Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 28,402 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Lily - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

Lily of the woods
Burnt before dusk
When the monk
Said his vespers.

The night was round bellied
Wore a cassock of blue
Vesper lined with dusk of

It was winter and
It was about seven.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, emotions, heaven, life, lifestyle, nature, night, song, soul, stars

Comments about Lily by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Daniel Brick (8/28/2015 7:16:00 AM)

    This poem focuses entirely on imagery. And the imagery - a monk praying alone in a natural setting - suggests a bleak physical landscape which itself suggests the deeply sad interior landscape. Of course, you don't say any of this, you create a poignant scene and let our poetic intuition complete the poem according to our individual natures and needs. I am a reader who responds very strongly to such a poem which trusts its imagery to carry the meaning. I find such a POEM is liberating and stimulating, even if the subject matter and tone are sad. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

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