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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.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013

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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!

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  • Freshman - 1,053 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

  • Freshman - 2,214 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

  • Bronze Star - 6,164 Points Neela Nath (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

  • Veteran Poet - 2,757 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

  • Rookie - 603 Points Nika Mcguin (11/18/2014 3:19:00 PM)

    Beautifully done in such vivid imagery! Congratulations on having your poem featured, I'm sure you'll have many more :)

    ~Nika (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,498 Points Kim Barney (11/18/2014 12:38:00 PM)

    This poem is a masterpiece and I have added it to my favorite poem list! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 861 Points John Richter (11/18/2014 12:35:00 PM)

    Absolutely stunning! The meter and soft rhyme are so very beautiful.... As a poet myself I am quite envious... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,421 Points Savita Tyagi (11/18/2014 11:33:00 AM)

    I am so happy to read the poem again. I will not remember all the language and words but would like to sit on a quiet evening, close my eyes and take a journey into the world where a poet roams specially in the world of nature. And I will certainly skip going to Greece! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,353 Points Kay Staley (11/18/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    Wow this one is kinda hard to get with all the language. I cant say that I dislike it, but I do get distracted by the old fashioned sounding vocabulary. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,295 Points Daniel Brick (11/18/2014 7:49:00 AM)

    It's 7: 30 am on a very cold Winter morning - I wrote a review of this poem ast July at 5: 00 am when was probably warm and sunny. Some things change, some things remain the same. In that latter category is my delight and wonder at your comprehensive evocation of the poet, the worlds he occupies especialy the natural world, and the values s/he serve. As I at least implied in my first review, your characteri9zation of the poet is very thorough and I can think of a variety of contemporary poets who fit it. Parts of it fit me! (But I'm not the whole poet you create -
    I should get together with some of my admired poets and have a group photogragh of us with the captions 'THESE X NUMBER OF POEMHUNTER POETS ADD UP TO VALSA GEORGE'S VISION OF THE POET.
    WE ARE PROUD TO BE ENCOMPASSED BY HER WORDS IN 'POET'.') There are some elements in your description that I see as a challenge to fulfill - they are not yet part of ME, and require effort. But you've given me - and others - a vision that will guide our future choices. The Past is past, it's time to embody the Poet Yet To Come! He lives on paper in Poet - Now let's bring him into existence! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,449 Points Lyn Paul (11/18/2014 7:16:00 AM)

    You truly are a Poet Your amazing words presented to us all and you always give support and encouragement to us all. Thank You Dear Valsa xxx (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,627 Points Amitava Sur (11/18/2014 3:59:00 AM)

    A very right honor was conferred to an excellent poem. All credits goes to poet Valsa for such a lovely masterpiece.

    Thanks... thanks.... thanks Valsa... for presenting such a great write (though long back) which is honored. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,943 Points Rajnish Manga (11/18/2014 2:00:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem which portrays the stature of a poet - past and present - with flawless strokes of master painter. Thanks for sharing the same on PH, Valsa George. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,713 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (11/18/2014 1:54:00 AM)

    This is indeed a masterpiece by a great poetess on poet scripted with wonderful, shining words with rhyme and
    rhythm and flawless flow....Valsa.....really a great write showing unparalleled poetic ability......I congratulate you
    for this poem selected as the poem of the day........may God bless you with many a talent to create such
    masterpieces...... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points Patricia Grantham (11/10/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    A very rich and talented write on poets. You have written a
    great poem on poets. A poets life is full of wisdom, pursuits,
    dreams, love, spiritual and many others. It is through this
    mean that we convey our deepest thoughts.Very good. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,055 Points Saheb Mohapatra (11/4/2014 5:36:00 AM)

    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.............great poem with wonderful lines........thanks.........10/10 (Report) Reply

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