featherlight

breathing into the sky
and into the red kites sitting
in my heart

reminiscence
of days gone by, and of days
yet to come

lingering
in love

while also experiencing the pain
of the tallest mountain tops

where
air becomes thin
and you

are unfolded
in

the celestialness of my dismay

a feather

as light as the wind
sits

underneath the texture of
my skin

dripping, with a love
which never materialized within


celestial dismay was inspired by the poem Flint and Feathers by, Lisa Walker.

Photo by artyangel, Pixabay


#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration

This post officially concludes the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. Thank you to all of the exceptional writers and friends that took part in this collaboration. It was an honor to write with you.

And, thank you to everyone that participated in the 30/30 collaboration by reading, liking, and commenting on the poems shared. I still have some poetic responses to share, and will share them in the weeks to come.

Announcements

I am excited to announce that I am working on a new collaborative project for 2023. I will begin to communicate the details of this new project in the next two months, with more being shared when we enter the new year. Please stay tuned to this site for more information about this new initiative.

I am also going to begin a weekly prompt sometime in the next month, once I rest and recuperate from the 30/30 collaboration, which means that my blogging schedule will reduce to 3 to 4 posts a week going forward.

Have a gorgeous Sunday, and the coming week.


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, #dismay, #featherlight, #healing, #hope, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #reminiscence, #unloved

Lilac and Mint, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, Plum Trees, 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.

Lilac and Mint

I walk toward the moon
lilac and mint waft through the night
a fragrance

bruising my heart, and
hard to define

it’s you…

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


Photo by LalalaB, 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, #connection, #dream, #haunting, #heart, #heartache, #loss, #love, #masticadoresusa, #nature, #poem, #publication, #reminiscence

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


#poetry, #butterfly, #chrysalis, #context, #emotions, #healing, #horizon, #inspiration, #joy, #life, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #pain, #poem, #reminiscence, #tired

#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 3: Love and Pain, by Peace Isama

I light the candle of love
Beaming a radiant glare of pain and gain
I reminisce about the feeling,

Lingering butterflies in the meadow of my heart
I kissed each flower in nectar sweetness
For you were the garden

But I once read, “love and pain are perfect twins”

So let’s kindle and rekindle this candle of love
Till it forever glows the undying mystery
“love and pain are perfect twins”!


Love and Pain was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Isama Peace’s poetry at Isama Peace Blog.


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, #butterlies, #garden, #healing, #heart, #hope, #life, #love, #love-and-pain, #meadow, #nature, #naturespeaks, #pain, #peace-isama, #poems, #reminiscence

stone colored glass, Published at MasticadoresUSA

I am pleased to announce that my poem, stone colored glass, 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.

stone colored glass

I often think about the past
it’s like looking through stone colored glass

hazy, and filled with trauma, a cold place
inside my chest

lingering among flowers, thought and feeling

reconcile me…

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


Photo by sjainart, Pixabay


#poetry, #believe, #hope, #life, #love, #masticadoresusa, #nature, #pain, #past, #poem, #present, #publication, #reminiscence, #trauma, #trust

wind chimes

a desolate street feeds
my dreams

with pain and hope both
don’t you know

it’s part of the mystery hidden
inside the love we show

to the sky, and to the people walking by
as we learn more about the lights glimmering in the night

they whisper of shadows long and tall
relational aspects of

our drawn out
souls

ready to depart this plane for another
on the winds of time

and the gentleness of the breeze
my grandmother’s wind chimes, speak to me

of tarnished tears shed over years and years

and of everything you and I hold dear


I’m excited to let you all know that my debut book manuscript is complete! I would like to thank Ingrid Wilson, from Experiments in Fiction, for many fabulous insights, and wonderful editing work. We are now on to book creation and cover design. Exciting!


Photo by Counselling, Pixabay


#poetry, #chimes, #contemplation, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #mystery, #nature, #pain, #poem, #reality, #reminiscence, #soul, #wind