secret

secret

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

secret

 

 

 

the ornery silence

exudes from unwritten words

a lack of spacing

huddled together in hushed harmony

 

the ones we never pen

and cannot imagine onto the page.

 

 

erin-cilberto

12/17/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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Powerful words and thoughts shared Jacob. I believe we cannot write down everything. Some blackness need to stay hidden. The unwritten words of Hemingway and Salinger showed the waste of war. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

and here we were reading and commenting on each other's work at exactly the same time...must be Karm.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

It is karma and you are welcome Jacob. Finally two days off in a roll. I can read and think.
Words that are never there--mystically described.
You portray their absence as if they were starkly present.
Quite a literary trick, Jacob!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Jimmy...
j.
I don’t know why but I feel like this has a ominous truth to it. It’s eloquent in its own nature. Well done!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Nefertiti...
j.
Behind closed doors ...they say the 'Secret' remains but does it always. There are those who are impatient for those secret trysts to be set free to the detriment of parties concerned!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, kitty,
j.
kitty

2 Months Ago

Don't mention!
“Ornery silence” is my favorite from this piece, J. They do seem to be the worst-tempered creatures, gnawing on our conscience, and they despise being caged. I suppose that’s why so few people can keep them.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, R.E.
j.
How do you wriggle your way into the words Jacob? You seem to be able to get to the core of what you are writing about with the minimum of words. Each one purposely selected. You must have an incredible knowledge of the English language. Very clever.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

i must confess, Marie-Louise...the words wriggle their way into me...i am just a conduit. I really d.. read more
To write, to express 'make believe' is one thing, one thing only.. it's putting words to thoughts. To divulge a secret either one's own or someone else's is tantamount to putting words to personal emotions and thus, disloyalty to human spirit. Surely? Secrets are as sacred as oaths ...

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

yes, just as sacred...i totally agree, em.
thanks so much for your visit and words,
j.
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

You know i try to be attentive and aware of your poetry.. have sp many to review before the year's o.. read more
Most people can't get it out in fear of scrutiny. Good stuff

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, CLR9---
j.

some of the very best exist only in our own heads and minds.. too precious or maybe too risky to share and so they remain as hushed secrets.. splendid sir and of course true....

N.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Neville,
j.
some secrets are too precious to share ♥

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

oh my, yes.....yes.......
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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