Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 10,516 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Ah! Better Leave To Chance - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

Ah! better leave to chance
Than plans and strategies
Beauty wanders a-randomly
And should she roam by plan (and strategy)
Then will not so enchant
But fade
But fade
Like the blood-ticking cheeks of violets
At the first touch of the frosty Boreas:

I saw and met with beauty wandering
Barefoot and wan-melancholy
Walking down Nix Mangiari steps all randomly.

Nearby I heard the day rolling into the sea.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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