a today out of all the yesterdays

a today out of all the yesterdays

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


a today out of all the yesterdays

 

 

 

the memory of you

is quilted within my heart

a warmth stitched into

the fabric

of my being

 

frayed over time

but still interred

within the urn of years

 

those with you,

and now those without you.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/19/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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This is exquisite Jacob. So much warmth and quilts are old fashioned. They are also beautiful and take an age to stitch together. Patchwork memories. It has a maternal feel about it, but also reminds me of my grandmother.

Chris

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

thank you for relating to this, Chris...
I bet your grandmother was a wonderful woman.
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The fabric of memories changes over time until they hang together as a thread. Quilts made from wool were so common, the in thing in my Grandma’s day. Not fashionable by the young these days. Fine writing J.

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

my mom made me one quilt after another...
I loved every one of them.
thank you, andrew.. read more
A Guilt stitched together with fond memories
when you were snuggled in colors of love...
A different scene in every square... frayed and
laid upon with tender repose... when rain was
music of tin roof melodies... embroidered with
silken threads of pleasures spent when feelings
were embraced in moonbeams... tenderly, Pat

Posted 5 Days Ago


Patricia Wedel

5 Days Ago

Wow... a Mother’s touch embroidered with perhaps Roses and lilacs and Snap Dragons too. gently, P.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

yes, today would have been her 99th birthday...she lived to 92....and quilted almost to the end...
Patricia Wedel

5 Days Ago

I plan to do the same... a Chess Game with the best Moves until Check Mate. gently ...

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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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