poplar seed by Jeff Flesch

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poplar seed

by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor
site: https://jeffflesch.com/

the apple orchard
lives along the shadows
of a love that lingers

sometimes in the gallows

of a destiny told to me
once upon a story made we

a poplar seed

clear and concise
like the apples we cut and slice

a sprinkling of cinnamon takes two
seconds more

for the answers live within your heart
which I’ve always adored

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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  1. Ingrid dice:

    Delightful poem, Jeff: congratulations!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid!

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  2. Such a sweet and beautiful poem, Jeff. Love it.💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you kindly, dear Grace. 💞

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      1. My pleasure.💕🙏💕

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  3. Beautiful imagery Jeff and your resounding message of love 💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Cindy! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. 💞

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      1. Totally! 💖💖👏👏

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  4. michnavs dice:

    Wow, the line breaks are so on point Jeff…

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I’m elated to know you think so; thank you so much, Mich.

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  5. This is truly beautiful and captivating. Reminiscence of the past and optimism of the future. Touches the soil with tones of joy. Amazing, Jeff. I’ve always turned to Jeff for poetry that truly touches the heart. 👏👏💖💖🌺

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Aww, that’s so delightful to read. I’m honored. Thank you so much, dear Lamittan. 💖💖

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      1. You’re very much welcome, dear.

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  6. Sadje dice:

    A delightful, wholesome poem Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje dice:

        You’re very welcome

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  7. abvr dice:

    Delicious , and I say this in praise of the baker in the poet.
    Apple strűdel pie is deliciously flavored with those sprinkles of cinnamon, best eaten warm with a blob of ice cream.

    Most endearing though, is the care, despite all the difficulties, given to the apple orchard.
    A love of pruning, then yielding an abundant harvest.
    This love from the heart, serves desert.

    Exquisite and delicate Poetry Jeff ♥♥

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      What an exquisite reflection and acknowledgment. It fills the heart and touches the soul. Thank you so much, dear Abi. You honor me, and I am ever so grateful. ♥️♥️

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      1. abvr dice:

        It makes the heart feel good reading your response Jeff♥♥.
        I’m so happy my words had this effect.
        The honor, you deserve.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I appreciate the share, Ned. Thank you.

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  8. Terveen Gill dice:

    A delicious concoction of thoughts, experiences, and feelings. I love cinnamon. It deserves the extra effort. A lovely poem, Jeff. 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Terveen. I completely agree with you about cinnamon. Always worth the extra effort. ☺️

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  9. Virginia Mateias dice:

    This is just beautiful, Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Virginia!

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  10. This is a delightful poem Jeff, with the gentle sweetness of Love and the aromas of apple cinnamon bringing it alive. Such beautiful imagery you create!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I’m elated you enjoyed the pairing of the apples with Love in this one. I adore apples and their myriad flavors, scents, shapes, sizes, and colors. They are a bounty of deliciousness. Thank you so much for this lovely reflection, Pragalbha.

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  11. Michele Lee dice:

    A sweet subject and sweet lines! 🍎🌳💖 Lovely writing, Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you so much, Michele! 🍎💖🌳

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  12. K.Hartless dice:

    The heart of the apple is often neglected, and I love how your piece pays homage to it, those tiny seeds no longer forgotten. The start of so many good things, and your piece reminds me of that. Here’s to a summer with lots of seeds that find fruition and some cinnamon sprinkles. on top. 💜

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      I always look forward to reading your reflections, K. They are insightful and inspiring. Thank you for always being here, and for sharing yourself so freely. 💜

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      1. K.Hartless dice:

        It happens so easily with certain people.l, and I’m grateful each time. So glad to be connected with you. 💜

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  13. jonicaggiano dice:

    Beautifully written Jeff. Brilliant imagery and love. Congratulations and another gorgeous poem. 🦋❤️ Big hugs,
    Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Joni. Always so grateful to you, and for you. Big hugs. ❤️🦋

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        You are always very welcome. I love reading your work. ❤️🦋

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  14. Jaya Avendel dice:

    Loving the refreshing imagery and feeling in this piece! ❤

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Jaya! ❤️

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  15. Belladonna dice:

    Perfect poem for the warm beautiful weather💖💖💖💖🙏🏽

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Aww, thank you so much, Belladonna. 💖💖💖💖🙏

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  16. Beautiful poem Jeff! You have expressed your love for life so well here!

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