Emmanuel George Cefai

Freshman - 2,004 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Send us Minerva a wiser man than me


Send us Minerva a wiser man than me
I dreamt to humanity of Immortality
Of Body plus of Soul already:
Send us great goddess from your head
Some wiser man than me beget
More practical and engineering too:
I lit the light; let not the flame-glow
Wither before some turbid winter-thaw:
But catch it while it be, I lighted it.
I meant it to grow, not wither.
I was a dreamer, perhaps, yes, perhaps.

Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Send us Minerva a wiser man than me by Emmanuel George Cefai )

Enter the verification code :

  • Veteran Poet - 4,405 Points Daniel Brick (7/23/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    This poem is a touching prayer of one who did his best, realized it wasn't enough and had the inner strength to admit that to a higher power and sue for her solution. This is the prayer of a truly good man, one not dominated by pettiness or false pride. But he has much to be proud of - I LIT THE LIGHT. I MEANT IT TO GROW. I read your long Prometheus poem last week. This one too is a variation on the Prometheus theme, but it shows a wise resignation of destiny and an equally wise appeal for the one who can prevail. WOW! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,405 Points Daniel Brick (7/23/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    This poem is a touching prayer of one who did his best, realized it wasn't enough and had the inner strength to admit that to a higher power and sue for her solution. This is the prayer of a truly good man, one not dominated by pettiness or false pride. But he has much to be proud of - I LIT THE LIGHT. I MEANT IT TO GROW. I read your long Prometheus poem last week. This one too is a variation on the Prometheus theme, but it shows a wise resignation of destiny and an equally wise appeal for the one who can prevail. WOW! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,405 Points Daniel Brick (7/23/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    This poem is a touching prayer of one who did his best, realized it wasn't enough and had the inner strength to admit that to a higher power and sue for her solution. This is the prayer of a truly good man, one not dominated by pettiness or false pride. But he has much to be proud of - I LIT THE LIGHT. I MEANT IT TO GROW. I read your long Prometheus poem last week. This one too is a variation on the Prometheus theme, but it shows a wise resignation of destiny and an equally wise appeal for the one who can prevail. WOW! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,405 Points Daniel Brick (7/23/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    This poem is a touching prayer of one who did his best, realized it wasn't enough and had the inner strength to admit that to a higher power and sue for her solution. This is the prayer of a truly good man, one not dominated by pettiness or false pride. But he has much to be proud of - I LIT THE LIGHT. I MEANT IT TO GROW. I read your long Prometheus poem last week. This one too is a variation on the Prometheus theme, but it shows a wise resignation of destiny and an equally wise appeal for the one who can prevail. WOW! (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

New Poems

  1. reflection, lee fones
  2. AN ODE TO AUTUMN, Dr. Yogesh Sharma
  3. Remote Control War, Wensislaus Mbirimi
  4. African Voter?, Gedion Onyango
  5. Weakness In Me, Tondana Fatimah Seebaway
  6. The Correspondence School Instructor Say.., Galway Kinnell
  7. The New School, Joyce Kilmer
  8. Vindicate your Decision, Kumarmani Mahakul
  9. All The People, Paul Gerard Reed
  10. Mercenary, Babatunde Aremu

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L., Richard Lovelace
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]