Trust      (for L.B.)

Trust (for L.B.)

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Trust

 

 (for L.B.)

 

 

 

the soft sensuous ashes

that smolder among your words

pervasive poems

waiting to Phoenix into a labyrinth

of inspiration,

 

and i at the opening of the maze

touched by the sound of the flames

let you take my hand

and guide my pen through hallways of magic metaphor

 

i follow,

 

your phrasing says "trust the combinations of syllables"

they will open the right doors

and rooms with extravagant views will lie behind

there is brilliant light even in windowless interiors

 

and my shadow

waits to rise

with the blue tipped images

as i eventually 

find my own voice

departing from the convolution of semantic frustration

 

i was

              before i stepped into your pages. 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

1/22/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto


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Fanning myself.....so very seductive and sensual! I believe you OWN the magic metaphor, Jacob. Your words do open doors, never doubt it. Wonderful! Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

oh my, Lydi, if you read her words, you would write a poem, too...she is amazing---

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That's an amazing sexiness to the alliteration in your opening, j.
But so it should be. As a love? letter to a muse, I would not expect less.
If inspiration comes from many directions, let it come like this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ted.

j.
Perhaps a love poem to your muse Jacob? Or perhaps the marriage to same?
As ever wonderful literary art.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

interesting surmises...i like that...actually just to a fellow poet who inspires me immensely...
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I loved this! It feels like your writing about your "muse". You've learned (or are learning) to trust the paths your mind takes as words find themselves on paper. There's something revitalizing and hopeful about writing a poem. Something maddening about being at its door and waiting to step in. Loved it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

i really like this take, Nicole...thank you for reading yourself into the poem...that is all a poet .. read more
Those of us who are trusting souls believe the words -- and it burns so much when they are proven to be false. I have experienced this in my "real" non-internet life, as well as here. It is a difficult lesson for the honest.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

yes, it is...thank you for your thoughts on this one, KL.
j.
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I just realized something
i think i got to know a guy from his poem
and i may have trusted him through that
i believed everything he wrote
So much truth to your words
It is a point of connection and trusting
I guess if he was saying the truth
God knows

Beautiful as always :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

it always surprises me when poets aren't honest people...how can someone write beautiful words and t.. read more
B

2 Years Ago

Lol
I wouldn't go as far as scum
But some people are dishonest yeah there are those bu.. read more
B

2 Years Ago

I can't quite figure if i was dealing with someone who lied
or just doesnt care
i got .. read more
Amazing use of words and description. You made the reader feel and understand the thoughts in the poem. Thank you Jacob for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you for your kind support, Coyote...

j.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Beautiful, tentative and oh so telling. I'm in love with this one. Amazingly done, Jacob.

Ana B.

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ana.
j.
Fine writing Jacob my friend, someone is highly honoured. I am guessing now.....to myself of course

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you, Dr. Wood---

i actually haven't shown this to her yet...but wrote a review .. read more
Some one has an admirer. There are some writers on this site that many of us admire. Nice to be able to read others writes etc. Valentine

Posted 3 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

thank you, Valentine...yes an admirer...actually a colleague of mine---and good friend...she is amaz.. read more

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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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