Valsa George


In Nature's Bosom


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!

Submitted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,475 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

  • Freshman - 1,475 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

  • Rookie - 581 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

  • Rookie - 8 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

  • Freshman - 1,232 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

  • Freshman - 1,073 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 - 16 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

  • Rookie - 14 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

  • Bronze Star - 6,587 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

  • Freshman - 1,011 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

  • Rookie - 76 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

  • Freshman - 2,443 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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