a borrowed moment

a borrowed moment

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a borrowed moment


the cardinal's tune
interrupts the silence
in my heart
his voice
sounds a lot like you

we stare at each other
he on his branch
me in my mind
for seconds that seem like hours
and then,


you fly away.


erin-cilberto
5/17/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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Quite peaceful and
Serene being in an other
place in the mind,

And yet trying
not to think of those lost or heartbreaking moments of
love.

Yet still in that moment
admiring nature watching
the Cardinals amazing
creatures and one of my
favorite birds,

It's quite lovely to listen to them sing
it takes away the sadness to just take in the loveliness and breathtaking beauty of nature.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your colorful and musical review of this work Benita,
j.
We have cardinals hanging around our yard all the time. I have heard their tunes many times and had them sit in the tree next to my back deck and stare at me. I think they want me to fill the feeder.

I can sense that slight touch of regret of wanting that love that was so fleeting to linger in the mind just a bit longer.

Well done j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

I like where you took this....thank you, Ted,
j.
Sounds like a cardinal sin.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

much like one, for sure.
thank you, John,
j.
These borrowed moments of connection may be fleeting, but eye to eye seems to speak volumes above anything that can be spoken and linger long after something disturbs the scene and ruffles their feathers into flight, breaking the connection.
I wonder if it is still wondering about you Jacob, or perhaps a loose feather has given him an idea and is penning his piece about the meeting of minds.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for this review, Lorry...
I feel like a loose feather these days.
j.
When we delve into past and immerse into a deep thought then time seems to stop there. And a cardinal or a cuckoo can echo our thought as their tune represents serene peace. But sooner or later that prosody must break as thought can not liger eternally

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

I love this response...it is better than the poem.

thank you, Dreamer.
j.
There are mysterious rendezvous moments when
Cardinals appear to mourn the passing of a loved one.
Those borrowed moments are fleeting... when primrose
promises are seen in a glance ... like a path that we all
must take where peaceful music is heard in the breeze
of eternal love... a dedicated review of the passing of a
Spirit renewed. tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind words, Pat,
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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