Valerie Dohren

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

Valerie Dohren
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Widow, one daughter, retired NHS employee. Interests include classical music, birds, walking (not too far! !) , and of course, writing poetry. more »

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  • Bronze Star - 2,314 Points Ovi-enita Odiete (8/24/2015 3:23:00 PM)

    This Woman is a Gift to Earth.....
    She Writes and brings Heaven Closer.....

  • Rookie - 159 Points Lento Maez (9/3/2014 9:17:00 PM)

    A marvelous story poetically expressed. Truly wonderful.

  • Rookie Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/6/2014 7:08:00 AM)

    excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels. i invite you to read my poem

  • Silver Star - 4,092 Points Hans Vr (6/3/2014 2:06:00 AM)

    Valerie is definitely among the most talented poets on Poemhunter.
    She is not afraid to give enough space to her feelings.
    Good feelings, negative feelings, she ventilates and lets them move
    She uses a wonderful language and striking images to translate the emotion into fantastic verses
    Reading her poems is like taking a rest in an oasis
    I hope to read much much more on PH from Val

  • Veteran Poet - 1,773 Points Richard Beevor (5/4/2014 3:58:00 PM)

    quite brilliant, lovely work, thanks for sharing and not dispairing

  • Gold Star - 26,320 Points Sandra Feldman (4/18/2014 1:42:00 AM)

    A poet of great sensitivity, beauty and charm., like the Masters once were.
    With words she paints such charm and gives the reader this wonderful sense of well-being
    If poems were like paintings, hers would hang in the Louvre.

  • Rookie - 108 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/18/2014 4:56:00 PM)

    Shall I, No More, Contentment Praise
    Beautifully couched Val.
    Southport? I was a fire chief at Southport circa 1974

  • Rookie - 108 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/18/2014 4:51:00 PM)

    So there you are. I've been wandering through your poems trying to comment on each individual tale. The sad ones are the best eh? Keep writing Val. We need all of the rhythm and rhyme we can get,

  • Rookie - 13 Points Marianne Soher (12/28/2013 5:47:00 PM)

    Thanks for your comment on my poem Valerie. I like your simple language and your sweet and sour smile, suits our age (although I think I am older than you - 80 years old already! - but as you write, with a joyfull soul!

  • Freshman - 811 Points Mike Barrett (12/15/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    Hi Valerie, thanks for sharing your work with are gifted and we blessed by you sharing. Thanks also on you comments on my poem, On Poetry glad you enjoyed it!

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Best Poem of Valerie Dohren

Ode To A Lost Love

'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 ...

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