Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 5,960 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Ode To A Lost Love - Poem by Valerie Dohren

'Oh sweet breath of eternal life
Dance ever `pon her silent breast
Released from pain and worldly strife
The one I love is laid to rest'

Her flaxen hair, like golden corn,
Fell soft about her lifeless face
And round her shoulders to adorn
As limp she lay in death`s embrace

Still young, the bloom of youth today,
Her life had barely yet begun
But all too soon to fade away
No more to dance beneath the sun

No more to laugh in sweet delight
Nor skip through pastures wild and free
Nor hear the nightingales sing bright
In pure and perfect harmony

'I`ll ne`er forget her tender smile
Nor yet her face so sweet and fair
Her gentle kisses to beguile
I`ll cherish every thought of her'

The teardrops glistened on his cheeks
Like stars plucked from the darkened skies
He held her hand, no more to speak,
Then gently kissed her still, cold eyes


Comments about Ode To A Lost Love by Valerie Dohren

  • B.m. Biswas (11/7/2016 8:19:00 AM)

    TRAGEDY
    poem is it not but a saga
    of the life of for life's sake.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (11/5/2016 8:57:00 PM)

    Ode To A Lost Love
    A wonderful poem.++++10

    RObert
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  • Valerie Dohren (5/17/2016 12:45:00 PM)


    An old write, but pleased you liked this Tom, many thanks for reading. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2016 3:41:00 AM)


    WoW! Val.. this is an astonishing piece of work. it goes on my favourite poems' list right away.
    Once again your handling of rhythm is superb. Others could learn a lot from reading your verse.
    I know I could. The subject matter is very good too.
    Tom Billsborough
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  • (6/2/2015 10:03:00 AM)


    Very touching... Soon death will b no more, and we may see our loved ones again. It doesn't cost a thing to read this poem over and over again. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2015 12:04:00 AM)


    full of emotions.....
    sad but beautifully expressed...death is inevitable but most a times it takes awy those we least expect...hmmmm...never too late to share in your loss...
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (2/24/2015 1:52:00 AM)


    Congratulation Valerie nice poem as an ode thank you (Report) Reply

  • Elisha Wall (1/19/2015 12:32:00 PM)


    What a tragedy that cuts short a young life! A beautiful piece nonetheless. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2015 7:18:00 AM)


    At long last, my kindred spirit found.....
    for such words as these, poetry dance!
    With mine heart whisked away,
    as my tongue quakes to say:
    such saddened feel, this lost romance!

    Intensely beautiful. So glad to have found you Valerie. For so long I have felt alone in the world of classical poetry. I must agree with Achill below - this is certainly a masterpiece.....
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  • Patricia Grantham (12/18/2014 7:51:00 AM)


    A very touching and tender poem. Death can take its toll
    on loved ones left behind. Yet there are still memories
    to cherish. Loved this.
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  • Patricia Grantham (12/18/2014 7:50:00 AM)


    A very touching and tender poem. Death can take its toll
    on loved ones left behind. Yet there are still memories
    to cherish. Loved this.
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  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/10/2014 7:55:00 AM)


    'I`ll ne`er forget her tender smile
    Nor yet her face so sweet and fair
    Her gentle kisses to beguile
    I`ll cherish every thought of her'
    A very beautiful poem on departure of a loved one and cherishing the memories.Well expressed Well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/10/2014 7:55:00 AM)


    'I`ll ne`er forget her tender smile
    Nor yet her face so sweet and fair
    Her gentle kisses to beguile
    I`ll cherish every thought of her'
    A very beautiful poem on departure of a loved one and cherishing the memories.Well expressed Well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/10/2014 7:55:00 AM)


    'I`ll ne`er forget her tender smile
    Nor yet her face so sweet and fair
    Her gentle kisses to beguile
    I`ll cherish every thought of her'
    A very beautiful poem on departure of a loved one and cherishing the memories.Well expressed Well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • (9/28/2014 5:45:00 AM)


    This is a masterpiece. I had a tear in my eye reading this Valerie. My sister died when she was nineteen, we were very close. This poem brought the memories I have of her back, so vividly. Wish I could write this well. (Report) Reply

  • Abekah Emmanuel (8/24/2014 12:58:00 AM)


    Indeed all too soon we loose our loved ones. how sad life is sometimes! How soon our lives fade away like smoke ascends and vanishes into the heavens.....very sad but beautiful poem...once again.....well done! (Report) Reply

  • (8/19/2014 9:09:00 AM)


    beautifully sad to say good bye to someone so young..lovely rhyme.. keep up the good work.. (Report) Reply

  • Negar Zakavati (8/5/2014 3:17:00 PM)


    it is so impressive. bravo Valerie Dohren. i am proud of you. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (7/16/2014 6:38:00 AM)


    A very stirring and moving write Valerie. I always love reading your works.
    They really touch the heart and soul. Trying to keep from crying!
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  • (6/25/2014 5:59:00 PM)


    Well Valerie, I had to vote this one a ten and add to my favorites list before making it to the comments box! This poem in my eyes is simply utter perfection. So beautifully written. And that last verse? Oh! Those first two lines in the last stanza are brilliant! And then you close it with that sad but brutal fact that this kiss is his last goodbye. The vivid descriptiveness through the who, e poem just evokes such a moving and soul stirring picture! Love this, love this, love this! Did I tell you that I love this? Lol. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 25, 2012


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