Snow on the Blossom

Heart String

This
is
a
string
of words unspooling from
my
heart
to
yours.

Last night’s snow covers the
blooming blossoms. Once
opened, the blossom never
returns to the close fisted bud.

It either dies, fruitless, or
sheds off the cold and snow —
as does the heart, once opened to love,
cuts its loss, and loves you forever.

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About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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