Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Behold Of The Splendid Ev'nin'


Behold of the splendid ev’nin’
At the closin’ of the day;
The sun is a-slowly leavin’
And a-fadin’ soft away.

The mell’wing night is a-fallin’
So deep on the sleepy throng;
The birds are a-gently callin’ -
A-singin’ their sweet, sweet song.

All heads now are fast asleepin’
The land of dreams to abide;
All of their secrets a-keepin’
As within their beds they hide.

So until the bright new mornin’
In slumber all shall repose;
While awaitin’ for the dawnin’
When the daylight softly glows.

With all of the sunbeams dancin’
A-castin’ upon the trees;
And all of the birds a-prancin’
High a-flyin’ in the breeze.

So everyone then awake’nin’
Set to greet the comin’ day;
Of their secrets still a-keepin’
And a-hidin’ come what may.

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 01, 2013

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  • Diane Hine (7/25/2013 6:38:00 AM)

    The whole tone of the poem is lightened and energized simply by dropping the 'g's - very creative! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (7/18/2013 8:13:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem and so magnificently written. You so
    demurely dropped the g on the ending of some of the
    words which adds a lovely effect. Sounds like its going
    to be a good night for sleeping amidst all that calm.
    An excellent write Val. (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (7/15/2013 6:36:00 PM)

    This is an absilute masterpiece. So like the work of William Butler Yeats. Of whuch you ate un the same class val. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (7/14/2013 10:23:00 AM)

    In Nature we find lessons of life, the poem is a daring and positive attempt with bearing a strong message...i can say i heard the poem not read, such is the effect of sounds and elision! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu (7/10/2013 3:57:00 AM)

    this is amazing the structure and all just eloquent very soothing a peaceful poem loved it (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (7/9/2013 12:50:00 PM)

    You lost your g on your keyboard but boy that worked out great. Cheerful, soothing and uplifting
    and a joyful read-good to the last word (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (7/9/2013 8:54:00 AM)

    Night falls as we await the dawn of a bright new day.!
    Serene and peaceful!
    Superb write! (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (7/4/2013 1:36:00 PM)

    O how very lyrical, and how very nicely Sandra Feldman has appreciated it.As usual, another very lovely verse. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (7/4/2013 11:03:00 AM)

    Another beautiful, peaceful poem, that similtaneously soothes and stirs the soul. Very well done Valerie. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (7/3/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    May you never stop awritin',
    For you've got so much to say,
    With such music in your verses,
    In a most delightful way. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/2/2013 3:25:00 PM)

    The day cycles around the clock but the secrets maintain on their own.
    The sun sets and will rise again, but light of secrets may never be shown. (Report) Reply

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