Night Tide by Jeff Flesch

The sunset night scene of a house and a monolith rock by the shore of the sea with a fiery sky in the background
Photo by Pezibear, Pixabay

I alight on a star

it’s farther than I’ve ever been before

a thousand miles away from you

I transfix my eyes

on all the galaxies next door

while knowing

they are reminiscent of a time before

our love was larger than the sun in the sky

within my heart you always did shine

like a star

I hang my hopes and dreams

on the moon

while I recline

into your arms, awaiting the night of the morning tide

-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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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s poetry travels far beyond the world we know. The stars, the moon, the sun, and the tides that rise and fall beneath the cosmic trance. Love can’t be contained and these beautiful words liberate the heart from difficult bondages. “I hang my hopes and dreams on the moon” – this line indulges my senses to dive into a shimmering pool of belief – love makes all things possible. I’ll gaze at the moon with different eyes tonight.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Terveen. Your reflection and acknowledgment is the highlight of my day. Being here is an honor.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. beautiful jeff!! loved the thoroughness in each and every line!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Aww, I’m so happy you enjoyed it; thank you so much, my friend!

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  3. Sadje says:

    A wonderful and magical poem Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s so kind, and meaningful to me; thank you so much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always my pleasure

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  4. Mike U. says:

    “I hang my hopes and dreams / on the moon…” The moon is a wise and kind caretaker of our hopes and dreams. This is such a tranquil poem, Jeff–a love that transcends the entire universe. Well done, my friend! 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I completely agree with you about the moon, Mike. I love the moon. Thank you so much for this lovely reflection and acknowledgment, my friend. 😊

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  5. Gorgeous piece, Jeff. Love it.💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, dear Grace. I’m so happy and honored to know you loved it. 💞

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      1. Always a pleasure, my dear friend.💕

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  6. Such an eloquent write Jeff 💙

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Radhika. 💙

      Like

  7. Daphny Aqua says:

    This is so dreamy and ah what a great way to use the moon star and the morning tide, I simply loved it dear Jeff. I think this is one of your best yet. ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Awww, that’s so kind and lovely to read this afternoon, dear Daphny. I’m honored, humbled, and so grateful to you and for you. Thank you so much, my dear friend. ❤️❤️

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        You’re most welcome, my friend! 🤗❤️

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  8. Ingrid says:

    So beautiful, Jeff – congratulations!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid! ✨✨

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Michele Lee says:

    The idea of other galaxies holding history, a time before, is a beautiful and intriguing concept. 🌌 A lovely poem, Jeff. ✨

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I love to contemplate all we don’t know. So much more than we know. Thank you for this lovely reflection, Michele. 💞🌳✨

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      1. Michele Lee says:

        Endless things to ponder and write about. ✨ Indeed a fun exploration! You are welcome, Jeff. 🌳✍🏻💖✍🏻🌳

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  10. K.Hartless says:

    A love transformed that still remains. The last lines show patience and a love that is mature enough to tackle the turning tides.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you kindly for this gorgeous reflection, K. You’ve made my evening. 💜

      Liked by 1 person

      1. K.Hartless says:

        🦋you’re very welcome. Thanks for these wise words.

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  11. What a beautiful and romantic poem! Well written my friend!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Dominic! Your support is so amazing! I’m grateful!

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      1. My pleasure Jeff!

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  12. A beautiful poem, Jeff!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Dawn!

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  13. jonicaggiano says:

    K. Hartless and Terveen summed the beauty of this poem so perfectly Jeff. What an amazing way to express such deep love that it’s without earthly borders. Another stunning piece my friend. Big hugs and love, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Joni. I’m always so grateful to you and for you. Big hugs and much love to you. Have a gorgeous weekend, my friend.

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        Thank you Jeff I feel the same way. I love reading you as it is a blessing. You write so beautifully. Big hugs and love to you and your family Jeff. Enjoy your weekend. I am grateful to have your friendship. ❤️

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  14. Navin says:

    Such a beautiful poem…keep expressing, dearest Jeff ✨❤️💫🤗

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, dearest Navin. 🌹❤️✨🥰

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Navin says:

        You’re welcome, dearest Jeff ✨❤️💫🥰

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  15. Wow, that must be some star to alight, Jeff. Its brilliance is shining the world over!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Wow! That’s so lovely to read. Thank you so much, Shobana!

      Like

  16. sunisanthosh says:

    This is immensely an alluring poem. 👏

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  17. Jeff I wouldn’t even find enough words to describe how sweet and charming this piece is. The descriptions are on point and the feeling this creates is inexplicably great. Oh I love it, my dear friend. ❤❤❤

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  18. awaiting the night of the morning tides… absolutely lovely.

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  19. Such a beautiful poem Jeff.
    I particularly love this last stanza!
    “I hang my hopes and dreams

    on the moon

    while I recline

    into your arms, awaiting the night of the morning tide”

    Beautiful! 💖💖🌹

    Liked by 1 person

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