Emmanuel George Cefai

Silver Star - 4,145 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

In The Long Night - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

In the long night
The long, long night
How bright
The light of passion shines!

The summer heat
How obstinate
It is:
Yet in the night
The long, long night
How bright
The light of passion shines!

And winter frost
And neighing wind
Behind the window panes
And doors:
And the shrill call
Of nightingales
In Spring:
No difference will make:
For
In the long, long night
How bright
The light of passion shines!


Comments about In The Long Night by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Gold Star - 10,007 Points Daniel Brick (5/2/2015 5:04:00 AM)

    You use a single word to great effect, namely, long. Its repetition means its meaning spills over and embraces not just temporal duration, but also additional meanings like faithful, enduring, true. committed - all words which contain the sense of lengthening experience. Besides this poem expresses the sheer joy of passion. The experience is heightened awareness of things we usually take for granted. But you reveal how the magic of night sheds an irresistable spell. (Report) Reply

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