beauty doth reside in the heart… by Jeff Flesch

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beauty doth reside in the heart…
by Jeff Flesch
[author’s site]

I sit atop a tree, taking in the beauty seen,
beneath the forest floor, and
above the skyline,
amber tossed

less
remorse(d)

once felt deep within my chest, memories
of another time, flood the senses, as I
continue to stay
present

to the night watchmen, standing guard, soft, and
loved by all the dearest
parts

of the forest floor, coming alive, knowing beauty
doth
reside

in the hearts of mine, and all of nature combined…

@Jeff Flesch

ABOUT US 

Welcome to MasticadoresUSA.

MasticadoresUSA was founded by Juan Re Crivello as part of Gobblers/Masticadores in 2021. Its current editor is Gabriela Marie Milton.

MasticadoresUSA features talented writers of poetry and short prose. We primarily publish writers who write in English, and are based in the USA. However, while the publication language remains English, we also welcome the work of our fellow writers from all over the world.

What do we want to bring to our readers? Edgar Allan Poe once wrote: Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. This is what we are committed to bringing to you. And that’s not an easy endeavor. 

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES 

If you want to submit, please send your work – poetry and/or short prose – to gabrielamariemilton@gmail.com. In addition to the piece(s), you want to have published, we need your name, and the address of your site. Submit your work as a docx attachment – not in the body of the email. Limit your submission to two pieces.  We do not accept pieces longer than 300 words.

What are the themes that we are looking for? Surprise us!

However, MasticadoresUSA does not publish any work that contains racist, homophobic, sexist, and hate talk of any kind.

Looking forward to your submissions. 

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  1. Shashi dice:

    Beautiful words and imagery

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      That is so kind; thank you so much, Shashi.

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  2. Ingrid dice:

    So beautiful, Jeff: you really nailed it in that last line!

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  3. Jeff Flesch dice:

    I’m so glad you think so, Ingrid; thank you so much!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Appreciate the share, Ned. Thank you so much.

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  4. Michele Lee dice:

    Gorgeous imagery and storytelling, Jeff!

    These lines stood out to me:
    «to the night watchmen, standing guard, soft, and
    loved by all the dearest
    parts»

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Michele! I’m so happy those lines stood out to you, my fav by far. Have a wonderful evening, my dear friend. 💖

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      1. Michele Lee dice:

        You are welcome, Jeff. Lovely lines. Thank you, you too! 🌟

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  5. This poem gives me such a feeling of tranquility! It has a gentleness about it that is so beautiful! And profound thoughts too!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      That’s a wonderful comment and compliment, Dominic. I’m honored. Thank you so much, my friend!

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      1. You’re welcome Jeff!

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  6. Wow. That was beautiful. It felt sacred. ❤

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Oh, Diana, thank you so much for this wonderful comment and compliment. Means so much to me. 💖

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  7. Navin dice:

    Beautiful lines & imagery…many congratulations dearest Jeff ✨❤️💫

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dearest Navin. Much love to you. 💖✨🤗🌹

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      1. Navin dice:

        You’re very welcome, dearest Jeff ✨❤️💫🤗🌺

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  8. Indeed, my friend. Beauty doth reside, in the heart. And your soul doth see it, from lovely vantage point! Blessings to you!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      That’s such a wonderful comment and compliment. Thank you so much, my friend! Many blessings to you.

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      1. arbind kumar dice:

        Beauty does reside in the heart . And in the nature . Either you see it from the tree top or from the forest floor — the fact remains the same . It is also our fault that we use to search beauty outside our heart . But fact is completely different . It resides deep beneath us . Anyway , you are the master of the poetry . And poetry likes your handwritings . Thanks !

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      2. You’re very welcome!

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  9. jonicaggiano dice:

    Very beautiful Jeff, you know how much I love nature and this piece certainly makes us realize what an important part of nature is in our lives as well as the deep memories that it can bring forth. In rare times we do literally feel that connection that we are all part of nature, Lovely writing Jeff. Congratulations Jeff on this latest publication. Hugs, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Joni. I do know how much you love nature, and am honored you feel this piece brings forth the importance of nature. That’s humbling. Many hugs and much love to you. xoxo

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        Your work is so lovely Jeff. Yes you wrote such a lovely piece about nature. It was truly beautiful. Sending you big hugs my friend. ❤️🤗🥰

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  10. judeitakali dice:

    A beautiful poem. I’ve emailed you mine Gabriella. Sorry for the delay.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you for the lovely comment and for being here, my friend.

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      1. judeitakali dice:

        You’re welcome.

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    2. Hi Jude, that’s ok. I emailed you back 🌸

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  11. Terveen Gill dice:

    This is so beautiful, Jeff. I love how you’ve given the forest the feel of a kingdom. It’s power and glory uplifts all who enter it. The imagery is wonderful. 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Terveen. Your perspective and words means a lot to me. ☺️

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      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        Ah! Just seeing this now, dear Cindy. Thank you for this lovely comment. I’m so happy that line resonated. Much love to you. 💖💖

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  12. Thought I responded here Jeff.
    Beautiful lines with a tribute to mother nature in all it’s glory.
    💖
    Loved these lines… «of the forest floor, coming alive, knowing beauty
    doth
    reside»

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I’m honored, Punam. Thank you so much, my dear friend! ❤️

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  13. Amazingly beautiful, Jeff! Many congratulations! ❤️

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  14. Gorgeous poem, full of tenderness and love for what is.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Shobana. Wishing you and yours a beautifully blessed holidays.

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      1. Thank you, Jeff. I hope you have a lovely time for the holidays too.

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      2. Jeff Flesch dice:

        Most welcome, Shobana. Always. Thank you so much, my dear friend.

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