Where Lies True Bliss? Poem by Valsa George

Where Lies True Bliss?

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Where encased is the secret of bliss
Is it encoded in any talisman abstruse?
Does it linger unseen on the face of angelic babes
Who, with smiles and laughter create such heavenly vibes?

Can it be in the eyes of charming belles
Who hold the world under their mesmerizing spells?
Or is it in the heroic deeds of valiant men
Who, on the face of death, undaunted remain?

Can we behold it in the brilliance of the rising sun
Or in the serene calm of the misty twilight dawn?
Does bliss hover on the banks of streaming brooks
Or on the heights of snow clad mountain peaks

Can it be with fair Venus- Queen of Love
Or in the arrows speeding from amorous Cupid's bow
Does it glisten in the silvery beams of the shining moon
Or in the setting sun's embers of amber and maroon

Can it be somewhere in heavens so high
Beneath the fluffy clouds quietly gliding neigh
Can sweet Paradise be the seat of bliss
Where seraphs sing, angels dance and nothing is amiss

Nay, it surely resides not in worlds beyond
But here on Earth, in the union of hearts with love abound.

Glen Kappy 12 July 2017

valsa, i felt excitement seeing your name connected with the poem of the day. and the title was sure to attract the likes of me. these two lines strike me as perfect- Does it glisten in the silvery beams of the shining moon Or in the setting sun's embers of amber and maroon on your title question my first thought goes to my wife and what i experience with her. but then i think, as with the word happiness, what does it mean? is it contentment? does it refer to sensual experience only? do we confine it to certain spiritual experiences? all of these? the answers will be different depending on one's point of view. without question, as you conclude, there is bliss in the union of hearts, and i would add- which perhaps you intend but leave unspoken- hearts broken and softened, vulnerable and trusting. thank you for giving us something noble and worthy to think on- as you usually do. appreciatively, glen

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Valsa George 12 July 2017

So glad to know that you experience this bliss in your marital relationship, though there might have been occasional heart breaks! Thank you so much for sparing so much of your time in writing an elaborate comment on my poem!

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Loke Kok Yee 12 July 2017

The secret was in your beautiful heart, Now in your poem you have shared it with all. A blissful read for all indeed, thank you and congrats Valsa!

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Valsa George 12 July 2017

Thank you Loke....! These words I treasure!

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Liza Sudina 12 July 2017

Dear Valsa, there are poets who only ask questions in their poems and are not able to give any answers. You GIVE the answer after many variants of thoughts and it is true, clever and confident. Thank you! ! !

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Dr Dillip K Swain 25 September 2020

A splendid poem! I derive utmost pleasure to read this magnificent piece of poetry time and again! Great ink dear madam, great ink!

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Vaibhav Simha 23 April 2020

Apart from the deific message conveyed through this poem, I was exhilarated by the vivid imagery and intricacy exhibited by almost every assortment of words. As a person who gormandizes nature and delves into its beauty, I am in love with this line, for some reason: " Or in the setting sun's embers of amber and maroon." A worthwhile read for sure.

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Savita Tyagi 02 May 2019

So beautiful! How did I miss reading it. Love the last lines. The true answer to the question lies in there. The best part is I think is that a heart full of love finds bliss in the The things narrated above, some thing that a heart full with hatred can’t see or feel. Thank you for sharing Valsa.

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M Asim Nehal 22 March 2019

A wonderful poem on the subject. Food for the thoughts. Nicely penned.10+

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 20 March 2019

Though happiness is.subjective, this write provides an insight on where we could draw our happiness. The ultimate stanza provides where lies.true.bliss according to the great Poetess. A.beautifully crafted and well executed poem with great theme 10++++++

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