Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 25,702 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Poems For Ella (Iv) - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

Though late in life
you came to me
my fairy child
came from my brain
be more beautiful
to compensate
the cramps and
regrets of age!
Sleep in the hummock
I prepared today
I will tend you
fondly, child,
recount many a lay.
And then
your eyes will open
adding to me
new day after new day

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about Poems For Ella (Iv) by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Daniel Brick (9/13/2015 1:15:00 PM)

    This fourth ELLA poem is the first one which describes a RELATIONSHIP between you and Ella. It also alludes to her origins, dispelling a bit of her mystery. You admit she is imaginary, a creature of the mind, and clearly in the category if an ANIMA, Jung's term for the ideal female image in the male psyche. But perhaps psychologizing ELLA is the wrong way to respond because it turns her into an object. In the poem you affirm her benign role in your life: she soothes physical pains, eases aging, provides joie de vivre, gives you cause to praise the world and be happy in it. And she makes no demands on you. You can bustle freely in the world at large. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 30, 2015

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