improvising a rock collection

improvising a rock collection

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

improvising a rock collection


needless sentiment
becomes increasingly sediment
chipped cert
mundanely encrypted marble eyes
void of intensity
listless staring
at a life now embedded
in granite heart

stone free
as Hendrix would crone
with his guitar blasting the thought of you
through worn vinyl discord

my melody of you
needless sentiment

i am not musically inclined
or poetically inclined
to write my darkness
into your light

but i know of your moons
that shed tranquil rays
with savage determination

and the reflection
just embellishes
fool's gold
into looking real.


erin-cilberto
11/25/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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I really love this one! I love the rock references, both stone & musical! This message sings more & more as the stanzas go by & I'm in love with the last two! So much vivid imagery (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you for your kind words, Margie.
j.
Remember the Moonlight..
and the golden times
no one is a fool
if they tried...

Way Cool............

Jazzy

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Jazzy---
j.
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Week Ago

You are welcome erin.................Jazzy
Sometimes you need the Midas touch jacob. It’s only fool’s gold when it doesn’t work!

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, andrew...
j.
All I've ever managed to mine is fool's gold--something, as you've indicated, not so pretty sans moonlight.
A higher grade of emotional iron pyrite seems the best I can hope for.
Dynamite poem!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you, Jimmy,
j.
When love lets you down there is no place to hide Jacob. Npo place of refuge and all things turn to stone in emotional terms. You take us to the seventies in this piece with free love that was not worth the hope and commitment.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, John.
j.
oh curse the night as it holds the moon and crushes me with its beauty ..how inspiring your poem is ..vivid rock heart .. an amazing surprise with Hendrix .. you ol' hippie you ..very emotive read for me!
E.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for relating, and especially to the jimi part...
j.
Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

:)................
Ah' we fossils love a bit of archaeology every now and then, and what better to listen to whilst coveting a rare piece of early concrete than good old jimmy H.

I really enjoyed this jacob and on so many different levels Still finding something new to consider each time makes it even more special....Cheers, N


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for seeing different levels in my work, Neville...encourages me...
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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