Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 8,149 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Criteria For Release - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

Criteria for release
From the spell of the Moon
The round and yellow moon
That was of yesterday
The yellow Moon that
Froze
The flesh and bone and blood
Of all these silent humans
Into statues as of stone
Deep into silence.
The criteria were
Lumped in a musty document
Rolled up
Into the heavens and bound
By threads of intermittent gold:
Dawn must be invoked
By holy monks all night
This night
To break the spell and
Move these humans
To blood and bone
De-freeze them.


Comments about Criteria For Release by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Rookie - 487 Points Patti Masterman (5/24/2014 9:26:00 AM)

    Wow it's like a reversing spell to make us all human again. (Rumi said a human all full of
    meat and drink is like a statue, a husk..) The dawn-invocation of the monks..perfection. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/23/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    An interesting poem! Enjoyed the read! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, May 23, 2014


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