Valsa George

A Misty Dawn

Against the hazy sky
Mountains, seen grotesque
Frightening monsters, poking out
Here, there and all around
In the glinting darkness
The ravine, like a mythical snake
Gapes its mouth
Mist hovers,
The leaves are tear stained
By the Night's frozen grief.
In stealthy steps,
With the jingle of anklets,
The wind comes to shake off the drops
And down they drip one by one
As the grass below shiver
At the sudden shock.
The leaves, rid of the load, flutter-
Faint stir of life!

From a distant habitation
The rooster, in sharp notes
Sounds the siren.
The East bleeds,
As shafts of gold cuts through her breast.
Darkness recedes,
Birds begin to chirp.

Slowly, parting curtains
The day emerges
Like a lazy boy
Disinclined to be roused from sleep

Submitted: Sunday, March 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 25,464 Points Akhtar Jawad (3/29/2015 3:54:00 AM)

    An amazing description, Valsa is queen of description.....................10 (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 19,179 Points Valsa George (3/29/2015 11:45:00 AM)

    I feel so glad if you think so Akhtarji! Thank you so much!

  • Freshman - 1,379 Points L. E. O. Gibraltar (1/28/2015 7:23:00 AM)

    A highly creative piece from a masterful poet. This is one of my favourites. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,737 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (11/30/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    Mysty dawn the exact happenings of the dawn in a mysty atmosphere and its great imaginations are actual realities of the same feelings in a hill station. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,779 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/28/2014 12:00:00 PM)

    I will say it highly beautifully imagined and put to life Nature in a canvas I feel so....
    and in very soulful words................prfound (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Suresh Nellikode (9/2/2013 11:51:00 AM)

    Phenomenal! Keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Suresh Nellikode (9/2/2013 11:38:00 AM)

    Phenomenal! Keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,226 Points Ramesh Rai (8/19/2013 9:46:00 PM)

    a swt melodious with beautiful write that jingles the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sreelekshmi Pillai (6/18/2013 6:44:00 AM)

    a beautiful picture of the dawn. loved it, especially the lines-the East bleeds,
    As shafts of gold cuts through her breast. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,730 Points Heather Wilkins (6/4/2013 2:47:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem about the dawn. slowly slowly parting curtains the day emerges. nice thought (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,183 Points Valerie Dohren (3/7/2013 1:40:00 PM)

    Wonderfully descriptive, capturing the beauty of dawn. Lovely write Valsa. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Search 2 (3/4/2013 9:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful lines and the crystalised life on a diverse spectrum make this poem a great write, dear Valsa.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,223 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/4/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    Absolutely gorgeous Valsa.
    So many wonderful lines. I can hear the jingle of anklets. In fact I feel as though I am there. Absolutely magical. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (3/3/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    What a wonderful depiction of day break! The lines- The leaves are tear stained / By the Night's frozen grief- are really of beautiful imagination.The concluding para' is fantastic! ! Valsa I see your, your mind sparkling with beauty! GREAT! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (3/3/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Gradually dawn appears breaking the curtain of night. Cinematic. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Nader Baheri (3/3/2013 2:33:00 AM)

    i like favorite moment of a day is dawn.when the birds chatter as if they are praying the God.even the trees when the dews drip from the message at the end really is awakening.
    a masterpiece of art.
    Kudos~nb (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 70 Points Jahan Zeb (3/3/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    wonderful description. I felt to read it in one go. imagery is suggestive and strong message delivered.

    The rooster, in sharp notes
    Sounds the siren.
    The East bleeds,

    and then the comparison.
    The day emerges
    Like a lazy boy

    Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,729 Points Kee Thampi (3/3/2013 1:21:00 AM)

    a lovable poem on our life, like a lazy boy
    we love to live here on this lovely land of God
    And down they drip one by one
    As the grass below shiver
    At the sudden shock.
    The leaves, rid of the load, flutter- (Report) Reply

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