Valerie Dohren

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

This New Eden - Poem by Valerie Dohren

If e`er the human race should die
And I then stood alone
I`d raise my eyes up to the sun
And take him as my own

For he would be my guiding star
To lead me through each day
Upon my quest to change the world
His light to show the way

The moon would be my lantern bright
The caves my dwelling be
The amber sand my carpet soft
The trees my canopy

For as sole guardian of this earth
I`d wander far afield
In search of all to be transformed
Each blemish thus revealed

And through this wondrous alchemy
This world would yet be changed
Each imperfection classified
And deftly rearranged

Then with my heart I`d sow the seeds
Of Paradise anew
With each one fashioned out of love
So perfect, pure and true

Each leaf, each bloom, so beautiful
Unveiled for all to see
(But hidden deep where none could find
I`d set the apple tree)

And every creature large and small
Would roam this glorious land
Released from pain and suffering
To stand at man`s right hand

This earth would hence become the place
Where joy would reign supreme
No guns, no bombs, no tears, no hate,
This is my greatest dream

And then a rainbow I would steal
Her colours soft and pure
To carefully delineate
Humanity once more

And paint the seas with emerald green
The skies with sapphire blue
Earth`s beauty thus to redefine
Then give her back to you

Then I, unworthy yet to dwell
In this new Eden born
Would slumber long in deep repose
Awaiting man`s new dawn

And whilst asleep, my one desire
That when our time is here
Each one would live in innocence
And happiness, not fear

For every heart would beat in time
The sweetest symphony
Each breath, each touch, each spoken word
In perfect harmony.

(May love, sweet love, forever grow
Her seeds may all forever sow)


Comments about This New Eden by Valerie Dohren

  • (6/17/2013 4:00:00 AM)


    Welcome to your world alas its only an impossible dream..Each breath, each touch, each spoken word
    In perfect harmony, an echo of your poem..My life has never seen a war free day, never will unless the poets take command...regards
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  • (4/22/2012 2:41:00 PM)


    A truly classic write, in the style of the past masters. Please pardon my envy-Joe (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2012 9:22:00 AM)


    There is only one rhyme, by my count, that does not follow the perfect scheme, but this does not take anything away from this good verse. I like several things of it; things such as the diction, the rhyming scheme, the subject matter and the division of the stanzan, and of course the development towards the end.

    I think you did good work here, and it was my delight to have read this three times and given it my short and humble opinion.

    Take care now and continue as you are and you will do great things when we talk of poetry. I can see your talent on this writing.

    The best to you!

    Luis Estable.
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  • (3/10/2012 5:59:00 PM)


    This fine alternate future for Earth but I believe we are capable of avoiding an apocalypse. A fine write and a great prophetic message with seeds sown for the present to progress our progress. (Report) Reply

  • Emmanuel Odei Oduro (3/1/2012 5:31:00 AM)


    Excellent poem. The powers that be owe humankind the singular duty of establishing the New Eden. (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2012 2:53:00 AM)


    Perfect, as is the write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 15, 2013


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