strange artistry

strange artistry

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


strange artistry

 

 

 

strange contraptions

your scissor lips

slice the throat of my meanings

 

conceptual longing

to kiss the themes from your sharply

bladed words

 

silence is blood soaked and serrated

awkward cut,

i'm bleeding you out

 

a pale impression

left

of a papier mache  heart.

 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

4/30/16


© 2016 jacob erin-cilberto



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Amazing use of words my friend. So many statements stood out.
"silence is blood soaked and serrated
awkward cut,
i'm bleeding you out"
To bleed out can be needed in some situation. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you again for your very kind words, Coyote...

j.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
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Jacob...amazing piece of work! Damn...

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jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

you are so kind, lynn, thank you.

j.
Ah, misunderstandings.....silence can kill any relationship, but when words are spoken and then misinterpreted, there is an apocalypse ahead. I liked the reference to a papier-mâché heart....truly "chewed paper" is what the heart becomes after a bad relationship. You seem to have an unending supply of inspiration. Your poetry is always fresh and interesting, Jacob. Kudos to you. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, my friend.

j.
Pryde Foltz

2 Years Ago

Hi Jacob ... you account is showing as closed. The pop-up thing as been a bother but does seem to be.. read more
Love all the "S" words alliteration thru-out this piece..harsh words can indeed cut like a Serrated blade to the heart a nd silence can be just as painful ..best write..

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your really kind review. Fran Marie.

j.
At once empathy for both parties -- a tricky balance you have struck here.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, KL...

j.
Reflection of your muse, through a soiled lookingglass.

Your perceptions dice my intentions.
Still, I want to hold you quietly.
You writhe against my silence.
A ghost of love past.


Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, Valormore.

j.
Sometimes we do feel weak wheh it comes to heart issues. Anything coming from someone we care for is effective to us- might cut or heal us, but silence is also like a sharp blade just like the hurting words.
Excellent metaphors! Thank you for sharing your talent with us, sir.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your very kind words, Dhaye.
j.
an endless fount of poet's blood

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Ed.

j.
Anyone need a bandage?

In the incongruent atmosphere of love sometimes bleeding is a necessity.

Regards,
Al

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

yes, sometimes it is...

thank you, Al.

j.
I'm speechless and envious of your ability to produce these time and again, with a new twist or metaphor each time.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Jan...

j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
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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