August 31st

August 31st

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

August 31st

 

 

sun shines intently

streets become rivers of mold

ruined structures weep

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/1/17


© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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So little words to paint an acurate pen picture. Well done you! Picking up the pieces is the difficult part.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

yes it is, Kitty....yes it is...
thank you...
j.
I think the haiku is a particularly appropriate form for this most serious of subjects.
May the recovery be swift.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Z.
j.
That shinning sun now mocks what went before?

An astute poetic interlude Jacob, lets pray it's not the calm before another storm of strife and tribulation?



Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you, Tom...
j.
Nicely said, my friend.
Meanwhile ashes fall around.
Other stories missed.


Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your insightful words, Jon.
j.
I have friends who live throughout Texas, and each have been spared. Your words as always are most profound and palpable, Jacob...thank you for penning them so eloquently.

I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you, Kelly....sad and scary for sure...and when i think...back in the late seventies, early ei.. read more
We pray for Tx. We hope they can build back their homes and lives. It will take time but hope prevails like your compassionate words...:)...........

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

they must...have to move forward somehow...and there has been much generosity from people everywhere.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

So true. You are welcome...:).............
does the weeping turn to mold...
or does the mold turn to weeping

probably occurs at the same time...
that mold... rust and moths can destroy

and so can swirling rain... hmmmm

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

they sure are having a tough go of it...rebuilding will be tough...thank you, Bacchus.
j.
This perfect senryu mourns the hurricane's devastation. Stunning metaphor and personification of contaminated streets and homes weeping floodwater. You paint an indelibly sad picture with eloquent words. Praying.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Annette.
j.
The aftermath of 'uncle' Harvey write told in another apt and poignant senryu Jacob.

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you, John.
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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