Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 35,573 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

How Austere-Robed The Night - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

How austere-robed the night
Walks with circus-ropes of day
The twilight of a life
The calming of the river
Of Passion that in the red Ocean flows
Wherein it tincts and laps the crimson shores.

The night like to a wounded hunter
That will not vail his pride
His suffering lets flow
The gushing of the pain
The gnashing of the teeth
The night prowls like a hunted beast
From tree to tree a black moves suddenly.

The night how like the robe
That fits on the fast-dwindling day
The aching sun
Mortified from its spent glory at mid-day
Follows the cycle that engulfs
The day and night and dawn.


Comments about How Austere-Robed The Night by Emmanuel George Cefai

There is no comment submitted by members..

Pablo Neruda

If You Forget Me



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, October 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 4, 2011


[Report Error]