Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,175 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Anima


Swift as lightning
Within confined
She weaves her spell
Into your mind

Sweetly whisp`ring
The siren`s muse
Hear her, see her
You can`t refuse

Her soft caress
You`ve always known
Seek her, take her
To be your own

She won`t leave you
She`s always there
Try to shun her
If you would dare

Tearing into
Your very soul
You must love her
Until you`re whole

Submitted: Monday, February 13, 2012
Edited: Monday, May 07, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Refer to Carl Jung and his Anima archetype - female side of the male psyche.

Comments about this poem (Anima by Valerie Dohren )

  • Gold Star - 8,397 Points Daniel Brick (4/11/2014 5:44:00 AM)

    Jung is truly the scholar for poets, not because he wrote poetry (he most definitely did not) but rather he provides the psychological basis for the poems we write. And we can go to his writings for both inspiration and confirmation. I sense both of his gifts in this poem. Anima is a slippery concept in his writing - it almost has too much meaning attached to it. But your poem is sinuous, it insinuates itself into mind and in almost no time at all the anima is activated within, it's part of me like my eyes, my speech, my sense of touch. As your poem concludes, the anima's presence has made me whole. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (9/11/2013 8:03:00 AM)

    I know nothing of Jung's work, but like the poem. Intriguing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Ruby Honeytip (11/21/2012 6:55:00 AM)

    Oh V...this is so spot on! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,873 Points * Sunprincess * (9/14/2012 8:00:00 PM)

    very happy you found her...and an excellent one she is... :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,398 Points Diane Hine (4/11/2012 7:26:00 PM)

    I love this! It's going in my list. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,398 Points Diane Hine (2/28/2012 5:26:00 PM)

    Thanks for my inspiration for today! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mien Bless (2/26/2012 4:43:00 PM)

    reminds me of my Anima... exceptional work... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mien Bless (2/26/2012 5:11:00 AM)

    I agree with Robert this girl is out there... Moreover i think this is u Valerie... nice one... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 96 Points Robert Green (2/18/2012 4:56:00 PM)

    I like this very much. This girl is out there (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (2/13/2012 10:50:00 AM)

    You are a master of rhyme. (Report) Reply

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