Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 23,410 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

The Hedgehog's Funeral - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

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The Hedgehog's Funeral

the funeral of the hedgehog
stretched over the pyre
over the burning fire
and
the squirrel, the mouse,
the cat, the dog bearers were
amidst a line of other
hedgehogs passed:
and it was night for
that was the time fixed for the funeral:
and high above stretched still and
tall the oaks, the elms, the firs,
silent the moon, silent the wild stars,
yet all pitying and sad:
away with Dawn, all declination
now,
no looking forth, no freshness needed,
no, no Dawn:
the funeral of the hedgehog
stretched over the pyre
over the burning fire
the night
this night


Comments about The Hedgehog's Funeral by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Daniel Y. (2/5/2014 7:04:00 PM)


    Great poem. I don't even know what about it I liked. Many of the sentences do not appear impressive to me, and yet the whole piece fit well together as a whole. I really enjoyed this poem, please read some of mine! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013


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