Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 5,383 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Beauty - Poem by Valerie Dohren

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

Within the constellations set
Against the heav`nly realm
She glittered `cross the universe
My heart to overwhelm

The Seven Sisters ne`er could light
All heaven like her smile
Nor Aphrodite`s sweetest face
The spirit to beguile

Then here beneath the starry dome
She rests upon the land
Encaptured by the glist`ning streams
And meadows, broadly spanned

For lying thus in fields of green
With flowers in her hair
The benediction of her charms
Is full beyond compare

She dances like a pearly wraith
Upon the crested waves
So comely bound in all that which
Imagination craves

Her voice is likened to the song
The Mousai sing at dawn
Whilst sunlight does her aspect grace
In fields of golden corn

May beauty steal my eyes away
From all in darkness veiled
And grant to me her precious gift
`Gainst which all else is paled

O beauty shall you hearken thus
My joy forever be
For beauty dwells within the soul
As beauty is to me

Topic(s) of this poem: Beauty


Comments about Beauty by Valerie Dohren

  • John S John S (11/8/2015 1:26:00 AM)

    Wow, I'm so glad to see modern writers paying homage to the beautiful writing style of the old masters. The spirit of the ole' romantics lives on with your poetry. You have inspired me that I may say poetry is not dead. We cannot and will not abandon rhyme and meter because modern academics tell us to. Look what modern art has done to the universities. Squares, dots, and smudges replace the refined genius of Monet, Waterhouse, and Da Vinci. Let it not be the same with poetry. I can't wait to read your other poems. Keep writing! (Report) Reply

    Valerie Dohren Valerie Dohren (11/8/2015 7:19:00 AM)

    Thank you John for reading and for your kind comments. I am pleased there are stil those who can appreciate the more classical styles. Hope you find something else to further inspire you in the rest of my work.
    Regards. Val

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/4/2015 8:03:00 PM)

    A priceless painting of beauty! (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty Pranab K Chakraborty (2/17/2015 9:38:00 PM)

    The benediction of her charms
    Is full beyond compare....... (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (2/17/2015 6:51:00 AM)

    Truer words never spoken! What a wonderful surprise to see your poem listed on the daily roster! Of all your poems I've read thus far - this is my absolute favorite! (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (2/17/2015 6:29:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem penned by an awesome poet. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (2/17/2015 6:13:00 AM)

    True Beauty in you as a person Valerie and in your words. Remarkable. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/17/2015 5:04:00 AM)

    This is one of the best poems ever. Perfect meter. I love it. Well-deserved of being selected as Poem of the Day. Poem Hunter got it right this time! Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Reed Paul Reed (2/17/2015 4:07:00 AM)

    Inspired writing Valerie (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (2/17/2015 3:44:00 AM)

    Congratulations Valerie on this great poem of yours being chosen as the poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr Hans Vr (11/1/2013 5:45:00 AM)

    Wonderful, Val, a truly fantastic poem.
    Agree with others that yhisdeserves a number 1 (Report) Reply

  • John Brown John Brown (10/26/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    How this didn't win the competition is beyond me. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (10/18/2013 1:11:00 AM)

    This one deserves a blue ribbon.. I voted Excellent :) (Report) Reply

  • Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (10/17/2013 10:46:00 PM)

    Dear Madam, you are such a senior poet with huge experience of life and poetics. It is not for a child like me to comment on your craft. I am sure many people in PoemHunter will be happy if a senior poet like you wins! ! Wish you all the best for the contest. But you cannot predict anything in an Online Contest like this - which can be easily manipulated by cyber savvy poets! ! (See my poem Poem Hunter Contest Final just to have an idea of how a contest can be manipulated...) (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (10/16/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    i was in search of your poem since 15/9 finally got. only i have to say EXCELLENT (Report) Reply

  • Doug Bentley Doug Bentley (4/25/2013 9:58:00 PM)

    The face of Beauty is heard here, ballet steps light, word whisps- diamond-pointed. (Report) Reply

  • G.R. Gaus (4/15/2013 11:02:00 PM)

    So it's been said that we are all light beings, created from light and thus beauty radiates from within the soul of those who believe in such things spreading light to others, as in this poem....... (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan Yasmeen Khan (4/3/2013 5:25:00 AM)

    Amazing, so masterly treatment of of the theme, It's sureal and romantic. The last two lines are timeless as human soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (11/11/2012 11:48:00 PM)

    This is one of the most beautiful poems I have read these days! Apt words and thoughts in excellent diction! ! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (10/27/2012 6:19:00 PM)

    wow this tribute to the sun's beauty is a masterpiece..couldn't
    stop reading this one..i have read it three times..by far this is
    going to be my favourite of yours..fabulous! ... :) (Report) Reply

  • George Bernard Hough George Bernard Hough (8/19/2012 9:02:00 AM)

    This is poetry in the style of the masters, a credit to you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 12, 2014


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