Valsa George


On The Beach - Poem by Valsa George

When the world
begins to close in on me
I walk to the beach,
not too far away.
The sea shore
ever alluring and new
yet never changing
sprawls before me.
A balm to tired minds!
The chilly breeze blowing,
the jets of water
dispersing in smoky spray,
the waves coming to cleanse the feet
Oh! What tinkling sound they produce!

I hear a maiden’s anklets chime
as she inches ahead
with steps demure,
heart pounding,
to her bridal chamber
on her first nuptial night.
At times, they become thuds of footsteps
down the long corridors of time
tolling minutes and hours away.

The waves advancing and receding!
How they remind me
of the eternal flux of life!


Comments about On The Beach by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 11,669 Points Amitava Sur (1/22/2014 5:30:00 AM)

    A beautiful crafting of a pictureous sea beach Where a disturbed mind is in search of peace and a befitting comparison of the sounding waves with a maiden's anklets chime.... really enjoyed. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,136 Points Kee Thampi (7/1/2013 1:30:00 PM)

    beyond one can fly for there
    beyond to reach
    and may be not for us to
    love
    the word

    Birds may fly there

    here we are not missing the love beyond poetryu (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,857 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/27/2013 9:27:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem and I enjoyed reading it, though the disturbed state of one person and the joyous side of another one are written in two different stanzas with the philosophical conclusion.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 916 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (6/25/2013 1:04:00 AM)

    On the Beach is a Great poem and in the concluding lines a lovely analogy of the waves to the eternal flux of life is alluring! Enjoyed ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,420 Points Hans Vr (6/23/2013 9:50:00 AM)

    excellent poem.
    beach can brng us fantstic experiences
    a true source of rejuvenation and inspiration (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points R.j. Wynn (6/22/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    yOU ROCK vALSA, Very original thoughts beautifully combined (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,101 Points Heather Wilkins (6/19/2013 11:32:00 AM)

    beautifully penned reflecting scenes on the beach (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,888 Points David Wood (6/19/2013 4:59:00 AM)

    Well pened Valsa, I liked the second stanza very much and the last stanza closed it perfectly. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 613 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (6/19/2013 4:32:00 AM)

    We hate congestion which strains.So the wide beach gives pleasure that you beautifully sprayed in this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 237 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (6/18/2013 10:58:00 PM)

    Excellently penned poem Valsa, I luv the last stanza.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,910 Points Sekharan Pookkat (6/18/2013 7:23:00 PM)

    The waves advancing and receding like wise poet reminds the eternal flux of life-Sea and seashore are inspiring always. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,933 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/18/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    Movement of the waves on the beach is eternal. Nice poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 Points Dinesh Nair (6/18/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    Madam Valsa, tread on the beach alone
    And devour the beauty of the waves from a distance..
    Never venture into water far off the eternity
    And the mirages of love as the tsunamies
    Of the depths unknown to bards and mermaids
    May soon rush to the shore pretentious.

    A lovely poem that speaks of an innocent maiden`s mind (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,501 Points Tiku . (6/18/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    This is wonderful writing.Comparing sounds of the waves with chiming of anklets is great imagery.Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (6/18/2013 3:03:00 AM)

    The poem so nicely pens an alluring image of eternity as experienced on a beach. Well done Valsa.10. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 44,238 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/18/2013 1:41:00 AM)

    love - eternal flux, good write, thanks.
    Please read my poems and vote. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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