Valsa George


Bird Bath - Poem by Valsa George

Oh ‘blithe spirit’, you wing through space
In the far sky you are just a speck to trace
As you steer your way through the clouds high
I see your floating shape against the sky

Lowering your pinions down to alight the ground
I hear your warbled words closer all around
How your eyes spot the rain water puddle
And come hopping to have a dip in the muddle

On this sultry summer afternoon
You are going to have a cool bath soon
You flap your wings in quick succession up and down
Spattering little muddy showers from your gown

You are so shy that you bathe with all clothing on
That it takes time for you to feel dry and clean
So once your bath is over, you perch on a tree
Ruffling your feathers until they are moisture free

After preening every little feather to dry
Refreshed and enlivened, off you fly,
Singing melodious tunes all your way
And drowning the valley with your sweet lay!

Topic(s) of this poem: bird


Comments about Bird Bath by Valsa George

  • Kavya . (12/16/2015 5:43:00 AM)


    such an amazing pic Mam and the poem too is marvellous - how wonderfully you have described the bird bath, loved every line! (Report) Reply

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  • Om Chawla (12/14/2015 12:10:00 AM)


    Very picturesque. Lovely composition, enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2015 1:09:00 PM)


    Such a beautiful poem. It left me with a feeling that you made every body's spirit soar high with birds and later take a cool plunge with those feathery beautiful friends. Thank you Valsa for sharing this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/5/2015 7:07:00 AM)


    Bird songs fill hearts with pleasant feelings. Watching birds take bath is a delight. You captured these beautifully in your poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (12/4/2015 9:34:00 PM)


    A lovely comforting poem to read and enjoy. It reminded me of the little sparrows who bathe in the tub what I laid for them with water in it in my Varanda for their drinking, But the naughty sparrows quietly drop inside the tub and start bathing, fluttering their wings and with a little sound even they fly away. Thank you for sharing this sweet poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/4/2015 3:35:00 PM)


    Oh, I forgot to mention that I really enjoyed the line
    You are so shy that you bathe with all clothing on.
    That's great!
    Thanks again.
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  • Kim Barney (12/4/2015 3:33:00 PM)


    Wonderful poem, Valsa. I have several bird feeders in my back yard and this morning I have already seen goldfinches, house finches, house sparrows, black-capped chickadees, Western scrub jays, Northern flickers, and downy woodpeckers. Other days I have seen quail, mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves and others. Birds are fascinating to watch. I recently wrote a poem about them called FLYING BACKWARDS.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/4/2015 2:02:00 AM)


    So interesting imagery is drawn about bird's bath. Summer afternoon is well reflected in this interesting poem definitely. Ruffling feathers for making moister free is very interesting to give wisdom. A thoughtful sharing done definitely. Nicely penned.10 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/3/2015 6:01:00 AM)


    Drowning the valley with your sweet lay. Nice work. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (12/3/2015 5:50:00 AM)


    Brilliant write so beautifully expressed I could visualize the beautiful scene of the little bird bathing with relish! (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (12/3/2015 12:50:00 AM)


    Valsa. I hear Bri mentioning you and I am reading your poems for the first time. A Vivid Description - Poem by WES Vogler
    Police officer at the scene of the automobile accident.
    The young lady is co-operating.

    'What gear were you in when it occurred? '
    'I wore my pink jacket, nicely furred,
    With a tan skirt,
    And shoes that hurt,
    And a cunning little hat with a bird.'

    That is funny.. That poem was blue-lined in my mouse and somehow got jumped into your letter. i shall leave it for your perusal anyway. I guess it was meant to be. Anyway a 10 for your poem and I shall look for some more
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    Valsa George Valsa George (12/3/2015 3:05:00 AM)

    Wow.....This limerick on the automobile accident is quite funny! Enjoyed it much! Thanks for the comment sir!

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/3/2015 12:08:00 AM)


    Keen observation on a bird's bathe nicely put on....
    On this sultry summer afternoon
    You are going to have a cool bath soon
    You flap your wings in quick succession up and down
    Spattering little muddy showers from your gown
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  • (12/3/2015 12:05:00 AM)


    Nice poem with lovely picture, Thanks for sharing Valsa. (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2015 11:54:00 PM)


    A flighted thought in a pretty poem. When I read Odes on a nightingale or even a parrot, eagle or
    crow, I feel sad there are so few birds now in our suburb to wake me up at sunrise, so rare a bird song
    I can learn to whistle. Once I tried to write on parakeets in a fly-past over the verandah at
    'target-shooting dusk'. Maybe we should also celebrate the pattern of birds flying to their treetop
    dormitory around sunset. Madhavan
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  • Akhtar Jawad (12/2/2015 11:21:00 PM)


    You are so shy that you bathe with all clothing on
    That it takes time for you to feel dry and clean
    So once your bath is over, you perch on a tree
    Ruffling your feathers until they are moisture free
    Observation, description and devotion when merge in each other, it's a poem of Valsa George! ................10
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015



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