Valsa George


In Nature's Bosom - Poem by Valsa George

During my morning strolls along country paths
The world comes alive in all its gleam n’ glitter
What lovely vistas unfurl and pass me by
What miracles of creation, what wonders of life

What variety, what fantastic medley
What serene peace, what easeful tranquility
Sights and scenes that hold one’s breaths
Sounds and songs that chase the moody aches

A bird twittering on a tree, a squirrel jumping from branch to branch
A flower here, a flower there, on the hedge and over the bower
Flirting with dandy butterflies on iridescent wings
Bunches of blooms nestled in the foliage of silken green

The early sun golden and glowing, dispersing radiant rays
The cotton clouds spreading a woolly carpet on his way
The puff of air intoxicant with heady fragrance
And doused with the chill of early morning mist

Herds of cattle grazing on far away meads
Avian chatter blended with the music of leaping cataracts
Their echoes sent out by tall rocks and giant boulders
All that pleases the eye and ear in euphoric delight

Had I been a Raphael or Rembrandt
I would have transferred those scenes onto a canvas
Which one would never get tired of gazing at
And kept in the drawing room for everyone to see

Or a Wordsworth to have composed those immortal
Tintern Abbey lines, inspired by these ‘beauteous forms’
To be recalled and recited by men of all ages and climes
That they ever ring resonant in their private closets!


Comments about In Nature's Bosom by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 16,819 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (11/14/2014 8:56:00 AM)

    Simply phenomenal write.....Valsa......when you compose on Nature, Nature becomes vibrant and forever lively.....
    wonderful piece as usual....10/10 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 16,819 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (11/14/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    Simply phenomenal write.....Valsa......when you compose on Nature, Nature becomes vibrant and forever lively.....
    wonderful piece as usual (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,101 Points Heather Wilkins (7/27/2013 8:56:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem nice imagery. a good read (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (7/25/2013 8:09:00 PM)

    Poetry is never more valuable than when it increases our appreciation of the natural world.
    Glorious scene! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (7/25/2013 8:08:00 PM)

    Poetry is never more valuable than when it increases our appreciation of the natural world.
    Glorious scene! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,149 Points Elena Sandu (7/24/2013 10:06:00 PM)

    Had I been a Raphael or Rembrandt
    I would have transferred those scenes onto a canvas
    Which one would never get tired of gazing at
    And kept in the drawing room for everyone to see
    I also feel frustrated for not being able to share the beauty that nature reveals to eyes with a brush, in colors. But you have done it pretty well with a pen, in words, before my eyes have more than a beautiful original paint, thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 949 Points Rajendran Muthiah (7/23/2013 2:04:00 PM)

    You are an accurate observer of the things going on in hilly terrains. No poet of the past or present can surpass you in this art. You stroll and watch all these avian calls, jumping squirrels, flirting butterflies and so on.
    Beautiful lines pleasing to ears and eyes. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,236 Points Patricia Grantham (7/21/2013 4:07:00 PM)

    I live out in the country and sometimes goes on long walks. You have enlightened
    me on the many ways to enjoy the lovely nature that surrounds me. I wrote a poem
    titled Diamonds in the Sky. Looking up I saw all of those things after reading this I
    will look around me just a little bit more. Very inspiring and thoughtful. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,225 Points Valerie Dohren (7/21/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    You have captured and painted many beautiful images here Valsa. An enchanting poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points R.j. Wynn (7/20/2013 2:33:00 PM)

    Another poignant and focused jewel of the Nile, thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 953 Points Yasmeen Khan (7/20/2013 4:22:00 AM)

    What a beautiful idyllic scene you've painted with lovely imagery. Your lines nearly transported me to the place you described. Good poetry always stir our imagination. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 916 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (7/20/2013 2:07:00 AM)

    In Nature's Bosom- you have vividly depicted Nature in all her finery with keen observation and have presented us an amazing poem for all times., Valsa! Really I can take your poem to be on par with WORDSWORTH and am sure it will find a place in school and college texts for all to remember and recite for the future generation. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,528 Points Valsa George (7/19/2013 11:41:00 PM)

    Dinesh,
    Do you mean to say that I should have lived in the cusp between 18th and 19th centuries.... so out dated?
    Any way, Thanks for the rating awarded! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 Points Dinesh Nair (7/19/2013 11:21:00 PM)

    To Wordsworth nature was a surprise from 1780s to 1820s and the European recession and the impacts of political happenings in France that craved for life of another order remained unknown to the Britons for sometime. England was every where, people there thought. It was a 'relief' of the kind.

    And now to a Valsa nature holds many more things up her sleeves and one hopes the poet will relentlessly put the latter`s images on the mind till the eve of her life. Let there be another spell of 'relief' for most of us.
    But.................... but
    You are to be a very cautious morning walker madam Valsa. Be cautioned further too not to venture into the other side of this nature and close your eyes if she ever steps into your vicinity in any form.

    I give you a clean 10 out of 10 for the technical perfection and the power of rendering. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,101 Points Heather Wilkins (7/19/2013 12:11:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem about nature's bosom. nice imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,101 Points Heather Wilkins (7/19/2013 12:09:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem about nature nice imagery. I like the title (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (7/19/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    A poem of breadth and depth of structure form and imagery and the resignation of the last two stanzas that all is art and in that beauty is a triumph for an aesthetic mind and the last line fit for Browning and any to Autumn's day. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,369 Points David Wood (7/19/2013 4:56:00 AM)

    Lovely imagery here Valsa, a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/19/2013 4:46:00 AM)

    Flirting with dandy butterflies on iridescent wings
    Bunches of blooms nestled in the foliage of silken green

    went with you on this beautiful journey (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013


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