Cosmos Within by Jeff Flesch

A water painting of lilac colored flowers against green foliage
Photo by manychoice, Pixabay

I sit, knees and hands folded

end over end

awaiting the cosmos to appear

within

my heart, a flower blooming

in the vacuum of space and time

a riddle, when chasing

the flickering mind

yet, if we stop to realize

a resemblance arises of the trees

and the breeze

and, of something far grander than

anything seen

in between

the you that is me

-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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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s poetry captures those private and sacred moments of turning within. The universe listens to the softest longings of our hearts. Making sense of who and why we are. The mind and heart are often in conversation and many times finding resolution can be difficult. But believing that there’s more to the equation and that we’re variables existing together can be a reassurance that only the cosmos can offer.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you always, Terveen. Your reflection and acknowledgment are gorgeous. I’m honored.

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  2. Gorgeous, Jeff. Love it.💕👏👏👏💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, dear Grace. 💞

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      1. You’re so welcome .💕

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  3. Beautifully written as always, Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Shobana.

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  4. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem Jeff. Congratulations

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so very much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always my pleasure

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  5. Beautiful and spiritual. I could imagine you sitting in the Lotus position and meditating on the intricacies of the universe. Wonderful!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Oh, and that is just so; thank you so much, Dawn!

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  6. jonicaggiano says:

    This is lovely Jeff. There are so many questions unanswered but some day my friend we will have all the answers. Beautifully written.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Ahhh, I love that; thank you so much, my dear friend, Joni. Hugs, love, and blessings to you.

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  7. Such a spiritual write, Jeff and I love that pic. ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Punam. Ah, I love that pic too. ❤️

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      1. You are welcome. ❤️

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  8. Such a gorgeous description of meditating on the cosmos within. I see you visually and also very spiritually. Just a lovely write Jeff, touching the transcendent moments in our lives.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Aww, that’s such an awesome reflection, and acknowledgment. It is such a gift to sit and contemplate the many unknowns, and to see what is delivered. Thank you so much, Karima.

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  9. michnavs says:

    This is truly beautiful Jeff

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so very much, Mich.

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  10. K.Hartless says:

    I love the discovery of sameness and grandness. Wonderful, Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      It is so much fun to contemplate the many paradoxes in life, to see them, experience them, and to know they are truly the same. Thank you kindly, K.

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      1. K.Hartless says:

        Indeed. When we allow the impossible to be possible. That may very well be the definition of magic. ✨

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  11. Beautiful poem as always, my dear friend! I love the flow and the end how it comes back to the love one can see in themselves. 💞💞🙏 Congratulations 🎊🎉 too!! 🤗💖

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s such a lovely reflection, my dear friend. Thank you so much always! 💞💞🙏💖🤗

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  12. A deep and profound poem Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Dominic!

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      1. My pleasure Jeff!

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  13. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful and moving, Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid!

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  14. Navin says:

    Such a beautiful & spiritual poem ✨❤️💫

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, dearest Navin. ✨🌹❤️

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      1. Navin says:

        It’s my pleasure, dearest Jeff ✨💟✨

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  15. Such a beautiful poem Jeff and the magic that happens if we sit long enough to listen with our heart!
    💖 love it!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Aww, yes, that’s exactly it. Lovely. Thank you so much, Cindy. 💖

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  16. Harshi says:

    Absolutely splendid!

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