Ode To A Lost Love Poem by Valerie Dohren

Ode To A Lost Love

Rating: 4.7

'Oh sweet breath of eternal life
Dance ever `pon her silent breast
Released from pain and worldly strife
The one I love is laid to rest'

Her flaxen hair, like golden corn,
Fell soft about her lifeless face
And round her shoulders to adorn
As limp she lay in death`s embrace

Still young, the bloom of youth today,
Her life had barely yet begun
But all too soon to fade away
No more to dance beneath the sun

No more to laugh in sweet delight
Nor skip through pastures wild and free
Nor hear the nightingales sing bright
In pure and perfect harmony

'I`ll ne`er forget her tender smile
Nor yet her face so sweet and fair
Her gentle kisses to beguile
I`ll cherish every thought of her'

The teardrops glistened on his cheeks
Like stars plucked from the darkened skies
He held her hand, no more to speak,
Then gently kissed her still, cold eyes

Paul Fowler 24 February 2014

Valerie this is a superb poem! Excellently written; very classic style and very touching

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Craig Anderson 16 February 2012

Simply stunning...You can not get more applause than someone saying I wished I'd wrote that...and I do! Regards. Craig.

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Lawrence H 26 February 2012

Excellent poem about loss of our loved ones..

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Michael Williams 27 February 2012

I bow to a greater poet.

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Naomi Hinshaw-hersh 02 March 2012

You truly shine as a poet, Valerie. This is a masterpiece if ever there was one. I've always said, if my work can move my readers to tears, laughter, anger or pleasure then I've done it right. This one gave me goosebumps.

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Valentin Savin 23 May 2019

What a nice poem, so sad and so well written.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 April 2019

Love is ever sweet and love resides with beauty of memory. The teardrops glistened on his cheeks still bloom in eyes. An emotional poem is very beautifully and brilliantly penned.10

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Stephanie T Castillo 04 March 2018

Beautifully written with such tender words. Great poem

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 30 November 2017

Very touching poem, yet well brought from a hurting heart.... Thanks for sharing this poem with us all

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Terry M 17 January 2017

you speak the truth for us all, and I thank you for that.

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