Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Where Is The Night


Where is the night that I may rest
In silent solitude
Amidst the moonlit starry skies
With peacefulness imbued

The dark to steal my languid soul
Above, beyond the sea,
That I may reign forever fixed
In sweet serenity

Beneath my eyes, the earth shall turn
Whilst I remain so still
Thus contemplating such desire
Man’s eager need to fill

But here I stay ‘midst earthly gloss
Caught ever by its spell
Yet tethered by all worldly things
Within my heart to dwell

So high upon the ragg’ed clouds
Of dreams long borne, I fly
Through yonder storms and battlefields
Where all are wont to cry

Until the day when I shall loose
All chains that capture me
And soar above to regions where
My heart and soul be free

Submitted: Sunday, April 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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  • * Sunprincess * (2/5/2014 5:40:00 PM)

    ......love this gem...the last stanza came so clearly into view...thought I was watching a movie...beautiful
    love your poem so much... (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (4/25/2013 7:44:00 AM)

    Shows the sweet and lovely side of night. Many times, at the end of the day, I am so worn and look forward to the night for the nurturing it offers. Very lovely creation here. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (4/18/2013 9:01:00 AM)

    A wish to meet eternity because soul is tired and weary and chained in the course of days and nights...a soft and mellow poem by a very mature poet (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/13/2013 12:10:00 PM)

    A poem that calls for freedom freedom of any kind..soul's freedom from body, to get rid og tiredness and rest in peace is also the freedom from age, poem speaks about the quality of the poet.....thank you Valerie wanna to read more, (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (4/12/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    Another well thought out and hypnotic poem Val. I love the way your pen sounds the notes of your heart. Lovely :) (Report) Reply

  • Ray Quesada (4/12/2013 1:41:00 AM)

    very musical - i really think this deserves a 10. Glad i stumbled onto this one tonight - (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (4/8/2013 3:44:00 AM)

    You are mastery in soothing writing poetry...somehow this poem really fit me well..and night is always my time where i and moon have a journey in the sea of celestial dark...well done and very well done haahaha liked it much_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/7/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    We hopefully wait to 'soar above to regions where our heart and soul are free. Beautiful! ! (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (4/7/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    Night time is like a soothing balm to relish tranquillity and peace bound by complete freedom of spirit!
    Inspired write! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (4/7/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Your poem expresses the wish that dearly resides in your heart and maybe in every heart but we are 'tethered in worldly things'...so true
    a soul soaring in serenity..love it | (Report) Reply

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