Valsa George


The Calm Before The Storm - Poem by Valsa George

Far across the sea, I watched a blazing hue,
And my eyes feasted on the brilliance of the setting sun.
Beside me, the lulled sea moved on and on,
Like a bird on wings that dives and soars.

A cool breeze flitted across my face,
Like the caressing touch by the Beloved's hands,
I watched the clouds that trailed along,
Hanging a canopy over the azure sky.

Below my feet, lay the sandy shore,
Extending miles on end to infinite lengths,
I lay on it with my arms out stretched,
And my mind lost in the maze of unending thoughts.

I brooded over the mysteries still hidden to man,
Yearning to peer into caverns, the ocean hid.
Struck by a sense of awe, I reposed,
While my gaze fixed on the firmament of stars.

As the salubrious air glided past,
I swam into a state of self - abandonment.
Bliss was it to be in the company of mermaids,
Dancing and singing in celestial cheer.

I wonder why the melodious strains,
Had given way to a thunderous roar? ?
Behind me I heard the deadening sound,
Of roaring waves, lashing on the cliffs.

Swift as lightening, they surged over,
Swivelling the sands I lay upon,
Oh! Again and over again, the booming thud,
It fell heavily in my fretful ears!

Before I could sense what was on,
I found myself swept away by the current,
To be cast in the abyss of the unnumbered,
Those hapless souls, eaten up by the Tsunami waves! !


Comments about The Calm Before The Storm by Valsa George

  • Robert Murray Smith (2/12/2017 1:19:00 PM)


    This poem resounds with the sounds of waves. As I comment they are still heard. A tribute to the beauty of nature, and the poetess who has sewn nature into words.This poem is a beautiful tapestry.+++10 (Report) Reply

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  • (6/1/2016 10:11:00 AM)


    I was lulled into a dreamy state until the tsunami came and spoiled everything!
    thanks Valsa-10
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  • Bri Edwards (10/3/2015 6:55:00 PM)


    sa·lu·bri·ous
    səˈlo͞obrēəs/
    adjective
    adjective: salubrious

    health-giving; healthy.
    salubrious weather
    synonyms: healthy, health-giving, healthful, beneficial, wholesome; archaicsalutary
    I found the climate salubrious
    antonyms: unhealthy
    (of a place) pleasant; not run-down. synonyms: pleasant, agreeable, pleasing, enjoyable, pleasurable, nice, delightful; More

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -i can't even PRONOUNCE THE WORD!
    which meaning do you mean? or both?

    and being in the company of mermaids sounds ok by me. but how to negotiate the scales? ? ?

    i guess you were really lazy or tired, to lie on the sand from the time of day when there was only one star showing and blue skies, to when there was a field of stars (and i bet it was black between them) showing..

    you may get to see those caverns after all is said and done!

    for some strange reason, though there were not rhymes, it sometimes seemed as though there WERE (rhymes) . hmm?
    Is this a poetic trick you've discovered? ?

    bri :)
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  • Akhtar Jawad (2/26/2015 7:56:00 PM)


    Before I could sense what was on,
    I found myself swept away by the current,
    To be cast in the abyss of the unnumbered,
    Those hapless souls, eaten up by the Tsunami waves!
    Valsa! it's a wonderful poem.....................10
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 12, 2012



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