sun rising

I learned about love
when young
and

impressionable

a life, nobody knows but
me

listening to the wind
I

allowed feelings to
arise within

just as they should be
eyes

always watching, growth come
up and
in

a sun rising, at the horizons end


Photo by 8385, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt words used: nobody, eyes. 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 17: The Resurrection of Red, by Camellia

When was the last time
We turned the pages of our photo album?
Our memories changed colors,
Stripped of its blues, the red walked alone…
A haunting in lavender, the mountain shook
As our watery hearts created a world,
Trapped between latitudes and longitudes…
Emerald leaves, signed with secrets,
Flew in the wind…
I guess you were always like a quiet forest,
And I was the sun that shined through you,
Blinded by my own light…
Eyes closed, mind opened at last,
I surrender to your empty canopy…
Rise…


The Resurrection of Red was inspired by the poem Lavender Sheds. You can read more of Camellia’s poetry 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


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#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 9: The Origin of Love, by Cassa Bassa

I sit in the quiet underneath the white oak
watch the rain rolling from my left
edging the sun towards my right
Isn’t that what grief does to us
chipping away the simple things we enjoy
I remain sitting under the tangled arms
unshaken, unmoved, undisturbed
Here is my sanctuary and centre of gravity
where we once hid from the world’s chaos
and found each other locked gaze in awe


Photo by GDJ / 12898, Pixabay


The Origin of Love was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Cassa’s poetry at Flicker of Thoughts.


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 4: Winter Sunshine and You, by Sadje

It’s the winter sunshine
Pale and just warm enough
The tangy smell of citrus fruit
Warms my nostrils with anticipation
Lime and lemons
Oranges and kinoes
The perfect accompaniments
To the afternoon sun in winters
Sitting partly in shade, a little in the sun
I enjoy our futile debates on theology and politics
The memories stay forever in my mind
Winter sun, citrus and your invigorating company.


Photo by Victoria_rt, Pixabay


Winter Sunshine and You was inspired by the poem, Lemon and Limes. You can read more of Sadje’s poetry at Keep it Alive.


In the event you missed my interview with Victoria Onofrei of Bloomsbury Radio, you can tune in this week at 7 am, and 2 pm PT (USA) to catch the rebroadcast.

You can access Bloomsbury Radio 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, #citurs, #companionship, #connection, #conversation, #fruit, #heart, #huamnity, #life, #love, #mind, #poem, #sun, #warmth, #winter-sunshine

sunshine enchantment

flowers look through me
to you

telling tales of enchantments
rare, and at times

hard to scale
yet, I seek solace in the diamonds of your eyes

remembering, the sunshine

living in the stream of you and me
is proof

of the sacred and serene, our ultimate
truth


Photo by ractapopulous, Pixabay


Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow will be released one week from today! Paperback and Kindle versions will be available on Amazon. Exciting times!

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the resonance won…

I fell through the mirror once, and on the other side,
was you, hands clasped, and folded
neatly, you did always keep me
completely,
and
as

flowers fell from the sky, you gently made your way forward,
took my hand in yours, and then, the
question of my existence
spread…

arising in mind, the answer flooding my heart, as love
blossomed like the sun, retiring me to your
awaiting arms

the resonance, now,
won…


Photo by akirEVarga, Pixabay


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