poets not welcomed at the Country Club

poets not welcomed at the Country Club

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

poets not welcomed at the Country Club

 

 

 

splash the page with garrulous gerunds

it's the "ing" of Things

 

subjects, objects

parallel universes

we all live in a prepositional state

 

going down, up, into, on

and then out

 

i prefer poeming 

to golfing,

and i don't have to worry about tee times

 

just the placing

of my gerunds

any time

within the "ing" of Things...

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/7/2020 

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto


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Give me my pen over a club anytime. I'd rather take the time to rhyme.
Don't use a pen, use my computer, still better than riding a golf cart scooter.
Still when it's done and all, I'd like to meet up with you on the nineteenth hole.
Take care - Dave

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

nicely poetic reply there, Dave.
I use a computer now, also, but i pretend i am writing with .. read more
Dave

1 Year Ago

I know , too well what you are saying.
Take care - Dave
Is it a verb or is it a noun? How much those three letters change things. No tee times for me. I prefer tea times myself....with a blank page and a pen nearby! Good one. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

I like your idea of tea times...thank you, Lydi,
j.
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

or is it a state of be"ing"?
Lydia Shutter

1 Year Ago

:) We could go on and on.
I'm in with the "ing" crowd ... but as our good friend Groucho once said "I wouldn't join any country club that would have me as a member."

This poem was fun of profoundity and gerunding ... just the thing for the 19th hole ... really, the only one actually worth playing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

but Dobie Gray is always worth playing...thank you, Ted,
j.
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Very clever, would have loved a stanza about the subjunctive mood though. (That sentence was clever on accident). Probably most of the educated idiots putting around golf courses don't even know what a gerund is. Perhaps I should write my entire review in the subjunctive mood. It's likely that this poem may be well received.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your words, T.S.
and If I were to write that stanza...mmmm
j.
Who wants to knock a silly little ball into a hole when you can spend time poeming? I had to look gerund up. I am guilty of the ing thing, but then so are you because you have used poeming. If it's good enough for you Jacob, then it's good enough for me. Country Clubs are for posh people :)

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

I am not a posh people...never was...:))))
Meet you at the 19th hole, Chris..that is for regu.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Now you're talking. My kind of place :))
Dude how about something positive, been watching you awhile...
Love is a open door
Welcome to anywhere

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

yes, love is...."only what i made of it"
that might fulfill a positive note--
thanks f.. read more
Using Gerunds is so common in spoken English that we use them all the time without knowing we're using them. I totally did not have the intention of using three gerunds in these two sentences. :)

I have also observed a poet's frequent use of gerunds. It's so common and unavoidable. If there was a gerund for poetry, it would be poeming lol. I kinda saw what you did there.

As you describe gerunds as the "ing" of Things, it basically tells me how fundamental gerunds are to English, as literally, There's ing in Th*ing*s :D

Also imagining if there were tee times put for poets, like everyone knows two poets are gonna battle against each other.

The subject of the poem is quite erratic. I like it. Thanks for sharing :)



Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind review, Akshay,
j.
Actually, the reason we're not welcome at the country club is that we're mostly too poor to afford the dues. Lord Byron, maybe, but not most of us.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

Yes, not enough of us are royalty...:)))
Thank you, John,
j.
I alway prefer a home spun offering of words to a plastic gathering of people pretending to be important. But lets knock out a poem or two then go to the put put range, and our tea time will have cookies and maybe a splash of bourbon.

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

Now that is a worthwhile "Tee" Time.
thank you for the smile, Cherrie,
j.
Cherrie Palmer

1 Year Ago

I've been adding lavender and lemon zest to my sugar cookies yummy with tea
This makes me wonder if it's possible to be a golf buff & a poet. I definitely see how one doesn't seem to enhance the other. I love the symbolism to suggest those who pursue golf are not likely to ponder & delve like those who dabble in expression. I mean, golf is the utmost of non-expression, from my standpoint! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

and as Twain said..."Golf is a great way to ruin a nice walk."
thank you, Margie
j.

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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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