the first and last frost

the first and last frost

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


the first and last frost

 

 

 

 

in a maniacal fall

i wept

you were the turning leaf

expiring into cold ground

 

seasons envelop hearts

when friends find more comfort 

letting go,

 

than painfully articulating

how to bear a winter's immaculate snow

 

reason is a tear

on a cheek

that lost its faith

 

humanity is a Titanic drop

drowning in frigid sorrow

 

i tried to catch you

but God's breeze

kept you just out of reach

 

now i sit by that tree

imagining what could have been

if the seasons were fair.

 

 

erin-cilberto

9/21/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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" painfully articulating

how to bear a winter's immaculate snow"
It's hard to do that when you are already shivering with the cold ..... so sad ... so beautiful .

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you, Stella,
j.
Relationships are like seasons you may get four in one day always changing as are memories looking back can bring all different seasons of emotions if that makes sense be it happy or sad with regrets.

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you, andrew,
j.
A hauntingly beautiful piece …

Humanity is a Titanic drop
drowning in frigid sorrow …

A tear on the cheek that’s lost it’s faith…
this line had a tear in my eye…

Powerful write j with great imagery.

Katrina


Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you, Katrina,
j.
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Gee
Early spring we remember not then as we blossom into summer we race along with racing hearts and raging hormones, these then tempered by autumns arrival and all of our adult lives responsibilities which then lead us, mostly, as pessimistic cynics into a winter of regrets and maybes :)
Hi Jacob, hope you are well

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind review, Gee,
j.
Moods do change with the upcoming changes of seasons, which may explain why Scotland has at least fourteen different seasons in one day and our temperament changes as often as the Uhm... weather.
"Reason is a tear on a cheek that lost its faith" is a great line. It almost made me cry, which I didn't because it would freeze and give me frostbite, as it snows in @#?!%£ September!!! Pfft! 😊

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you for your kind review, Lorry,
j.
The fall of leaves makes an interesting metaphor for the fragility of relationships. Indeed, in this age of transience, many would rather be blown away than to try to make it through the winter together. We just have to remind ourselves that spring will come again.

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you, John....you just seem to get me...digging under the layers.
j.
reason is a tear
on a cheek
that lost its faith

Wow! So touching yet so sad, This is just one deep write.
Almost made me shed a tear or two,
Emotional, enjoyed the read.

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

thank you for your kind review,
j.
Loss is bitter. My brother once told me, there is nothing good about death. I have to agree. The sense of loss in this work is palpable, like winter wind.

Winston

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

thank you for your understanding review, Winston,
j.
If the seasons were fair. Life isn't fair J. This is a superb piece of poetry. Left a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, so you did.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Chris,
j.
My friend Jacob. This is poetry.
"i tried to catch you
but God's breeze
kept you just out of reach"
The above lines. So strong and so beautiful. Our heart will have many seasons and if we are lucky. In the end. We can find love kiss.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, Coyote,
j.

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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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