Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 7,071 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Lost Memories - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Lost memories I seek to find
In dusty caverns of my mind -
To travel those abraded trails
Then lift those misty tattered veils
As set through time, where thought prevails

And if perchance this worn terrain
Shall yet such memories contain
That I may see anew the day
To witness yet again the way
The light upon the earth shall play

Then hear once more with richer sound
The songs of nature all around
And know with senses, fresh imbued,
The pleasures of this life, renewed,
Whilst mellowed thoughts for`er preclude

Then shall I not, with dim recall,
My heart with wonder to enthral -
And ne`er again such dreams as these
Yet captured in a passing breeze
Imagination to appease

Nor feel again that first embrace
That first sweet kiss upon my face -
Those tender words again to hear
To comfort me, and stay my fear
From he who yet I still hold dear

But time will ever take its toll
The passing years subdue my soul -
For dulled my eyes, no more to see,
No more rejoice in reverie
Ah, albeit just fleetingly

Yet wait, do I now hear the call
(Away the misty veil to fall)
Away, away, all sorrow chase
With wondrous beauty to replace
For now, I deem to see the face.....

..... Eternity will e`er embrace

Comments about Lost Memories by Valerie Dohren

  • (6/17/2012 11:34:00 AM)

    No need to try a comment on this. When a truly great poem comes along, you know it, you feel it.
    So true here.
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Shahzia Batool (6/2/2012 3:24:00 AM)

    your poems are well-knit compositions, this one is a shared experience, going deep down the memory lane... (Report) Reply

  • Vincent Kuo (5/22/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    Wow, thank you Valerie! I love our poems, they always succeed in taking me away to a different place, as an excellent poem should! (Report) Reply

  • (5/22/2012 11:15:00 AM)

    do we lose the memories, or do they lose us.... this one strikes home! (Report) Reply

  • (5/19/2012 1:17:00 PM)

    Sometimes I find poetry that is so fine that I cannot wait to read the next one! I shall read more of yours with greatest pleasure. Constance Yost (Report) Reply

  • Erik Eriksen (5/18/2012 3:15:00 PM)

    Great poem, like the way this is written, floats beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (5/17/2012 6:18:00 PM)

    A most delicious read my eyes were lucky to meet, poorly my tongue spoke million thanks, my hands clapped with greatest happiness, yet never enough to say that's how much I loved this gorgeous poem! Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (5/17/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    Such beauty in your words Val, I am reading this beautiful poem with my mouth wide open. If I could give you a 20 I surely would. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2012 11:15:00 AM)

    If I may borrow a line from Jackson Browne to describe this one; The dreams are rolling down across the places in my mind and I've just had a taste of something fine A True Masterpiece, suitable for framing... (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2012 7:45:00 PM)

    Beautiful and dear, hopefully eternity will remember this one. :) (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (5/16/2012 4:38:00 PM)

    You have great flow, control of words. Great Poem. Great Poet (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/16/2012 3:09:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. I love it. Congratulation.
    I invite you to read my poem and comment.
    Gajanan Mishra
    (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/16/2012 2:43:00 PM)

    Spectacular write. The mechanics are impeccable and the message flowing with emotion. (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2012 1:43:00 PM)

    Hauntingly beautiful with a classical style. Would not this move the hardest of hearts-so precious (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (5/16/2012 1:09:00 PM)

    A lovely poem Val, so many memories, such a wonderful read. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (5/16/2012 8:17:00 AM)

    Quite, quite wonderful! (Report) Reply

Read all 16 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, November 23, 2012

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]