#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 24: The Flush of Fall, by K. Hartless

The trees have ruddy cheeks
after a season of heavy drinking,
but as rays and rains retreat,
a skeletal hand
beckons me to lie in shadow
below my favorite tulip tree,
amidst the signature pattern
of DNA forestry.

If I escape into unknown dark,
a place sunlight can never hold,
will knowledge be bestowed
from the underside
of limb and branch?
I duck and take a chance, besides
enlightenment never trickles.
It is always avalanche.

The bark, a sort of braille,
is a hidden language,
and by touching it we speak,
myself and ancient tulip tree,
sharing spells through silent system,
wrinkled body ‘gainst wrinkled hand.
Is that not real wisdom?


The Flush of Fall was inspired by the poem Limbs and Leaves. You can read more of K.’s poetry at Yard Sale of Thoughts.



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 21: Tuned Impulse, by Anca Horga

Inhale deeply
As you remember
Precious dreams
Your silky bud
Used to keep unfolded in the core.

Hold your breath,
Awaken the impulse
Residing in the love
Felt by your senses
While playing and creating.

Exhale to manifest
The rhythm of your heartbeat
Tuning to the sound of the wind
Whirling through the golden leaves
Dancing at your feet.


Image credit to manfredrichter on Pixabay


Tuned Impulse was inspired by the poem Mountain Gold. You can read more of Anca’s poetry at Poèmia.


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


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#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 2: Something Stuck, by Tricia Sankey

I fall from white skies
and curse cold air

it’s snowing

I feel the heat
as you rise

with eyes
ice-bright

(you make no sound)

does it captivate God to watch
us both spin around?

I splash into waves
but your warm aroma

still clings

I climb up tall trees
and sit with butterflies

(they surround)

we weave our own
happy endings

still, your scent
never leaves


Something Stuck was inspired by the poem, Butterfly Love. You can read more of Tricia Sankey’s poetry at https://milspouseprose.com or www.triciasankey.com.


Image Credit: Cindy Scott at www.ArtStudio444.com


Bloomsbury Radio Interview This Morning

A quick reminder that my interview with Victoria Onofrei of Bloomsbury Radio is this morning

The interview airs today at 6 pm BST, and 10 am PT USA.

You can access Bloomsbury Radio here.

I would be honored if you would tune in, 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


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cinnamon wisps

trees drip with cinnamon wisps, as
cardinal points tug at
my heart

directing me toward the riverfront

while walking along the sand, beneath
my feet, pebbles
stand

reminding
me of diamonds
encrusted with love,
made of dreams from above

they poke and prod, feelings shod, while
reminiscence floods
my mind

and I let love go by…

wafting in the
stream, I continue to
believe

in the love —

I’ll forever be…


Photo by romansolar, 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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on this most gorgeous day…

Pixabay

I climb
from the sea, a
journey from underneath,
scraping, and crawling
toward my destiny,
I mind

the feelings
from the deep, as
they speak of love,
light, and the twisted return
of all that burns

me
from
beneath…as

spinning becomes relatable,
just like the tree tops
swaying in the winds dismay,
as they play together
in the midst
of all that’s lovingly displayed

for you and me,
on this most gorgeous day…


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