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

#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 20: Orange Sky, by Cassa Bassa

tonight the moon is blue
hung high over the ocean tide
murmuring love tunes
to stir up the calm water
within me

this blue flame
licking my already burning skin
reminds me of the orange Sky
we lay under

the texture of your shyness
the layers of my wanting
peeling off the first blooms
of our love
and eternal desire


Orange Sky was inspired by the poem Blue Moon. 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, #blooms, #blue-flame, #burn, #desire, #life, #longing, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #ocean, #orange-sky, #poem, #shyness, #skin, #sky, #texture, #tide, #tunes

butterfly kiss

the sky, mountain
high

sits in my heart
and at the center of time

you, my love

bleed
through my skin, pores

thin

and, transparent
a fragrance

clandestine, and
hidden

beneath

a butterfly kiss
upon my forehead, to me

you gave this final gift


butterfly kiss was inspired by the poem Something Stuck, by Tricia Sankey.


Photo by Layers, Pixabay


Submissions for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration are still open. Please see the submission details 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, #butterly-kiss, #connection, #desire, #healing, #heart, #hidden, #kiss, #nature, #naturespeaks, #pain, #passion, #poem, #senses, #sensitivity, #uncover

#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 6: The Butterfly Poet, by Paula Light

Asleep in her chrysalis,
Small and insignificant,
She’s waiting,
Hesitating,
Unsure where she fits in.
Her dreams ebb and flow,
Gentle and slow;
Desire and longing
Lie obscured in the mist.
She’s safe in this womb,
Her cozy cocoon,
Where no judgments can drift.
But life teems all around:
The scents and the sounds,
Meter and rhyme forming verses sublime–
She breaks free and takes wing.
Adrift on a breeze,
She spies the nectar she needs;
Vast fields of inspiration
Fill her heart with elation.
Now proud and unafraid,
Her emotions are displayed
On the outside.
No more pseudonyms
And no need to hide–
She’s finally at peace
Inside her own skin.


The Butterfly Poet was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Paula Light’s poetry at Light Motifs II.


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, #butterly, #chrysalis, #desire, #dreams, #emotions, #flight, #heart, #inspiration, #love, #nature, #peace, #poem, #sensation, #strength, #the-butterfly-poet

touch and taste, Published at MasticadoresIndia

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

touch and taste

every little touch, and taste
takes me

to another place

desire afire, living inside the tranquility of the seas…

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


Photo by Agnali, Pixabay


#poetry, #desire, #hope, #life, #love, #masticadoresindia, #nature, #poem, #publication, #truth

love blossoms like an apple tree…

fingers outstretched through space, and time, deft clutch,
feeling so much, you were here,
now gone, yet the senses
still
tickle
with your touch

burning
with desire, loving from within, learning more about
the nature of reality
seen in your
skin

beauty holds me hard, while love blossoms like an
apple tree…heart, absorbing the
shards
and

giving me more moments, than the sun provides
in all of its bestowments
of
glory

a
story
of healing with the warmth kindled from years of patience,
now living, loving, and basking
in
the presence
of your radiance…


Photo by wreco, Pixabay


#poetry, #beauty, #blossom, #desire, #heart, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #presence, #reality, #romance, #senses

all the love that’s been given

Photo by Mantas Hesthaven on Unsplash

beauty
abounds,
here,
there, and,
everywhere
we look, when
our eyes
finally
come into view

and,
notice

the
vastness
before us,
letting go
of the minds
preoccupation,
and
ability to
contemplate
all things, old

and, new
alike

it’s
as common
as the
treasure trove,
buried behind
the alcove

of our
heart’s desire

as
they meet
again,
and again,
in a myriad
of contemplation,
and,
we grin

in
anticipation
of the game
to begin

and, at
last,

when
unearthed,
the gifts keep
giving,
while we sit
in the presence
of all the love
that’s been given


#poetry, #appreciation, #beauty, #contemplation, #desire, #gifts, #grateful, #heart, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #poems