Valerie Dohren

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

Imagination - Poem by Valerie Dohren

O step into a wondrous world
Where visions beautiful are hurled
As through imagination`s play
All thoughts then drift so far away
As sweet illusions to portray

Behind reality`s dark face
Is veiled a bright empyreal place
Where fantasies are captured there
And dreams are evermore laid bare
Magnificent beyond compare

Whilst portraits flicker in the mind
With sounds sublime there too entwined
In still`ed contemplation bound
The dancing chimera resound
Through every thought and all around

So, fanciful, the mind ascends
Through maze-like paths it ever wends
To wander into realms extant
That captivate and so enchant
Imagination`s wish to grant

O step into this glorious world
Where there all dreams be yet unfurled
Then dance with joy and sweet delight
To witness soft in mystic flight
Illusions beauteous to your sight


Comments about Imagination by Valerie Dohren

  • James Casey (8/29/2012 11:39:00 PM)


    Thanks Val you have described our crazy minds to a tee, for if if weren't for the imaginations of poets like you, our world would most certainly be a dull place............ (Report) Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/27/2012 9:34:00 PM)


    Imagination well described in this finely woven poem with vivid images that leap out in words and lines. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2012 5:23:00 PM)


    A beautiful celebration of and for imagination woven with some choice descriptions and inspiring imagery and emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/27/2012 7:53:00 AM)


    I am sure you are now in a euphoric land of imagination! Where is that bright empyreal place veiled? You leave us to drift in wishful longing for such a place! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2012 3:53:00 AM)


    Nice to read imagination and dreams without them we have nothing, your second verse fits my fantasy of dancing which I do 3 times a week...dreams laid bare with music...thanks for this...regards (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/26/2012 7:14:00 AM)


    A stupendous visionary write. Imagination is our guide. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/25/2012 11:15:00 PM)


    Lovely! ! when imagination takes place we can color anything and arrange impossible to anywhere we wanted, lovely write as always Valerie_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Mark Normand (8/25/2012 10:24:00 PM)


    An elegant poem that flows smoothly while painting a picture of the sublime world we all let our minds drift away to when we are overcome by boredom and we need to smile.Good job. (Report) Reply

  • (8/25/2012 4:00:00 PM)


    The dream world can be a wonderful place.
    A fantastic poem.
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  • (8/25/2012 3:24:00 PM)


    Seems to be more than one beautiful meaning flowing sweetly through this wonderful poem. A dream, a hope, a spirit, ... a destination. (Report) Reply

  • Segun Johnson Ozique (8/25/2012 12:06:00 PM)


    'Behind reality`s dark face
    Is veiled a bright empyreal place
    Where fantasies are captured'...mmm, beautifully written. Imagine that; reality and wish, side by side.
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  • Heather Wilson (8/25/2012 10:49:00 AM)


    Imagination, where would we be without it? , so well described, a lovely poem Val. (Report) Reply

  • Elna Nel (8/25/2012 10:03:00 AM)


    a beautiful journey, this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/25/2012 8:59:00 AM)


    Just the poem to read, if we are trying to reach that wonderful world! (Report) Reply

  • (8/25/2012 8:57:00 AM)


    are we then the dreamer, or the dream? well done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012



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