you bend my alliterative current

you bend my alliterative current

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

you bend my alliterative current

 

allocate what you may

of your already persevered heart

a drop of love's blood

will stir mine

to incessant stream

syllables in red,

marching side by side

with summer's systemic

tide.

 

 

erin-cilberto

6/26/2020

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto


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You managed to really paint with words on this one, sound and meaning entwine. You clearly have a broad pallet to choose from in both words and thought.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your kind words, T.S.
j.
Bent but not broken, shaken but not stirred. That last bit was Bond I think. Alexander Pope said hope springs eternal in the human breast. I don't see why it mayn't summer there as well. This has faint pastels of regret mixed with the charcoal determination of the artist. Perhaps a few bright splashes of remembrance are painting the syllables red. Here's hoping the heart's well of love and the ink of your pen never run dry for you. Great writing. F.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yep, Bond, James Bond...
thank you for your kind review, Fabian,
j.
title is killer .. intellectually/poetically intriguing for me...sheesh sir! a last drop of blood ...is that too much to ask? ...from a heart so drawn and dried? ... fuel for inspired issuance .. insisting a certain ilk of boredom perhaps :))))))))))))))))))))))))) ahahahaha! i love this! i've been away a few days ... what a welcome your poem is ... we all have our take on things eh!? i think this has taken top spot on my list of favorites by you, jacob .. as always...thanks for sharing your stuff!
E.
E.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Wow, thank you for those kind words, E.
You are so encouraging with your reviews for other po.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

so much good stuff to find around here ;) you are welcome .. and thank you .. i especially like this.. read more
You aren't asking much are you? One drop of blood to get that stream of sentimen flowing again. One drop of blood. Maybe there is a meanness on the others part. What's one drop of blood between friends. I'm sort of thinking, if you can't give more than one incy drop of blood, don't bother. Not sure I fully got the picture here Jacob, but that's where I went. Somethings are best left.

Chris

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Just one drop...one drop...
thank you, Chris,
j.
I can tell you were a school teacher dear Jacob. The use of the language twisted into perfect places and thoughts. I had to read again. I love the use of the language. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

still am, Coyote, don't know if i could ever give it up...i will teach until i drop.
thank yo.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are welcome my friend. Good to be a teacher.
On one hand I feel like this was a good thing, and on the other, it feels like a breakage of bastion. One could argue that the bastion was a band aid, and another could say the bastion was, well... a bastion! now what b*****d broke your bastion or was it best broken and bended

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your insightful words, bunny...not sure i know the answer specifically for that questi.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

and as Steven Wright has often said..."On the other hand, I have different fingers"
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Week Ago

and they are all alternatingly lovely
All it takes is droplet on memory to break our dams of sentiment. Good writing.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Cory...
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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