Valerie Dohren

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

O Lately I Did Dream Of You - Poem by Valerie Dohren

O lately I did dream of you
Sweet love, above all earthly things
How gently you did carry me
Upon your dazzling snow-white wings

You bore me thus to realms unknown
To mortal man, O love so pure,
Beyond the stars where truth abides
Where worldly sorrows be no more

Yet love is but a fading thing
Not ever deemed at all to last
But such as this unending be
In memory forever cast

(For in the universal spread
Of stars, with gentle cosmic glow,
Is set the splendid aspect there
Of love`s creation long ago)

O lately I did dream of you
Such love, to know you is my care
Forever shall I seek your grace
And search for you yet everywhere

Upon the soft and feathered clouds
Which span across the azure sky
Above the ever-changing moon
In places where the angels fly

To capture you and keep you close
Within my heart is my design
Forever then to be as one
Our souls in splendour to entwine

But as still bound with earthly sight
So far above none e`er shall `bide
Until the heart doth set all free
From mortal envy, greed and pride


Comments about O Lately I Did Dream Of You by Valerie Dohren

  • Sina Farajzadeh (9/9/2012 2:17:00 PM)


    Good poem. With different and exciting ideas. Specially love, and the mortal sins that you mentioned. Liked. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Alexander Mcneill (8/31/2012 6:46:00 AM)


    Hi Valerie, just letting you know how much i enjoyed this poem, especially your use of language, and theme... and understanding of the greatest love. thanks Alex. (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2012 3:54:00 PM)


    It appears that you have found an even better muse and you shall fly to greater heights.
    Write on and on
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  • (8/29/2012 9:27:00 AM)


    A very beautiful poem as always. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2012 5:31:00 PM)


    Ah to love without its dark proclivities that bruise and foul, twist and bend, but elated release by their disposal when united souls ascend. A beautiful poem with a great concluding truth. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2012 11:29:00 AM)


    Well done, this is a good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (8/27/2012 11:13:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem, I loved the last verse, a wonderful write. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/27/2012 10:53:00 AM)


    Dear Val, another dreamy island of love you have created.Really, loved this stupendous poem.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/27/2012 8:59:00 AM)


    An ode to the ideal of love perfectly written. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/27/2012 8:02:00 AM)


    Just Beautifuuuuuuul! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dr Library @ Debadarshi (8/27/2012 8:01:00 AM)


    nice rhyming....good expression... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 2, 2012


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