Valsa George

Twin Cinquains - Life/ Death - Poem by Valsa George

Bitter, sweet
Inviting, challenging, defeating
A tight rope walk

Impish, invincible
Stifling, benumbing, terminating
A departure to anonymity

Comments about Twin Cinquains - Life/ Death by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 9,259 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/19/2013 1:26:00 PM)

    Beautiful comparisons. Both are facts....Short and sweet...Very well written. Good write. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,417 Points Shahzia Batool (7/17/2013 3:13:00 AM)

    there are two sides to everything, so is the case with life and is not always bitter, death is not stifling for everyone...situations differ, yes, but life is a tight rope walk, and yes, death is a sleep! i like your presentation of the subject you chose! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 Points Dinesh Nair (7/16/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    Life is bitter for many and perhaps sweet for a few.It often invites us to enjoy, challenge us to take on and defeat us sometimes.It is a tight rope walk for us forced to the circus of living. But its adventure makes it livable for a life time.

    Death on the other hand, is Impish in its monstrous form and remains ever invincible for all. It is stifling as it should be and benumbing in effect and it terminates us for ever. It books our ticket for our departure to anonymity and next we sleep eternally.

    There is no way out... a birth not asked for terminated by death not aspired for...... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 946 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (7/14/2013 2:33:00 AM)

    Beautiful word- Cinquains on Life and Death written in an exemplary manner, Valsa! Enjoyed ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,109 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/13/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    Life is adventure and death is slumber like day and night. Nice. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,112 Points Heather Wilkins (7/12/2013 10:25:00 PM)

    both are good cinquains. yin/yang nice read (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 648 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (7/12/2013 7:56:00 AM)

    A very beautiful Narration (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,869 Points David Wood (7/12/2013 5:43:00 AM)

    Two concepts with different endings captured perfectly in your words. A good write Valsa (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,781 Points Anthony Di''anno (7/12/2013 4:21:00 AM)

    I love the way you have written this Valsa. You have captured the essence of life and death perfectly. I especially enjoyed the image of death has being impish :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,612 Points Elena Sandu (7/12/2013 3:05:00 AM)

    Wow! We may think and feel the of same thing very different, but this is what makes life interesting and beautiful. I loved The cinquain for life, in my vision could fit for death also. Wonderful pen, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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