Valsa George


Poet - Poem by Valsa George

Wielding a tool, mighty and spiky
Mightier than either the sword or rod
He reigns, monarch in Fancy's domain
Sketching life in fanciful colour and mode

Which with pain and strife fraught
Or bright with gaiety and grace
In finer yarn than the gossamer thread
On the fabric of words in befitting verse

He steals away from the noisy crowd
In to the stillness of the cloistered cell
To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
Weaving downy dreams at will

He recounts forgotten tales of yore
Of bloody battles won and lost,
Of lovers united, amour defiled,
Conjuring memories from abysmal past

He hearkens to the moans of lovelorn souls
And sings of beauty in ditties fine
Triggering sparks into flames grow
In umpteen hearts that pine and whine

Babbling with the brook rushing swift,
Racing with the deer loping past,
He wanders into mysterious woods
Where flowers, their richest odours cast

His ears intent on the song of birds
That comes floating from the far off groves
And the whirr of cicadas on the bark of trees
Breaking the calm of twilight eves

Alone he saunters the stretching strands,
Watching virulent breakers in fury heave
Often his heart dancing with the tide
And swinging with the rhythm of rising wave

He feasts on the gleam of the auburn sun
And the speckled blue of the infinite skies
Watching the day dying in flame
And the night in a diadem of stars vies

All that's lovesome meets his eyes
And communes to him in profuse delight
Which he turns into rhyme and rhythm
For the whole of mankind to devour and digest

From his harp flow symphonies sweet
Songs of longing, love and lust
Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss,
Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest

Though outlawed by the great sage of Greece,
Branding the bard, aberrant and a fool
Oft beneath the façade of his wayward thoughts,
Lie heaps of wisdom for the discerning soul.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is my 100th poem on Poem Hunter. I thank all my good friends who have encouraged me so far with positive comments and also invite each of you to evaluate this piece! I have crystallised most of my notions about a poet in this, that I have gathered from my reading of classical poets!

Comments about Poet by Valsa George

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (5/24/2016 9:59:00 PM)

    Did I comment already? Guess I'll read it. :)

    gaiety and grace ... I like it; me personified!

    Triggering sparks....pine and whine .. I love it!

    And on and on.....great stuff you have written, Valsa. To MyPoemList for sure.

    And thanks for mentioning lust, something (almost) as close to my heart as ....you guessed it...ice cream

    Bri :) :) (Report) Reply

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  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/16/2016 12:49:00 PM)

    Yes, Valsa you have reflected what a poet is. He/she is the the reflection of all human happiness or human miseries. You are always wonderful. Very nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Simone Inez Harriman Simone Inez Harriman (2/6/2016 1:02:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned. the magic of poetry. Congratulations on this worthy 100th poem...stunning...10 (Report) Reply

  • Randhir Kaur Randhir Kaur (1/24/2016 11:07:00 AM)

    Absolutely fantastic write.. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (1/21/2016 11:12:00 AM)

    The poem highlights the work of great poets who have changed the way people think or look at various things and contributed a lot to the civilizations of the world. Thanks, Valsa ji.
    He recounts forgotten tales of yore / Of bloody battles won and lost / Of lovers united, amour defiled / Conjuring memories from abysmal past /....From his harp flow symphonies sweet / Songs of longing, love and lust / Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss / Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar Dr.subhendu Kar (12/30/2015 2:37:00 PM)

    He hearkens to the moans of lovelorn souls
    And sings of beauty in ditties fine
    Triggering sparks into flames grow
    In umpteen hearts that pine and whine....well penned by the ingenuity of thought yet copiously expressive poem,10++, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (12/10/2015 8:13:00 PM)

    beautiful
    100 poems already
    lovely poetry on poets
    'tis (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (11/16/2015 8:45:00 AM)

    A nice, expressive and an engaging write. (Report) Reply

  • Haroon Rayyan Haroon Rayyan (11/4/2015 2:06:00 AM)

    Wonderful write! . A lot has to be learnt from your poems... please guide me as and when you find time, madam. (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/16/2015 1:54:00 AM)

    Verily, the poem expresses the essence of a poet,
    his endeavor, imagination, character, thoughts, passion.
    A highly appreciating piece of work,

    Loved reading and commenting,
    Added to my favorite......10 (Report) Reply

  • Shahin Latif Shahin Latif (10/14/2015 2:41:00 PM)

    Nicely narrated poem. I enjoyed it. So, a lot of love dearest poet Valsa George. Be happy always. (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran Nasarudheen Parameswaran (10/13/2015 7:12:00 AM)

    A well penned argument for poet challenging Plato. (Report) Reply

  • val Rogers val Rogers (10/12/2015 8:01:00 PM)

    There's nothing I love better than a poem about a poet. Excellent thought
    Of one million glittering words/letters Val Brooklyn Rogers (Report) Reply

  • Jr Cuyam Jr Cuyam (9/30/2015 1:05:00 AM)

    Nice and lovely to read. wonderful write (Report) Reply

  • Sranisha Francis Sranisha Francis (9/25/2015 4:26:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, and the Poet too. (Report) Reply

  • Sranisha Francis Sranisha Francis (9/25/2015 4:20:00 PM)

    Very beautifully narrated. I liked it.

    He steals away from the noisy crowd
    In to the stillness of the cloistered cell (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/25/2015 12:58:00 PM)

    superb poem, I find myself in this situation quite a bit these days, wishing to steal away from the crowd and wanting to dwell at fancy's charm.. (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (9/13/2015 3:42:00 AM)

    Dear Valsa,
    I have begun with your 100th poem 'Poet'. Words seem to fail me. Just do not know what i should write.
    You are a wonderful Poetess! You said it: Your pen is mightier than either the sword or rod - the words flow
    with such unbelievable grace! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (8/25/2015 12:41:00 PM)

    He steals away from the noisy crowd
    In to the stillness of the cloistered cell
    To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
    Weaving downy dreams at will


    From his harp flow symphonies sweet
    Songs of longing, love and lust
    Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss,
    Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest

    liked all these lines in your wonderful poem about the poet. Really it is like that. We are all monks.. the poets are monks reclusing in their caves and presents to the world lovely meaningful verses. thank you dear Prof. Valsa (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (8/25/2015 1:59:00 AM)

    Magnificent! All about a POET is enunciated in wonderful lines that sparkle and the last two lines are the gems that dazzle in the diadem. Kudos to you, dear Valsa! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013


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