memories left

I walk, and watch
a time of trees
and of the silences that speaks
of mist

covered evenings
and of the memories
you left

by the gravestone
etched with the blood of
our love

a time of desperation
and of sorrow

dwelling in hearts
beating in sync with lost
time

and
with the cosmic qualities
of our lives


Photo by jplenio, Pixabay


We Are Poetry: Lessons I Didn’t Learn in a Textbook, by Kym Gordon Moore

I was elated to receive Kym Gordon Moore’s new book about a month ago, and though I’ve only read a few selected chapters thus far, I can write here that it is an amazing read. Here is an example:

I Am

“They say I am nothing

in my someone-ness

traverse into a flow

of the seen but not heard

nonexistent, divisible where liberty is not just

not considered worthy to speak,

or to be respected

just an invisible occupation of space,

you think that of me

yet my existence is more

than the archives of silence

I am.

Refusing to conform […]”

Absolutely stunning. If you’ve not yet picked up a copy of this amazing book, you can do so here.

Update on Me

It was great to catch up with many of you last night. I am doing very well, and enjoying the travels. There is so much beauty in the world, and it is a privilege, and a joy to get out and see it.

Today, I am off to see Justin, which will be a lot of fun. We will do some shopping, and farmer’s marketing on Sunday, and then we are going to see the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday night. I’ve not been to an event of this size in years, thus I’m filled with excitement and some anxiety. Very normal.

I look forward to catching up with all of you again next weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend, and upcoming week.

All my love and blessings,

Jeff


Jeff Flesch

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Jan/Feb 2022 Author of the Month, Spillwords Press


#poetry, #contemplation, #cosmic, #despair, #experience, #healing, #introspection, #knowledge, #life, #love, #mist, #nature, #poem, #publications, #silence, #sorrow, #travels

dancing magic

leaves turn and bend
a winter scheme

inside my heart

dancing magic
in the sky, and in the wind

nature’s purveyor
and plenitude
of love

weaved
with delicate hands

a gift
beyond the scope
of mind

where
it remains lost
and

is only found
when we realize
it’s been there all along


Photo by bugent, Pixabay


I would like to thank Barbara Leonhard, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for publishing my poem, Starburst Pattern. If you’ve not yet read it, you can find it here. Thank you.


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 Pres


#poetry, #contemplation, #found, #heart, #introspection, #life, #lost, #love, #magic, #mind, #nature, #poem, #realization, #reflection, #solitude, #winter

sun rising

I learned about love
when young
and

impressionable

a life, nobody knows but
me

listening to the wind
I

allowed feelings to
arise within

just as they should be
eyes

always watching, growth come
up and
in

a sun rising, at the horizons end


Photo by 8385, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: nobody, eyes. 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, #arising, #contemplation, #feelings, #growth, #introspection, #learning, #life, #listen, #love, #nature, #poem, #resilience, #rising, #sun, #young

ghosts linger

ghosts of the past
linger

in my memory

with a sky full of love, dried
bone, and blood

which come

by land and sea, this onslaught
always pervades me

as I watch
the trees sway back and forth
remembering

the truth about this paradoxical life course


Photo by 12019, Pixabay


Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow has been #1 Amazon New Release for 8 of the psat 13 days, and on the top 20 Bestseller list much of this time.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making this so.


Submissions are now 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.



#poetry, #consciou, #contemplation, #healing, #heart, #introspection, #joy, #love, #mind, #nature, #pain, #past, #poem, #presence, #present, #sorrow

trepidation arising

I find you in the sun, and stars
and

in the trepidation, arising with the dawn

a feeling
like a cold, and misty day
awaiting our time

to dance
with the day

while watching the birds, back and forth
sway


Photo by natureworks, Pixabay


#poetry, #arising, #contemplation, #dance, #dawn, #fear, #introspection, #joy, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #sun-and-stars, #trepidation

blood and dust

residing in the night
are you

always there, steadfast
through your heart of care

I write from my soul
to share

a thought

built out of love, trust
and a common ground forged

through blood and dust

a reminiscence, like the sultry
taste of your skin

delivered
over the many years spent apart

drifting

like the sea again
I find you, the sky within


Photo by merlinlightpainting, Pixabay


#poetry, #blood, #care, #dust, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #resilience, #soul, #trauma