even they weep

even they weep

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

even they weep


the hound dog
parlays a sly smile
behind its real expression

maybe the sadness is imagined
maybe the scent he fears
are his own dreams

and the kamakazi feeling
he has on waking,
sounding one last cry 

for his lost love.


erin-cilberto
7/8/24

© 2024 jacob erin-cilberto


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Ever watch them paw the air in their sleep? I used to say my dog was chasing rabbits in his dreams. And it might well have been. He so loved to chase the bunnies. I've never owned a hound but I've been friends with a few. Good dogs. I enjoyed. F.

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

Yes, and it is pretty funny...
Thank you, Fabian...
j.
So much sibilance scattered through this and it reads beautifully. ~Jim

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

Thank you, Jim,
j.
I do not have words for how profoundly satisfying your words are.
The meter is what gets me.
The inner rhyming and lilt.
I enjoy it.
More with less
For sale: baby shoes, never worn
You encapsulate this method of writing
I wonder if I am waking up to merely crash down, sometimes.

"A sly smile behind real expression, maybe sadness is imagined."

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you for your very kind words, Chase,
j.
Beautifully expressed, felt these words ;-}

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you, willow!
j.
Wow! As always Jacob you have a knack at capturing the essence of feeling behind the words. Yes I have heard this howl and it sends shivers down the spine. A howl of grief so deep pain so sharp that it cuts to the bone. Not even the widow's shriek is as deep. Love your wording and pacing they make all the difference. Congratulations on another masterpiece

Posted 5 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

Thank you for your very kind review, Soren.
j.
Wow, always just such amazing word choice. Always so loaded and masterfully brief. Great work :))

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind words, nadia,
j.
Superb work. Things aren't always as they seem at first glance.

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

No, they certainly aren't...thanks, Thomas.
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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