Treasure Island

Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Sensing our ways


By sensing our ways
Groping and
Scuffling
Hoarding and
Pondering
We
Think that in the race
Of Time
With Time
We win
Time sits on a trimmed edge and smiles
Sardonical

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2014
Edited: Friday, May 23, 2014

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  • Daniel Brick (7/23/2014 10:42:00 AM)

    TIME is one of our key subjects as lyric poets and your recent poem is a concise and pithy overview of our confrontation. You cities five activities by which we deal, namely, sensing, groping, hoarding, scuffling, hoarding and pondering. Hoarding won't work and groping sounds desperate. But pondering - which is what your poem does - affirms our dignity as thinking animals who can mentally transcend that sardonic smile. As Andrew Marvell advised LET US OUR TIME DEVOUR, THAN LANGUISH IN HIS POWER. We triumph! (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (5/24/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    Bruno Schulz coveted time. He said time shared was time wasted, he was like a jealous lover with time. Yes, we trim time, we crop it closely (like a beard) and think that it will behave! well it never will. You have put it succinctly. (Report) Reply

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