Valsa George


Posted With No Address - Poem by Valsa George

Bitten by a love bug,
My heart swells with oedema
My love, like gnawing anxiety,
Burdens me
Like a knotty noose,
Stifles me
Like a watch dog,
Follows me


Like an inalienable shadow,
Always with me!
When I turn around,
It is right behind!
It lingers in me
Like a lovely metaphor
Like the intoxicating smell
Of the first summer rain

In my world there are only two of us;
You and I
Where ever I go,
The world wears your face.
A face I have never seen!

I don’t know where you are
In which alien shore you dwell

Yet I write this message,
In secret code
Pouring out my longings,
My unuttered love,
My invisible desires,
Into this scroll of paper
In cursive, indelible ink
I seal it in a bottle
With no address on
And let it drift over the currents

It is meant for the one
Who finds it
And thinks it is for him

If you feel, it is not for you,
Please don’t throw it as garbage;
Kindly put it back,
And let my love vessel float,
Over eddies and currents
Because my soul is encased within!

Just know this much;
It is from a lovely lass!


Comments about Posted With No Address by Valsa George

  • Bri Edwards (10/30/2016 9:27:00 PM)


    “oedema” …..in u.s. I would use “edema”. But, you are still in India, right! ? :)
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    “Like an inalienable shadow,
    Always with me!
    When I turn around,
    It is right behind!
    It lingers in me “

    “Even though “inalienable” is mentioned in the U.S. of A.’s Declaration of Independence, I thought I’d better look it up, using Google; thanks Google! My teacher may have wanted us to memorize part of the D of A, but she did not require us to know what it means!

    in•al•ien•a•ble
    inˈālēənəb(ə) l/
    adjective
    adjective: inalienable
    1. unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor.
    freedom of religion, the most inalienable of all human rights
    synonyms: inviolable, absolute, sacrosanct;
    untransferable, nontransferable, nonnegotiable;
    indefeasible
    that principle is an essential, inalienable part of having ownership

    My favorite stanza:

    “Bitten by a love bug,
    My heart swells with oedema
    My love, like gnawing anxiety,
    Burdens me
    Like a knotty noose,
    Stifles me
    Like a watch dog,
    Follows me”
    - - - - - - - - - “
    “Just know this much;
    It is from a lovely lass! ” …………..i got a little chuckle out of these lines. So it was from YOU! ? The bottle and note, I mean. But I found several added sentences on your note paper.

    Apparently several others had found and read the note and tossed it back into the water, knowing full well it was not for THEM, but for ME! ! !

    Thanks. bri :)

    To MyPoemList, even though it is kind of a kind of ‘love poem’!

    Valsa, you are a BIG TEASE! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Bri :)
    Even though this is a key word in America's Declaratioin in·al·ien·a·ble
    inˈālēənəb(ə) l/
    adjective
    adjective: inalienable

    unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor.
    freedom of religion, the most inalienable of all human rights
    synonyms: inviolable, absolute, sacrosanct; More
    untransferable, nontransferable, nonnegotiable;
    indefeasible
    that principle is an essential, inalienable part of having ownership
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    Valsa George Valsa George (10/31/2016 7:28:00 AM)

    To Bri... the heartless cheat!
    ..... but then how come I didn’t get a reply despite my waiting
    I thought the bottle was still sailing,
    Sloshed by the tidal waves rising,
    Heartless you were not to see me pining
    Why didn’t you think, I would be crying? ? ? ?

    Really had a hearty laugh over your comment....!

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/21/2016 11:41:00 AM)


    Outpourings of a loving heart addressed to a lover whose identity is not yet known but the feelings he elicits overwhelm one and all alike. This comes as a magical spell to the reader:
    Like the intoxicating smell / Of the first summer rain /...Yet I write this message / In secret code / Into this scroll of paper / In cursive, indelible ink / I seal it in a bottle / With no address on
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  • (7/26/2015 7:33:00 AM)


    Brilliant and charming.... (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (7/11/2015 8:31:00 AM)


    Yet I write this message,
    In secret code
    Pouring out my longings,
    My unuttered love,
    My invisible desires,
    Into this scroll of paper
    In cursive, indelible ink
    I seal it in a bottle
    With no address on
    And let it drift over the currents
    Beautiful lovely write. +10
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  • (1/6/2015 12:54:00 PM)


    This is very very outstanding indeed penned with so much emotions.........Valsa.......great write...10 (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/7/2014 4:48:00 AM)


    An Urdu poet Jigar Muradabadi says: -
    Mera paigham muhabbat hay jahn tak pahunche - My message is love as long as it can reach.
    A beautiful poem.
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  • Yasmin Khan (9/12/2013 1:31:00 PM)


    Wow! 'lovely lass' and 'soul encased'....I loved it dear Val. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (9/5/2013 8:39:00 PM)


    It's a good thing the love bug is curable or we'd never survive.
    I love this poem Valsa and it's going on my favourites list!
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  • Patricia Grantham (9/5/2013 8:35:00 AM)


    Only a love so deep would make a person move to the point
    of addressing a love letter so profound, put it in a bottle and let
    it flow over the currents that moves it over the oceans until it rests
    in the hands of someone that awaits the love that that is so freely
    given. Lucky one he is that receives it. An inspiring write.
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (1/21/2016 11:21:00 AM)

    This is indeed an excellent critique on the poem of an extra-ordinary value. Thanks.

  • David Wood (9/3/2013 5:05:00 AM)


    A delightful poem full of emotion, a god write Valsa (Report) Reply

  • Akshaya Pawaskar (9/1/2013 12:13:00 PM)


    love that stiffles burdens and follows you everywhere captured in a bottle and sealed to fall in the right hands.lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/1/2013 8:56:00 AM)


    All your emotions beautifully bound with desires unfolding in a letter to your soulmate, who is out there waiting for you!
    Beautiful write!
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  • Hans Vr (9/1/2013 6:52:00 AM)


    Fantastic poem full of feeling.
    Very well written
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/1/2013 1:40:00 AM)


    Then it is for every one a universal read your work ma'am marvellous so tasty dish u offered at PH to share can't be explained thank u (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/31/2013 10:38:00 PM)


    Message of Unuttered love and invisible desires in indelible ink sent in a bottle. Beautifully stated. Bottle awaited. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2013 12:46:00 PM)


    a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
    bravo ma'am a tell well told
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  • Heather Wilkins (8/31/2013 12:05:00 PM)


    just know this much it is from a lovely lass. nice (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/31/2013 7:42:00 AM)


    Hope the sealed bottle will drift on till the eligible hands lift it up from the currents. The lovely lass may soon find her lover reading the sweet nothings whispered unto his keen ears. Meanwhile till the letter reaches the shore of acceptance let us assume the love vessel will be whispering about the blissful pain of this waiting the lass experiences. A missed opportunity has been put on the canvas here by Madam Valsa too! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/31/2013 6:44:00 AM)


    An enjoyable read. Texture of romance in a novel style. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/31/2013 6:44:00 AM)


    An enjoyable read. Texture of romance in a novel style. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 3, 2013


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