Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,679 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Crimson River - Poem by Valerie Dohren

A crimson river, labyrinthine flows
Down streams traversing sinister terrains
And onwards drifts along the path of life
Through myriad courses, rivulets, and veins
Along a way that takes it to the heart
Then on to where the ring of love remains

A crimson river weaving through your mind
That twists and turns one billion-fold therein
To search out all the feelings that you feel
Plus all the memories that lie within
To raise a train of thought that is sublime
Of dreams, imagination set to spin


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: This is a poem and therefore a flight of fancy or product of the imagination, and is not meant to be a medical paper or a treatise on biology. It is meant as a very general view of the circulatory system and its role in maintaining life.

Comments about Crimson River by Valerie Dohren

  • (3/22/2013 5:10:00 PM)


    Wow, wish i could write poems like this. Amazing! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/14/2012 1:33:00 PM)


    I thought it was more literal, but then I thought nah. Then I read your footnote. A good poem on a meandering path. Liked it! (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2012 1:34:00 PM)


    Ha, I really enjoyed this. Never guessed it was about the circulatory system!
    I'm curious about that 'ring of love' now.. ;)
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  • Vincent Kuo (5/22/2012 1:10:00 PM)


    The river out of Eden (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2012 6:51:00 AM)


    Generally nice poem..Is it crimson river or a tunnel, because our circulatory system is closed to maintain pressure, particularly, the line, the crimson river weaving through our mind.
    , if mind means brain..When I imagine, it looks like crimson water falls around the brain...
    But I enjoyed reading this poem, except for this small avoidable thing..Well done Valerie Dohren
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  • Juan Olivarez (4/22/2012 7:02:00 PM)


    Great poem, reminds me of a movie I saw many years ago called Fantastic Journey. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2012 8:33:00 AM)


    The imagination and it's macinations knows no boundaries to beauty and creativity. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (4/20/2012 7:28:00 AM)


    Fascinating celebration of our incredible machinery. (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2012 6:07:00 AM)


    Wow, really like it, this is fantastic poem,
    really great.
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  • Sharad Juneja (4/20/2012 4:52:00 AM)


    What a write..another beautiful creation (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2012 5:22:00 PM)


    Blood flows metaphorically in the Crimson River of your creative mind, another beauty........ (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (4/19/2012 3:09:00 PM)


    Crimson River a beautiful poem, You are still in top gear Val, brilliant imagination. (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2012 11:37:00 AM)


    this poem a gift, wrapped beautifully! (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2012 11:03:00 AM)


    Congratulations! A sweet poem, artistically elaborate with a topic carefully interwoven with its traditional metre. It seems that there are still poets apt for traditional genres. Would you like to read my writings? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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