be a part of this collaboration, submissions are currently open and will remain open through September 23. You can read the submission details here.

One last thing before we go.

About two months ago I was reading Off Center & Not Even, by Timothy Price, and there was this stunning image, which led the photos that day, you can see it here. I commented that I would love to have that image hanging on a wall in my house. Well, Tim responded with, what size would you like. I told him the size, and here is what it looks like hanging on my wall. I love it. Thank you again, Tim.

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