Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

I Lost A Lovely Dream


Oh, somewhere in the deep, dark night,
I lost a lovely dream -
It drifted through my sleeping hours,
Just like a sparkling stream.

It left an imprint on my mind,
That I will ne’er forget -
Such was the beauty of its form,
Upon my heart now set.

I’ve searched within my memory,
This dream to now recall -
But only shadows linger there,
It’s gone, once and for all.

It melted into vapoured clouds,
Then floated far away –
Becoming just an image lost,
As night turned into day.

I know my dream was beautiful,
It filled my heart with glee -
Oh, that I could recall it now,
It was so lov-el-y.

Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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  • Amitava Sur (6/24/2014 6:18:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem describing the full satisfaction of mind during being in that dream and forgetting all pains during that time. I wish you have several dreams like thisone in days to come. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (7/11/2013 2:26:00 PM)

    Lovely dream described in lovely rhymes and images and how good that you could recall it. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (7/4/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    Surely one of the best poems I've yet read; speaks deeply to my soul.
    A favorite indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (6/29/2013 8:41:00 PM)

    Very enjoyable.
    The sweet dream, fading from our memory.
    Yet we know it was there
    Perhaps something like the place we were before we were born (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (6/29/2013 8:12:00 AM)

    I wish I could record my dreams on DVD. It would be nice to snuggle up with them on rainy days and sleepless nights. A lovely poem Val. (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (6/25/2013 4:40:00 PM)

    Now aside from birds, I do love dreams, dreamscape artwork and dream interpretation. Fav passage:

    It left an imprint on my mind,
    That I will ne’er forget -
    Such was the beauty of its form,
    Upon my heart now set.

    Especially like the old world form for never, that you used. It has a classic ring. You're good with non-trite rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (6/25/2013 4:17:00 AM)

    An elegant and well formed poem with a simple theme of a personal and confounding matter and tight lyrical meter. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (6/24/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    Why do the best dreams vanish quickly on waking, but the bad one's remain for hours?
    Probably down to guilt! Nice one Val. (Report) Reply

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