Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,961 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

O Starry Night - Poem by Valerie Dohren

I thought to count the stars last night
Glistening softly in my sight
Each one as a diamond laid
Upon a velvet gown displayed

Too many gemstones there were set
Upon that canvass, black as jet,
Too many for my eyes to grasp
Too many for my soul to clasp

Such beauty was beyond my reach
For I would hold them all, as each
Would so illume my fretted mind
And light the darkness hid behind

O starry night you move me so
To yonder regions I would go
In search of each and every one
Until all shadows then were gone

Wandering, seeking through the night
Upon the misty moon take flight
Across that vast and ancient world
Wherein such treasures be unfurled

Where life becomes, where love is born
My heart, my spirit to adorn
With every star that ever shone
That I may live forever on

O starry night, you fill my soul
With all your glory to extol
Forever set as shining eyes
Transporting me to Paradise

Comments about O Starry Night by Valerie Dohren

  • Anthony Burkett (1/25/2014 5:00:00 PM)

    Words of praise far greater that I am capable of would fail to adequately complement the beauty of your words. I am awe struck. (Report) Reply

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  • Elena Sandu (1/22/2014 9:43:00 PM)

    How beautiful, for one second I have feeled the flow of an entire night, your masterful pen dear friend can surely show the magic of stars. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (1/21/2014 5:21:00 AM)

    Wow..... What a lovely poem, Val.
    Such beauty......
    Would so illumine my Fretted mind
    And light the darkness hid behind
    Simply superb.
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  • (1/18/2014 7:07:00 AM)

    beautiful poem with a wonderful description of the starry night..amazing write (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (1/15/2014 10:42:00 PM)

    You have never failed to see the sky and its treasures and this poem once more illustrates your willingness to appreciate the bounties of nature. A fine tribute to a night of all nights, Val. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/15/2014 10:24:00 PM)

    A wonderful description of the starry night and the transformation it brought to your weary mind! ! Greatly enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2014 1:28:00 PM)

    A fantastic flowing poem, to find paradise is what
    we search for.
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/15/2014 7:56:00 AM)

    With every star that ever shone
    That I may live forever on
    Beautiful poem describing starry night. Charming stars shining delight. Thank you.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 16, 2014

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