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 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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Glowing Sunrise, Published at Spillwords Press

I am excited to announce that my poem, Glowing Sunrise is now available at Spillwords Press. A big thank you to Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this piece, and for their continued support.

Glowing Sunrise

one, two, and three
are the stars
I count in the sky

there are so many more though…

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

Photo by Fausto Garcia Menendez

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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all the love that’s been given

Photo by Mantas Hesthaven on Unsplash

there, and,
we look, when
our eyes
come into view


before us,
letting go
of the minds
ability to
all things, old

and, new

as common
as the
treasure trove,
buried behind
the alcove

of our
heart’s desire

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

of the game
to begin

and, at

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

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Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

In many forms,
A product of a life

It comes and goes
Just like a storm

In the sky

Even as we try
To hold to it tight
With all our might


Is something
That is always there
Even when covered

And we begin to pretend
That it matters not

Deep down
We know

The truth of the matter,

Is that
Faith is what’s
Guided us

From the start

It’s interesting
To ponder
In later

Especially when
You once believed
Your faith was gone

Left on a train,
Now alone in the rain

Without notice, yet
Even in that simple
Verse, is the seed of
One’s faith


In something

And, when
The rain does pour?

Remember, your
Faith is not forgotten
You, my friend,
Even when

You try your hardest
To run again

Your faith
Is there, so then?

Simply lookup,
Give thanks,
And say,

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A Poem of Gratitude

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

Stop to look around,
And you shall see, that
Which has always been,
Yet sometimes goes unseen

The Ocean with

Water so deep and blue,
Shimmering and sparkling
As tides rise and fall, and

We make do
With the faintest hint and hue
Of the mirrored sky
A delight at night, and
Refreshing and alight by day

The sun golden overhead,
As clouds dance in their stead
And make the mystery
Of our history
And time on this planet

Sometimes too much to manage, yet
We return to the ocean
With a spirit of renewal
Ripe for a return to the source
Of that all encompassing jewel

Which is majestic, and also
Quite prophetic and magnetic
, so

Take the time, dear friend
To breathe in
That salted air, which
Is also quite exalted, and

A blessing to us all
Who have halted to experience
And give our many thanks
To the life viens of this place

In response to Sunday Poser Prompt #1 on Keep it Alive, by Sadje.

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