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


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Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: Butterfly Love

I rise from the ashes of past
circumstances

with a ladle of love in my right hand
and butterflies alighting on my left

thinking about the trees dwelling within me
how they do always seem

lost in times of chaos, yet they
keep me warm

tangled emotions
cutting deep within, where love and pain
are perfect twins

and life is lived beneath the texture of your skin


Photo by tommyvideo, Pixabay


It’s been an amazing day, and I am celebrating with each of you by sharing Butterfly Love, from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, which is #1 New Release in Poetry About Love, and is currently #8 overall in this same category. Now available in Paperback and Kindle Editions from Amazon.

Thank you for always being here, and for your unwavering support.

Have a blessed Friday!

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cosmic radiance, Published at MasticadoresIndia

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

cosmic radiance

I walk along the forest floor, watching
as the mysteries pour forth

blooming evergreen weeds, struggling up
through the ground

looking to see if anyone’s around

they always wink at me
relating a resilience

and a broad-spectrum playfulness…

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


Photo by freepsdgraphics, Pixabay


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petals and pearls

I take trips back and forth up the mountain
while relegating

the misery I feel, like a pin drop

of blood
after the storm stops

I watch

the sunrise
over my heart of flowers
atop

our bed of petals and pearls

made from
loves most tranquil and delicate fibers
surreal

stitched
in the early morning, and
weaved with the fabric of our present glory

these two hearts, believe

in all they see

especially when pain arises
with the most pressing need


Photo by InsaneArtist, Pixabay


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the dream tree…

the veins of the earth pour
through me, as I sit quietly, contemplating
the tree, me, and all I see…

…I wonder if this life is really meant to be,
or, if the me I see, is simply a reflection
of the dream tree…

cascading light reflects off the tree, and
I gather up memories bound underneath the sea,
and wish for another reality

where pain and pleasure go together,
like twins, conjoined in a love so tender,
kind, and altogether

reminiscent

of the mystery,
we’ve spent our lives trying to out figure…


Photo by Bessi, from Pixabay


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