Treasure Island

Valsa George


Five Liners.no.6. Hey, Forest Nymphs!


I watch the feathered beauties of ravishing plumes
Flying from tree to tree making shrill calls
How I wish I could catch these birds
The lovely deities of the woody groves
To cage their loveliness and melody to own for myself

Submitted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 25, 2014

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  • Khairul Ahsan (3/13/2014 9:20:00 AM)

    Caged or not, you have successfully captured the ' lovely deities of the woody groves', 'the feathered beauties of ravishing plumes' in your poem, that will remain a forever beauty.
    What you wanted to own for yourself, their 'loveliness and melody', is now there for your readers to own. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (2/13/2014 5:36:00 AM)

    If we were granted that wish, how would we remember the experience? - fascinating. (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (2/3/2014 1:01:00 AM)

    A wish or a desire or a dream that contains pure life is the real beauty of this short poem. Nice (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (1/26/2014 3:28:00 AM)

    Ooh Valsa, surely you would be unable to sit in peace knowing you keep beauty in a cage? Surely these nymphs should roam as free as your beautiful poetry? (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/26/2014 3:15:00 AM)

    , , , , you have already captured the lovely deities in your heart, , , wonderful poem... (Report) Reply

  • Md Asadullah (1/26/2014 2:17:00 AM)

    You couldn't capture birds, but you have certainly captured the beautiful scene in your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/25/2014 4:31:00 PM)

    Lovely five liners. Those birds truly creat a longing for possession but their songs are always free for us. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/25/2014 12:06:00 PM)

    To cage their loveliness and melody to own for myself
    Nice thought. Do not cage the birds cage their loveliness and melody. Beautifully expressed. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/25/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Wow..Simply wonderful to read...I loved each lines. So I am not sure which one to praise first. Beautiful poem... (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (1/24/2014 11:13:00 AM)

    May these winged friends with ravishing beauty
    Ever remain in your thoughts pure
    And never long for their caged presence in real! A superb flutter of thoughts... (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (1/24/2014 10:57:00 AM)

    A question-raiser five-liner! but didn't Keats console the Dryad of the woods in his assurance to her...No hungry generations/ tread thee down! ! ! (Report) Reply

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