beautiful afternoon

I search for you
in tears

raining
in the afternoon

a complex
land of emotion, are tides
of becoming, and of unbecoming

something far more than
before

a heart
filled with choice

a powerful feeling
empowerment’s
scope

shining
in the noontime sky

glistening
like so many bells
sounding

it’s their time

to move on
leaving behind

a ghost
of what once was

to learn more about
all that is

this
beautiful afternoon


Photo by MenielDM, Pixabay


I would like to thank Barbara Leonhard, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for publishing my poem, Twilight State. If you’ve not yet read it, you can find it here. Thank you!


A quick update on me; all is well. As I write this, I am currently in Bend, Oregon, at the Oregon Workforce Partnership (OWP) Conference, which has been educational, and fun. Next week, I will travel to Yachats at the Oregon Coast for some rest and rejuvenation. I love to visit the Oregon Coast in the winter, it’s less crowded, and always so beautiful. I’ll share some pictures with you upon my return.

Wishing you all a gorgeous coming week.

All my love and blessings,

Jeff


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 Pres


#poetry, #awareness, #beautiful-afternoon, #contemplation, #emotion, #empowerment, #growth, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #reality, #realization, #senses, #truth

hope’s truth

I walk along the streets

a desolate
and desperate domain
filled

with shadowed pain

in the alleyways, and
along the riverfront

whispers

brought forth
turning my stomach end over end

like butterflies

arising again
under the brisk, and breezy moon
I see you

hope’s friend

our one and only truth


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


hope’s truth was inspired by the poem Hot Ashes, by Benjamin Nambu.


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, #anxiety, #butterlies, #desolation, #excitement, #healing, #heart, #hopes-truth, #moon, #nature, #naturespeaks, #pain, #poem, #truth

#NatureSpeaks: 30 Poems in 30 Days – Day 1: Hot Ashes, by Benjamin Nambu

These same streets of love
You once roamed
With your head bowed
Stewing in the hot ashes
Of burnt hopes
In these same streets
You shall walk again
Head raised
As if to see what the narrow path
And heat were trying to reveal
Lessons and blessings, nestling
In ashes


Hot Ashes was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Benjamin Nambu’s poetry at greatbenji.business.blog, and also connect with him on Facebook here.


Photo credit : Gábor Adonyi, Pixabay.


Submissions for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration are still open. Please see the submission details here.



#poetry, #30poemsin30days, #ashes, #ashesm, #naturespeaks, #poem, #truth

touch and taste, Published at MasticadoresIndia

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

touch and taste

every little touch, and taste
takes me

to another place

desire afire, living inside the tranquility of the seas…

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


Photo by Agnali, Pixabay


#poetry, #desire, #hope, #life, #love, #masticadoresindia, #nature, #poem, #publication, #truth

pain and promise

I stir the pain and promise
of another day

living amongst the calmest tides, and
between thin wispy clouds

I await

the love within this shroud
knowing the pain delivered is filled with gold
hues

and ambiguity among truths
birthed

within the mountains cold

and dark, living inside me a mark
filled with the void of time

sung from my fingertips, to the
mountain tops

I slip

into a reverie and cannot exist
a moment longer

than is needed

I withdraw
and await the heeded, love

I hope

to carry me into the gates of my beloved
where love’s already been seeded


Photo by 12019, Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #contemplation, #existence, #healing, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #promise, #truth

open sea

sitting in the open sea
watching the tide rescue the myriad

relations of me

my heart transcends the fibrous moon
as crawling beneath the flowers

I bloom

looking toward another aspect of truth
the fragrance of turmoil and pain still strewn

while glistening in the rain
are you


Photo by leonardodpf, Pixabay


#poetry, #flowers, #healing, #heart, #live, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #sea, #transcendence, #truth, #turmoil