One by One as One

One by One as One

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto
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influenced by Fabian's "Love is love"

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One by One as One


from the desk of inventory
a stack of memories
collided with paper

in some strange poetic form
and love was counted
to be accurate

how many words actually got together
a marriage of unique themes
bonded line by line

I counted, I counted
them, us
what mattered

not just numbers
but hearts
real hearts, real pain, real revelry

real love.



erin-cilberto
1/6/21

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Reading your work has always been a lift for my heart. I really didn’t get to read this repeatedly to make it out. Nice piece.
Been a while I came here cos of what I’m dealing but I think when my emotions collide with paper soon maybe you’d understand what that means. Thanks for always being here for me through your art. Much love

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you for your very kind words, hayzed,
j.
I was going to read Fabians's poem before reviewing this but remembered I can't because he was apparently insulted by the Senryu I wrote for him and blocked me. Which really sucks and hurts and is a little surprising. He had just sent the longest review I'd ever gotten so I meant verbose in that sense. No insult. But your poem is great! Sorry to unload here with that.

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thanks. .......
Well, I just had to read another of yours as I sit here dealing with my 7th day of cOVID.. Me..that is so so careful..and healthy..got it..Unbelievable!!
Anyway, the joy of being able to sit on a recliner and read poetry..
This one again is so clever..
L

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

It just strikes these days, regardless of vaxes...

of careful...bam.
I am so s.. read more
Lisasview

5 Days Ago

So annoying as I have lost over a week of my adventurist life style.
Lisa
Love that last stanza, this is a truthful write here, very nicely written and expressed

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

Thank you for your words, Kesch,
j.
"memories/collided with paper"
I once read a very long list that contained famous poets "definitions" of what poetry is. This could be added to that list. "Poetry is when memories collide with paper."

I like it.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

I appreciate your kind comment, Laz,
j.
Some of my favorite poems are the ones that crest from someone else's poem. A chain reaction. Lovely poem Jacob.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

we influence each other...and that is the beauty of our craft.
thank you, Cherrie,
j.
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Ada
It's nice to see that the words and themes on paper had a tangible meaning in life...sometimes that's all that's left...memories are unbreakable.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your kind words, Ada,
j.
Nice Jacob, really nice. To look back and be reminded that we not only live but we loved, hard, true and with abandon ... How lucky we are.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you, KWP...yes, lucky indeed.
j.
So much inventory there and I marveled at how much stuff we carry in us! So much to take stock of, so much to go through and sort out!
"a stack of memories
collided with paper" ~ that line just took my heart!
Its awesome to read you today!



Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your very kind words, DIVYA,
j.
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Welcome, my friend.
At times the past is much like those things that you put in a drawer, thinking you'll need them someday. And when you go to the drawer to find something you think you need, all kinds of other stuff are on top. --- This was a look in the drawer, a very welcome look at what to look for.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, JE,
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 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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