Neruda words

As I looked out of the window at 5 AM this morning, and saw a light blanket of snow, I remembered these words from Neruda’s Ode to a Naked Beauty.   (And I ask, Is not the world a naked beauty? A after all Mother Nature hides nothing —  as well as you.)

“It is not so much light

that falls all over the world

extended by your body

its blanketing snow

as brightness, pouring out of you

as if you were

burning inside.

Under your skin the moon is alive.”


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 Neruda words

  1. This is lovely, and so are you, my darling!

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