the development of truth

the development of truth

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the development of truth

 

 

archaic innocence

is an old blemished photo

the faces, manipulated focus

 

we see what we see

and are what the technology assumes

the real skin a pattern of guilty hues

 

colors that show through the black and white images

reeling from a cold sun

and a lens of introspection.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

 

2/19/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Photos give me such nostalgia, I often wonder how true to form the photo is and the effect of modernity on such things...things seemed so much more innocent back then, guess they always do when time moves on and snaps images in changed tones and styles...makes me ponder on a lot of things...I felt this one Jacob...

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your thoughtful response to this piece, Poppy...

j.
Poppy Ruth Silver

8 Months Ago

My pleasure...
An artistic rendition of candid camera!

Regards,
Al

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

that was a funny show..alan funt.thank you, Al.
j.
What do we see when we look at the old photos in an album? Can we really tell who the people were and the character they had? The camera DOES lie no matter what the old saying tells us. Smiling faces in a photo were not necessarily happy people. The truth is what we want to believe I suppose. You always make me think, Jacob. Lydi**

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you, Lydi...i appreciate your visits, insights and friendship.

j.
wow !!
what an intelligent writing.
very beautiful, and interesting work
you have taken us on simply a different level

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Apoorva...
j.
"the development of truth" has got me off and thinking ... nice title/poem connection .. the old black and whites vs the real colors ...brilliant ...simply brilliant .. and closing on the dread introspective light of a cold sun .. the lens capturing all ...hmmmmm jacob, my friend ...do find a good reason to laugh out loud today!! ;))
E.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, E.
j.
Your poetry always carries depth of emotion Jacob. I love this. ~Sharon

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you, Sharon.
j.
we see what we see
and are what the technology assumes
the real skin a pattern of guilty hues

Brilliant Jacob! We don't see that innocence because maybe it doesn't exist anymore. It has been manipulated out of focus. Out of the picture. And all that remains are the guilty hues. Loved it.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

love your insights, DIVYA...
thank you

j.
DIVYA

8 Months Ago

You are welcome :)
'A pattern of guilty hues'. Grand. A smartly put piece on the whole. Nice share :) I.I.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, I.I.

j.
Isabella Ivy

8 Months Ago

Any time! :)
nice metaphor j on how we see things like a camera which only captures what we want to see. and yes its the developing stage that can distort the truth.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

thank you for your words, andrew.
j.
the reality and truth of who we are... we maybe caught in an instance in time, but we change, as the world around us changes... our understanding of everything also changes as we (if we use good methods, science) interact with the world around us... but the real test of who we are and will become is found mainly in our deeds that can be caught in black and white or in the videos of today.. introspection is worthwhile, but needs more if it is to accurately photograph who we have become, over time, frame by frame..

you amaze me Jacob in your ability to write such wonderful poems that get me to delve into the mystery of your metaphors and imagery... your poetry keeps me engaged, thank you..

redzone

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

i really appreciate what you say...both the insights, and the flattering comments...thank you, Curt... read more

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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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