Winter Blossoms by Jeff Flesch

The painting of a wilting red rose with winter frost upon it against a light blue backdrop
Photo by Joggie, Pixabay

I wake up

and walk along the lonely trail

made out of

crushed fragments of love

for sale

dwindling

in the night sky

these eyes

try

to make sense out of the pain

cascading like a river

from

the fingertips of the giver

a silent witness

and, an ever present gift

the red sandstone

mistress

of love

blossoming in the winter

-JEFF FLESCH

Jeff Flesch lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and was voted the 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month for January and February. He is also the Author of #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, is a Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and is also a monthly contributor to two online publications, MasticadoresIndia and MasticadoresUSA. You can read more of Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s tender writing reveals the frosty mood of winter. There’s definitely a touch of melancholy in the frigid air, but love and its warmth can persist in the harshest conditions. The symbolic blooming of the blossoms shows that nothing can erode a strong bond of affection. Its presence being the very essence of hope and persistence.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you always for your lovely words, constant support, and friendship, Terveen. It’s an honor to be here, and to know you.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Grace. 💞

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  2. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem Jeff. Congratulations on publication ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Sadje. 😍

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure dear friend

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  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Lovely writing Jeff, your words provoking images and beauty of course. Happy Wednesday and blessings to you! Hugs and love, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, and always, Joni. Many blessings, hugs, and love to you too.

      Like

  4. Michele Lee says:

    The “for sale” line was a surprising switch. Beauty and melancholy in this poem. 💖

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I’m delighted it surprised you. Thank you so much, Michele. 💖

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Cassa Bassa says:

    Love the contrast created and how it affects the mood.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Cassa.

      Like

  6. beth says:

    warm and cold at the same time – well done, Jeff –

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you always, Beth.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Wow! Amazing poem Jeff! Loved reading it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I’m glad! Thank you so much, Dominic!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Lovely poem, Jeff!

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  9. I think you have reached poetry mastery Jeff.. beautiful words discrete without understanding …. for this mistress anyway.
    💗

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  10. haoyando says:

    “to make sense out of the pain”… So true. We’ve all done that and we can come to something if we are lucky. I think doing laundry is a useless suffering for a Saturday …

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  11. Stunningly beautiful, Jeff, and Congratulations!

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  12. Very beautiful, Jeff, and you end on absolutely killer lines!!

    “the red sandstone

    mistress

    of love

    blossoming in the winter”

    So good!! Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

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