Valerie Dohren Poems

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1.
After The Rain

After the rain the air is sweet
With glist`ning pools beneath my feet
Raindrops dripping down from the eaves
Teardrops slipping off shining leaves
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2.
Ode To A Lost Love

'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'
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3.
A Walk Through Paradise

I close my eyes to find a place
In different time and different space
And in imagination find
A cloistered arbour for my mind
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4.
Alone

A single rose with thorny stem
On mother nature`s tattered hem
Which no-one cares to steal away
So left to wither and decay
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5.
........ On Poetry

Such princely and linguistic feats
As penned by Shelley, Byron, Keats
Though rich and eloquently grand
Are oft` too deep to understand
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6.
Beauty

I saw the face of beauty fixed
Upon the rising sun
Beyond all mortal compliment
Her loveliness there shone
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7.
A Dream

Today I slipped into a dream
And saw a better world
A world of peace and gentleness
Before my eyes unfurled
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8.
I Am........

I am the wind that blows in your hair
I am the joy in the smile that you wear

I am the grass that cushions your feet
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9.
The Willow Weeps

I sat beneath the Willow tree
And cried in sad lament -
The Willow wept because I wept;
Despaired and discontent
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10.
I Lost A Lovely Dream

Oh, somewhere in the deep, dark night,
I lost a lovely dream -
It drifted through my sleeping hours,
Just like a sparkling stream.
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