reflections of reflections of reflections

reflections of reflections of reflections

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

reflections of reflections of reflections


lonely
is a cup of tea
without leaves
an imminent autumn
without love
to sip from another's cup
of smiles

lonely
is a cup of me
without you
an imminent autumn
without a too long, Oolong moment
to share a kiss from another's lips
to taste of those departed smiles.



erin-cilberto
8/13/18

© 2018 jacob erin-cilberto


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This is one of the most alluringly playful romantic writes I've ever seen from you! I love it! The tangle of autumn, tea, & longing is purely delicious! "Imminent autumn" wins the best phrase award for the month! You paint a tantalizing scene (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, Margie.
j.



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yeah, this is great - I can feel the heart get heavier as it sinks to the bottom on a steaming brew. I like the brevity of this one, it speaks volumes. It has a feel the finality should have arrived a long time ago - but - someone is simply refusing to let go X

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, KWP...
j.
quote lonely is a cup of me without you uquote
how beautiful how melancholy this poem is i loved it Jacob well done

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Julie.
j.
I really enjoy this poem. I feel like autumn is such a season for couples. They always cuddle up under large blanket scarves by the pond sharing a thermos. A lonely autumn feels even more lonely.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

yes, a very romantic month...i always thought that, too.
thank you for your insight, Melissa... read more
You consistently give me something to aspire to in writing. Thank you for the utter delight of this, J!

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Kelly.
j.
In spite of all the beautiful words written about the other three seasons, Autumn has a magic that conjurs up a mass of conflicting emotions that seem to stimulate thoughts and dream.s Your play with 'leaves' and 'tea' suggests both dryness and refreshment. Beautifully laid words, j., patience both suffered and learned on the wings of time. Perhaps?

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, em.

j.
I feel like Akron "Lonely" should be playing in the background as I read this

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you, Wyrn...

appreciate your visit.

j.
Visions of the future can be found in tea leaves at the bottom of a cup, so I'm told. Lonely can go on too long but love can always be found on a crisp Fall day.

Autumn is coming my friend. Be prepared.
Good write j.


Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind review, Ted. Yes it is...i can't wait...love the fall.
j.
Your poems are so f*****g lovely. I enjoyed this one alot. The way you described loneliness as a cup of tea,
Is a cup of me...
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing Jacob 😊
Stay golden my friend.
-Angelina 🖤

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Angelina...
j.
Angela Garcia

2 Years Ago

Your welcome ☺️
Splendid write Jacob, sad but sweet , displayed with perfection. The comparisons of tea and loves gone by was clever as anyone would know who loves tea or coffee, a good cuppa never lasts. One of my favourites of yours.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

and you might laugh...but i despise both tea and coffee...won't drink either...:)

tha.. read more
it is in the reading of such fine words as these, and in my subsequent contemplation's I find so much of the inspiration to continue writing myself jacob and for that, I can not thank you enough...... Neville

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

you are kind, Neville...you have your own terrific voice and i appreciate your words of support as w.. read more
Neville

2 Years Ago

............ :) as they say these days... N

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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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