Arrangement

Arrangement

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


Arrangement

 

 

 

i've been Garfunkeled into solo retreat 

the bridge teetering in a sky of why

 

friendships trestle over blue waters

hands no longer shake

but wave goodbye----

 

notes sprinkled with salty tremor

the voice stolen by subjugate age

 

and then i listen to my own record

feel mislabeled

A.S.C.A.P. ways entitle me to sing to 

the moribund wind of change

 

i am the lessened spice of life

engaged to an ending

 

that comes all too soon

like a shotgun wedding. 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

8/1/15


© 2015 jacob erin-cilberto



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Jacob erin-cilberto,
"Arrangement" I like how you use the finality of age reality's starkness in contrast with "Bridge over troubled water" in this poem. In "The bridge" when times get rough..friends just can't be found.." to "Like a bridge..I will lay me down." Your message is strong in relation to the here and now; "bridge teetering..sky of why..hands no longer shake but wave goodbye.." The reality of this poem really gave me pause as I am no longer back in the Bridge over era myself. Going strong and willing to realize that humbleness in life reality is very good. I had the lyrics up as well and was comparing. Very fun experience. Blessings...............Kathy

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you so much for your kind words, Kathy...
j.
Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Heh Jacob, I hope you are doing good and find that the refreshing of spring is starting to become re.. read more
ending couplets are striking and powerful for me .. i feel sad with broken dreams, haunted by loss and wanting ... unfulfilled needs are not cherished .. and when it gets to late to tie hope to them .. we are undone ... i think a little Dillon is in these lines:
"A.S.C.A.P. ways entitle me to sing to
the moribund wind of change" ... but i'm not sure that he has turned the corner ;)
what a fine poem Jacob! leaves me sitting here drained ...
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review...E.
sorry it drained you, though.

j.
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

:) .... not to worry .. lots of good strong coffee in the larder ... and a dog that bends steel in h.. read more
WONDERFUL TRIP THROUGH MEMORIES TO THE FUTURE COMING...VERY WELL PENNED

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, jeannemarie.

j.
I have come to believe the more one feels like that
The more you have become you

And then its very much like a fine wine
Only few can learn of its value

So maybe engaged to a wiser phase of life
with much meaning and depth

I love it

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, Nisreenaa.

j.
I've yet to meet anyone where that song does not mean something significant in their lives. Reading your replies you were lucky. But that takes nothing away from this writing. It takes someone special to make even more out of the soundtrack of all our lives.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, Ken---i appreciate them much as i so respect your work and the way you wea.. read more
Love the play on the title and really enjoyed this entire piece, Jacob...I am a Simon and Garfunkel fan and love your reference to them and their music... but more so, I love the description of that ending relationship, whether it is with life, a business partner or a lover... also enjoyed your use of trestle as a verb...but, after the tears have dried let's hope we find something new...

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

two things started me writing poetry...my best friend in college, Jane, who was a wonderful poet, an.. read more
....................

2 Years Ago

That's awesome, Jacob...I have DVDs and CDs of their music but envy you that you got to see them liv.. read more
Like a bridge over troubled water.........

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

yes, like that...thank you, paul.

j.
this one strikes me as sad....

a kind of running out of time, feeling regrets at chances not taken....

and said so beautifully....

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, rubie...

j.
I can envision that swinging bridge and the holding on, the step by step to the other side...now there...
bid fear and mundane gone...lots new, maybe even self-seasoned..

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

love your insightful reply, Penlady...

thanks so much...i am enjoying reading your wo.. read more
Penlady

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jacob...it is indeed the give and take that makes sharing so worthwhile and, indeed again,.. read more
That bridge over troubled waters is a sturdy mo-fo.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

yes, it is...but even the most sturdy things....break over time.

thank you, Corset.

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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