ink-petalled darkness

I see you in my heart
of

molten desires
where

embers

cascade
towards the cliff
edge

an abyss
of ink-petalled
darkness

where light conspires to
rise

from ashes of the past

an indomitable
conjuring

for the love of humanity
instead


Photo by Darkmoon_Art, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: molten, indomitable. 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


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#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

October Sky

an October sky
cold, with stars speaking
an age of reason

to the moon

the leaves continue to fall
with emotions bound
together

like my heart

broken and chasmed
yet stitched tight

with threads formed of light


Photo by PublicDomainPictures, Pixabay


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, #broken, #emotions, #heart, #life, #light, #love, #moon, #nature, #october-sky, #poem, #reason, #stars, #whole

#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 14: Butterflies Blue, by Shruthi Senthilkumar

Sometimes I think of them
As I rest in the sky
Glistening with love and pain
The oceans in our eyes.

And sadness comes splashing in
An ache on an aquamarine wind
The chill of the past, the tides on the whole
The diverging gushes of a waterfall soul

Yet right where it settles in
Is a cauldron deep within
From which a sapphire’s light bursts through
With the remainder of love and butterflies blue.

But sometimes I think of them
As I rest in the sky
Glistening with love and pain
The oceans in our eyes.


Butterflies Blue was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Shruthi’s poetry at Read Up.


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, #butterflies-blue, #eyes, #healing, #life, #light, #love, #nature, #ocean, #pain, #poem, #sadness, #sky, #tides, #waterfall-soul

#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 13: Flint and Feathers, by Lisa Walker

My home is a valley of flint and feathers.
My understanding of life
smooth-polished over the ages.
The spark in my heart ignited to flame
and left to glow as gentle embers.
I look to the sky to see red kites circle
high above. Flashes of bronzed russet
swooping by, carrying life on the edge of a straight-arrowed tail.
As I weigh the cool, heavy certainty of stone,
with its sharp edge, in now-ageing hands;
breezed against the lofty soft-flow-freedom of feathers,
I think of you and the dream we once cradled.
The distance vast between us.
The beginning that never breathed.


Flint and Feathers was inspired by the poem Birds and Stone. You can read more of Lisa’s poetry at Lisa Writes Poems. Lisa also has a debut poetry book coming out, which you can learn more about 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


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liquid heart

I look up, and down
liquid heart

in pools, I drown

waiting for the sun to arise
again

in my heart

capitulation strong
and armed

with love

and light
a transformation
in kind

with the river, I flow with time


Photo by 12019, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt word used: liquid. Follow me on Twitter here.


Submissions for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration are still open. Please see the submission details 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, #contemplation, #flow, #heart, #human-connection, #kindness, #light, #liquid-heart, #love, #poem, #reflection, #strength, #transformation

the nexus

dark and light
a playful design

and entrance
into

a world seen, and unseen
where heart and mind

create the nature of reality

a savior

in between
the play of consciousness
and the depths of the sea

hidden
underneath the nexus of humanity


Photo by tommyvideo, Pixabay


Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: dark, entrance, play, savior. Follow me on Twitter here.


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, #consciousness, #darkness, #heart, #life, #light, #love, #mind, #nature, #nexus-of-humanity, #perception, #poem, #reality, #worlds