when the audio is experiencing technical difficulties

when the audio is experiencing technical difficulties

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


when the audio is experiencing technical difficulties


tried to articulate,
but you know us old poets

good at the page,
but tongue-tied and at rage
when the verbalization stagnates
they eyes meet in a stutter

and words seem like foreign objects
flying around as unidentified
mute aliens...

tried to articulate,
but just got a day older
more silent
and less aware of who i used to be
when the words were friendly variables

of an equation i could easily solve.




erin-cilberto
4/10/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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I seek my peace with what I've got,
Fingertips fly, but tongue does not!
Ahhhh, there's the rub...
" The eyes meet in a stutter"- home-run line! Love this poetic expression- perfect in all it's parts.

Posted 5 Months Ago


I have not experienced spoken word poetry, but have had the "pleasure " of public speaking at times. Your written words speak volumes!

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Mary.
I spent many years doing Blues Poetry with a Clarinetist.. read more
I love this poem because it complicates that space between spoken word poetry and written poetry. A difference persists between various forms of enunciation of a poem, and it discusses these elements pretty well.

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Crimson_ish.
j.
when the words were friendly variables of an equation I could easily solve.

BRILLIANT! Oh that the words would be so kind in age as they were in our thoughtful and em-brazened youth

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, SM.
j.
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Pax
i can relate to this on the bases of my stage fright... it is never easy to overcome that, it takes long process of practice... anyways, i like this piece on which i could relate, my friend, its been long... well done...

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Pax.
j.
s****y equations of love...
really never add up
only to real, heavenly math
if it is true.

and the hearing should
be lost- within the actions
to be proven

past the words. so easily said.

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

insightful words, my friend.

thanks...

j.
The reason each generation has trouble understanding each other is each generation is full of different issues.

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

yes, true...thank you for your words, Dale.
j.
jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

you have such a kind face, my friend.
I think many will relate to your words Jacob - I know I do. Thoughts flow on paper, even when we become a bit tongue tied. Always a pleasure to read you :) Julie

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Julie.
j.
Though I am no poet and certainly not an old one 😉 still I can relate to this. My audio utters weird noises totally indistinguishable to be counted as normal speech when I really want to voice my feelings.. Something which I have no difficulty in writing over text... Tongue tied is the word alright..
I also think that it's the other way round too. Like those who are good with voicing it aren't as good in writing it down.. Seems like we get one at a time...

That was a nice reflective piece, Jacob. Made me think...

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

yes, we do seem to get one at a time..don't we?
thank you for your words, Yumna..
j.
Dr. YumnaKay

6 Months Ago

It seems like it..
You're welcome, Jacob 😊
Sometimes our thoughts and feelings simply cannot be put into words that properly describe what goes on behind our eyes and between our ears ... Time has its way of complicating this reality ...

Posted 6 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Marv..
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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