Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

The night of being called early


The night of being called early
complained

complained to the red dusk

Yet dusk, red dusk said:
'I that have yielded part of my
short reign to you; you should
be thankful for it to me too.'

then Night replied:
'my reign is long anyway
and to summon me so early in the day
is a rude waking to me always'

At which the dusk redder grew
than poppies drenched with blood
in Flanders fields.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013
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