Ravens Flying On Wings by Jeff Flesch

the curtains, pulled tight, made of silk, and

reminiscent of the night, reminds me of

a time, before transgression,

and

possessions of body and mind,

the duality of all, a

kind, and

gentle love…

rich as the heavens are deep, broad, and

glistening, ravens flying on wings

of courage

seep

into time

fleeting, yet still believing in romance, past,

present, and future,

circumstances…

feeling the sheets in-between the dream, you

call to see, sighing, and relying on the

breadth

of a love you’ve created with me, a

plea, to be

free…

-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. Visit Develop. Inspire. Transform. to read more of his thoughts and writing.

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s poetry is more than just lines with beautiful meaning. It is a series of vivid images that linger through the mind and capture the heart’s deepest fears and desires. As I glance out the window, I wish to see the ravens flying on wings of courage. My soul hopes to be as fearless and free as they are. This is an ode to love and the wondrous creation that we long to thrive in.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      What a wonderful comment, thank you so much, Terveen. It is such an honor to be here and to work with you, and the rest of the wonderful team here at MasticadoresIndia. I feel blessed every day.

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  2. Such a beautiful poem Jeff as we unveil the hidden exposing the true essence of love. Love the metaphor of the sheets and the open hearted vision of staying open to growing with the power and insight of the Raven so powerful as you fly even higher my friend. !
    💖🌈🌟

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Aww, thank you so much, dearest Cindy! You are so kind, and your support and friendship mean the world to me. Have a blessed day, my dear friend. 💝🌹✨🌷

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      1. It’s a pleasure my dear friend. Hugs and love and I truly feel the same. Blessed and thanks so! 💖💖🌷🌈🌈😘

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  3. This, oh this is such a magical representation of love. Jeff, your poetry never disappoints, my friend. You’re a good master of the evocative use words, and it makes your poetry striking and outstanding. Keep up the good work, friend. 🤗💖💖

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Oh, what a wondrous comment, my dear friend, Lamittan. Your unwavering support is so meaningful to me. Thank you so much. 💖💖

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      1. You’re most welcome, Jeff. My heart truly goes out for your writings. Keep the lamp burning. 🤗💖💖

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  4. Mike U. says:

    Those ravens… Like Terveen said, I, too, wish to be as courageous and fly with strength and power. You’ve got a deft touch when it comes to describing love, Jeff. Yet another brilliant piece of writing, good sir! 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s so kind of you, Mike. I feel blessed that we have connected, and thank you for this lovely comment and the support. Means a lot to me.😊

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  5. Sadje says:

    What a beautiful poem full of lovely imagery.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I’m always honored when one of my poems resonates with you, Sadje. Thank you so much, my dear friend.

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      1. Sadje says:

        They are beautiful poems and endear themselves to many Jeff. You’re growing so much as a poet.

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        1. Jeff Flesch says:

          Oh, thank you, Sadje. That makes my day. ❤️

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        2. Sadje says:

          You’re welcome my friend

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  6. Wow! Superb poem my friend! Your poems have this transcendental quality, which is so vast and original! My mind travels so much with your sentences! Really deep thoughts! And it all stems from your understanding of love!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Your comment is so wonderful and meaningful to me, Dominic. Thank you so much!!

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      1. You’re most welcome Jeff!

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  7. Navin says:

    Oh wow, what a beautiful & rhythmic poem…I was almost singing your lines…meaningful & deep write…lovely imagery…many congratulations to you, dearest Jeff ✨❤️💫

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Oh, that is so lovely to know; thank you from the bottom of my heart, dearest Navin. 💖🌷✨🌻

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      1. Navin says:

        You’re welcome dearest Jeff ✨❤️💫🤗

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  8. “ravens flying on wings

    of courage

    seep

    into time”
    How lovely, Jeff! You create wonderful imagery. ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Ah! I’m so happy that you enjoyed this poem, and that those lines in particular resonated, Punam. Thank you so much, my dear friend. 💖

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      1. Thoroughly enjoyed it, Jeff and my utmost pleasure. ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Beth. 💖

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  9. How graceful the flight of the raven, so free with not a care to entrap them. Just gorgeous poetry that captivates the mind and endows love.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Oh, what a wonderufl comment and compliment, Shobana. I’m honored and grateful. Thank you so much, my dear friend.

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  10. The gentleness and the powerful feeling – how you weave both together, how you bring Love magically alive! Courage, freedom, love seeping into our being – another amazing poem!!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s such a wondrous comment, Pragalbha. It’s always an honor and privilege to read your reflections and the way you resonate with my poems. A joy to me. Thank you so much, my dear friend!!

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      1. You are very welcome my friend, it is my pleasure always.

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  11. Michele Lee says:

    A beautiful and romantic poem with a gentle pace. Lovely! 💘

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s so kind, thank you so much Michele! 💖

      Liked by 1 person

  12. jonicaggiano says:

    Truly a lovely piece with such beautiful imagery. Sadness expressed so beautifully about a lost love, the act of remembering. lovey Jeff xoxoxo Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s so lovely of you to write, thank you so much, Joni. xoxoxo

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  13. Passionate poem, hints of the forbidden… full of emotion!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      How lovely of you to write and to visit and read my poem. Thank you so much, Lisa!

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  14. always lyrical and a pleasure to read ❤

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Tram. ❤️

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