Treasure Island

Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

1977


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

Submitted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 27, 2014

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  • 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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