Treasure Island

Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

‘Adjust’


‘Adjust’

‘How? ’

‘To all sorts of pain
Sufferings and deprivations:
And
Continuous as in ever-increase
Leave the rest to the brain’

Rattled the skeletons
Yet their heads they nodded

‘Ah’ said the Monsignor
And ceased.

Then continued the Monsignor:
‘When the devils knock
Let the door greet them ever’

There was thunder
For I saw the hanging

Submitted: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 24, 2014

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  • Daniel Brick (6/24/2014 11:53:00 AM)

    I'm not sure what to make of this poem. It seems to be more than one poem. The first passage presents a kind of Stoic resolve to accept the hardships of life. And the skeletons nod, but they're passed the need for stoicism being dead. The monsignor then refers to devils stalking - skeletons? When he says the devils will face the closed door I don't know if they are being kept out or if the Monsignor expects the skeletons to let them in? I'm puzzled by this poem. It certainly conveys a chilling mood. (Report) Reply

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