Emmanuel George Cefai

Silver Star - 3,705 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Emmanuel George Cefai Poems

1. A Barge Mysterious In The Thick Of Night 10/3/2011
2. Hard Work! 10/20/2014
3. Depression 2/23/2015
4. Send Us Minerva A Wiser Man Than Me 9/28/2013
5. The Short Path 8/29/2014
6. Sleep, Sleep, My Sweet One Sleep 10/5/2011
7. You Have To Stretch Your Hands 5/22/2014
8. Magic Word! 11/1/2014
9. In The Waters Beauty Glides 10/25/2014
10. Volcanoes Exploding 2/7/2015
11. Woman Of The Wrinkled Brows 11/30/2014
12. Petty Light 5/23/2014
13. The Hedgehog's Funeral 10/13/2013
14. O Let Me Tell You, 1/21/2014
15. Sensing Our Ways 5/23/2014
16. The Figure Of A Priest 7/30/2014
17. Monsignor On His Desk 12/9/2014
18. You Ask: Why Winter? 2/15/2014
19. Sweet Welcome Summer Night 10/5/2011
20. To Dissolve Into The Night Air 10/3/2011
21. The Cat-Lover 3/20/2015
22. They Told Me 9/24/2013
23. In The Depression That Crushes Me 8/2/2014
24. The Last Sonata 5/23/2014
25. Give Me Work 11/15/2014
26. How Sad, How Sad 10/3/2011
27. I Roamed With Anger Out Of The House 10/3/2011
28. The Pointed Breasts Of The Moon 10/19/2013
29. Guitars Whose Chords Move 12/27/2014
30. There Was A Time 8/15/2014
31. Elegy For Pain 3/7/2014
32. The Stars Were Rolling 8/22/2014
33. Your Words Give Strength 8/2/2014
34. The Weather Out Is Frozen 10/13/2013
35. Alone In Grief, Alone In Thought, Alone 10/9/2011
36. Sleep, Sleep, My Little One 10/14/2011
37. Poet-Seer Who Suffered 9/28/2013
38. There Be No Voice 8/15/2014
39. Fairy Isles 7/3/2014
40. Criteria For Release 5/23/2014
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A Barge Mysterious In The Thick Of Night

A barge mysterious in the thick of night
Sailed slowly to the somber shore
Beneath the ramparts of the dreaming fort
How silent how austere how still
The lapping of the waves against the barge.

Whence is the barge coming in the night?
Whence did its journey start?
By night or day?

No reply came – and none in that still barge
Appeared to reply or move or breathe:
So horrid thin the stillness in the barge
The barge mysterious in the thick of night.

Anon near the shore it stopped awhile
And there without a pilot stood, without a hope
Of ...

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Whither? Whither?

Whither? Whither?
Whither are they going
Into the dark night?
With hooded cloaks
In black bedecked
And shining flames of red?

Why, why they pass
Through the thin alley

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