Treasure Island

Valsa George


Where Lies True Bliss?


Where encased is the secret of bliss
Is it encoded in any talisman abstruse?
Does it linger unseen on the face of angelic babes
Who, with smiles and laughter create such heavenly vibes?

Can it be in the eyes of charming belles
Who hold the world under their mesmerizing spells?
Or is it in the heroic deeds of valiant men
Who, on the face of death, undaunted remain?

Can we behold it in the brilliance of the rising sun
Or in the serene calm of the misty twilight dawn?
Does bliss hover on the banks of streaming brooks
Or on the heights of snow clad mountain peaks

Can it be with fair Venus- Queen of Love
Or in the arrows speeding from amorous Cupid's bow
Does it glisten in the silvery beams of the shining moon
Or in the setting sun's embers of amber and maroon

Can it be somewhere in heavens so high
Beneath the fluffy clouds quietly gliding neigh
Can sweet Paradise be the seat of bliss
Where seraphs sing, angels dance and nothing is amiss

Nay, it surely resides not in worlds beyond
But here on Earth, in the union of hearts with love abound.

Submitted: Friday, January 11, 2013
Edited: Saturday, January 12, 2013

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  • Doug Bentley (4/9/2014 9:23:00 PM)

    Bliss lies, as does this poem, as a glazing pearl embedded within the conjoined flaps of an oyster. (!) (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/13/2014 12:34:00 AM)

    Thanks Sunprincess for your right assessment! This is one of my best loved poems! ! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/12/2014 10:37:00 PM)

    .......love the answer you provided...yes I agree with you...you have penned a beautiful poem...
    it is so nice, truly one of your very best... (Report) Reply

  • Doug Bentley (5/12/2013 5:13:00 PM)

    Majestic. Simply majestic. Serene. Effortless. This is poetry at its best. Its very best. (Report) Reply

  • Www. Poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 (1/16/2013 3:37:00 AM)

    Yes it lies in the true union of hearts. The translation given by Kee Thampi seems to be in French going by certain words I follow. He has skipped your last two lines.
    It is a happiness that your poem has got translated here and therefore this forum too is a place for finding it. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (1/13/2013 4:09:00 PM)

    yes true bliss is the marriage of two souls into a single entity who share lifes breath and all that that brings. (Report) Reply

  • Randy Hogan (1/12/2013 5:41:00 PM)

    Lovely write.
    oh! wont that be a grand day.
    too make our way to that
    majestic land.
    ~*~Randy (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (1/12/2013 7:42:00 AM)

    I simply loved it. I loved the way you compared and contrasted ideas in the consecutive lines. and the alliteration felt so sweet. Agreed. we can feel it when we get unselfish and pure love. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/11/2013 10:43:00 PM)

    KEE, Thank you so much for this great translation, though I haven't understood a bit of it and even do not know in which language it is written. I am rather dull that way and the only two languages I can handle fairly well are Malayalam (my Mother tongue) and English! Indeed, I regard this an honour and thanks once again for the pain taken! (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (1/11/2013 9:50:00 PM)

    Dear valsaji,
    Read this translation
    Où se trouve le vrai bonheur?

    Où enfermé est le secret de la félicité
    Est-il codé dans une abscons talisman?
    Est-il s'attarder invisible sur le visage de filles angéliques
    Qui, avec des sourires et des rires créer de telles vibrations célestes?

    Peut-il être aux yeux de belles charme
    Qui tient le monde sous leurs sorts hypnotisant?
    Ou est-ce dans les actes héroïques des hommes vaillants
    Qui, sur la face de la mort, intrépide rester?

    Peut-on le voir dans l'éclat du soleil levant
    Ou dans le calme serein de l'aube brumeuse crépuscule?
    Est-ce que le bonheur planent sur ??les bords de ruisseaux en streaming
    Ou sur les hauteurs de pics enneigés des montagnes couvertes de

    Peut-il être juste avec Vénus-Reine de l'Amour
    Ou en accélérant les flèches de l'arc de Cupidon amoureuse de
    Est-il briller dans les rayons argentés de la lune qui brille
    Ou dans les braises du soleil couchant de l'ambre et marron

    Peut-il être quelque part dans les cieux si élevés
    Sous les nuages ??duveteux tranquillement glisse voisins
    Peut-Paradise doux comme le siège de la béatitude
    Où séraphins chanter, danser anges et rien ne va (Report) Reply

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