idiot poet

idiot poet

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

idiot poet

 

 

i'm now an older sot

without much of a plot

 

steeped in disarray

sorting out one awry cry 

at a time

 

if wisdom is sense

or sense, wisdom

i possess neither,

and my cornea is no clearer

 

the one in my fading mind

but with love i do mind you

in the heart's sense

as well as following your plot

 

regards to modification

but i'm modified enough, thank you

 

and the reality is

a subordinate stream of assent

 

is how i'll be ascending

when the end comes

 

of me, 

or us

 

no thematic twists left

no surprise endings

 

there will be a last word

and i will probably misspell it

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/26/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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Jacob, I dont know if it is right to say that I have found some sense of humor here especially the last stanza..there is humour and sadness all mixed up but humour is of a greater mixture..

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

humor intended, my friend.
thank you, Casssie.
j.
This makes me sad and makes me wanna giggle at the same time... for a lot of us, we don't write for the masses.. we write for ourselves..so what if it is misspelled, punctuation lacking, plot as straight as an arrow...how did you feel writing it? How do you feel looking back and reading it? Why do we always gravitate towards comparison or judgement? What makes something bad, stupid, meaningless, wise? Why are we always so hard on ourselves even when others praise or compliment? next time I am feeling sassy though, I may tell someone to go modify themself..lol. I thought of you earlier when was reading about eclipse coming and remembered where you're from. Pulled on my heartstrings with the one in this one. Hope all is well my friend.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

i do appreciate and agree with your insights, April..thank you...and speaking of sights..yes, the ec.. read more
If it happens before my end,
I will hoist a glass.
Spelling forgiven,
and grammar tossed to a side.
Remembering the soul,
the words,
and a bar-tab,
luckily under someone else's name.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

love your reply, Jon...
i toast with you.
j.
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Confusion reigns and we all get wet. We can drown in a flow of words, or take a deep breath and just float to to our destination.
The beauty of words lies in their buoyancy and flexibility, as you so often demonstrate in your writing, Jacob.
N.


Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

i'll take the floating, thank you...
and thanks for your kind words, Norman.
j.
you, the plural pronoun of the dative, is talking about all of us. Not a single one of us will do this forever. And most of the time, even in our zealotry,
we will get it wrong. We will misspell it or the energy at the end, will be waning ....No surprise...

your amazing....dana

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your words, my friend.
j.
I liked it the title had caught my eye, I'm an idiot poet myself

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you, EJ...
j.
The drunk taking it easy for everybody . He may not be the sharpest, but he is living and trying .Thank you for sharing j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Mark.
j.
Beautiful
I love your style Jacob

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you, Julie.
j.
I beg to differ. You are revered as one of the best here, by many...and I am one in your allegiance!



Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

that is very kind of you to say, Kelly...
thank you,
j.
"But with love i do mind you..in the heart's sense" and what other "sense" does a true poet need? We get older, we change, we see things differently, but if we can love, and words come, we are blessed. You are a Master now and always will be j. because you love, and your words prove it...

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Annette,

j.

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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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