tears of gold

residing within
this skin
and the textiles of the night

a call from you
brings on a metamorphosis
in feeling, and in

contemplation

desiring more than is known
while

sitting at the center of the
unknown

I listen
to the wind
and take account of the person I’ve
been

and am becoming
harsh words leek from walls
and

crumble
until they fall

over a road, developed
out of tears of gold


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


Photo by Joshgmit, Pixabay


#poetry, #becoming, #connection, #conteplation, #grief, #healing, #known, #life, #love, #metamorphosis, #nature, #pain, #poem, #realization, #tears, #transformation, #unknown

beneficence and loam

the desert has a feel
which cascades like water

an essence
pre-manifestation

awaiting
your heart, and mind
to connect

makinging sense
of the known, and unknown

a sensibility, and notion
of mist and tone, saddlebag-brown
bestowed

from the heavens, awashed and attuned
to the gifts

delivered
upon our beneficence
and loam


beneficence and loam was inspired by the poem The Desert Dance by Cindy Georgakas.


Photo by blende12, Pixabay



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, #beneficence-and-loam, #desert, #gifts, #heart, #known, #life, #love, #manifestation, #mind, #nature, #naturespeaks, #poem, #sensability, #sense, #unknown

#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


#poetry, #30-poems-in-30-days, #butterfly, #dance, #dark, #emotions, #flowers, #heal, #immortal, #joy, #known, #life, #light, #love, #memory, #nature, #naturespeaks, #poem, #time, #trasnformation, #unknown

my muse

my muse lives in the wind
and under my skin

bleeding ink over a transparent sky
thin

and rough
around the edges

where the ambit of life is known
and unknown, and

we practice returning the love we’re shown


Photo by ractapopulous, Pixabay


#poetry, #healing, #heart, #hope, #kindness, #known, #life, #love, #muse, #my-muse, #nature, #pain, #poem, #unknown

your eyes, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, your eyes, 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.

your eyes

nature is full of wonder, all of its
aspects take me

under, into a world seen and unseen
like the breeze

on a cold and windy day
in the midst of a calm sea

I resign, and stay…

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


Photo by PublicDomainPictures, Pixabay


#belief, #connection, #consciousness, #eyes, #heart, #joy, #known, #life, #love, #poem, #publication-masticadoresusa, #seen, #unknown, #unseen, #your-eyes

guide unknown

painted hills and magenta skies
call to me

to see
all that I once believed

as lollipops arise in your eyes
a special place in my heart

they do reside

inside
the love that goes out with the tide

and mingles with the salt and stone
a guide unknown

to those that know, a place called home


Photo by jennyfriedrichs, Pixabay


#poetry, #guide, #heart, #home, #known, #life, #love, #nature, #painted-hills, #poem, #sea, #tide, #unknown