Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Add Oil – The Light Burns Dim


Add oil - the light burns dim
This night of humid heat
And leaden-eyed dreariness
And throbbing unhappiness
In the red blooded heart!

Add oil - the light burns dim
Never so low
The light of hope has burned.

And before now I see
High on an altar full prepared
The chalice of bitter wine I have to drink.

The light burns dim - it flickers
On the wall its startling shadows dance
And the heart sinks with hope
This night of sacrifice
And dreariness leaden-eyed
And throbbing unhappiness
In the red blooded heart!

The burning embers go; the smoke goes up.

Submitted: Monday, October 03, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, October 04, 2011

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