Robin’s Holy Nest

Robin’s Holy Nest
Journal Note. 5:30 PM, May 27, 2017
In our crab apple tree, this robin on a branch pinches grasses in its beak, then hops into seclusion of covering leaves; among leaves she pops up her head and still holds the mustache of grasses in her beak. She looks this way and that, then hops deeper into the tree, out of sight, into her own sanctuary.
Even though, just as no one has taught her how to make a nest of mud and grass; no one has taught her how to lay eggs and sit on them to hatch; no one has taught her how to dig worms and feed her babies; so too, no one has to teach or tell her that in her own being is a holiness with its own theology and godliness; and every moment of her wing or ground time, her every being is a prayer. Amen.


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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