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Published by Experiments in Fiction

Poetry is food for the soul. It is the rejuvenation of the heart and mind. And what could be better than poetry embracing nature and the emotions we feel as individuals. Jeff Flesch is a talented writer and very warm human being. I feel proud to call him a friend as well as a writer who gives himself to the writing craft – one hundred percent.

Words not only express themselves but also carry the thoughts and experiences of the writer who strings them together like an exquisite piece of jewelry. The beauty and luster often vary but the brilliance of creative expression leaves both the writer and reader in a state of literary contentment.

Colors – Smells – Flowers – Sky – Earth – Ocean – Trees

These are simply a few of the natural elements Jeff has structured his poetic pieces around.

But for me the most moving sentiments in this book are LOVE and HURT that often flow in cyclic patterns. Every poem has a life lesson to convey to the reader. The familiarity of life’s ups and downs is the strong connection the poet makes with the reader, and it remains untarnished till the end.

Who hasn’t loved?

Who hasn’t been hurt?

Who hasn’t found the courage to do it all over again?

Honesty and passion are trademarks of Jeff’s writing. Every poem has a few lines that reach out and embrace the reader, leaving them humbled or in a state of contemplation, giving solace or demanding attention to unresolved thoughts and feelings.

A few of my favorite poems from Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow:


Some lines that gripped me and have not left me since:

  • “A crestfallen star nestled in the moon’s heart”
  • “Have you ever tried to catch a glance of heaven? look around you now, and watch as the sun comes up inside your heart”
  • “Flowers bearing fruit of pain and hope both linger along my spine”
  • “Lingering in the shade, the shadows did always play with the wind, combined they set on us a grin wide and deep, like the love we felt for each other within”
  • “Love forms the center of our poetry”

My reflections on the beautiful poems are filled with hope, strength, and the will to understand that eternal bond between humans and nature. The knowing and not knowing, the flight into the realm of deep contemplation – and escape which is truly never possible. Love is the realization of being, it is the discovery of the self, and the magic two people are capable of sharing with each other.

Live. Stop. Love. Relish.

Nature presents us with the gifts of its magnificence. One must be open to the sights, sounds, and smells, and dwell upon the feelings which bring forth thought and contemplation where silence can be the greatest revelation. The healing ability of nature is unmatchable to any treatment or remedy. Sorrow can be beautiful especially when it ushers in strength.

Jeff Flesch has put his mind, heart and soul into his words, and they reflect the goodness and wisdom nestled deep inside him. The poet’s childhood, emotions, knowledge, and experiences peek out from the lines that are rhythmic and crisply written.

This poetry book is a wonderful read for anyone who wishes to know themselves better. I can guarantee a smile, a tear, a gentle nod, a sigh of relief. There’s a blooming garden of words and their fragrance is irresistible.

Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow will be officially releasing on September 1, 2022. It has been published by Experiments in Fiction. Please visit Develop. Inspire. Transform. to know more about Jeff Flesch and read his creative works.

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38 Comments on “Book Review of Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow by Jeff Flesch

  1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this gorgeous review, Terveen. I am beyond honored and humbled by your beautiful words. You are dear friend, and I appreciate you immensely. 🙏❤️

    • It was such a pleasure to write my thoughts and feelings, Jeff. Your poetry is beautiful, relatable, and inspiring. The reader always takes away some wisdom and emotion that lingers within offering much needed consolation. Thank you for being you and writing with such passion. 🙂

  2. How aptly you have described the author and his writing, Terveen. I love his writing too. Indeed his warmth is not only infectious but comes from a genuine place. I will definitely get his book. Let me go and check it out. Congratulations Jeff, and my sincere wishes for a very fruitful poetic journey.

  3. You truly did justice to Jeff’s work. Such a beautiful review with poingnent insights into his writing and character as a human being. I loved your words woven so beautifully!

    • Thank you so much, Cindy. I really appreciate it. Jeff’s writing is truly inspirational and deserves to be praised. Your words brightened my day. 🙂

  4. I always admire those people who can relate so much with nature. I mean a whole book of verse can be written entirely for natural scenery. Wish we love nature more and do less damage to it.

    • That’s the wholesome truth, Haoyan. Nature is so vast and the very reason for our existence. Yet we remain consumed with greed, negativity, and meaningless joy. Nature must be smirking in disappointment. Thank you for your thoughts. 🙂

  5. That’s a lovely review, Terveen! I hope I’d be able to read Jeff’s book soon. 😊

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