Placid Sea, Published at MasticadoresIndia

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

Placid Sea

The moon, a placid
sea, reflecting back

a mantra
of meaning

watching the sunset
along a coast, depleted and
dry

tears leak…

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


Photo by 8385, 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


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lonely trails

I walk
along lonely trails
desolate footpaths, where my heart
trades

in an economy of grief
and despair

these two feelings
come without thought or conception

relegating needs to another
mist-covered

field
a place to lay down our weights
and

pick up the threads of love, lingering
in the shade
where

they continue to take shape


Photo by 1162835, Pixabay


My Dearest Friends,

Beginning next week, and continuing for the remainder of this calendar year, I am traveling within and without the country. The travel combined with my ever iterating and changing professional life will demand more of me, which means I will be less active here going forward. I will still visit your sites, and read your beautiful poetry and writings, however, it will be less often. I will also post less often.

I am choosing to pause, possibly indefinitely, the weekly prompt. As to next year’s collaborative project, I am still very passionate about making this happen, yet at this time, cannot write here, when, or how that will go next year; know that when I know, you will too.

Please know I am very well; all of the changes are positive, and I am very excited about them, though, paradoxically, I am sad about taking more time away from this space. This is how life goes, though, we never know what we will be gifted, and when we are open to all of life’s gifts, we walk into them with open arms.

I will update you here as my schedule and professional life continue to take shape in the coming months.

All my love and blessings,

Jeff


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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tears of gold

residing within
this skin
and the textiles of the night

a call from you
brings on a metamorphosis
in feeling, and in

contemplation

desiring more than is known
while

sitting at the center of the
unknown

I listen
to the wind
and take account of the person I’ve
been

and am becoming
harsh words leek from walls
and

crumble
until they fall

over a road, developed
out of tears of gold


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


Photo by Joshgmit, Pixabay


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

My Dearest Friends,

I am both excited and sad to share this wrap-up post of the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. It was a lot of fun, and while I am sad to see it end, I am even more excited about the initiatives and projects I am working on, which you will learn more about in the near future.

First, let’s take a quick look at the gorgeous poetry that each of the writers created for the 30/30 collaboration.

Hot Ashes, by Benjamin Nambu

Something Stuck, Tricia Sankey

Love and Pain, Isama Peace

Winter Sunshine and You, by Sadje 

My Blood, by Eunice Aformanor

The Butterfly Poet, by Paula Light

Fireflies, by Punam

By the Ocean, Daphny

The Origin of Love, by Cassa Bassa

Scattered Sakura, by C.X. Turner

The Desert Dance, by Cindy Geogakas

Forevermore, by Kirsten Curcio

Flint and Feathers, by Lisa Walker

Butterflies Blue, by Shruthi Senthilkumar

Love to Love, Stays, by Dawn Minott

Divine Flight, by Jaya Avendel

The Resurrection of Red, by Camellia

Stay Away, by Spriha Kant

Fruitful, by Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Orange Sky, by Cassa Bassa

Tuned Impulse, by Anca Horga

The butterfly effect, by Komaljeet Kaur

Gift From The Sea, by Selma Martin

The Flush of Fall, by K. Hartless

I would like to thank all of these wonderful poets and friends again for collaborating with me, and for sharing their talent, and hearts with all of us. I remain honored you chose to submit and to have your gorgeous poetry here.

As always, thank you to all of you for always being here, for your friendship, and loving support.

Have a gorgeous coming week.

All my love and blessings,

Jeff


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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ink-petalled darkness

I see you in my heart
of

molten desires
where

embers

cascade
towards the cliff
edge

an abyss
of ink-petalled
darkness

where light conspires to
rise

from ashes of the past

an indomitable
conjuring

for the love of humanity
instead


Photo by Darkmoon_Art, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: molten, indomitable. Follow me on Twitter 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, #connection, #darkness, #desire, #despair, #hope, #ink-petalled-darkness, #insight, #life, #light, #love, #nature, #poem, #unknown