Valsa George


Poet - Poem by Valsa George

Wielding a tool, mighty and spiky
Mightier than either the sword or rod
He reigns, monarch in Fancy's domain
Sketching life in fanciful colour and mode

Which with pain and strife fraught
Or bright with gaiety and grace
In finer yarn than the gossamer thread
On the fabric of words in befitting verse

He steals away from the noisy crowd
In to the stillness of the cloistered cell
To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
Weaving downy dreams at will

He recounts forgotten tales of yore
Of bloody battles won and lost,
Of lovers united, amour defiled,
Conjuring memories from abysmal past

He hearkens to the moans of lovelorn souls
And sings of beauty in ditties fine
Triggering sparks into flames grow
In umpteen hearts that pine and whine

Babbling with the brook rushing swift,
Racing with the deer loping past,
He wanders into mysterious woods
Where flowers, their richest odours cast

His ears intent on the song of birds
That comes floating from the far off groves
And the whirr of cicadas on the bark of trees
Breaking the calm of twilight eves

Alone he saunters the stretching strands,
Watching virulent breakers in fury heave
Often his heart dancing with the tide
And swinging with the rhythm of rising wave

He feasts on the gleam of the auburn sun
And the speckled blue of the infinite skies
Watching the day dying in flame
And the night in a diadem of stars vies

All that's lovesome meets his eyes
And communes to him in profuse delight
Which he turns into rhyme and rhythm
For the whole of mankind to devour and digest

From his harp flow symphonies sweet
Songs of longing, love and lust
Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss,
Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest

Though outlawed by the great sage of Greece,
Branding the bard, aberrant and a fool
Oft beneath the façade of his wayward thoughts,
Lie heaps of wisdom for the discerning soul.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is my 100th poem on Poem Hunter. I thank all my good friends who have encouraged me so far with positive comments and also invite each of you to evaluate this piece! I have crystallised most of my notions about a poet in this, that I have gathered from my reading of classical poets!

Comments about Poet by Valsa George

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/4/2019 5:05:00 PM)

    This poem deserves full 10 and I have voted for this. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/4/2019 5:04:00 PM)

    This is great opportunity to read your 100th poem which is also placed among top 500 poems. A poet feasts on the gleam of the auburn sun. He perceives the entire universe at a glance and in deep silence he narrates the beauty of creation in his many poems. A poet always beholds a great value. This poem is definitely very nicely and excellently penned. Thank you very much. (Report)Reply

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  • Prabir Gayen (4/29/2019 2:04:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem dear poetess....////thanks (Report)Reply

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  • (2/14/2019 9:15:00 AM)

    On the fabric of words in befitting verse

    He steals away from the noisy crowd
    In to the stillness of the cloistered cell
    To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
    still love this poem
    still I love
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  • Aniruddha Pathak (2/4/2019 2:19:00 AM)

    From his harp flow symphonies sweet
    Songs of longing, love and
    Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss,
    Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest
    Not just this, every stanza stands out,
    a beautiful rendition on poets.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/25/2019 4:21:00 AM)

    I have kept a copy of this poem on my table! Each time I sit to write a poem, I thoroughly grasp the powerful message ventilated to the poets through this great work of art! (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (12/31/2018 1:43:00 AM)

    Before landing my feet to my possible literary journey in 2019, I thought to have a thorough grasp of this great poem! I perceive the congenital value of this masterpiece to a new poet like me! Wish you a healthy and jovial new year 2019 with happy poetry writing! (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (12/2/2018 10:52:00 PM)

    This is a tremendous detailed poem about a poet, how amazingly worded. A magnificent piece of poetry, dear Valsa, I so admired your love for sheer poetry. Your crystallized notions are very precious and most important for other poets to read them. Though 6 years have elapsed, I want to congratulate you still for this 100th poem on Poem Hunter. To my Poem List and the Poet to my Poet List. A 10 Full Vote. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/20/2018 5:29:00 AM)

    I value this great poem a lot! The crystallization of your notions about a poet has yielded into a work of art! A masterpiece to be read and appreciated by all genuine poets age after age! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/17/2018 7:42:00 AM)

    A quite laudable ode, Valsa you deserve elevation to the panel of great romantic poets. Thank you (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/22/2018 11:46:00 PM)

    Reading such a great poem motivates mind and this really encourages. Every stanza and lone within is excellently brought up ahead. An amazing sharing is done really.10 (Report)Reply

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  • (9/29/2018 7:21:00 AM)

    *****REZA HUNTER LION HERO...Go home will ZERO (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (9/20/2018 10:37:00 AM)

    A masterpiece! You have given a wonderful gift to your fellow poets through your poem # 100. Amazing ink! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/17/2018 3:44:00 PM)

    From his harp flow symphonies sweet
    Songs of longing, love and
    Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss,
    Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest-A great poem has been written-10
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  • Bharati Nayak (9/16/2018 5:20:00 AM)

    Wielding a tool, mighty and spiky
    Mightier than either the sword or rod
    He reigns, monarch in Fancy's domain
    Sketching life in fanciful colour and mode

    Which with pain and strife fraught
    Or bright with gaiety and grace
    In finer yarn than the gossamer thread
    On the fabric of words in befitting verse
    - - - - - - -Wow- - I stand amazed at your superb creativity ! !
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/27/2018 5:22:00 AM)

    From his harp flow symphonies sweet/Songs of longing, love and /Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss/Fuelling hearts with vigorous zest........I greatly admire the beauty of poetic expression! A great poem! The more I read, the greater pleasure I derive! (Report)Reply

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/25/2018 3:18:00 PM)

    Excellently expressed is this eminent exposition! It reads even better the second time! Well done my friend! Placed on my poem list to be reflected on time and time again! (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (7/24/2018 11:03:00 AM)

    The wonderful attributes of a Poet have been vividly portrayed and crafted in this marvelous poem.
    The most encompassing write on Poets.that I have ever read.
    You have put Poets to a privileged class.
    A timeless piece of.work that will find its way to every Poet's heart and person who
    truly appreciates art. To my Poem List and the Poet to my Poet List.10+++++
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    Valsa George(7/24/2018 10:36:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot Rose Marie for your sweet comment. Also for the honor of sending this poem to your favorite list!

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/17/2018 12:59:00 AM)

    wonderful
    Yeah- every stitching of this poem about POET is really nicely penned
    .....
    He steals away from the noisy crowd
    ....
    To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
    .....
    He recounts...
    ..
    Of lovers united, amour defiled,
    Conjuring memories from abysmal past
    ...
    From his harp flow symphonies sweet
    ////

    Poets pen peace part
    Oracle like all optic
    Etches he reader (Acrostical Senryu on POET)
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    Valsa George(7/24/2018 10:38:00 PM)

    Thank you Mahtab for your detailed analysis of the poem!

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (7/12/2018 6:29:00 AM)

    I have not yet found any poem that has so meticulously divulged the concrete details of a poet and what s/he does till to get at the definitive version of a particular piece of work! A work of Art! My great pleasure reading it again and again! (Report)Reply

    Valsa George(7/13/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    Thank you Dillip for your repeated visits to this page and also for the ever growing appreciation of this poem. More than anything I am thankful for your attempts to recommend this poem to more readers!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013


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