Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,772 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

What Heaven Is This - Poem by Valerie Dohren

What heaven is this, before my eyes,
Where far beyond, veiled mountains rise,
And lush green pastures ‘neath my feet
Yet urge my heart to faster beat.

What place is this, what beauteous land,
That each before my sight is spanned
All nature’s treasures, bright and true,
In full display, in every hue.

What shangri-la, what joyful bliss,
Should so excite my soul like this -
Am I to think that death is near
To bring such visions, bright and clear?

But what of death, no earthly curse,
For then the spirit shall disperse
To spread its tendrils o’er the world,
Such that the mind be so unfurled.

What is this time, what is this place
Within my heart, I feel its grace –
A sweeter realm where ends the night,
And where forever shines the light.

Topic(s) of this poem: Poetry

Comments about What Heaven Is This by Valerie Dohren

  • Amitava Sur (6/7/2014 12:16:00 PM)

    What a lovely detailing of this beautiful earth, you saw the heaven here itself.... Loved it (Report) Reply

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  • (6/5/2014 11:19:00 PM) beautifully written, truly this write deserves a gold medal....every word to me is like a little piece of heaven....
    .........................................................~~~~~~ love love love ~~~~~~............................................
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  • Lucifera Santez (5/25/2014 11:00:00 AM)

    love it val.
    its amazing.
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  • Shahzia Batool (5/15/2014 4:48:00 AM)

    The free flowing soul of the poet cannot be caged in the strict rhyming prison...keep flowing with expression! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (5/11/2014 3:03:00 AM)

    Amazing last verse Valerie. Beautifully written x (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2014 1:48:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem Valerie, you are my favourite poet, , you touch my heart every time! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/8/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    Heavenly poem. After life may be delightful. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/6/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    a thought-provoking and interesting poem...well done! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/6/2014 1:17:00 AM)

    This is heaven indeed....! Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (5/5/2014 9:03:00 AM)

    Very well expressed poem. Your talent is evident. Thank you for it. (Report) Reply

  • Shobana Gomes (5/5/2014 6:14:00 AM)

    Absolutely gorgeous poem. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (5/5/2014 5:29:00 AM)

    Lines of such beauty and truth that soar with wings to new heights of bliss, a paradise where the light is eternal!
    Outstanding write Val!
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  • John Brown (5/5/2014 3:50:00 AM)

    Glorious poem Val. I love it. (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2014 2:40:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, heaven is what is waiting for us when it is our time,
    what we see or visualise before we die is our part of heaven. A great write.
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  • Om Chawla (5/4/2014 9:32:00 PM)

    As I read this poem [ I have already read it thrice] my mind got the dictate: 'Just close your eyes and visualise..Here is heaven.'
    It is a wonderful wonderful poem, Val.
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  • (5/4/2014 6:20:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem Valerie. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 4, 2014

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