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

  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (1/7/2018 11:22:00 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 thanks madam I absolute love your poem I read your poem so fantastic 10++++++++
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  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (1/7/2018 11:21:00 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 thanks madam I absolute love your poem I read your poem so fantastic 10++-+-+-
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  • Rajendra Rout (12/14/2017 11:44:00 PM)


    dear poet Valsa George your are an
    amazing poet.i am so happy to read
    your poems.thanks for shairing this lovely poem
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  • Bri Edwards (12/13/2017 11:00:00 PM)


    (comment continued) :

    AND more! too much to mention! ! try as i might, i can find little, if anything, to complain about in this wonderful composition! ! ! fantastic. to MyPoemList. and maybe i'll sneak it into Jan. showcase? i must leave myself a note to do so!

    bri :)

    p.s. of course there are rogue poets as well. to keep us entertained. i am one at times, i hope.
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  • Bri Edwards (12/13/2017 10:58:00 PM)


    favorite lines:

    To dwell with Fancy's mystic charms
    Weaving downy dreams at will

    and

    In umpteen hearts that pine and whine...........this made me chortle! pine and whine reminds me of my good PH friend, Lora Colon.

    and........stanzas 6 & 7. great!

    (to be continued!)
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  • (12/13/2017 7:31:00 PM)


    His poetic soul wanders into mysterious woods listening to the song of birds…comes floating from the far off groves…his heart dances with the tide and swings with the rhythm of rising wave...and finally, “Oft beneath the façade of his wayward thoughts/Lie heaps of wisdom for the discerning soul”. I call it a clinical dissection of a poet’s soul so masterly presented! I am fortunate to read such a marvelous piece of work that a poet can relish! Regards (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2017 7:31:00 PM)


    The psyche of a poet is thoroughly scrutinized and wonderfully expressed! His divine heart takes him to the environs of tranquility, “He steals away from the noisy crowd/In to the stillness of the cloistered cell” (He implies both s/he) . Cont.. (Report) Reply

  • Nazar Malolmuku (11/29/2017 10:32:00 AM)


    dear poet Valsa George...your are an amazing poet.....i am so happy to read your poems..thanks for your nice share.
    nazar malolmuku
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  • (10/27/2017 1:09:00 PM)


    His ears intent on the song of birds- the poet receives her inspiration from nature, his voice comes from the earth and the sky.
    And though outlawed by the great sage of Greece, poetic truth transcends academia. Einstein gives a splendid response to Plato: Imagination is more important than knowledge; because knowledge is limited, whereas imagination encircles the entire world.. I immensely enjoyed reading your well-crafted and erudite poem, Valsa. Thank you for sharing.
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/4/2017 2:08:00 PM)


    He hearkens to the moans of lovelorn souls
    And sings of beauty in ditties fine
    A lovely chant of poet's virtues done so elegantly.
    Thanks Ma'am for the sharing.
    Regards.
    Subhas
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  • Chukwuma Ndububa (10/2/2017 5:33:00 AM)


    This is one piece that makes one wonder where and how poets get their inspiration.

    It's a well served sauce for easy digestion. Poets will sing to this; lovers of poetry will catch the poetic fire to illumine blank sheets.

    Much kudos, poetess and mentor. Your poetry store is ever filled to the brim and a-spilling.

    Do lots more, please.
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  • (7/4/2017 6:57:00 AM)


    I need dictionary to obtain the fullest content which I must because the poem traverses almost the whole universe and traverses with love and leisure ideally as in Cavafy's ithaka (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (2/16/2017 3:01:00 AM)

    Poet
    Poet his imagination and emotions spin a feast of words of beauty and wisdom that leaves a mark on this world his words live on eternally! Poet is a stunning tribute of such beautiful imagery from the pen of an outstanding Poet! (Report) Reply

  • Josey Alfred (1/18/2017 9:38:00 PM)


    Great poem,
    Clean and clear as the sun's rays,
    With dancing shadows in sweat breeze.
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  • Soulful Heart (1/17/2017 6:58:00 AM)

    harp of a pen
    at your usual best poetess......u have laid it all in a musical note d powers that a pen can vibe.... (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2017 1:25:00 AM)


    What an ode to poets! Makes me proud to be one. Valsa, you have the extraordinary gift of being able to write poetry in diverse styles. Quite an onerous responsibility to shift from one genre to another. And how masterfully you do it! (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (1/9/2017 7:59:00 AM)


    What a poem, who else can write such poems other than Valsa George. (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (12/21/2016 5:13:00 PM)


    I have composed over 15900 poems...but my master poet tells me...its not quantity.. but quality..then i asked him fools read me... over 2000 daily... let me be... Then he said okay be a 'POETree''' bear fruits of all kinds more sweet.. bitter few... i shall not interview nor interfere with you...post all rubbish too.. who am i to control you none can control vomit...but then I said some flies and fleas...survive on vomit too... you want me to starve them O MASTER TELL ME WILL YOU...HE became silent... then vamoosed he had fused diffused and now lies in refuse (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (12/11/2016 1:53:00 PM)

    Poet
    Every stanza of this beautiful poem stands as the clarion call of the poet. Distilled from a poetic mind, it is the poet. (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2016 9:31:00 AM)

    Love, Love only....
    Hi Madam,

    A poem which tries to analyse the intrigues of a poet.

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

    Thank you.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013


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