Valsa George


Sonnet.1.My Guitar - Poem by Valsa George

Oh! Guitar, what music hides in thy heart
That awaits the touch of my soft fingers
As my digit ends move over you in quiet
What melody flows, how it my spirit triggers
Every chord in thee is fastened so tight
If one is loose, the notes run dissonant
With thy melody, thou sustain my heart light
Wonder what sprite hides in this instrument
As I listen to thy finely tuned sounds
How I am kept long suspended in time
To what heights then my wearied soul rebounds
Making my spirit afloat in celestial rhyme

Oh music, flood in me to drown my pain
Can any on Earth your healing power disdain

Topic(s) of this poem: music


Comments about Sonnet.1.My Guitar by Valsa George

  • Jez Brul (4/22/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    You are most welcome madam Valsa, you deserve more than 10+++++++ and a lot of appreciation...The positive feeling brought by reading this sonnet is priceless...❤️❤️❤️ (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (4/21/2018 9:04:00 AM)

    This is such a magnificent Shakespearean Sonnet! I' ll read the other 4 sonnets you wrote for I believe I will miss half of my life without reading them. You have evocatively conveyed in this poem that life is like the chords of a guitar- there is harmony in unity. ❤️❤️❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻To my poem list again and 10++++++ (Report)Reply

    Valsa George(4/22/2018 9:04:00 AM)

    I have been careful to make every line decasyllabic! That's not all that easy! However reading your lovely words of appreciation, I feel the effort I have taken is not wasted! Thanks a lot Jez!

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  • Bri Edwards (11/24/2017 12:30:00 PM)

    favorite lines:

    Making my spirit afloat in celestial rhyme

    Oh music, flood in me to drown my pain

    and thanks for capitalizing Earth. ;)

    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (11/24/2017 12:30:00 PM)

    Thank goodness. at last! i really do want to close up the showcase until my upcoming (in 3 days) trip is complete.

    your poem and perhaps one more should do it! ! !

    thanks. and i haven't even finished reading the poem!

    thou sustain didn't sound right at first. it still sounds 'funny' [to ME], but i guess it IS grammatically correct! :)

    (cont.)
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  • Bri Edwards (11/24/2017 12:29:00 PM)

    i like dissonant/instrument especially. do you play guitar? i would have thought harp, as you are SUCH an angel! !

    this shall go to MyPoemList and into my nearly-completed December 2017 showcase.

    Thanks. the rest of this i sent as a message: (to be cont.)
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/12/2017 5:15:00 AM)

    Flood in me! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/2/2014 7:58:00 AM)

    Melodious music played by your Guitar,
    Was it the music that flowed down to your fingers,
    right from your heart,
    or the lovely spirit,
    played the music for you...

    It quenches one's soul,
    When you are drowned,
    in the flood of pain.

    It refreshes our heart
    when each fingers
    touches the magical strings.

    Yes, we are the music lovers
    Please never stop it playing further
    Valsa Dear! ! ! !
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    Valsa George(8/2/2014 9:02:00 AM)

    Geetha, thank you for these lovely lines! I relish them!

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  • Daniel Brick (7/25/2014 6:23:00 AM)

    I like the way you give the guitar itself not just a presence in the creation of music but an actual role as if it too were a person. That's one of the special magical traits of poetry I call the AS IF factor, that is, for the duration of the poem certain things we only imagine are as real as facts. I learned to trust the imagination from the modern poet Wallace Stevens who presents his view of creativity in a poem called THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR. I like the intimacy of music making your poem conveys with the guitar a participant and not just an object. The spirit of music inhabits every line of this poem, the effect is exhilirating. (Report)Reply

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  • Paul Sebastian (7/24/2014 4:19:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece that explains why man is one with music. Shakespeare said: 'If music be the food for soul, play on.' (Report)Reply

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  • Chuy Amante (7/23/2014 2:17:00 PM)

    A timely read for me, and splendid indeed!
    I was about to write a take-off of the Beatles, As My Guitar Gently Weeps...


    Loved it!
    THANKS! A+ for the Professor! ! !
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  • Brian Johnston (7/23/2014 8:11:00 AM)

    Like God's own visual poetry of star factories hanging in the night time sky for those with eyes to see, or more close to earth the eclipse of the moon fading to almost non-existence and then reappearing like a game of peek-a boo one plays with a child where only our face is hidden by our hand, alluding to (perhaps) the reemergence, the indestructibility of souls after we pass, so does even the simplest true music deliver the harmonies that are so missing in many of our lives, shaming us that we so often just listen and do not produce more ourselves for others. In this poem dear poet, you make amends for many errors of judgement perhaps even from past lives.

    Indeed if I had personally to surrender all senses one at a time, even ultimately my sense of being loved by others, in my spiral toward my own ending, it would be music that I surrendered last, as in my dreams of the hereafter it is music that convinces me, not only that there is a God, but that God does love me. The healing, yes, that's it, the healing... Thank you Valsa for this vision of belonging to a future beyond our sight.
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    Valsa George(7/23/2014 10:55:00 AM)

    Brian, your description of God's visual poetry in itself is a poem. I didn't write my poem thinking in such depth. I have always felt in me the power of music that heals hearts and lifts it to extra terrestrial planes. Yes, when the soul indestructible as it is, passes to a higher level, I feel there too it will be bathing in the rhapsody of celestial music! Thank you for this indepth comment!

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/22/2014 10:12:00 PM)

    You entered the world of sonnets through guitar that provides melodious tunes. Your poem provides rhythmic lines beautifully. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Diane Hine (7/22/2014 4:57:00 AM)

    A lovely harmonious sonnet. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2014 1:26:00 AM)

    strumming it takes stress out of life. a magnificent view of the impact of music, its reviving power. (Report)Reply

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  • Dinesh Nair (7/21/2014 9:17:00 PM)

    If music is the food of love, you play on
    If guitar is your resort, it will play for you madam on its own!
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  • Akhtar Jawad (7/21/2014 9:15:00 PM)

    The waves of a pleasant sound are not only felt through the ears, it touches the whole of our body. A sensation for whole of our body is transmitted to our souls and our souls reflect it again to our body as a magic. Snakes, and plants have no ears but they are also amused by these waves. Sound and waves are simultaneous.
    A great poem, thanks for sharing.
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  • (7/20/2014 11:41:00 AM)

    Vocal or instrumental, music in any form brings beauty, harmony and emotions..........Valsa.........unparalleled
    in alleviating wearied souls.............beautiful sonnet composed beautifully...................
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  • (7/20/2014 2:05:00 AM)

    The sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought! _____A fabulous write
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 2, 2014


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