Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,194 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

A Poem Taking Flight Poem by Valerie Dohren

It drifted past my window
As I gazed into the night
It sparkled as a diamond -
'Twas a poem taking flight

It fluttered in the darkness
And I saw it floating by
With wings of brightest silver
How it moved across the sky

I thought upon the message
That this poem might impart
Of love, of hope, of freedom –
Words to hold within my heart

Such poems are eternal
That shall move the soul to love -
A gentle voice so tender
That falls from heaven above

Submitted: Friday, March 14, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 14, 2014

Topic of this poem: Poetry

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  • Bronze Star - 2,486 Points John Richter (1/23/2015 1:10:00 PM)

    Valerie, you have the most lovely tempo - poetry should absolutely sing like this! I find it amazing how each of your pieces comes alive in melody for me.... I think it possible that you and I have the same beat in our minds.... This is the second of your quaterns I have read in a row. (The other being 'A Maiden's Plea') I personally had a little glitch when ending the third stanza of both poems - like a beat was missing in my head - but that's because my internal metronome is stupid.... Other than that these poems sing themselves right out of the screen! You certainly have a wonderful gift. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 112 Points Robert Beck (10/8/2014 5:47:00 PM)

    Just beautiful, no need to say any more (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (5/5/2014 3:54:00 AM)

    Now I know where my poems came from Val. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,923 Points Roseann Shawiak (4/7/2014 6:22:00 PM)

    Soaring through the night, leaving messages of love, hope and freedom
    among the stars, sparkling through the night. Beautiful thoughts of poetry
    set in a poignant rhythm of creativeness. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (4/5/2014 7:03:00 PM)

    They do take flight and in doing so like this work may elevate us all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (4/4/2014 9:26:00 AM)

    Very stylish Val. They really do fly, once they break out of the chrysalis of the pen that binds them fast. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 604 Points Jitesh Shah (3/20/2014 9:54:00 AM)

    very very nice poem sir it is fantastic sir, read my poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,313 Points Valsa George (3/18/2014 11:10:00 PM)

    So the poem has taken flight after all its writhing and wriggling! It is soaring high into the sky with the messages of love, hope and freedom...! Let it keep flying and conquer greater realms! ! Enjoyed much! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (3/17/2014 9:01:00 AM) beautiful this poem gives me a smile...enjoyed reading every line.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,908 Points Soulful Heart (3/17/2014 5:11:00 AM)

    Wish A spec of this poetic dust wud fly by me too please..... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,227 Points Mr. Nobody (3/17/2014 12:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful! ! !

    And so it is!

    Keep them coming! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,850 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/15/2014 11:16:00 AM)

    This poem says it all how a poem creates itself. Your poems are eternal in my view. Keep them going. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,652 Points Dave Walker (3/15/2014 10:24:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with a fantastic flow, wonderful writing. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 Points Dinesh Nair (3/15/2014 6:49:00 AM)

    As usual here your poem is uploaded here into the mind with a reverberating experience.
    The poem is a ready reckoner of yet another Valerie presence over PH. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,356 Points Hans Vr (3/14/2014 6:13:00 PM)

    Wow, Val, this is often just how I feel about poetry.
    It flies by and it is for us to pluck it from the morning glory.
    I really recommend the essay, the poet from RW Emerson who expresses a simmilar idea in a wonderful way.
    He says that most poems have written in the universe and as soon we manage to connect without ego to this great universe, the genius stored in it will be able to flow through our minds.
    This poem is another great work of you. A super ten. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,593 Points Sandra Feldman (3/14/2014 5:31:00 PM)

    Soo, Beautiful, Val! An eternal poem that moves the soul to Love
    What better can there be?
    Makes you feel totally free!
    As always, reading you, a totally uplifting feeling of peace, joy and loveliness.
    Thank you (Report) Reply

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