the paradox of surprised flowers

the paradox of surprised flowers

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the paradox of surprised flowers



winter arrives

in tropical tempest

loveless faces

in a dry rain


shivering heat

arid investments of feelings

smiles melted in fake snow

a Hallmark scene written in expensive solitude


winter arrives

the movie version

of the truth

but none of the actors



and we can only surmise

that spring will leave us

jilted dandelions 

with insufficient postage.





© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto

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I love writes and writing around nature and this is wonderful. Always a pleasure to read what you write and wish I had more time to keep reading right now but will back. Thanks for this little treat.

Posted 11 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

11 Months Ago

thank you for your kind comment, Patricia.
Ah! the human nature is affected by weather too, and many feel desperate in Autumn and Winter, here I hear a call from You, that even through them You can feel the warmth of blooming Spring flowers, for those who can feel and see the really beauty of Winter, Your poem reminded of a day we had two years ago, in January, after a cold rain storm ended, the next day suddenly was so unexpectedly so warm! that even the walls were sweating from the warmth after the cold, it was really just a day of Spring in January, I remember I wrote a poem being inspired by it.

Thank You, for another nice and heartfelt poem, enjoyable to read.

Posted 11 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

11 Months Ago

i appreciate your interpretation very much...thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Light.<.. read more

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Added on December 27, 2017
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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

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..