Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 23,533 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Away! - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

the clouds sail in the
night
in part obliterate the
moon
already it shines low and
weak

oblivion's sweet in things
that we praise not
but desperation in our
things of praise.

the waters in my eyes they
leap
and light blinks dim.

blithe the Moth of Destiny
flies around the town
our ancient self Valletta
from balcony to balcony
from roof to roof
it flies
resting sometimes.

in the last night
adown the muddy stream
below the rows of buildings
screamed:
but in such silence
that none woke to see
the slime of Styx that
passed by in the stream
slow and engorging
as a lava flow
from red-hot Aetna.

nocturnal
without words but yet
with masks of yellow-green
around a cobwebbed table
gather we
in the centre spirits yield
white light
dark rest envelopes
again
the we is I, I,
Poet-Seer!

Topic(s) of this poem: aging, grief , life, light, muse


Comments about Away! by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/16/2015 9:44:00 AM)


    oblivion's sweet in things
    that we praise not
    but desperation in our
    things of praise.

    Beautiful lines, the poem is superb thanks for sharing
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/16/2015 9:36:00 AM)


    Beautiful poetry.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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