Valsa George


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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!

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/12/2020 5:30:00 PM)

    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.......impressive concluding. A brilliant poem on poets has been satutely delineated.(Report)Reply

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (3/2/2020 12:17:00 AM)

    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......so pragmatic! Each line of this poem finds its essence! A great poem that I feel like reading every day dear madam! Work of art!(Report)Reply

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (2/29/2020 10:30:00 PM)

    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

    Befitting lines to your poem.. Delightful work, Valsa. Congrats 10+(Report)Reply

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (2/8/2020 3:39:00 AM)

    From his harp flow symphonies sweet
    Songs of longing, love and
    Of idyllic happiness, peace and bliss....These three lines I like most dear madam! My pleasure revisiting this wonderful poem of yours (Poetess Magadha)(Report)Reply

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  • Budhashaya Behera (2/5/2020 9:59:00 PM)

    Poet is mighty, poet is beauty and poet is duty. A poet has greater responsibility to do his duty and you have crystallized most of my notions about a poet beautifully. I have loved reading this poem and this has motivated my heart. Thank you for sharing...10++(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (1/3/2020 10:11:00 AM)

    I thought I must read this great poem rightly at the start of new 2020. This magnificent poem provides me lot of encouragement because I feel a genuine poet does exactly what you have so meticulously depicted in this brilliant poem dear madam! Wish you HNY 2020.(Report)Reply

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/10/2019 12:20:00 AM)

    A poem of great value and substance dear mam! We should substantially learn what is expressed in in this splendid work! Thanks for sharing.......10+++++(Report)Reply

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  • Narayana AghalayaNarayana Aghalaya (10/31/2019 7:20:00 AM)

    Among all the outstanding poems I have ever read! What imagery! 'the speckled blue of the infinite skies'. I wonder how you are able to get words together in this fashion. Amazing! I will go thro your recent poems, which I haven't read.My best wishes to you.(Report)Reply

    Valsa GeorgeValsa George(10/31/2019 7:52:00 AM)

    I feel greatly honored by your great words of appreciation. Happy to hear from you after a long gap. Thanks for your assurance that you'll read my latest poems. That will be very kind of you.

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  • Thabani KhumaloThabani Khumalo (9/7/2019 4:17:00 PM)

    I prayed for words and the words were farther hid. Valsa George, please give me an answer. Is it true that I might be a poet or I'm simply trying to redefine my being in a different form of prayer?(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (6/29/2019 3:56:00 AM)

    His ears intent on the song of birds/That comes floating from the far off groves......a poet normally loves nature and the melody wrought by varied creatures! This great poem has all the ingredients to be read again and again! I rate this magnificent work as one of the best poems in this great site!(Report)Reply

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  • Srijita MondalSrijita Mondal (6/27/2019 1:45:00 PM)

    Excellent poem..really a great piece of poetry..A poet reigns in his/her Fancy's domain..10+++++(Report)Reply

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  • Jane Campion (6/17/2019 2:48:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem that has me amazed at its depth.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani 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 MahakulKumarmani 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 GayenPrabir Gayen (4/29/2019 2:04:00 AM)

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

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  • Kee Thampi (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(Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha 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.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr 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 SwainDr 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 ChanSylvia 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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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013