a casket full of roses

a casket full of roses

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a casket full of roses

 

 

a formidable charmer

the nape of your neck

interacting with my fingers

eyes reaching deep within

we kissed away full moons

which seemed within our adolescent grasp

 

i lassoed your scent

with my imagination

and then fell into a chasm of foolish engagement

all the while betrothed to the idea

 

that old car's heater

would warm us into eternity

even after our lips grew cold.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

4/22/18

© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto


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Jacob,
Nice imagery! Careful though! You put us in the back seat!!

Tom

Posted 3 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

thank you for your kind thoughts, Tom
j.
Caught in the “engagement” of the moment.. a poem, an account of overwhelming yet innocent immediacy-young love in the shelter of an old car “I lassoed your scent with my imagination..”- fantastic line and evocative, tender words- tender as “the nape of your neck”. A foggy vignette on the rear window, before the frost. Superb write.

Posted 12 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

12 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Annette.
j.
I have enjoyed your work today my friend.
"i lassoed your scent
with my imagination
and then fell into a chasm of foolish engagement
all the while betrothed to the idea"
The above lines. Solid and wonderful. Thank you Jacob for sharing your amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year Ago

You are welcome Jacob. I enjoyed your work tonight.
wow, you sure do have some really great lines Jacob!
'i lassoed your scent with my imagination" - wow :))))
that is fantastic!

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, Ana.
j.
Jacob you must be the champion of love lost. i'll see you at the viewing.

regards,
al

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you, Al.
j.
I can see the steamy windows from passion inside a car when two lovers their embrace entertain- wonderful steamy sentiments 🌹

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your words, Kelly.
j.
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

1 Year Ago

My pleasure always🌹
If I recall some old cars didn't have a heater but it couldn't of been any hotter that day and so it still is. very vivid and very intense in such few words. Could say it was a compact car to fit all that in just as the words to this write. If I were to grade this, I'd have to give it an A. for skill and craftsmanship.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind review, Connie

j.
"we kissed away full moons
which seemed within our adolescent grasp"/

what a way to expound upon the passing of time; a herb mixture that is cooked with a dish and removed before serving. Time is but a signaling apparatus, an alarm if you will brother, that let us know that
something meaning or totally unmeaning has occurred....Nice/ dana

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words, dana,
j.
Your little vignette is startling in it's originality! I was feeling every sensation along the way. The middle stanza is some of the most expressive & imaginative writing I've ever seen! Amazing! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words, Margie---
j.
Great title. A casket full of roses, that conjured up an ending to start with. I love the line " I lassoed your scent", so original. A familiar tale of how a romantic moment can disappear into the ether, only to resurface from the sea bed years later. I have those moments too.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

your reply is poetic, and better than the poem itself, thank you, Christine.
j.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you. I am flattered.

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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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