a means away from meaning

a means away from meaning

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a means away from meaning

remains elusive
shoddy poet 
writes back door
lines that lurk 
with unsure consonants

is a poet's Holy Grail
his journey

in the end
his assonance breeds self-contempt
he smiles unevenly as he is 

selling out 
for a name.


© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto

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The excellent poem. There is a lot of content in a few words. I like such poems, although my writing style is slightly different from them. Congratulations. I wish you a lot of creative inspiration.

Posted 4 Months Ago

I want to be remembered in December when North Winds blow and
Hearts and Hearths are warm with the Fire of Passion. No rhyme or Reason for the Season. Integrity is knocking at my Door.. can there be More.
Your poetry is an opening to a Concerto for Brilliant Crescendoes. gently, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

thank you for those very kind words, Pat,
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Respect is a poet's Holy Grail....I like that line and it is very true. Even in a place of poets like this respect is earned. I suppose we all live or die by our words. Others may sell out their integrity for the dollar or some fleeting fame. You can leave me out of that, though. This reads much like a poetic sequel to your New Yorker poem, Jacob. The poet still seethes, perhaps? Always enjoyable to read your work, my friend. ⚘

Posted 4 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

Maybe subconsciously it is a sequel...
or I am just on a kick...but I appreciate your review... read more

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23 Reviews
Added on January 8, 2022
Last Updated on January 8, 2022


jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

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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