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Emmanuel George Cefai

Freshman - 2,311 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

How Wild, How Wild Your Charmed Eyes

How wild, how wild your charmed eyes
Look over the sea-waves my child
And all your hair’s a-fluttering:
The sea-breeze murmurs full
Like to the entering sea in magic nights
When hills and caves and walls and stones
Rise move and walk and laugh and talk
When the half-moon unseen by human eyes
Sheds tears of joy and smiles – wanton lover
Too, too wanton lover of the night
This white and silent moon presents its suit
To the full sensous Night draped sole
In sole transparent mantle dark whereon
The moon mischevous lover! Throws
Its faint rays discovering the warm breasts
And sensous limbs by Jovian gods new-forged
Of the lone-coming Night, the sensous Night
Drowning slowly in the small bay wherein
It swims where shallow waters ride
Into the bay, to make love with the rocks
That move from their long sleep
The sleep they slept since times archean old
When hot and staid from earth they were before they cooled
Into the long, long years that after came
Into the satyr nights alas! Long gone and now
Coming but rare in that cove all unseen unknown
This long, long night
Now finished swimming its sensous limbs
Stretches in the moon’s light suitor-admiring
And still the silent bay dreams without a stir.
So come, so come this night my child
This magic night, this Merlin night
How wild, how wild your charmed eyes
Look over the sea-waves my child
And all your hair’s a-fluttering
And the sea-breeze now murmurs to the full.

Submitted: Friday, October 14, 2011
Edited: Friday, October 14, 2011

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