Emmanuel George Cefai

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

When Horses Upon A Plain From Steep Inclines Descend - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

When horses upon a plain from steep inclines descend
Then will they faster move with brisker pace
But when to this be made addition of a spur
Then trees and fields and houses and waters fly
Nay the wind whirls - and being in island now
Only the sea and its long linear marge remain
Constant azure and thin unmoving in the eye:
And when the Night with his incense ascends
As the lamp-lighter did in old the light-lamps
That light the darkling skies and spaces vast
So your mere look, the glancing of your eyes
Will light me so that burning reach I speeds
Faster than light immediate reach to thee.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011



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