Arrangement for the Aviary

Arrangement for the Aviary

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


Arrangement for the Aviary 

 

 

 

life is a simple bandit

looking for a handout

or a hand in sad crimes

for sad times

when we want to chuck it

all for a few bucks

and a few strings

of discord

six of them in a jar on the windowsill

looking out, noting

what it might be like

if birds were tone deaf

 

 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/8/2020

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto


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A few bucks and a few strings of discord and that’s what life had become about. And we’re willing accomplices to this bandit. And perhaps for those birds to be tone-deaf in the all-pervading toxicity and noise may not be such a bad thing given that survival often depends on losing sensitivity. Six of them in a jar on a windowsill must not be easy and so stifling.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

wow, thanks for this review....you capture the essence of this piece so well.
j.
Oh my if birds were tone deaf, and their notes were off key, what a sad state of affairs that would be. Love birdsong. Blackbirds in my garden with their beautiful melody are so uplifting. Looking forward to hearing more from them in the spring. I think there are times in life when I would prefer to be deaf and not hear the utter off key crap of our politicians. They certainly know how to wreck a good mood. Nothing melodious about their tweeting. Downright depressing. Look where you took me Jacob :)

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

i appreciate your response, Chris...i always enjoy where my writes take you...it shows me they have .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Your poetry always has meaning for me. It may not be what you intended, but I always go on a journey.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

my only intention is that you can find "some" meaning and relate in some way...then it is success.read more
Way to last line. ☺️

What’s the opposite of tone deaf??? Perfect pitch, I guess.

Love a good song.. even better. when my man serenades me.

Not that that matters here! All to say cool auditory effect in this write.
A

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Adix....glad you could relate.
j.
Life is not always melodious, that's for sure. Life can steal happiness, but it can also bring a bounty of joy.....I choose to believe those days outweigh the bad ones. Good write. Lydi**

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, my friend,
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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