Poetry and Prose by #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and Jan/Feb 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month
It’s been an amazing day, and I am celebrating with each of you by sharing Butterfly Love, from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, which is #1 New Release in Poetry About Love, and is currently #8 overall in this same category. Now available in Paperback and Kindle Editions from Amazon.
Thank you for always being here, and for your unwavering support.
Welcome to the third of four poetry readings this August from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow.
While creating these readings gave me quite a bit of anxiety at first, they have been a blast, and are something I would like to do a little more regularly in the future.
Alright, without further ado, here is the poetry reading of Slow-Motion Moments.
We are 10 days away from the release of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, and with each day that passes, my excitement grows. Thank you all for being here each day, and for celebrating this accomplishment with me. I am blessed to know each of you.
Another one of the ideas that Ingrid Wilson, of Experiments in Fiction, and I had to engage with all of you about the release of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, was to create a special event.
An event where we can all be in one space together, where I can read some of the poetry from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, we can talk about taking a book project from concept through to publication, and also conduct a Q&A session about my book.
I’m so excited about engaging with all of you at this special Zoom event on Sunday, August 28 at 5pm BST/9am PT/12pm ET.
You can access the Zoom event using the details below. Guest numbers will be limited to 100, so attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis:
Topic: Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: A Special Event
This week, I am excited and honored to share another poetry reading from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, and an advanced review by Gabriela Marie Milton.
A Poetry Reading
The poem I chose for this week’s reading is called Limbs and Leaves. I hope you enjoy it.
A Review, by Gabriela Marie Milton
I met Gabriela Marie Milton, of Short Prose, early last year, and remember vividly the first time I visited Gabriela’s site. I fell in love with Gabriela’s writing, all of it.
Gabriela’s writing stimulates the intellect and engages the heart. I was honored when Gabriela accepted my invitation to review Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, and I am deeply grateful for the beautiful words Gabriela uses to describe my book.
Here are a few excerpts from Gabriela’s review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow.
Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, by Jeff Flesch, is a superb collection whose pages are saturated with poetic intelligence. The author builds a magnificent correspondence between the natural realm and the spiritual one, without making use of language techniques most symbolists employ(ed), preferring the un-revealed/the unknown to the revealed/the known. In Jeff’s poetry nature does not need any intermediary to speak to the soul and vice versa.
I find it interesting that despite the restorative capacity of nature, and its intimate link with the human soul, the ultimate healing does not come from nature. It comes from time. A change of perspective that adds new depths to Jeff’s book.
Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow is an astonishing collection. Jeff’s poetry not only delights the soul. Equally it delights the intellect. It is a must have. No one will regret reading it.
I want to thank Gabriela from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to review Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow. The review is gorgeous, and I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of Gabriela’s review. Thank you!
A quick note: I am posting Monday through Friday this week, as I am visiting Justin this weekend, and will be a little less available Saturday and Sunday. I also have some more surprises to share with you about the release of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow over the next few days.