Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,183 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Dust of Gold


It never came as dancing flames
To set my heart on fire,
Nor did it come as stormy seas
That filled me with desire.

There was no pounding in my breast,
No tingling down my spine;
But just a sweet exchange of smiles,
Which told me you were mine.

Nor did the moon extend her glow
Upon your countenance -
No stars did ever light your eyes;
Enough that you should glance.

Such passion never touched my soul
That taunts the craving mind;
But just a tenderness within,
I deemed I’d never find.

You did not veil my eyes with mist,
Nor take my breath away.
Just sweet contentment stole my heart;
Now with you, I shall stay.

It came, a shimm’ring dust of gold
Upon my soul to fall -
Transported on a floating cloud,
Forever to enthral.

And now through life I’ll ever walk
With you here by my side -
Forever I will cherish you,
My love and life-long guide.

Submitted: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,958 Points Smoky Hoss (10/8/2013 1:14:00 PM)

    A beautiful text, filled with the tenderness of honest love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 160 Points Meena Mustafa (7/4/2013 11:22:00 PM)

    Wow! A perfect poem :) The metaphors are just beautiful.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (6/22/2013 5:51:00 AM)

    wow, like wow only thing i can say is BEAUTIFUL (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,223 Points Anthony Di''anno (6/21/2013 9:45:00 AM)

    Ah simply beautiful as ever Val. Nothing else need be said :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points G.R. Gaus (6/18/2013 10:33:00 PM)

    Some chose of the ego in a mate, others from the heart, this one seems to be of the heart, it is certainly written that way, touching love story Valerie....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 401 Points Paul Butters (6/18/2013 2:59:00 PM)

    Beautifully understated, so somehow more striking! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 35 Points Lucifera Santez (6/18/2013 6:53:00 AM)

    there is only one word-perfect (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Farah Ilyas (6/18/2013 5:52:00 AM)

    Though the title of poem is dust of gold but poem itself a gold in it...
    Nor did the moon extend her glow
    Upon your countenance -
    No stars did ever light your eyes;
    Enough that you should glance....words flow with intense emotions, deep love & beautiful sentiment..brilliant job ma'm (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,226 Points Ramesh Rai (6/17/2013 7:51:00 PM)

    And now through life I’ll ever walk
    With you here by my side -
    Forever I will cherish you,
    My love and life-long guide
    beautiful line (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (6/17/2013 1:27:00 PM)

    Always a dust of gold, your each word here and they all together to become a big stone of gold
    in poetry form...lovely as always_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (6/17/2013 1:22:00 PM)

    i am speechless when i read this...
    very lovely with intense emotions and imagery
    fabulous
    thanks for share this beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 Points Dinesh Nair (6/17/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    A lovely poem rich in vivid imagery and overflowing literary images.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 701 Points Shahzia Batool (6/16/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    your natural flow, your identity, by the rhythm one regular reader might guess your hand, the last stanza culminates your point beautifully...flow is something God- gifted and you are blessed with it! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (6/15/2013 3:12:00 AM)

    A golden poem, Valerie, which touches the heart. As usual your poem is rhythmical and musical and casts a spell on us readers! GREAT! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (6/14/2013 4:12:00 AM)

    I am sure your glimmering soul shines brightly in our's too.
    Your words and poems have put a spell upon
    and into all that we do. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Chuck Audette (6/13/2013 2:45:00 PM)

    Lovely! Love doesn't always announce itself with a party, but comes creeping in sometimes like Carl Sandburg's fog. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 687 Points Kavya . (6/13/2013 4:32:00 AM)

    a vvvvvvvvvvv nice poem...loved it.......Smile, the slighest curve in the face can do wonders! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,330 Points Sandra Feldman (6/13/2013 2:55:00 AM)

    Tenderness, my favorite word, how full of it this poem IS! ! ! , Like a soft kid glove or a piece of silk, Val, my hat and heart off to you. A perfect example of the power of words that can reach the soul and leave their imprint (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,344 Points Hans Vr (6/13/2013 2:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful, Val, so very beautiful. I truly love this poem very much (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (6/12/2013 3:00:00 PM)

    I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.-
    Mother Teresa...beautiful like bewitching melody..i am a fan (Report) Reply

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