Emmanuel George Cefai

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

In The Sixth Floor Flat - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

In the sixth floor flat
That looks upon the Port
I from my balcony saw
The light – the neon light in the room
And inside a lady draped in white

She seemed so clear
And near
And yet so far away.

She seemed to talk
I know not to whom
She seemed to move
About the room
And talk
I know not what:

And then
And then
As if she saw
She drew the curtains –
Still the light
Sprung from above.

Then a few minutes went
And then the lights went out.

How strange this night, how strange.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 4, 2011


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