can we trust the print

can we trust the print

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

can we trust the print

 

 

 

cobwebs between the binders

enclosing love

pages of unmeant tenders

as her heart begins to rove

 

he will dust off the cover

of a title once discarded

read this other

with eyes more guarded

 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/5/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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Cobwebs between the binders
Enclosing love

This is beautiful
Reminds me of a few books I have old worn from my grandfather to his first wife with writing on the first page dated 1915 when they were courting

Well done your poetry is. Beautiful

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

love that story of your grandfather and the old books...i like anything like that...old old books, o.. read more
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

4 Days Ago

Glad you liked
Trust the print, dust off the cover of a once discarded title with eyes less guarded, your poetry is constantly amazing, thanks, j.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind words, gram,
j.
With eyes more guarded, i like this part cause it mad me think a bit. Intrigued by your thoughts. nicely written and well expressed.

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

thank you for your words, silent k,
j.
When hearts rove tis better to begin on other tenders - -or so I have been told......... a poignant feel to this read but thanks for sharing it jacob.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your words, Fay,
j.
Jacob your woes continue in beatific fashion. I can only say my Debra is shear joy!

regards,
al

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I am so glad for you Al...and as far as my sad poems?
pretty much using inspiration from the .. read more
dude, give her a chance! she's probably pretty awesome, and you deserve this foxy chick! she's roving towards you, bro! don't let her get away!

Posted 1 Week Ago


MondaineGarcon

1 Week Ago

and even if she's just a book, then read her. as i said, she's probably pretty awesome. shy girl and.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

it's just made up...for the poem...
MondaineGarcon

1 Week Ago

of course. makes me want to read the book on my shelf that i put there but have always been like "ah.. read more
I'm reminded of starting & discarding a book that felt incomprehensible or uninteresting the first time thru, but then much later on, trying again, it snags the attention fully. Great metaphor for people we pass by at first, then come to realize are amazing souls (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Margie,
j.
dear Jacob... we have wooden geisha fan shutters above our bed...
it lets the sun peek in and the moon shine in at night. It knows a lot of secrets
so I keep the blinds shut... when life gets tough. Sleeping until the
Rooster crows... who knows when fair winds blow... truly, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your words, Pat,
j.
yes, lots of secrets uncovered by that sly moon.
That we do Jacob. The heart and mind may forgive, but would put a herd of highly sceptical and suspicious elephants to shame in what cannot be forgotten. It becomes part of the fabric of the US that is now, taking it with us, intended or not, into any future relationship. Suspicious minds affects us all, whether it is our past or theirs, their ghosts are always in the machine.
This is only my opinion and not advice from someone who is perfectly aware that I am ignoring all those who are ignoring me in the first place. I just tell myself it's because I'm just too stunning for them to notice. Well, it's better than crying myself to sleep 😀

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your insightful words...and you definitely understand...oh as we age...why do we get s.. read more
Once again, you spill your heart onto paper and it is art. Thank you for sharing it with us! Cobwebs do have their intricacies... Ruby

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Ruby,
j.

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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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