Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 31,558 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Blurred Eyes - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

With blurred eyes
And sleepy
Sleepy eyes
He saw through
The dense vision.

He gave eyes
To the vision
He gave breath
To the fainting light
In its dim credo.

Throughout the night
He ranted
But not loud
In a heart-broken voice
Furious whispering.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, emotions, heaven, life, lifestyle, nature, night, song, soul, stars

Comments about Blurred Eyes by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Daniel Brick (8/28/2015 6:49:00 AM)

    Everyone who reads this poem will realize it expresses your personal sense of loss. You write at some remove from the character speaking but the immediacy of self expression cannot be wholly covered up. In a way, this poem parallels the first one I read tonight in which you wrote in an impersonal voice to embrace all of the mourners among us. This poem displays the personal voice in all of its splendor and fellow-feeling. It is a measure of your poetic status that you can convincingly speak in both voices - and in the same day of composition. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

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