under an open sun…by Jeff Flesch

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under an open sun…

by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor
site: Develop. Inspire. Transform

I rise from the depths of the sea, surmising  all
I’ve seen, in-between the pain handed down,
and the joy,
drowned

into
a special
place in my heart,
conveying
the
current reality, stark,
at times

as dreams
go by, while we watch from the
sidelines

thinking much, clouds float under the breath of
an open gust, taking me on a journey
back to an open heart

where
there
is trust,
as love bourgeons
under an open sun…

@Jeff Flesch

Jeff grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where he works in Educational Leadership. Jeff’s interests and passions include personal and professional development, developing new ways to increase access to higher education, and creating inspiration, transformation, and more equity throughout society. You can read more of Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.

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52 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. The beginning’s quite wonderful and the end just even more liberating. Love is all we need for a better life. What a great imagery and a strong-worded message, my friend Jeff. Amazing! 👏💕🌟🌟💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      A beautiful comment that touches my heart. Thank you so much, Lamittan. Your support and kindness are very important to me. 💖💖

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      1. It’s quite encouraging to hear you say these, Jeff. You’re most welcome, of course you always are. 💖💕💖

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  2. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is lovely Jeff. It takes us on a journey of different times and thoughts. Beautiful! ❤️🦋❤️🥰

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Aww, thank you so much, dear Joni! That you found the poem beautiful makes my heart very happy.💖🌻🌹💝

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        ❤️🤗🦋🥰

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  3. Sadje dice:

    Really awesome poem Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      That you found the poem awesome, means the world to me. Thank you so much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje dice:

        You’re maturing into a wonderful poet my friend

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  4. Timothy Price dice:

    Beautiful poem, Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Tim.

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  5. abvr dice:

    where
    there
    is trust,
    as love bourgeons
    under an open sun…

    Nature would be so impressed and appreciate these beautiful end lines
    Reminds me of the flamboyant tree when it blooms with a flame red flowers under the sun

    Melancholy taking on a majestic journey.
    Wonderful offerings Jeff ♥♥

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Good evening to you, my dear Abi. Thank you from my whole heart for this most lovely comment. Your perspective always means so much to me. I love your lines about the flamboyant tree. That’s so lovely. Have a wonderful evening, my dearest friend. 💝💝

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      1. abvr dice:

        I’m always challenged and delighted to form a perspective of your poetry. I often don’t know if I’m hitting target. For many years i lived very close to a flamboyant tree which bloomed majestically in our tropical summer.
        Enjoy the rest of your day my dear. Thank you♥♥

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  6. Michele Lee dice:

    This poem has a peaceful meditative quality to it. A long exhale of what we cannot control and a breathing in of beauty, acceptance, and love. 💓

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I love your reflection, Michele. Those exhales are so important, as is breathing into beauty, acceptance, and love. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely reflection. 💖

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      1. Michele Lee dice:

        My pleasure! 💖

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  7. Absolutely wonderful, Jeff. Great start to my morning.💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Grace. Thank you so much, my dear friend. 💖

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      1. I sure did. Always a pleasure.💕

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  8. Gorgeous verse and image, Jeff, always enjoy reading your works here! ❣️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Tricia! That is super meaningful to me. 💝

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  9. Wonderful imagery, Jeff! ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dear Punam! 💖

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      1. My pleasure. ❤️

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  10. K.Hartless dice:

    What a pure journey back to that place of openness. I love how patient the speaker is waiting for the clouds to drift then back. Thank you for sharing this journey. The title speaks volumes as well.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, K. Your insights into my poem are always so lovely to read. I appreciate you, my friend. 💜

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  11. the pain handed down,
    and the joy,
    drowned

    I could linger for long with these words before moving on to the full poetry – brought up layers of resonance within, how beautifully you describe the nature of rising up from the depths of our being, and then being carried to the openness in our pure loving heart – just such a joy to read and be with your poem.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I’m always so delighted to read your reflections of my poems, Pragalbha. You’ve reflected back an understanding here that resonates deeply with me, and connects to this poem at an experiential level, which makes my evening. Thank you so much, my dear friend. 🙏💛

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      1. Smiles, and absolutely my pleasure and happiness Jeff :)))

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  12. Ingrid dice:

    Hope, trust and love burgeoning under an open sun: how wonderful 🌄

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid! ☺️

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  13. parikhit dice:

    These lines, «as dreams
    go by, while we watch from the
    sidelines» and the ones that follow have so much hope and happiness.
    Things may be stark when we look back at the time that was but the sun will shine forth, like it always does 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      A wonderfully insightful comment, Parikhit. I completely agree. Thank you for sharing your reflection and for being here. ☺️

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      1. parikhit dice:

        It is always a pleasure 🙂

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  14. love the dreamy journey of this meditative poem to start my morning meditation with Jeff!

    💖💖💖

    «thinking much, clouds float under the breath of
    an open gust, taking me on a journey
    back to an open heart»

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Aww, I’m so happy this is so; thank you so much, my dearest Cindy! I’m elated to know this poem resonated and was a nice fit for your morning meditation. Honored. 💖

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      1. Your words and presence are always gifts I hold close to my heart. You’re most welcome my friend and thanks again. 💖💖

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  15. Beautiful descriptions here, Jeff. It takes you to a different sun, I think:)

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      That’s such a lovey comment; thank you so much, Shobana. I’m always honored to read from you. ☺️

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      1. And the same here, Jeff. Honored to read your lovely poems too.

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  16. Jane Aguiar dice:

    Beautiful poem! Love, acceptance and pain. It’s part of life, Jeff!

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  17. I love how you rise from «the joy drowned» in the depths of the sea….to witnessing where
    «here
    is trust,
    as love bourgeons
    under an open sun…» Your journey between the depths and the open sky is so gracefully written, so deliciously woven with love and the acceptance that pain is part of it too..but love and trust in the end, flourishes in reward.,,,Just beautiful Jeff..🌹

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      What a delightful reflection, dear Karima. You see it so clearly, as always. It is so true to me that pain is a part of it, yet love always lives inside of the pain too. Always there, as you write. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this lovely reflection, my dear friend. 🌹

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  18. Terveen Gill dice:

    So beautiful, Jeff. «Back to an open heart.» That is a powerful thought and line. Congratulations on giving hope to so many with your words. 🙂

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