Treasure Island

Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

There was a time


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

that was a rare time
huge current-waves
gulped bubbling
energy:
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!

Submitted: Friday, August 15, 2014

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  • 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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