Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

In The Island Of The Pelican, The Gods


In the island of the pelican, the gods
Throw dice as they play.
Here and there they see
The motion of chance
And probability.

Quiet on the island but for
The rustling of the trees
Those high
High
Inhabitants inland from
The sandy shores.

And the white sand
That blue against the dark of
Sky and heaven
Post red dusk glimmers
Glimmers as the waves
Tiny, fractional, growing,
Sub-dividing
Restless.

Submitted: Sunday, March 02, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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

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 (In The Island Of The Pelican, The Gods 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. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Ebola, Is It Poetry
  2. Last Journey, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  3. Cat Nap..., Denis Martindale
  4. Blasphemy Is Light Which Beacons The Pat.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. The Tall One, tallulah montegue
  6. to be continued..., Mandolyn ...
  7. A song of a real dream!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  8. The Face in the Passing Train, David Lewis Paget
  9. Awareness of the Truth (Section 36 of Th.., rajendran muthiah
  10. The Poetic Art & Craft of O.N.Gupta, Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]