Emmanuel George Cefai

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

How Long Ago - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

How long ago
How long ago it seems
That a small cloud
That passed by moon
Our hearts thrilled.

How long ago
The bosomed sea
Lay still
Save for its swishes
In the treacherous inlet:
What throbs I felt
As in and out
And out and in
Thro’ the small creek
The sea went:
And that dark swish
In the dark night
Our hearts thrilled.

Numbed and frozen we
And our senses:
No longer wake we soon
To see the dawn arise and walk
Barefoot and clean
Along the seas and rocks
Before in to the air
Like a sweet mist
She disappears:
How our hearts throbbed
And warm our senses
Raced the red blood inside:
And every light and stone and move
Our hearts thrilled.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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