Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,179 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

I Lost A Lovely Dream


Oh, somewhere in the deep, dark night,
I lost a lovely dream -
It drifted through my sleeping hours,
Just like a sparkling stream.

It left an imprint on my mind,
That I will ne’er forget -
Such was the beauty of its form,
Upon my heart now set.

I’ve searched within my memory,
This dream to now recall -
But only shadows linger there,
It’s gone, once and for all.

It melted into vapoured clouds,
Then floated far away –
Becoming just an image lost,
As night turned into day.

I know my dream was beautiful,
It filled my heart with glee -
Oh, that I could recall it now,
It was so lov-el-y.

Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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  • Rookie - 245 Points Lawerence Mize (8/17/2014 7:36:00 PM)

    Great poem Val. I love reading your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,501 Points Amitava Sur (6/24/2014 6:18:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem describing the full satisfaction of mind during being in that dream and forgetting all pains during that time. I wish you have several dreams like thisone in days to come. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (7/17/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Val. I've lost a few myself. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Claudia Krizay (7/11/2013 6:03:00 PM)

    Very beautiful poem, Valerie-
    -Claudia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Yasmeen Khan (7/11/2013 2:26:00 PM)

    Lovely dream described in lovely rhymes and images and how good that you could recall it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie King Big Head (7/10/2013 11:35:00 AM)

    Hi Val your dream is back, the best poet in the world.
    A good poem.

    Your King. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,061 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (7/5/2013 7:54:00 AM)

    Excellently composed, loved the meter and the rhyme, content and smooth flow, and the delightful images. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,958 Points Smoky Hoss (7/4/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    Surely one of the best poems I've yet read; speaks deeply to my soul.
    A favorite indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 160 Points Meena Mustafa (7/2/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    OMG! such a fine write Val. I really enjoy reading your poems :) Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,251 Points Sandra Feldman (6/29/2013 11:32:00 PM)

    Your poems are like fine lace,
    All tinged with emotion
    Beauty and grace (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,344 Points Hans Vr (6/29/2013 8:41:00 PM)

    Very enjoyable.
    The sweet dream, fading from our memory.
    Yet we know it was there
    Perhaps something like the place we were before we were born (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,898 Points Hazel Durham (6/29/2013 2:22:00 PM)

    Such a awesome dream! With amazing lines so delicate and floats so serenely! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,223 Points Anthony Di''anno (6/29/2013 8:12:00 AM)

    I wish I could record my dreams on DVD. It would be nice to snuggle up with them on rainy days and sleepless nights. A lovely poem Val. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,730 Points Heather Wilkins (6/27/2013 10:02:00 AM)

    a beautiful dream fading so quickly. nice write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,251 Points Sandra Feldman (6/26/2013 9:38:00 PM)

    Always hits, no misses, That's dreamy in itself. Sorry about the other one. S. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 291 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (6/26/2013 5:22:00 AM)

    A sweet experience sweetly conveyed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (6/25/2013 4:40:00 PM)

    Now aside from birds, I do love dreams, dreamscape artwork and dream interpretation. Fav passage:

    It left an imprint on my mind,
    That I will ne’er forget -
    Such was the beauty of its form,
    Upon my heart now set.

    Especially like the old world form for never, that you used. It has a classic ring. You're good with non-trite rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (6/25/2013 4:17:00 AM)

    An elegant and well formed poem with a simple theme of a personal and confounding matter and tight lyrical meter. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 283 Points Joseph Anderson (6/24/2013 2:43:00 PM)

    And you found a lovely poem. An absolute beauty and certainly a 10. Now comes the code (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Halls (6/24/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    Why do the best dreams vanish quickly on waking, but the bad one's remain for hours?
    Probably down to guilt! Nice one Val. (Report) Reply

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