Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 6,575 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

1977 - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

1977-I
that was a year
with a Roman 'I' afterwards
to manifest the verses
for that year
if they come again
I will let them in
even if through a back-door.
That year
That year
I saw the white root sprouting
My strength ah! give me that strength
of that year, those times.
that was the year
where the white root was sprouting
in the brain
and the first philosophy


Comments about 1977 by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Gold Star - 12,121 Points Daniel Brick (6/1/2014 10:14:00 PM)

    WOW WOW The wonder of creativity, your discovery of the astonishing ease of everything when energized by the Creative Spirit, is breathlessly evoked in these lines, which have an immediacy of expression which belies the passage of time (37 years!) . This is the kind of wondrous poem which happens when two elements are equally present - the moral element and writer's purpose. A poem of moral purpose has both strength and resilience. I wrote one about the first Gulf War called A POET SPEAKS. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 27, 2014


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