Valsa George

Transition - Poem by Valsa George

The air was sultry
as the sun stood,
a blazing ball of fire, overhead.
Streams of sweat trickled through
every pore of the skin.
Sheets of light, like waves of water
glistened across the road.

The sky, suddenly into a violent rage, flew.
Dark mass of clouds, driven by the wind
went scurrying from West to East.
A dark shroud, across the sky
from end to end was spread.
The Sun stood veiled behind the penumbra of gloom.
The trees arched convex by the hard pull of the air.
And the heavens started weeping, wailing and roaring
darting gleams of light with fluorescent rays.
Thunder boomed and bounced as boulders,
falling over tin roofs.
Twigs and boughs went flying
like arrows from the archer's bow.
Light went out, as cables and electric lines
snapped down. Like festoons hung on poles
they lay dangling in the air.
Birds with their damp feathers
sat silent, forgetting their chirp and twitter.
Cattle stayed quiet, refusing to chew the cud.
The Earth dappled by a horrid grey mist
lay hideous……..
Every ditch and canal spilled over.
Trees crashed down and vegetation fell head long.
Wreaking havoc, the rain poured down.

Then everything was quiet and still.
Like a child gone to sleep,
after throwing violent tantrums unrelenting,
The sky over head, in her cerulean night gown
fell asleep,
attended by her twinkling handmaids!

Comments about Transition by Valsa George

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (9/30/2016 6:50:00 AM)

    detailed description of nature in an angry state. Nice poem descriptive poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Kishore Kumar Das (4/7/2016 3:11:00 AM)

    nice description of furious summer rain.......great poem.. (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2012 11:56:00 PM)

    The display of great contrast suitably justifies an interesting title. Exciting. Enjoyed the unfolding therein. (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (9/29/2012 6:07:00 AM)

    thanks Valsa, for sharing this poem with me... it is beautiful i love these lines -The sky over head, in her cerulean night gown
    fell asleep,
    attended by her twinkling handmaids!
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2012 7:00:00 AM)

    Excellent diction and scintillating poetic charm! Good poetry is safe in your hands. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/10/2012 8:55:00 PM)

    The first stanza- quiet and ominous, the second- tumultuous and the third sweetly peaceful.
    The whole- faultless.
    (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/10/2012 1:12:00 PM)

    Powerful description of the destruction and intensity of a monsoon type storm,
    and its calm and tranquil aftermath. Exceptionally well written.
    (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/10/2012 10:11:00 AM)

    Wonderful poetry, very descriptive - grea read, felt as if I was there with the experience. (Report) Reply

  • (8/8/2012 10:34:00 AM)

    Transition. Now I got the title. Good to read. (Report) Reply

  • Barb Mcavaney (8/7/2012 3:59:00 PM)

    from havoc to peace and tranquility beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2012 12:14:00 AM)

    transition of words to show two different situations! at last the peace prevails! Nice to read! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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