Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 34,589 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Bells Ringing, Brain Suffocated At Night - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

1-the bells be ringing
The brain is suffocated
With their sounds
And it be night…
The moon has risen
From the suffering
For a while
For a while..
It will return
To its old suffering
As usual
As usual
How gaudy be Sub-Consciousness!
Images pass
Thoughts pass
With them in Sub-Consciousness:
The bells are ringing
In the long distance
Where the wind blows
I hear them
New forms
New experiments
The waters walk with
The time is come.
Come! the shroud be
Of Immortality we thought
Of Immortality we dreamed
But that be
But that be
We Immortality had
At hand.
As sand in sand-glass it
And with it Time passing.
3-Sudden the bell tolls
What church?
What church?
So as in this
The film of life
The film of history
We are moving
Time's escaping.
4-the verses ring
The winds occasional
And Time fleet passes.
Dream! Dream!
The sub-conscious weighs
Your eyes
Dream! Dream!
Time be passing.
Motion be passing.
The waters slowly turn
Of Time the urn.
Dream! Dream!
As yet
The satyrs have not come
Not come…
5-I would see it in
The face and
Slowly turn:
The birds in the cage
Were drowsing.
O! to pass life and
Breath and soul
At eight in the morning
The bell solemn.
Further rang and
Verses in experiment
Fast melting
As life…
As life…
There's the warning of Time
I saw it from a little
Distance far
I breathed the scent
Of Time in changing.
I saw from a little
Distance far.
And waves
Thewaves were rolling
The Ocean was rolling
The waters swell
The waters swell, my Monsignor…
The waters swell with Time
And Time hand in hand
With Motion passing.

Topic(s) of this poem: noise, night

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