Valsa George


When Poetry Haunted Me


Sudden was the descent of poetry on me
I tottered under its weight
My body heated up like the sun
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  • Rookie - 873 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (2/19/2015 5:01:00 AM)

    Valsa-ji, I can't say I quite understood this poem. From the comments of others, it sounds contextual to some competition where the soaring dreams of aspiring poets had to crash to the ground when the results were announced. Well, I wasn't around at that time. However, I would say your poem is very powerful and truly depicts a a poet's experience a la Neruda in his poem Poetry, which I translated into our native Malayalam and responding to which you invited me read this poem of yours.

    I am excerpting Neruda below to contrast him with you:

    and suddenly I saw
    the heavens
    unfastened
    and open,
    planets,
    palpitating plantations,
    shadow perforated,
    riddled
    with arrows, fire and flowers,
    the winding night, the universe.

    Valsa George:

    I reeled round and round
    Flew up and up
    Meteors flashed past
    Stars blinked
    Larger celestial bodies stood still
    Strange sounds fleeted past my ears
    My heart palpitated,
    Like the rumblings of thunder
    My eyes glowed like fire balls

    Great! You go with a 10. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (2/20/2015 3:21:00 AM)

    Thank you Rajendran ji for this wonderful comment! I feel humbled!

  • Freshman - 1,504 Points Khalid Saifullah (1/12/2015 7:20:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 7,834 Points Daniel Brick (8/4/2014 11:58:00 AM)

    This is like a shamanic initiation which makes the individual realize POETRY IS BIG, BIGGER THAN ME. BUT I'LL DO MY PART TO MAKE IT LIVE IN THIS GENERATION AND PASS IT ON TO THE NEXT. So the initiation is both
    wonderful and terrifying, both intimate and impersonal. Lots of paradoxes in this Verse World. We poetry lovers are definitely a minority so it's good to hype it, do our part to promote it so more discover and use it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,142 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/4/2014 12:14:00 AM)

    Valsa went to hunt a poem but the hunter became hunted. The hunted Valsa did not fell on the ground, she climbed the heights whereat she could touch the poetic beauty of blue skies. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,237 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/31/2014 12:32:00 PM)

    Such a fantastic piece how come I had missed........Valsa.......so beautifully crafted........I am speechless......
    a sure 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Charles Monroe (10/29/2013 1:44:00 PM)

    'Top One-Hundred Poets Club'
    Out of Thousands and thousands of Poems online
    Mine was number sixty-five.
    Poet with a Thousand Kills
    But with weak promotion skills.
    Poem Hunters lose their way
    And, at times, become the prey
    All is fair in War and Love
    Top One-Hundred Poets Club.
    All contestants orchestrated
    Or perhaps they're all related
    Smiling proud with Pen in Hand
    We remain the Underrated.
    It will take a thousand Poets
    Just to help you stay afloat
    But nothing beats the satisfaction
    To receive an honest Vote.
    Poem Hunts the lamest Ducks
    I Searched You a thousand bucks
    Poison Ink reigns from above
    Top One-hundred Poets Club

    P.X

    #65 Charles Monroe


    Novus Ordo Seclorum (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,525 Points Bri Edwards (10/27/2013 3:24:00 PM)

    hey valsa, you did very well (in the contest) and without my help!) .
    i found the following comment below: Writing poetry is entoxicating and you are under it's influence. An ethereal and mystic portrayal of how it grabs you-A great read and reread
    if writing poetry were THAT GOOD for me, i wouldn't bother with sleeping or eating! is 'entoxicating' a 'british' spelling?
    i actually got the idea (perhaps incorrect?) that you aspired to be a poet, saw the glorious poets/poems surrounding you, and crashed in disappointment at not being able to compete on the same level. i didn't see any other comments like this, though i did not read them all. in fact, valsa, you have 'arrived' at, at least, your own very, very good poetic level! you may have even surpassed ME! congratulations. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,508 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/21/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    Like a million lanterns lit
    In that blinding brilliance
    Poets around so brilliant. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,554 Points Dinesh Nair (10/20/2013 9:38:00 AM)

    Metal is better shaped in fire and the longer and deeper the former remains in the latter, the more the effect thereof is. A mind haunted by poetry is elevated in one way and the bliss of writing in spite of the short spells of pains makes a poet a demi-god of one kind.
    Madam Valsa, your poems throw light on life in its myriad forms as judged by a human being with right perceptions and this poem elevates your poetic identity and what you call a haunting experience is nothing but the mother of all obsessions in fact. Kudos to the poet in you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 848 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (10/19/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    Poetry, like all things mortal, must follow the laws of gravity... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,583 Points Ramesh Rai (10/13/2013 4:25:00 AM)

    i hv already done on 26.9.13 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,583 Points Ramesh Rai (9/26/2013 10:29:00 PM)

    Softness of heart of a poet is beautifully portrayed here. Excellent Write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (5/2/2013 8:46:00 AM)

    A studded piece of poetry and an experience of an intuitive poet...so natural, which can never be experienced by practitioners of poetry! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 242 Points Joseph Anderson (5/1/2013 12:50:00 PM)

    Now we have winessed the birth. or rebirth of a true poet and it was an
    intoxicating experience. Supurb in imagery and exciting to read and reread-
    brilliantly done. Go to the head of the class (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 35 Points Doug Bentley (4/23/2013 2:03:00 AM)

    You soared, but you did not crash and burn. you are daedalus, not icarus. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points Jahan Zeb (1/13/2013 9:52:00 AM)

    I treat to be in the company of such great people. They really care for each other. Most importantly they care for the each other. I have found friends here. friend That I will never forget.
    This piece of yours represents us all. thank you for writing such a marvelous piece (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,395 Points Kee Thampi (11/5/2012 8:21:00 AM)

    read with a pride, prime moments to bless....
    Welcome to the clan of poets'!
    Around me, I saw multitudes of poets
    Young and old, their faces blazing
    Like a million lanterns lit
    In that blinding brilliance....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Sehgal (9/28/2012 6:10:00 AM)

    you are right.. thats exactly how i feel... well expressed.. a pleasure to read you poems.. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,182 Points Elena Sandu (9/27/2012 11:48:00 PM)

    A delight to read, happiness to feel for being ably to read this wonderful poem! Thank you for share,10. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,120 Points Sekharan Pookkat (9/24/2012 9:26:00 AM)

    Right dear poet- right. spontaneous overflow of emotions recollected in tranquility is a poem.. You are right.
    Origin of a poem is a strange experience to all poets. (Report) Reply



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