Valsa George


How I Long - Poem by Valsa George

How I long for the silence of a dew drop
That descends slowly from the sky
And settles calmly on the green verdure
Never hurting even a tiny blade of grass

How I long to be a cool and balmy breeze
Blowing unbidden from the East or the West
Or from any direction, as a whiff of fresh air
Wiping the sweat from an anguished brow

How I long to be a lullaby sweet
That quells the anxieties of a little one
And puts his dreamy eyes to pleasant sleep
To be 'charioted' to the land of sweet dreams

Never shall I seek the brilliance of a rainbow
With those colorful bands iridescent
That sets the earth and the sky ablaze
After a slight drizzle or a scanty rainfall

But how I long to be a tiny glow worm
That keeps reeling round and round
Throwing flickers of flame around
Though cannot be a self effacing candle

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about How I Long by Valsa George

  • Hazel Durham (11/2/2017 6:15:00 AM)


    Beautifully written Valsa, the imagery is brilliant with such gentle observations expressed with such sincerity of a writer of great depth of feelings and understanding! (Report) Reply

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (10/4/2015 3:03:00 PM)


    Beautiful poetry, soft like that dew drop. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (9/28/2015 8:59:00 AM)


    A very sweet and tender poem about what a simple and honest mind yearns. this mind does want to be so selfish in seeking something which benefits a greater cause (like the rainbow as example) . Avery thoughtful and wise penning from dear Valsa again! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/27/2015 6:19:00 AM)


    Those colourful bands fo life. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/26/2015 3:55:00 PM)


    Imagination has no bounds. One can be all that one longs to be. Sweet poem. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (9/26/2015 11:03:00 AM)


    I agree with Kelly: this poem is BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY. But behind the lovingly created images is a theme of rich philosophical meaning. Stating this philosophy would be heavy and abstract. A poet true to your vocation, you give us instead images which embody that philosophy, living proof of its validity. Your poem also expresses what I want to explore in the poems under the title MAKING THE WORLD FAMILIAR. The word familiar comes from a word for family, and all of your images have a family resemblance. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (9/25/2015 3:02:00 AM)


    so so so sweet longings that I feel each one of us must have felt at least once in their lifetime. You have so beautifully crafted the poem with you wide imaginations Mam.
    Loved the below ones:
    How I long to be a lullaby sweet
    &
    But how I long to be a tiny glow worm
    (Report) Reply

  • Paul Sebastian (9/24/2015 7:04:00 AM)


    You have beautifully crafted the longings of life's simple joys in a poetic language. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you, poetess! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/23/2015 2:02:00 PM)


    Imagery swept me off to begin with, then nature rang it's bell and finally the way your expressed it took it all.......Very good poem to read......I liked it. TFS. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/23/2015 10:15:00 AM)


    Such lovely thoughts. Beauty in simplicity. (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (9/23/2015 8:39:00 AM)


    Longing of the poetess' heart is expressed so vividly with beautiful imagery... the poem is such an artistry. thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/23/2015 7:53:00 AM)


    How I long to be a lullaby sweet- - - - - - - - - - -I thinking this is the best longing. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/23/2015 2:21:00 AM)


    A poem of a life in the truest sense. Well presented to the deepest point in the heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015



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