Savita Tyagi

A Poet's Heart

He had a poet’s heart
When he melted with pain at the sight of a wounded bird
Like an ice cube melting in summer’s heat
The helpless eyes of grieving bird’s mate
Turned his heart’s cries into verses of poetry
This famous story is an inspiration
For poets around the world

On rainy days a poet’s imagination streams and floats
Like a little paper boat in gushing rainwater
It giggles and laughs with little children
Playing in rainwater
It captures the adventures of a raindrop
Falling in puddles of city streets
Floating through winding alleys
And walkways to settle in creek bed

A poet’s eyes notice the forehead of young women
Working in rice paddies
And sees the sweat shimmer like dew drops
To offers cool relief to their sun burnt faces
The flame of life burning in their soul
Registers in his song

In winter his voice slips and slides on the frozen lake
And dances with the moon light beams

Spring brings a blossoming to his heart
Like a bee he goes from flower to flower
Seeking the meaning of life in their tender love
His songs are carried away on the wings of humming bird
He renders his life for the sake of love
Like a moth falling on the burning candle wick

Limitless are the imaginations of a poet’s heart
And vivid are sketches unveiling the mystery of this world

This poet’s heart hidden in all
Goes unnoticed unexplored
Shrouded in vague thoughts
Like running water under ice
When we relish and rejoice
In life around us
And learn to recreate it in our words
The veil is lifted

If I could catch the flicker of a thought
Dancing in my head
That would touch the heart
Mine as well as yours
And is as inspiring and revealing of my world
As the golden rays of dawn
Longing to pen it on paper
I too knock on poet’s world.

Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014

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  • Gold Star - 8,397 Points Daniel Brick (11/16/2014 10:04:00 PM)

    The language suits your theme so well because as you extol the deeds of the poet, we see the evidence of his work in each stanza so finely crafted. One description of the poet stood out for me, namely, THE POET'S HEART HIDDEN IN ALL / GOES UNNOTICED UNEXPLORED. He keeps giving his heart away (symbolily): it never rests in one place but goes where his poetic inspiration is needed. This poet enhances everyone and everything except his own self. He makes everything shining and then he loses himself in the glory he has lavished on the world. Now I know why John Keats said a poet is the least poetical thing on earth - he's given all he has, all he is to others. This is a heartfelt poem! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,324 Points Patricia Grantham (8/2/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    A really great poem. Only a fellow poet can know the ins and
    outs of another poets heart. You so eloquently depicted this in
    this wonderful write. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,172 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/13/2014 4:42:00 PM)

    If I could catch the flicker of a thought
    Dancing in my head
    That would touch the heart
    Mine as well as yours
    Very true, a nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,198 Points Ramesh Rai (6/22/2014 8:16:00 PM)

    You have left nothing to add here better i should include in my list.
    Thank you so much for beautiful contribution. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,453 Points Roseann Shawiak (2/20/2014 10:54:00 PM)

    Absolutley Beautiful poem, love your vivid imagery of nature.
    Definitely a poet's insight on details all around them. Love your
    depiction of each of the seasons, with realistic pictures of
    nature that you describe and weave poetically into my mind.
    Thank you for your comments on my poem: Cobwebs Of
    Distraction, am glad you enjoyed it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/17/2014 6:35:00 PM)

    A powerful perspective on poetic motivation and source. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,004 Points Valsa George (1/26/2014 12:19:00 AM)

    An excellent poem on a poet's heart.... only a poet can delve into another poet's heart! I think poets are a different breed.... A little 'cranky' in others eyes! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,924 Points Khairul Ahsan (1/21/2014 8:14:00 AM)

    I've been impressed by this wonderful poem of yours. Particularly the first and the last stanza aptly describes a poet's heart. Thanks for the tribute paid to the poets in general.
    If I may make a mention here, I too have a shorter poem under the same title. Shall appreciate if you could make some time to read, rate and comment on it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,172 Points Sandra Feldman (1/20/2014 6:16:00 PM)

    Absolutely Enthralling.
    BEAUTIFUL, like Your Own Poet's Heart! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ambrosia A (1/19/2014 10:44:00 PM)

    A tribute to every poet by a poet. I love the poems when poetic feelings blended with wisdom, this is one of it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ambrosia A (1/19/2014 10:44:00 PM)

    A tribute to every poet by a poet. I love the poems when poetic feelings blended with wisdom, this is one of it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 231 Points Beach Girl (1/15/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    This is just so beautiful Savita! It captured my heart. This line is just gorgeous 'In winter his voice slip sand slides on the frozen lake And dances with the moon light beams'. You have so many beautiful expressions in this poem, it's just outstanding! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Narendra Jaggi (1/12/2014 11:16:00 AM)

    Beautiful, empathic, keen observations!
    We are all surrounded by beauty; the poet just sees that beauty more easily than the rest of us.
    Have a great Sunday! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,724 Points Heather Wilkins (1/11/2014 6:18:00 PM)

    lovely write about the poet. He writes from his heart which is very sensitive I think poets are a different kind of people. they have a great understanding of life and the lessons one must learn. I enjoyed this one very much (Report) Reply

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