Michael Buhagiar

Rookie (13 January 1954 / Sydney)

Homage To Eric Clapton - Poem by Michael Buhagiar

A seed once fell onto English terrain
Where wars had thicked the soil with much blood;
And its roots struck deep into Satan’s brain
On the side where feeling and melody bud.

And it thrust through years like a rebel army
Though deserted by sun and the rain close behind;
And a luthier culled one of its strongest rami
To craft an instrument with Segovia in mind.

Now the southwind spurs its belly, and there rears
Chaliapin, Sinatra, Caruso, all capped
By a song that crowns like cream the milch tree;

And a dark and haggard dryad appears
From a bole and croaks it is Clapton trapped,
And by the soaring topmost branch set free.


Comments about Homage To Eric Clapton by Michael Buhagiar

  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (4/22/2008 9:52:00 PM)


    wonderful tonite.................i shot the sherif.....that guy is a legend (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/25/2007 10:46:00 PM)


    Love Eric, and i can hear him singing Laila...and i remember with profound sadness his loss of a child from a hotel window!
    Again, brillant!
    Theo
    (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, August 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]