Rilke said

As the rain splashes my face I think of Rilke’s,
“most people don’t know how beautiful the world is
and how much magnificence is revealed in the tiniest things,
in some flower
(the rain drop on my nose)
in a stone, in tree bark, or in a birch leaf.
Adults, being preoccupied with business and worries and
tormenting themselves with all kinds of petty details, gradually lose
the very sight for these riches that children, when
they are attentive and good,
soon notice and love with all their heart.


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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1 Response to Rilke said

  1. Darling,

    I love this!

    The rain can be so lovely, or it can sadden us.  S o thank for bringing joy, once again, to my day just through your thoughtful consideration of the beauty of a day without sunshine!


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