footnotes of tapping feet

footnotes of tapping feet

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

footnotes of tapping feet

 

 

 

the clarinet played whimsical blues

in the smoke-filled club

as a poet ceded his wares

 

in musical dimension

and florid accompaniment 

bookmarks tossed in ashtrays

 

words floated

in perfect rings

until the fan dispersed

 

a hunger for meaning

as night shift aroma

of metaphor

 

swayed in the air

like sashaying hips.

 

 

erin-cilberto

12/28/21

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Oh how I wish clubs were more like this and not filled with rap music...the scene of the smoke in the air, while old blues played in the background and poets thrived. This imagery was really enticing and striking. Short, sweet, and perfect. You are amazing as always...

Marina

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Marina...
j.
elaborately intricate
swirling about this
Un-heald place.
Lucidly dreaming
like a muse veiled in
smoke.
Wonderful!

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your kind words, Romeo.
j.
jazzy and smoky filled images, reminds me of a club I used to go to when I was younger, a smoker and loved to dance...still love to dance but no longer young or a smoker. great writing j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Sometime I hope to be able to share a video of Eric and me and our Blues/Poetry duo.
thank yo.. read more
Really enjoyed this poem..Brought back memories..
I read bak at your reviews and was intrigued that you have put your poetry to music.
Much of what I have read of yours felt musical..
which I love..


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Lisa.
My friend Eric picks out pieces he feels he can play to, and then just respo.. read more
The search for meaning. Probably life's greatest quest. Religion, causes, ideologies... They come and go and still Man searches. Power in a few words, my friend. Well written.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, M.J.
j.
Ah, you took me back to Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Soho. A place I used to frequent in my twenties. Plenty of clarinet and saxophones there. Loved the ambience, but the drinks cost an arm and a leg :) And the smoke got in my eyes. Thank you my friend for the nostalgia and happy new year:)

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for sharing how you related to this.
and Happy New Year back at ya.
j.
I was flooded with the image of Paul Thorn and his daughter Kit. They did a duet called, Joanie the Jehovah Witness Stripper where she plays a clarinet solo. I absolutely love Paul. This was so well crafted, as all your works are. I enjoyed the read. F.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you, Fabian...my clarinetist friend has been all over the world doing recitals and teaching cl.. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

2 Weeks Ago

I love it. I'd love to see that!
There was Line dancing in Times Square as Music 🎶 played and Hips swayed… the Perfect Clarinet Tunes that my only Grandson Ethan has played… Footnotes of Tapping Feet… Bravo dear Jacob…. Gently, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dearest Jacob… would give my smile to see that PBS special … isn’t there a poem about tapping�.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

Yes, it was the Raven....well, I bet Poe's work would be great with clarinet accompaniment ....
Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

A meeting of the minds... You and Poe... tapping your Toe... I will concentrate on my wind chimes.... read more

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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 a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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