Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 4,413 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

A Walk Through Paradise - Poem by Valerie Dohren

I close my eyes to find a place
In different time and different space
And in imagination find
A cloistered arbour for my mind
Where thought may there be unconfined

Then in my dreams a path I take
As in a trance, yet wide awake,
To see the world with open eyes
Its glist`ning sands and azure skies -
I take a walk through Paradise

Suspended there reflecting deep
Where time is lost, immersed in sleep,
A sleep of ages long since passed
As on the sea of change were cast
All things which then were reckoned fast

Above all earthly cares to soar
Beyond the hurts I there endure
To see a sweet and perfect land
Where sunbeams dance upon my hand -
Where peace and love I understand

And there before my eyes I see
Such beauty that could never be
Revealed in places fixed below
As set before me all aglow
Such wonders ever outward flow

So on I walk beyond the veil
Where joys untold yet e`er prevail
And through the mist of blindness see
Whatever be revealed to me -
In Paradise forever be

Comments about A Walk Through Paradise by Valerie Dohren

  • Rookie - 365 Points Nick Jordan (9/3/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    Lovely Poem
    Flows beautifully and makes for a pleasant journey (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,582 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/6/2015 6:02:00 PM)

    What a wonderful walk! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 199 Points Bartholomew A. B. Sarbah (4/26/2015 12:22:00 AM)

    I too dream of paradise as a Christian and hope for that day in which the Lord shall come in his glory..,full of splendour to take us with him.... the poem is well delivered and the descriptions well made....thought John the Beloved was giving another revelation till I remembered I was on Poemhunter....... well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 163 Points Meena Mustafa (2/6/2015 3:53:00 PM)

    An excellent poem. I could visualize being in a paradise. Just lovely A+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 656 Points Vanessa Hughes (2/1/2015 11:37:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem that has taken me into a paradise too. A brilliant write, I love it x (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,682 Points Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (1/3/2015 9:14:00 AM)

    Closing eyes but walking through paradises definitely beautiful feelings and nice poem ever shared on. Fantastic work. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,281 Points Piyush Dey (8/31/2014 10:46:00 PM)

    it is a very thought provoking poem, you wrote it with such beauty.
    a walk through paradise, lovely write Ms. Valerie. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 337 Points Dee Corpolongo (8/31/2014 3:19:00 AM)

    I re-read this poem, as they are all so beautiful and worded so perfectly....I seen that I already commented before, so I will just say....such a beautiful place I long to be! .....Thank you for describing it so perfectly......You my friend, are soooo gifted. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 50 Points Brifini Timipre (5/17/2014 5:59:00 PM)

    Nice poem I must confess, well penned down (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,439 Points Leah Ayliffe (5/4/2014 11:04:00 PM)

    I absolutely love this poem. I relate to it so much, I used to imagine my own paradise, or I would call it neverland, and make it my reality :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Tanya Gupta (4/21/2014 5:33:00 AM)

    loved it, its amazing.

    come and read my poem paradise girl (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,427 Points Daniel Brick (4/11/2014 5:22:00 AM)

    This is a perfect poem. I use that word boldly because no other word conveys how wonderfully shaped and felicitously expressed your poem comes across to the reader. Each stanza is fully realized in meter, rhyme, rhythm and imagery, and the whole poem is completely convincing. This is the kind of imaginative experience only poetry can make real. We have been conditioned to think that paradise comes AFTER everything else, that we should not expect in this lifetime. Your poem dispels that bias and gives us paradise here and now! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,834 Points Ken E Hall (1/30/2014 5:08:00 AM)

    Paradise painted in my mind by your pen very soothing to read and a picture that will stay, thats what good poetry can do..give pleasure...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 73 Points Jodie Hardy (8/18/2013 3:04:00 AM)

    Beautiful writing Valerie. A lovely meditation, how wonderful to have this sacred place. X (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 537 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (8/16/2013 2:02:00 PM)

    Wonderful thoughts.if we cannot have paradise, we like to make one. Brilliant

    Mohabeer Beeharry

    Maybe you could read my poems sometimes (Report) Reply

  • Rookie George Price (8/15/2013 5:37:00 AM)

    Absolutely wonderful; I love your sense of purpose and structure. Very enjoyable.

    Please do keep reading my stuff; your comment and view is much appreciated. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,112 Points Heather Wilkins (5/29/2013 6:22:00 PM)

    Just to take a walk through pardise If even in dreams is amazing. a good write with lovely images (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points G.R. Gaus (5/4/2013 10:39:00 PM)

    You write this piece so perfectly, as if you've had a vision, pure poetry at its best.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 946 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (2/28/2013 12:33:00 AM)

    You took us along with you to a Walk Through Paradise in this fabulous poem full of rhyme and rhythm.! GREAT! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,486 Points Patricia Grantham (1/29/2013 7:36:00 AM)

    Val I truly love this poem, Ah! To just be in paradise(smile) Such heavenly meaning appreciate it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 6, 2012

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