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Sensate Exercise

Poetry Saves Lives — SUNFIRE — Six Senses Sensate Exercise Journaling Workshop, April 22, 2017                 (c) 2017 James Ciletti “Art is a spiritual ambassador.” Barbara Jatta, director, Vatican Art Museum My name is:_______________________________________and I am a Sunfire Writer. Welcome to … Continue reading

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I write the lips

I’m reading The Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen, number 13 in the Pocket Poet Series. The final poem in the book is entitled, The Are Not Many Kingdoms Left. The first line: I write the lips of the moon on … Continue reading

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Please close the window

“Honey look! The crab apple tree, all the pink blossoms.” “uh-huh, achoo.” “They’re so beautiful.” “uh-huh, achoooo!” “The window is blowing them into a pink shower.” “Ahooooooooooooooooo!”

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INCANDESENCE

Last evening I was attending a first literary event, called Incandesence, Burning Light of Sunfire Writers, at Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City, 45 miles south of Colorado Springs.  The Sunfire Writers are the men in our weekly Sunfire Writers … Continue reading

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At 6 a.m. This Snowy Daylight Dawning

Watching the terrible news of children gassed in Syria, I could not imagine the pain and grief of the father holding his four-old daughter, looking down at her, feeling her stiff and dead body, seeing lifeless eyes. Unable to write any … Continue reading

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Coo Cooo

Snow. We awaken to many inches of snow. And more swirling, slanting, sifting snow. Silence. White light. A snow blows the steaming breath of many gods . How silly of me. Not many gods. But a breath of one god — … Continue reading

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Mother’s Hand

Mother’s Hand (revised today, 4-3-2017) So much depends on shaking out wrinkles from this clean dry handkerchief, then laying out this white cloth onto the ironing board. As we lift the steam iron, so much depends on Mother’s hand on … Continue reading

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