Savita Tyagi

A Poet's Heart - Poem by Savita Tyagi


He had a poet’s heart
When he melted with pain at the sight of a wounded bird
Like an ice cube melting in summer’s heat
The helpless eyes of grieving bird’s mate
Turned his heart’s cries into verses of poetry
This famous story is an inspiration
For poets around the world

On rainy days a poet’s imagination streams and floats
Like a little paper boat in gushing rainwater
It giggles and laughs with little children
Playing in rainwater
It captures the adventures of a raindrop
Falling in puddles of city streets
Floating through winding alleys
And walkways to settle in creek bed

A poet’s eyes notice the forehead of young women
Working in rice paddies
And sees the sweat shimmer like dew drops
To offers cool relief to their sun burnt faces
The flame of life burning in their soul
Registers in his song

In winter his voice slips and slides on the frozen lake
And dances with the moon light beams

Spring brings a blossoming to his heart
Like a bee he goes from flower to flower
Seeking the meaning of life in their tender love
His songs are carried away on the wings of humming bird
He renders his life for the sake of love
Like a moth falling on the burning candle wick

Limitless are the imaginations of a poet’s heart
And vivid are sketches unveiling the mystery of this world

This poet’s heart hidden in all
Goes unnoticed unexplored
Shrouded in vague thoughts
Like running water under ice
When we relish and rejoice
In life around us
And learn to recreate it in our words
The veil is lifted

If I could catch the flicker of a thought
Dancing in my head
That would touch the heart
Mine as well as yours
And is as inspiring and revealing of my world
As the golden rays of dawn
Longing to pen it on paper
I too knock on poet’s world.

Comments about A Poet's Heart by Savita Tyagi

  • (11/12/2016 8:56:00 PM)

    I like the way you potray the poet in this poem. Truth about the art itself helps poets around the world connect over
    these expressions that enlighten. Thanks74787
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  • Elena Sandu (9/28/2016 6:38:00 PM)

    You did it dear poet, not only knocked, but gorgeously walked elegantly, in truth, your poem can grow all hearts back to serene peaceful love. It sure grew mine, thank you! (Report) Reply

  • (9/14/2016 5:29:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Betania for your uplifting comment. Appreciate it very much. (Report) Reply

  • Betania's Song (9/14/2016 8:10:00 AM)

    How beautiful! I love how descriptive your language is here in this poem. I love how you describe the poet's heart. Well done. Just beautiful! 10 for this one. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mayo (9/6/2016 12:13:00 PM)

    You've written something tremendous, here. I especially love the 2nd paragraph, and the little paper boat.
    Water running under the ice- -a brilliant, amazing simile.
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  • Elena Sandu (8/7/2016 6:50:00 PM)

    I love this poem! Plenty of truthful words I found in it, thank you for share, these words feels like growing to me:
    Limitless are the imaginations of a poet’s heart
    And vivid are sketches unveiling the mystery of this world
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    Savita Tyagi (8/8/2016 10:42:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Elena. Appreciate your reading the poem and posting such encouraging comment.

  • Tapan M. Saren (7/10/2016 2:33:00 AM)

    Well done! Perfectly done..10 (Report) Reply

    Savita Tyagi (7/10/2016 6:16:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Tapan for your comment here and on other poems. Appreciate it very much.

  • (6/20/2016 7:38:00 PM)

    Great poem! The content must have struck a chord with me because it brought tears to my eyes. The imagery was beautiful as well. (Report) Reply

    Savita Tyagi (7/10/2016 6:18:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Jayne. When a reader likes a poem that is a wonderful reward for a poet. Appreciate your taking time to read and comment.

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (5/21/2016 10:31:00 PM)

    Blessed to be a poet.Amazing write. (Report) Reply

    Savita Tyagi (5/22/2016 5:37:00 PM)

    Thank you so much. Yes it is a blessing.

  • Amar Agarwala (4/5/2016 8:14:00 PM)

    Your verses are steeped in magic... life and so much more. Wonderful read! (Report) Reply

    Savita Tyagi (4/7/2016 9:21:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Amar. It is always so rewarding to have a fellow poet's appreciation.

  • Sofia Kioroglou (3/25/2016 11:46:00 AM)

    Lovely work Savita! Great poem. Thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Sourabh Mishra (3/8/2016 9:23:00 PM)

    It's really a nice poem. Limitless are the imaginations of a poet’s heart
    And vivid are sketches unveiling the mystery of this world - great lines and thoughts.
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  • Mithilesh Yadav (2/17/2016 9:19:00 AM)

    WOW........! Grrt penned mamji......

    mere dil ko tu samjh lega to bada gazab hoga,
    meri kalam ko tu padh lega to bada gazab hoga,
    barson sey lahoo sey aapney..... sichtey aaya hun kavitaon ki jameen......
    mere lahoo key rang mein rang jayega to bada gazab hoga......
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    Savita Tyagi (2/17/2016 1:02:00 PM)

    Wah Wah! Great words. Let me know the name of the poem. Thanks for reading and for your appreciation for my poem.

  • Kim Barney (12/19/2015 5:07:00 PM)

    Ah, yes. A poet's heart (and his eyes) see things that most people don't see. Very nice poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (12/13/2015 2:57:00 AM)

    An excellent poem.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Shahin Latif (12/1/2015 12:42:00 PM)

    Excellent job! I enjoyed it. Heartiest thanks to you. May ALLAH bless you. Be well always. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/17/2015 4:34:00 PM)

    Lovely work with the heart of a poet. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/8/2015 7:04:00 PM)

    it is real beauty
    and blessingfrom an almighty
    thatyoua re in postion
    to palcegood composition
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  • (10/6/2015 9:45:00 AM)

    This is one of the loveliest poem that I have read so far, you have tremendous depth to be able to bring out a poet's heart so clearly and in such a beautiful poem This is an inspiring read.Thanks-10 (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2015 11:44:00 PM)

    See nmy Poetry Is a Way of Knowing, a tribute to your vision and your imagery. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014

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