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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Love will come, love will go, love will spin us like a tornado. And you call me clever. This is clever.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words, Dale.
j.
An amazing write from an amazing and humble poet. You are wise and deserving of many a prize....Thank you sir Jacob...:).............

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

you are very kind, Sami,
thank you,
j.
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

You are welcome. ...:::)))
"the one in my fading mind
but with love i do mind you
in the heart's sense
as well as following your plot"
I read the above stanza over and over, it puts you in a trance. Well done!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Petar...
j.
Perhaps the true measure of our wisdom lies in how much we are unsure of; this is wry, witty, and perfectly pitched.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for the very kind review, W.k.

j.
This has a feel of aquaessence, inevitability but with regret and disappointment. Some amazing lines and metaphors and I am inclined to disbelieve you might make a spelling mistake!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

oh i make plenty of them....used to be a good speller, but not so much anymore.
thank you, Jo.. read more
People who love to read and write can feel emptiness with their writing.
"if wisdom is sense
or sense, wisdom
i possess neither,
and my cornea is no clearer"
I liked the above lines. Real life and honest thoughts. Thank you Jacob for sharing your amazing words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Coyote.
j.
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome Jacob.

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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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