A Poet's Heart Poem by Savita Tyagi

A Poet's Heart

Rating: 4.8

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 lifts off

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.

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression,poets
Mithilesh Yadav 17 February 2016

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 17 February 2016

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

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Amar Agarwala 05 April 2016

Your verses are steeped in magic... life and so much more. Wonderful read!

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Savita Tyagi 07 April 2016

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

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Blessed to be a poet.Amazing write.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 24 October 2023

Like a little paper boat in gushing rainwater....I sincerely admire the beauty inherent in this delicate poetic expression. Happy Vijyadashami dear madam.

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Bri Edwards 04 July 2023

PH says I can't vote because I voted before. I may have given the poem 4 stars. : ) Goodnight. bri ;)

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Bri Edwards 04 July 2023

(cont.) It is late and I was having too much trouble trying to explain my use of 'cool', so....I give up. Who cares, anyway? ? ! Ha ha. bri : )

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Bri Edwards 04 July 2023

(cont.) I looked up 'slang word cool' and liked this meaning which is VERY close to explaining how I used 'cool', but I don't know what 'an aesthetic' means. Ha ha. (cont.)

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Bri Edwards 04 July 2023

(cont.) I also especially enjoyed stanzas 1 & 2, BUT who is 'He'? ? Is he a god/God? ? He sounds like a 'cool' guy. (cont.)

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