babbling brook

I passed a white oak once
which spoke
about hopes, and
tropes

dished out long ago

an amusing
and configurative challenge
laid out beside

a stream

where
you will always find me

contemplating
the chaos of dreams

and, the world of gravity
holding

me down

even when I want to rise

though, I now realize
it’s up to me to choose another stage

of life, of love

where the sun comes up
inside my heart
and in the veins of the babbling brook


Photo by 12019, Pixabay


babbling brook was inspired by the poem The Origin of Love by, Cassa Bassa.



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


#poetry, #babbling-brook, #calm, #challenge, #chaos, #dreams, #heart, #hope, #nature, #poem, #reality, #realization, #stream, #white-oak

dancing skies

hearth, and home

the ocean
where I steady my heart

realizing
the salty breeze, and tacky sand
create

hope

in dancing skies

an intangible, yet soul-driven quest
to live

at the cliff’s edge

where anxiety is present
and, you

dwell

in calm
persistence, making
up

the very center of my existence


dancing skies was inspired by the poem By the Ocean by Daphny.


Photo by AndreyС, Pixabay



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


#poetry, #30-poems-in-30-days, #anxiety, #bliss, #calm, #dancing-skies, #determination, #existence, #heart, #life, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #ocean, #poem, #quest, #salty-breeze, #soul, #tacky-sand

heart’s home

I look to the east, and west
wondering

when I last saw them

the fireflies

they come out, now and again
instead
I

count the stars in the sky
to remain calm
and

sip from the joy, within
my inner
balm

relinquishing
the fear
residing in my heart’s home


heart’s home was inspired by the poem Fireflies by Punam.


Photo by JoshuaWoroniecki, Pixabay



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


#poetry, #30-poems-in-30-days, #anxiety, #calm, #fear, #fireflies, #heart, #hearts-home, #life, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #poem, #stars, #state-of-mind

raging storm

I walk and wade
along a line in the sky

drawn by verses
twinkling in the night

a lullaby

calling out
sounds and notes

the last defense against allegories
of misanthrope

a raging storm

calmed
by tides of peace, love, and hope


Photo by RezaAskarii, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: verse, lullaby. Follow me on Twitter here.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.



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


#poetry, #awareness, #brilliance, #calm, #feelings, #hate, #insight, #intuition, #joy, #lullaby, #music, #nature, #night, #peace, #poem, #senses, #storm, #violence

#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 9: The Origin of Love, by Cassa Bassa

I sit in the quiet underneath the white oak
watch the rain rolling from my left
edging the sun towards my right
Isn’t that what grief does to us
chipping away the simple things we enjoy
I remain sitting under the tangled arms
unshaken, unmoved, undisturbed
Here is my sanctuary and centre of gravity
where we once hid from the world’s chaos
and found each other locked gaze in awe


Photo by GDJ / 12898, Pixabay


The Origin of Love was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Cassa’s poetry at Flicker of Thoughts.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.



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


#poetry, #30-poems-in-30-days, #calm, #chaos, #grief, #life, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #poem, #poems, #rain, #resolve, #sanctuary, #slience, #solitude, #sun, #the-origin-of-love, #white-oak

#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 8: By the Ocean, by Daphny

As the sun rose
we were still by the shore,
just us; you and I

the tide passing through us

no dusk nor dawn
neither the oceans roar
could make us leave

as we got lost in each other’s embrace

the ocean starts to calm
even the sun shined through the storms
as a new chapter of us unfold

when the sun raised by the ocean.


Photo by kordi_vahle, Pixabay


By the Ocean was inspired by the poem Ocean and Sand. You can read more of Daphny’s poetry at The Introvert Writer.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.



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


#poetry, #30-poems-in-30-days, #calm, #connection, #heart, #life, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #ocean, #poem, #romance, #shore, #storm

Butterflies in the Night

I sit on the front porch
considering
the moon, and the train
coming
down the tracks

I can feel it, the anxiety
the streets, and this sensation
not

missing a beat

Kinda like when you see a star
in the sky

you relate to it

it’s a mirror image of you, and you know why

Life is like this at times
full of whispers of insight

We simply need to remain open
to

the butterflies in the night


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


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.

#poetry, #anxiety, #awareness, #butterflies-in-the-night, #calm, #emotion, #feelings, #healing, #insight, #life, #love, #open-heart, #poem, #sensation, #senses, #stars