Michael Buhagiar

Rookie (13 January 1954 / Sydney)

In The Ebor Cemetery - Poem by Michael Buhagiar

From zero to zero an ice wind sweeps
As dark chords close the movement of day,
And the sky a mist of moisture weeps
On the loved one beached in a wave-lashed bay.

A two-barred fence defines the square
And gums on every side surround,
Here in the heart of the country where
There comes no faintest human sound.

In this stone all night the wild winds wail
As lightning jags through flattening rain,
And spitting cobras lash the rim.

And this graven name is a thinnest veil
A deathless heart through which shines plain;
These flowers, a gallery hung with him.


Comments about In The Ebor Cemetery by Michael Buhagiar

  • (4/17/2008 3:37:00 AM)


    Powerful imagery threaded by an unhurried, sombre tone which does well to embower the mood the images evoke. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/25/2007 10:48:00 PM)


    Bravo, Michael! Awesome.
    Theo
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2007 10:33:00 PM)


    Beautifully written.

    I love it.
    (Report) Reply

Read all 3 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: Saturday, August 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011


Famous Poems

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