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 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression, poets

Form: Free Verse

Comments about A Poet's Heart by Savita Tyagi

  • Bharati Nayak (1/11/2018 8:37:00 AM)

    A poet's perception of the world and his poetic expression have been captured so wonderfully in this poem.
    A great poem, thanks for sharing.
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  • Mihaela Pirjol (1/6/2018 1:16:00 PM)

    The process of writing poetry, expressed most accurately. I once read, that the poet always speaks to just one person- to his/her Muse. (Report) Reply

  • Bipasha D (1/5/2018 5:09:00 PM)

    What a poem! !
    A poet's heart is sensitive and imaginative. You are a true poet.
    Warm regards,
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  • (12/26/2017 1:02:00 AM)

    Absolutely Brilliant! Savita, I loved every single line! Many kudos! (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2017 12:30:00 AM)

    Heart warming and tender,
    To this poem,
    All heart must surrender
    And homage render,
    So beautiful and good,
    By all feeling hearts,
    Appreciated and understood.

    Congratulation on a superbly beautiful work!
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    Savita Tyagi (11/2/2017 9:31:00 AM)

    Thank you Sandra. Your poetic comment warmed my heart as well.

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/12/2017 10:22:00 AM)

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

    A great poetic innovation describing the evolution of a poem and a poet as well through the seasons, through the world famous epics, and through her own introspections.
    Great effort revered Ma'am.
    Hats off for this incredible creativity.
    A huge 10++++++ for its sharing.
    Subhas, India.
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    Savita Tyagi (10/14/2017 12:25:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Subhas for your appreciate comment. Effort that we poets put in writing and learning of this art gets paid off by encouraging comments from poets like you.

  • Glen Kappy (10/11/2017 7:56:00 AM)

    hi, savita!

    the thought came to me to see what was listed as your best poem in ph, and i just read it.

    i find that at least sometimes i don't agree with what ph designates as a poet's best poem. it appears it's mainly based on the number of comments it draws.

    i haven't read enough of your poetry yet to have an opinion of whether this one is your best or not, but for sure it is rich in imagination and imagery. and certainly making the invisible visible by giving it words is a major task of the poet and what brings delight to readers.

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    Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/12/2017 10:25:00 AM)

    I agree with you Sir that this poem should have topped the rank, had there been a human judgement of poems in stead of the digital way.

    Savita Tyagi (10/11/2017 11:54:00 AM)

    Thanks Glen for reading the poem and for comment. I really appreciate it. As for these being the best poems I really do not know how poem hunter chooses. Writing poems has been a continuous process. Now with so many poems I myself will probably have hard time in deciding which one is best. All I can hope for is that I am continually improving in Thought and skill of writing poetry.

  • Denis Mair (9/10/2017 11:15:00 AM)

    You suspend a vision before our eyes, an aesthetic dimension woven into the fabric of reality. It tantalizes us, and our expressive acts try to resonate with it. It unfolds musically in our reflections and fancies. A poet's mind is given over to it, bound in apprenticeship to the Artist of Existence. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (9/6/2017 2:36:00 AM)

    A poet's heart can realize visible and non-stop visible. A nice sketch of poet's heart. Thanks for sharing. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (7/1/2017 7:39:00 PM)

    I have reread this beautiful poem. I appreciate its quality more on a second reading. A magnification of magnificence, . I shal put it in my favourites. Thank you so much.

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    Savita Tyagi (7/2/2017 5:48:00 PM)

    Thank you Robert for reading and commenting again.

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/27/2017 9:42:00 PM)

    Dear poetess only you could have written this beautiful poem. It comes from a poetic mind.+++10

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  • (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

  • Savita Tyagi (9/14/2016 5:29:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 4, 2017

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