Isak Dinesen

National Poetry Month and you would think I’d have these pages full of new poems. Each morning I put on the IEC, International Electrical contractor’s cap that my son, the electrician, gave to me, hoping that it would help ‘spark’ new words, but alas, I feel like the circuit breaker is broken and the electricity of language is. . .

So, this morning, as snow falls this April 23,
blankets white my green garlic shoots and
chills my hopes for a warm day,
I share these words from Isak Dinesen.

“Up in the high air you breathed easily, drawing in
a vital assurance and lightness of heart. In the highlands,
you woke up in the morning and thought,
‘here I am, where I ought to be’.”

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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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One Response to Isak Dinesen

  1. This is lovely!  Please post on facebook!

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