Winged Words

Like a creature hibernating in its burrow
Waiting to come out with the first verdure of spring
The seed of a poem lay dormant in my heart
Through the long winter awaiting another spring

by Valsa George Click to read full poem

Comments (108)

You are an asset to this site. This poem flies above all others.
I can very well relate to this. Despite it missing rhythm, I was enraptured by the creative genius behind very medley of words. The only change I would have made (if I were the composer) is to replace the word " ocean" with " broth" , because I surmise it to be resonant with your perception of words or thoughts as cooking ingredients (as suggested by " I boiled them in the crucibles of my imagination" ;) . I am well content with this piece.
This is a magnificent piece of poetry! Lofty expression that takes it flight from Nadir and transcends zenith! May I quote a few captivating lines here, ‘I might have kept the door open for long/Alas! All my words and fancies flew away/Like birds taking on wings into the sky/From a cage where they were imprisoned for long………….10
It has been awhile since I read this poem, but it still conveys the truest expression of a writer, reading this (and all your work) has a symmetry of language that is perfectly shaped. Your words are wings of eagles soaring as high and long with the best Valsa. now that you have made it to over 800 I can see you soaring higher. where stars meet the sky.
Typo: Please read as 400th poem (I beg your pardon for inadvertent typographical error)
Of late I knew that it is your 400th poems submitted to this august website (from your notes) ! Congratulation! This is really a masterpiece dear madam!
I might have kept the door open for long Alas! All my words and fancies flew away Like birds taking on wings into the sky From a cage where they were imprisoned for long . They are words that have been poured down from the heart
stilll remains in its beauty
I stood so helpless with my mouth shut/Staring blankly out into the airy nothing/Like one lost in the doorway of his own threshold....scintillating poetic expression! Your works are scholarly and unique! My poetic soul salutes your pen!
A brilliant and powerful write. The use of simile enhanced the beauty of this write. Liked the last two stanzas. It resonates with me. Sometimes to prevent this from happening, every beautiful word that comes to mind must be written. Words are so elusive. They may not be able to visit us anymore. 10++++ and onto my Poem List.
This magnificent write will find its way in every Poet's heart and soul. You have vividly portrayed the struggles of a Poet from the time he conceptualize an idea, the choice of words and the technical aspect of poetry. You have touched the intricacies of Poetry which I think a lot of people find it intimidating in Poetry. Yes, the words played a lot. It is the heartbeat of poetry.
O Yes these wings are wings of Pegasus! as like as Phoenix - burned, flamed and ashed! o! but immortal flying the soul! Yes Dear Madam- these are your poetic mastermind diction- flying immortally.........
I love the heading on this poem and its stanzas that fly.++++++10. Robert
I stood so helpless with my mouth shut/Staring blankly out into the airy nothing….How beautifully you have placed words into the filament! A magnificent poem! This is one of your best poems! I derive a great pleasure when I delve into the intense poetic research that has gone into drafting of this beautiful poem!
A brilliant poem. Each stanza is perfect. I loved your use of simile, MAGNIFICENT! ! Goes into my poemlist
Dillip, I am humbled! Thank you for your lovely words of appreciation!
I am delighted to learn that this is your 400th poem, a mile stone! … ‘The seed of a poem lay dormant in my heart’ has indeed grown into a great tree with lovely branches and leaves! Hope, this will provide its shade to the passersby! Many congratulations for your superb craftsmanship in yielding such magnificent pieces of poetry!
I might have kept the door open for long Alas! All my words and fancies flew away Like birds taking on wings into the sky From a cage where they were imprisoned for long....beautiful expression! A great poem! I will read it again! To MyPoemList........10
Poetry which took wings of your imagination and flew into the air for us to read...amazing piece
I have read and commented on this poem before, but I must comment again because this poem is on my favorite poem list so here I am reading it again and am impressed once more by your wonderful wordsmithing!