Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,566 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Calm Be The Soul - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Calm be the soul
Full bathed in sunlight
Soft be the heart
That dwells on love
Still be the mind
That thinks of kindness
Bright be the eyes
That search above

Feared be the soul
Full bathed in darkness
Sad be the heart
That dwells on woe
Grieved be the mind
That thinks of hatred
Dull be the eyes
That search below

Calm be the soul.....


Comments about Calm Be The Soul by Valerie Dohren

  • (5/8/2013 10:34:00 PM)


    We are one with all these things, although we constantly want the good to prevail, the sadness and grief are also a part of the vast ocean we call life. Once we finally accept this idea, The Soul will be Calm again. Just some thoughts on this poem of opposites, well done. (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (10/12/2012 6:24:00 PM)


    bright be the eyes that search above. dull be the eyes that search below. so true. nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Anne P Murray (ladeeanne) (7/22/2012 5:34:00 PM)


    So beautifully written; eases the mind and soul (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2012 7:01:00 AM)


    dear valerie your writes are just so gently calming.... wonderful (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2012 2:01:00 PM)


    A classic to behold-brevity, depth of thought, great flow, compassion-just another gem A 10PLUS-Joe (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2012 12:26:00 PM)


    Marvellous poetry, as many have observed, it is indeed a prayer of the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (4/6/2012 4:50:00 AM)


    i do take it as a prayer. a nice gift. with kind regards (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (4/5/2012 8:56:00 AM)


    Terrifically effective having the mirrored stanzas like that. A joyful song with a sad echo. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2012 11:50:00 PM)


    Sentimentally inspirational, and thought provoking. It stirs emotions, and is compelling in thought. Beautiful rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (4/4/2012 5:21:00 AM)


    So well thought out, very calming, a really relaxing read. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2012 9:36:00 PM)


    This could be or is a prayer as Eric has said. Or it could be a cyclical poem to be read over and over as demonstrated by the last live tapering as a repetition of the first to entice the loop to be read over until peace comes like a chant of meditation. Gentle and peaceful. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2012 6:23:00 PM)


    definitely a prayer, and a good one! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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