Treasure Island

Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Horseman that in the night


Horseman that in the night
With raised fist
At the ancient star light
Prods on his horse
To speed of light
In the sundry mysterious
Night

Lo!
There be skeletons dressed
In energy as ghosts
In sackcloth as
Shrouds
And in the transformation
Of Heaven’s hands
Shadows grey and dark and
Wild.

And
Lo! Alas the morn
Is far
Is long ago
The frost of night
Has not begun to thaw
Even
Though Dawn be hours away
To light up the new day

Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 21, 2014

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Topic(s): death

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Horseman that in the night by Emmanuel George Cefai )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou

New Poems

  1. Contemplation of the unknown, Melikhaya Zagagana
  2. Cold Morning, Tony Adah
  3. GOOD THINGS 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  4. Limerick.18.When Sorrows Come, Valsa George
  5. COPLA 89 INVOCATION: This Bad Guy World, T (no first name) Wignesan
  6. Heavenly Drams, Cathy Hodgson
  7. Rescue, Tony Adah
  8. The Words We Shared, Enebeli Prada
  9. between us, fareeha ghafoor
  10. Limerick.17. Bragging, Valsa George

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]