Touch and Taste by Jeff Flesch

A painting of green grasslands, trees, a river and mountains in the backdrop
Photo by Agnali, Pixabay

every little touch, and taste

takes me

to another place

desire afire, living inside the tranquility of the seas

with dark blue and indigo too

a backdrop of the love inside our truth

they live in the skies burnt amber, and copper

filled jewels, raining down love on me and you

-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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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Awesome poem Jeff. Congratulations

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so very much, Sadje.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome

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  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s poetry transports the reader to places and times that are significantly bound to the senses. One often notices that certain memories are linked to particular tastes, smells, and sounds. And the wonderful line – “a backdrop of the love inside our truth” is a brilliant way of expressing that not all truths are the same and the meanings they bear are sacred to the ones who have found them. A wise and charming piece of writing.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Terveen. Words cannot fully describe how meaningful it is to be a part of MadticadoresIndia, nor the depth of appreciation I have for you.

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  3. Amber says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful poem, I always enjoy reading your work, Jeff.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I’m honored to know this, Amber. Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. abvr says:

    You evoke feelings (set in mesmerizing settings,) of deja vu.
    Flashbacks – of familiar tastes and colours of love you touch and describe, in a gentle wistfulness and poignancy; penned with a vast emotional range.
    Charming indeed ❤❤

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Good morning to you, my dear Abi. Thank you always for your deep reflections and resonance with my work. It’s always such an honor for me to read from you. ♥️♥️

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      1. abvr says:

        Good morning Jeff. I’m pleased to read your appreciation. Thank you. Wishing you a good night’s rest. ❤❤

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  5. K.Hartless says:

    A sensory feast. Wonderful, Jeff. 💜

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you kindly, K. 💜

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  6. beth says:

    the lovely jewels of love

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Yes! Thank you so much, Beth.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. You are making my mouth water with your colors in this one, Jeff..”dark and Indigo too” “burnt amber and copper” Such beautiful visuals you paint..high on love and Nature!! Gorgeous!! Congratulations!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Karima. I love to contemplate all of nature’s vastness, and the many shades and colorful hues we are gifted. I’m so happy to know you enjoyed it! 🤗❤️

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  8. Cassa Bassa says:

    Our senses have memories which our mind cannot deny.

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  9. jonicaggiano says:

    I love your use of metaphors here Jeff, just a beautiful piece about a love that is not easily described, a special love. Beautiful! Big hugs my friend!

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  10. Such a sensory delight, Jeff! ❤️

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  11. beautifully painted in words and paired perfectly with that awesome picture you chose!
    💖

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Backdrop of love in our truth, love this line, it resonates with me, and you wrote a beautiful, luscious poem! Congratulations 🎉🎊 my friend!!

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