Valsa George


Poet - Poem by Valsa George

Wielding a tool, mighty and spiky
Mightier than either the sword or rod
He reigns, monarch in Fancy's domain
Sketching life in fanciful colour and mode

Which with pain and strife fraught
Or bright with gaiety and grace
In finer yarn than the gossamer thread
On the fabric of words in befitting verse

He steals away from the noisy crowd
In to the stillness of the cloistered cell
To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
Weaving downy dreams at will

He recounts forgotten tales of yore
Of bloody battles won and lost,
Of lovers united, amour defiled,
Conjuring memories from abysmal past

He hearkens to the moans of lovelorn souls
And sings of beauty in ditties fine
Triggering sparks into flames grow
In umpteen hearts that pine and whine

Babbling with the brook rushing swift,
Racing with the deer loping past,
He wanders into mysterious woods
Where flowers, their richest odours cast

His ears intent on the song of birds
That comes floating from the far off groves
And the whirr of cicadas on the bark of trees
Breaking the calm of twilight eves

Alone he saunters the stretching strands,
Watching virulent breakers in fury heave
Often his heart dancing with the tide
And swinging with the rhythm of rising wave

He feasts on the gleam of the auburn sun
And the speckled blue of the infinite skies
Watching the day dying in flame
And the night in a diadem of stars vies

All that's lovesome meets his eyes
And communes to him in profuse delight
Which he turns into rhyme and rhythm
For the whole of mankind to devour and digest

From his harp flow symphonies sweet
Songs of longing, love and lust
Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss,
Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest

Though outlawed by the great sage of Greece,
Branding the bard, aberrant and a fool
Oft beneath the façade of his wayward thoughts,
Lie heaps of wisdom for the discerning soul.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is my 100th poem on Poem Hunter. I thank all my good friends who have encouraged me so far with positive comments and also invite each of you to evaluate this piece! I have crystallised most of my notions about a poet in this, that I have gathered from my reading of classical poets!

Comments about Poet by Valsa George

  • Veteran Poet - 1,478 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (8/25/2015 12:41:00 PM)

    He steals away from the noisy crowd
    In to the stillness of the cloistered cell
    To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
    Weaving downy dreams at will


    From his harp flow symphonies sweet
    Songs of longing, love and lust
    Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss,
    Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest

    liked all these lines in your wonderful poem about the poet. Really it is like that. We are all monks.. the poets are monks reclusing in their caves and presents to the world lovely meaningful verses. thank you dear Prof. Valsa (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 916 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (8/25/2015 1:59:00 AM)

    Magnificent! All about a POET is enunciated in wonderful lines that sparkle and the last two lines are the gems that dazzle in the diadem. Kudos to you, dear Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 40,278 Points Chinedu Dike (8/12/2015 12:23:00 PM)

    Beautiful! Exquisite! A child birth of profundity! Well done Prof, thanks and remain blessed. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,390 Points Ken E Hall (8/12/2015 7:51:00 AM)

    This IS a poem indeed which I will print frame and hang it on my study wall...it is in a class of its own a pleasure to read Valsa...regards (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 30,273 Points Valsa George (8/12/2015 11:02:00 AM)

    What better acknowledgement can I ever hope to get for this poem! This has really made me so glad.
    Thank you sir!

  • Veteran Poet - 1,959 Points Tanya Stewart-boateng (7/26/2015 7:28:00 AM)

    Exquisitely done.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 952 Points Yasmeen Khan (6/30/2015 11:44:00 PM)

    It's a wonderful piece of writing from the pen of a philosopher poet. Each line is is deep and meaningful,

    Oft beneath the façade of his wayward thoughts,
    Lie heaps of wisdom for the discerning soul.

    A poet finds constancy in fickleness, a weird truth. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,955 Points Clarence Prince (5/11/2015 9:19:00 AM)

    This poem is just one great piece of work,
    which is truly worthy of reading.
    Well done, Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 65,162 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/3/2015 4:56:00 AM)

    Often his heart dancing with the tide
    And swinging with the rhythm of rising wave... nice lines...10

    poet
    generall quieet
    with heaviness of pain
    sufered by own brethern (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 65,162 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/3/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    poet
    generally quiet
    with heaviness of pain
    sffered by own brethern

  • Gold Star - 22,395 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (4/20/2015 6:22:00 PM)

    Deeply envisioned and aptly presented. Excellent collocation. Many thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,296 Points Josey Alfred (3/17/2015 11:51:00 PM)

    Halo!
    This is. A marvellous poem, very keen vision, it isa pleasure reading it, THANS.
    I a toddler, in this field, I have posted a few poems in poem hunter, kindly give your advice and opinion.
    Thanking you, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 358 Points C.n.prem Kumar (2/12/2015 5:10:00 AM)

    He feasts on the gleam of the auburn sun
    And the speckled blue of the infinite skies
    Watching the day dying in flame
    And the night in a diadem of stars vies
    WOW! What a style! Real magic of rhyming words. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,420 Points L. E. O. Gibraltar (1/21/2015 5:43:00 AM)

    Goodness gracious what a brilliant piece from a masterful poetess! You are not giving the proper recognition that you deserve for your remarkable talent and great work, and haven produced yet another masterpiece that describes the poet so well, I believe it is right to give praises to whom it is due. So, it is my honour to celebrate you in exclamation. Valsa! Valsa! Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,534 Points Khalida Bano Ali (1/10/2015 6:46:00 PM)

    An amazing write............................10 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 554 Points James Fitzpatrick (1/3/2015 12:57:00 PM)

    'Cloistered Cell' is great, imagine the thinking man in his bee hive, off the Kerry coast hermitted by choice and love of God as the zeros swoop and swarm his very self.... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,564 Points Khalid Saifullah (1/1/2015 7:48:00 PM)

    It's simply great...............10 (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,564 Points Khalid Saifullah (12/21/2014 6:52:00 PM)

    An amazing poem......................10 (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,149 Points Elena Sandu (11/18/2014 11:51:00 PM)

    I remember this poem dear friend! Happy to read it again and again, it is so beautiful deep and very wise, thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,270 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (11/18/2014 11:19:00 PM)

    and after a long journey through the world of words the poet reveals the truth once again....

    Lie heaps of wisdom for the discerning soul.

    Well. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (11/18/2014 10:11:00 PM)

    Though outlawed by the great sage of Greece,
    Branding the bard, aberrant and a fool
    Oft beneath the façade of his wayward thoughts,
    Lie heaps of wisdom for the discerning soul. - - - - - -gems.Congrats.You deserve this. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,632 Points Hazel Durham (11/18/2014 3:37:00 PM)

    It is a joy to read this outstanding poem again Valsa with all the attributes a poet should have to embrace life in all it's aspects, to marvel and ponder at the mysteries and secrets of the universe, to understand every emotion to feel every emotion!
    Congrats on your superb poem to be selected as member poem of the day! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013


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