Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 7,012 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Great Eagle - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Great eagle spread your golden wings
Above the world, my load to bear
Transport me to the realm of kings
That I may find some solace there

Across the wooded land to fly
Then mingle with the salted air
Where`er the silver seagulls cry
To thus relinquish all despair

With breeze as sweet as ether`s breath
Empyreal, above compare
Oh carry me to mystic death
Celestial beauty shining fair

Go forth where all good souls are free
Above, beyond, without a care
Unchained from all that captures me
My heart to tether and ensnare

Great eagle spread your golden wings
Ascend upon the starlit stair
To so unbind above all things
This leaden heart, unmasked, laid bare

Comments about Great Eagle by Valerie Dohren

  • Valsa George (8/11/2012 3:56:00 AM)

    What poignancy of feeling..... An anguished soul seeking to be freed of all fetters and merge with the blessed souls of Heaven..... Only a master craftsman can pack such a torrent of emotions in so concise a poem ! ! ! GREAT ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Captain Cur (6/9/2012 12:59:00 PM)

    Where the eagle soars, we are free.
    Wonderful, deep and symbolic poem.
    Great write.
    (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Carey (4/24/2012 8:53:00 PM)

    WOW! ! ! ! ! Amazing! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (4/23/2012 11:56:00 AM)

    Wow, what a piece, wow. Absolutely great. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (4/23/2012 9:16:00 AM)

    Valerie, This poem goes very deep. It is beautiful, touching, moving.
    The dream of the eagle lifting us up from our sorrows.
    A masterpiece of poetry
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  • (4/22/2012 2:42:00 PM)

    Love the images in this one. Excellent write (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2012 8:42:00 AM)

    Such wings set free in metaphor, above this earthly world to soar and free us in sublime verse once more. (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    The spiritual sensation of soaring, how sweet it surely is! (Report) Reply

  • Sharad Juneja (4/18/2012 5:15:00 AM)

    The words are ur babies... u know how to take care of them.....amazing one (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (4/18/2012 2:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful and exhilarating. A welcome respite from the everyday world. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2012 5:01:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem, I think we all need to be free
    of everything, only if it's for a short time.
    Just to have total peace, no fears no pain and no
    hurt, just peace. A great write.
    (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (4/17/2012 3:05:00 PM)

    Another beautiful poem, you have such a wonderful way with words. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2012 1:17:00 PM)

    Mark Twain once wrote; The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter, it's the difference between the lightning bug and lightning. You have certainly mastered the lightning part. Nice Flowing motion of words. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2012 11:10:00 AM)

    the prayer of the soul yearning for freedom! great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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