the tide

tired, and wanting to know
more

I cast my heart into the sea
and watch

as it stares back at me

winking, like the stars in the sky
making me realize

every ounce of the love we carry inside
belongs to the tide


Photo by Layers, Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #heart, #introspection, #life, #love, #poem, #realization, #sea, #sky, #stars, #tide

rainbow trim, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, rainbow trim, is now available at MasticadoresUSA. Thank you to Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for their continued support and for publishing this piece.

rainbow trim

folded end over end, like a piece
of steel

with rainbow trim

a fascinating deluge of colors
vibrant and felt within

my heart

it beats to a steady rhythm, resonating…

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


Photo by allyartist, Pixbay


#poetry, #healing, #heart, #hope, #loss, #masticadoresusa, #nature, #pain, #poem, #publication, #rainbow, #resonance, #suffering

Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, A Review by Terveen Gill

I am honored to share a surprise with you today, which is another early review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, by Terveen Gill, of It Ain’t Right Until I Write.

I started following Terveen over a year ago, I think, and honestly, I cannot remember how I found Terveen’s blog, but, I’m sure glad I did. Terveen’s writing is intelligent, witty, dark, at times, and often downright funny. I love Terveen’s style of writing, and the short stories she crafts are some of the best I read on a weekly basis.

I was honored when Terveen accepted my invitation to conduct an early review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, and am beyond humbled by the words Terveen uses to describe the book.

Here is an excerpt from Terveens’ review.

But for me the most moving sentiments in this book are LOVE and HURT that often flow in cyclic patterns. Every poem has a life lesson to convey to the reader. The familiarity of life’s ups and downs is the strong connection the poet makes with the reader, and it remains untarnished till the end.

Who hasn’t loved?

Who hasn’t been hurt?

Who hasn’t found the courage to do it all over again?

Honesty and passion are trademarks of Jeff’s writing. Every poem has a few lines that reach out and embrace the reader, leaving them humbled or in a state of contemplation, giving solace or demanding attention to unresolved thoughts and feelings.

I would like to thank Terveen from the bottom of my heart for crafting such a beautiful review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow. I am beyond honored.

I would be grateful if you would go here and read the rest of Terveen’s beautiful review. Thank you!


#poetry, #early-review, #experiments-in-fiction, #heart, #it-aint-right-until-i-write, #life, #love, #nature, #nature-speaks, #nature-speaks-of-love-and-sorrow, #publication, #terveen-gill

cosmos within, Published at MasticadoresIndia

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

cosmos within

I sit, knees and hands folded
end over end

awaiting the cosmos to appear
within

my heart, a flower blooming
in the vacuum of space and time

a riddle, when chasing…

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


Photo by manychoice, Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #heart, #hope, #intrispection, #intuition, #life, #love, #masticadoresindia, #mind, #nature, #poem, #publication, #silence

soft and supple

soft and supple, bending
with the wind

I dream

of a life given
to my heart, getting out of the way
of results

knowing
they belong to the riddle of time
freeing me

like a wind chime

blowing back and forth
making beautiful music out of sounds and notes


Photo by Studio10-27, Pixabay


A quick reminder that the first reading from my debut poetry book, Natures Speaks of Love and Sorrow is this coming Monday at 6 am PT (USA). I’m excited about all 4 of these upcoming poetry readings, and hope you enjoy them!



#poetry, #connection, #contemplation, #flow, #heart, #instrospection, #life, #life-force, #love, #music, #nature, #poem, #time

golden sunsets

I ramble with the sky
looking into the center, a vaccum

of space and time
mirroring

the cosmic qualities of you and me
and

the golden sunsets
we continue to dream


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #consciousness, #cosmos, #dream, #goden-sunsets, #heart, #life, #love, #poem, #space-and-time