Who Is Sitting In The Lawn Chair?

Freezing arctic winds,
Under eight inches of snow
Our yellow lawn chair —

Fremont Correction Facility presented Jim with the “Volunteer of the Year” award for his 160 sessions of the weekly creative writing workshops;

One of his writers recently had a story selected by Joyce Carol Oates for the PRISON NOIR anthology.

Jim took off the summer from writing to supervise remodeling the house but is working on the series of poems based on U.S. Mail services: First class, postage due, etc. AND the metaphorical series of poems, Naked Poems, Clothed, etc.

Gave a reading of Neruda’s poetry in the new Cheyenne Mountain Park, and a humorous reading of his own work to the Pikes Peak International Reading Association.

His poem, Don’t Rush Me is included in the anthology, Let The Clock Run Wild, stories and poems by Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers.

Chased away the deer, then the raccoons, then the squirrels, then hosed away the robins and finally said, enough is enough and harvested the wine grapes and made 3 gallons.

In progress, based on CBS Morning show, “Your World in 90 Seconds,” (actually rebelling on the arrogance of CBS to tell me what my 90 seconds of world is like — a rant of a poem.) OR a poem that is a rant against such blatant pandering to the audience and their arrogance to assume that what they define as my world is my world.


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 Who Is Sitting In The Lawn Chair?

  1. Hi Jim,
    Well it’s pretty obvious that I’m online now, just getting my feet wet 🙂 I like your blog__ I’m going to have to think perhaps about doing one myself.

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