#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 22: The butterfly effect, by Komaljeet Kaur

A golden butterfly
lurks in dark passageways
where walls never age.
Gloomy ivory green leaves
gleam in dark
as the never old,
and always immortal butterfly
kisses the feet of rose petals;
that are shackled to the past of the known and the Unknowns.
Butterfly dances
on her feet, as the first snow of the year
melts the memory
of him; holding her hand on the roughest day of 2016.
A pink laughter lies to her eyes.
Pain engulfs the joy that was never hers.
Irony lies in her lies,
time slices the old wounds open.
Pain and love
compromises on the edge of void of tarnished dreams.
The butterfly dies at an untimely hour and she thus rises from the ashes of past.


The butterfly effect was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Komaljeet’s poetry at flavoured poetry.


Submissions for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration are officially closed. Please stay tuned for an update on Sunday, 10/16. 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 Press


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#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 19: Fruitful, by Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

I find my way into your arms,
nip bits of cherry from cupped palms.
Red apple hearts, deliver charm,
entwined with a love that feels calm.
Fluorescent rains provide displays,
hydrating bodies crown to roots.
Endless arrays of sunny days,
of flowers blooming joyful fruits.

Euphoric bells, whispering chimes,
orchards of daydreams come alive.
Chills up my spine, journey through time,
travel past space so nature thrives.


Image by lumix2004 from Pixabay


Fruitful was inspired by the poem Apples Intoned. You can read more of Grace’s poetry at Grace of the Sun.


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


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a chrysalis

I walk down the street
watching
the mist fall from the sky

a deluge, and
remembrance of another time

emotions

carry me forward, and
across the horizon
line

a butterfly

inspiration
wells in my chest
remembering my parents, and the kids
they once
were

inside of a particular context

working hard, tired
eyes

telling
stories about the challenges, and
joys

of life, like a chrysalis

they always tried, and gave out
every ounce

of the love they felt
in their hearts and minds


a chrysalis was inspired by the poem The Butterfly Poet, by Paula Light.


Photo by jplenio, Pixabay


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


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#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 12: Forevermore, by Kirsten Curcio

My cracked heart leaks cold tears

Fears of being alone
spilled nightly across pillows

I awake to sink into sand, directionless
watching waves like mounting thoughts
as wishes of love flee my lips
silenced in morning fog
and loneliness comes home

Until you
a wish comes true…

My palms welcome, embracing gold bliss
Dreams of forever fill my cracked heart
and loneliness lifts

Together, love has a home
spilled nightly across pillows
and every moment of sun
in our gentle life on the shore
moving forward as one

Forevermore


Photo Credit by bxl184 – Pixabay


Forevermore was inspired by the poem Moments Grasped. You can read more of Kirsten’s poetry on Ghost Human Bones.


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, #bliss, #connection, #dear, #dreams, #forevermore, #joy, #life, #lonliness, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #poem, #silence, #wishes

raging storm

I walk and wade
along a line in the sky

drawn by verses
twinkling in the night

a lullaby

calling out
sounds and notes

the last defense against allegories
of misanthrope

a raging storm

calmed
by tides of peace, love, and hope


Photo by RezaAskarii, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: verse, lullaby. Follow me on Twitter here.


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, #awareness, #brilliance, #calm, #feelings, #hate, #insight, #intuition, #joy, #lullaby, #music, #nature, #night, #peace, #poem, #senses, #storm, #violence

butterfly touch

pain and pleasure
often go together, a mystery

of feelings
conjured from the depths
of being

one
with the gifts bestowed
sitting transfixed

I know
the touch of butterfly wings
which

always
take me
into the night

where everything is hidden
yet

still in plain sight
reminding me

I have finally arrived


Photo by Radfotosonn, Pixabay


butterfly wings was inspired by the poem Love and Pain, by Peace Isama.


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, #arrived, #butterfly-wings, #gifts, #grief, #hidden, #joy, #life, #love, #naturespeaks, #night, #pain, #pleasure, #poem, #seen, #unseen

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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Gumdrops and Glitter, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, Gumdrops and Glitter, 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.

Gumdrops and Glitter

the sea rises over my heart
while I lean into love

like a fairytale, made up of gumdrops
and glitter, which never stops

enticing
the senses

even with a skewed perspective…

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


Photo by Agnali, Pixabay


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.

#poetry, #determination, #fairytale, #growth, #healing, #heart, #joy, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #perspective, #poem, #reality, #resilience, #senses