Treasure Island

Valsa George


At the Glimpse of a Rainbow


On a patch of soiled Earth
As I stood feeling rather glum
With eyes poised on the horizon far
I saw an assemblage of colors
Arching across the moist sky

It had drizzled half an hour ago
And here and there were tiny droplets
On the serrated edges of rain washed leaves
Quivering and trembling
And precariously balancing
Lest they would fall and break

In that pastel evening shine
How they sparkled like diamonds on a crown!

My eyes feasted on the delicious mix of shades
As the celestial bow stood a crescent overhead
All things living and lifeless
Have joyfully shared its hues and shade
And the Earth turned into an exquisite canvas of art
Giving very many eyes a splendid treat

Violet is in the long stemmed Lavenders tall
That dwarfs the daisies growing around

When God willfully spilled a drop of Indigo
Into the vast stretch of waters below
It turned into hazy blue
And upon its glassy surface,
The sky is mirrored in azure hue

Brown is in the dead leaves that lie below
And a mix of brown has gone into the earth

All around, I see a tinge of Green
In the turf of velvet below my feet
The supine trees that cover the hills
The prairies and the meadows wide
The fields of clover and of corn

While sunflowers excel in Yellow shade
The evening sky, in raiment of Orange chiffon is clad.

I see the flaming Red
Upon the Bulbul’s head
That is darting into its woody nest
After its aerial ride for the evening rest

I sense the red, now rushing through my veins
Making my heart vigorously pump
As a cab speeding after a hump
And my dull spirits, suddenly stirring up

At a distance I see a peacock,
Dancing in glee under a tree
Displaying all rainbow shades,
In a routine ritual after a rain

To top it all, from the valleys yonder
And the veiled arbours near
The song of birds comes wafting in
Lifting my weary, worn out soul
On a tide of lilting harmony
Unto Heaven’s unhinged door

Oh! Who can stay wretched and sad,
When all around is so joyful and glad?

Submitted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (9/9/2014 8:40:00 AM)

    As said before your poems on Nature are not merely poems but outstanding creations of beautiful Nature
    and putting them lively before us........Valsa.....and this is amazing......a sure 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (7/10/2013 7:52:00 AM)

    You've painted a beautiful picture here of the rainbow with its hues. And as a spectator, I've enjoyed the delightful excursion. And you certainly did find a pot of joy there. A wonderful job Valsa. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (5/29/2013 7:11:00 PM)

    Nothing more beautiful than a rainbow and you have nailed it so perfectly and more so and its the the last lines
    that make you read it again...regards (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (5/24/2013 6:41:00 PM)

    You seem to be very akin to nature and that is so great.Like a beautiful painting.
    A soothing, comforting poem with that ever beautiful rainbow A 10 for sure (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (5/22/2013 10:14:00 AM)

    You have painted a picturesque canvas in this poem of finesse with your lively imagination! One is transported to the patch where you stood with eyes poised on the horizon farand from there along with you one goes to view the various pastels and becomes so joyful and glad! Beauty at its best, dear Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Www.poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 Search 2 (5/21/2013 2:00:00 PM)

    It is years since I saw a clear rainbow and while going through the poem I remembered a few rainbows I have ever seen....
    God`s involvement in their making has to be contrasted with the sketches of the dreadful volcanic mouths which we need not see from our small landscapes... When will this nature be truly understood by us?
    Thank you madam Valsa for this write that arouses nostalgia. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (5/21/2013 1:51:00 PM)

    Feasting eyes on Mother Nature you feel ecstatic joy, It reminds me of Wordsworth's 'My Heart Leaps up when I Behold a rainbow in the Sky' (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (5/21/2013 11:41:00 AM)

    after the rain so many thibgs are fresh even the colors a rainbow consists of.birds chatteribg as if they are singing and say they are thankful to God.so why musnt human be?
    fabulous~nb10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (5/21/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    When God willfully spilled a drop of Indigo
    Into the vast stretch of waters below
    It turned into hazy blue
    And upon its glassy surface,
    The sky is mirrored in azure hue
    this poetess makes our horizon of love, and like 'color 'stokes of brush (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (5/21/2013 6:26:00 AM)

    Who can stay wretched and sad when all around is so joyful and glad? You really paint a beautiful picture with words Valsa, a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (5/20/2013 7:36:00 PM)

    what a vivid picture you paint through your words...the scene is for the eyes and this poem is for the mind.. a soothing balm.. bravo...enjoyed fully.. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (5/20/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    A poem? or the Colourist Painting under the French Impressionism with the use of intense colours?
    the art is not only to see and feel, but to make others see and feel also...PICTURESQUE! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (5/20/2013 9:05:00 AM)

    A wonderful explanation of God's art on this Earth.I feel like this. I want to live just to see the next morrow with nature's plethora of beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Vizard Dhawan (5/20/2013 8:02:00 AM)

    poem of the day
    what a great write
    losing mind
    feeling unconsious
    having complex
    do u really exist
    how do you bear
    the burden
    of so much talent? (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/20/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    Enchanting poem Valsa, some really lovely descriptive lines, and creates a very atmospheric read. Well done. (Report) Reply

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