Emmanuel George Cefai

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

The Nightingale Is Mute - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

The nightingale is mute
And does not sing:
The wind warbleth not
To the green leaves
This stillness of the night.

The nightingale is mute
A rat the silence breaks
Rustling and running
Leaves rise and fall
Upturned by the rat feet.

And the wan moon
Looks down indifferent:
For the nightingale is mute
And does not sing.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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