Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,094 Points (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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Comments about this poem (Behold Of The Splendid Ev'nin' by Valerie Dohren )

  • Silver Star - 3,120 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (7/23/2013 10:38:00 PM)

    Soothing. A beautiful portrait with a good feel. Fantastic write. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,923 Points 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

  • Freshman - 516 Points Juan Olivarez (7/15/2013 6:38:00 PM)

    Please excuse my spelling. Arthritic fingers. Lol. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 516 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,478 Points Is It Poetry (7/15/2013 11:24:00 AM)

    Every May
    a song bird sings
    of what
    May used to be....iip (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 605 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/11/2013 4:25:00 PM)

    a beautiful write. nice presentation. I like this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points 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

  • Rookie - 262 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 4,085 Points 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

  • Rookie - 69 Points Vipins Puthooran (7/9/2013 4:22:00 AM)

    so soothing: magnanimous! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,268 Points Neela Nath (7/7/2013 12:17:00 AM)

    Terrific diction and the mood is excellent.Soft and heartwarming. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ..... W@king Up..... (7/5/2013 5:31:00 AM)

    Lovely verse, Valerie :) you stun me with your splendid write.

    -W (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 815 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 4,764 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/4/2013 1:36:00 PM)

    So everyone then awake’nin’
    Set to greet the comin’ day
    A poem of great rhythm and beauty. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,822 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 11,343 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,166 Points 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

  • Rookie - 157 Points Meena Mustafa (7/2/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    Wow! Wow! Wow... another beautiful one :) (Report) Reply

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