A Stream In The Woods Poem by Valsa George

A Stream In The Woods

Rating: 4.9

Like a toddler taking maiden steps
The narrow stream moves through the woods
Tripping and falling over pebbles and boulders
Chiming its silver anklets

Forcing itself in irrepressible flow
It thrusts and shoves its way down
Through thickets and a line of ferns
And the tangle of creepers and thorny brambles

Drowning the whisper of bamboo leaves
Its sweet murmur falls in my ears
As an eternal living melody
The cosmic song heard over eons

As the water sluices down the rocks
It becomes a frothing braided torrent
Producing a harsh grating roar
Like the crescendo of a tribal symphony

There it forms into a small pool
With its waves gently rippling
Where birds merrily coming to take a dip
And sunning their feathers, fly back refreshed

Sometimes travelling unseen
It suddenly emerges into the open
Cutting its way through cracks and fissures
Never willing to surrender before hurdles

With a bearing immaculate in grace
It sends out waves of pure delight
What joy it is to watch the dilly dally
Of this sedate pilgrim moving to its destination

A Stream In The Woods
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: water
Mike Smith 05 May 2016

A beautiful picture accompanied by an equally beautiful poem. Stunning description of the course of a flowing trail and its path through nature. Most enjoyed

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Valsa George 05 May 2016

Thank you Mike for this lovely comment!

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Lovely stream with its cosmic song and tribal symphony takes one to eternity. Beautifully flows in your lines.

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Valsa George 05 May 2016

Thank you Tirupathi sir for this beautiful comment!

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Wonderful imagery. Great care for details. Enjoyed. (10)

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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 March 2020

A brilliant and touching inscription on stream in the woods has been made by you. I enjoyed each line as amusing line. I want to cite some lines here.....Drowning the whisper of bamboo leave / Its sweet murmur falls in my ears As an eternal living melody / The cosmic song heard over eons. I may visit it again. Thank for sharing with attractive graphic.

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Kim Barney 09 March 2019

Wow! In the other poem of yours that I just read (forgot the title already - - - BESIDE A BROOK or something similar) you compared a stream to a snake, and now you compare it to a toddler! Your imagination is boundless, my friend, as that of a true poet should be! Congratulations! (What other treasures have I been missing by ignoring your work for too long?)

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 01 August 2018

The wonders and beauty of nature have been vividly portrayed in this magnificent nature write. In a couple of seconds I was able to enjoy the.scenery and the soothing murmur of a.beautiful stream in the woods. Beautifully crafted and well executed write.10++++

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 31 October 2017

But if nature has done little to prettify its beauty you have done wonders to sanctify nature in high esteem.....Valsa Great imagination and great piece of work as usual......Thumbs up... Valsa.......I am sorry I could not write and read and imagine as I was doing previously as I am not keeping good health nowadays. Kindly do inspire me whenever I contribute something of a poem worth reading though I may not be as good as other poets are

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Josey Alfred 19 March 2017

You are gifted with vision, and a highly imaginative mind, really a wonderful poem.

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