Valerie Dohren

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

Sleep Well Tonight - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Be still, O world, sleep well tonight
May all your dreams take gentle flight
Ascending heav`nly stairs sublime
Through all the corridors of time

To drift on lofty shimm`ring clouds
Enwrapped in bright celestial shrouds
Beyond the earth in regions fair
Without a thought, without a care

Upon a journey set in space
Another time, another place
Above the land, above the sea
There yet to find tranquillity

In magic worlds your mind to dwell
`Pon fantasies and dreams that tell
Of hope, unmet, behind closed doors
And visions seen on distant shores

With pictures painted in the sky
Upon the wings of doves to fly
Illusions grand and heaven sent
Enchanting and magnificent

(Whilst phantoms dance in shadowed places
Bright with luminescent faces
Floating through the mind, encaptured,
There with images enraptured)

Be still, O world, sleep well, sleep sound
May all your dreams with peace abound
Then waken softly with the dawn
To greet again a bright new morn`

Topic(s) of this poem: fantasy

Comments about Sleep Well Tonight by Valerie Dohren

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (9/4/2012 3:52:00 AM)

    Exquisitely soothing and mellow, the lines create a placid mood perfectly. (Report) Reply

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  • Meena Mustafa (8/18/2012 11:10:00 PM)

    Magnificent! and a perfect write.Very well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2012 7:09:00 AM)

    An affirmation of grace in slumber a blessing to the unencumbered. Lovely. (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2012 3:07:00 AM)

    So peaceful. Has such a calming effect. Allows one to rest securely. A perfect write. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/12/2012 5:50:00 PM)

    A poem written on a grand scale. Magnificent!
    Simply magnificent!
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  • (8/12/2012 2:39:00 PM)

    Your words paint pictures that are well-suited for an artist's canvas. An excellent write Valerie. I do so enjoy most everything you write. Bravo! ! ! , EDWINA REIZER (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2012 12:52:00 PM)

    Classic- a poem for the ages.Your use of contracted words gives a perfect balance to your poems.
    Blissful, wishful-dream on
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  • Valsa George (8/12/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    I don't have words to describe the beauty of this poem...... making me spell bound ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Simon Gowen (8/12/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It's very calming in the way it reads. (Report) Reply

  • Charles Bernard (8/11/2012 11:19:00 PM)

    i love to read your poems cause of the easy flow... if the were an imagination i will wake with a beautiful dream.... cool Val.. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (8/11/2012 5:46:00 PM)

    Thanks for this inspiring write. I can Sleep well tonight perchance to dream. (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2012 4:42:00 PM)

    the journey of sleep, into the recesses of the soul. very beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2012 2:57:00 PM)

    A really beautiful poem, like it. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (8/11/2012 10:21:00 AM)

    A stunning poem Val, just beautiful, a wonderful write. it brings so much pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/11/2012 6:44:00 AM)

    If only the world was as seamlessly harmonious as your poems Val.
    I like the contrast of the bracketed stanza to describe those who stay awake at their computer screens.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 9, 2014

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