a poet's unmarked grave

a poet's unmarked grave

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a poet's unmarked grave

 

 

aftermath of you

residue incognito

anonymous ash

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

4/12/18


© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto



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You have the ability of knowing where to put words to and for the best effect! How you manage to 'say' so much within the senryu form and have it compact and meaningful - makes me feel like giving up on words! The sadness of those words are, also, too near to the truth -as happens with artists too. They become beautiful and worthy when people have weighed their value and realise how it's missed. Brilliantly created, jacob!

(Brevity certainly isn't my strongest genre!)

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your very kind words, em.
j.
this one must have peep out of the pen and roared.

regards,
al

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you, Al.
j.
Great little poem, Jacob. Little pieces of memories from a lost loved one, a lost love, scorned lover. I Aftermath, leads me to think about a painful breakup that's never fully resolved. Burn the pictures and left clothes but the memories are always there....anyway's, just the thoughts your poem put in my head.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind words, James.
j.
indeed...
powerful and relatable

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you, J.
j.
what an expressive powerful choice of words.. the recognition of the poet does not matter on the greatness but the worth as a person. good and nice writing my friend.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your words, sette.
j.
sette

4 Days Ago

you are welcome
Title is jolting and compelling. Perfect, stark, noir senryu. Consummate use of metaphor. “Aftermath of you”-ultimate indictment. Murder by apathy. Futile epitaph. Brilliant.

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Annette.
j.
...a masterpiece of a haiku...always good reading!

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you, Kelly.
j.
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BBP
Always love your writes J. Makes me think that our writing are like pre-spreading our ashes before death, so we live everywhere and live again each time someone new reads our pieces.

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

"we live everywhere and live again each time..." i would like to think that, too.
thank you,.. read more
BBP

5 Days Ago

It’s worth thinking that cause if we are wrong we will never know any better anyways lol
yes, I would like to think of my self as a dust... but not an "anonymous" ash maybe a famous one :)

a real poet lives after death, with an "unmarked" grave, because it shouldn't be locked in one place, it must be free, belongs to no place or time, but to everyone everywhere and in every time.

Reading Your words I imagine a poet who passes away over the books, they become one, as his spirit disappears and fades with the book dust, bonding as one "dust".


Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

i really like your insights, Light...thank you for your review.
j.
Our words will live on long after we are gone....or so we hope. So many words written by that "Anonymous" guy...or gal....sometimes I wonder just who that was. A lot said in so few words. Lydi**

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

i often see poems in things...and they are simply signed anonymous...even if the poet isn't remember.. read more
Lydia

5 Days Ago

Absolutely, you are right!

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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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