Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 8,161 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

There Was A Time - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

There was a time
when humor
was of the stars
was of the heavens

that was a rare time
huge current-waves
gulped bubbling
and it was night

Ah! would that
These humor times
In the heavens
Be less rare and
More often
You hear in the midst
Of the deep night
A big joke cracking
A jester laughing
In the wide immense heavens!

Topic(s) of this poem: time

Comments about There Was A Time by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Gold Star - 17,437 Points Daniel Brick (8/16/2014 6:45:00 PM)

    A JESTER LAUGHING IN THE WIDE IMMENSE HEAVENS - As I was trying to adjust to the cosmic scope of these
    recent poems in general and this one in particular, I suddenly saw in my mind's eye the laughing face of Robin Williams, He was certainly a modern jester and very good at his role. Like some of Shakespeare's jester he sometimes used humor to reveal unwanted truths about our human failings. But his laughter was benign; the cosmic laughter in this poem signals the end of things, oblivion (Report) Reply

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