Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Jostedalsbreen


A bridal gown
embellished with sparkling crystals

Its liquid train solidified
on cathedral steps

seven beautiful sisters - her bridesmaids

with silken ribbons
falling, cascading …..

Frozen in time beneath a starry sky
adorned with swirling drapes

Dancing, dancing …..

Ah, it's splendour … captures the soul

Submitted: Friday, May 03, 2013
Edited: Sunday, May 05, 2013

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Jostedalsbreen glacier, Norway.

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,555 Points * Sunprincess * (7/16/2014 9:57:00 PM)

    ......my curiosity got the best of me...immediately I searched for photos....and was pleased to see the glacier creates beautiful scenery.....someday I would love to visit norway....enjoyed this beautiful tribute to a special place.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points John Brown (5/11/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    Never read a poem about a glacier before. All is grist to the poet's mill though. Nice one Val. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,845 Points Valsa George (5/9/2013 11:12:00 PM)

    The title has been a little intimidating and skipped the poem two three times, but later read the foot note and referred the Google! You have indeed captured the full beauty of this liquid train, solidified! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 717 Points Thomas A Robinson (5/5/2013 5:50:00 PM)

    Such dazzling words set my imagination racing.
    How surprised I was to read your footnote.
    Of course! Could I have not seen it?
    Such power in words. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,599 Points Paul Brookes (5/4/2013 3:51:00 PM)

    Great imagery and metaphors brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr felt I was there Thanks for sharing BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 79 Points David Wood (5/3/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    I'm Begining to shiver with the cold just thinking about being there! A beautiful description that puts the reader right there. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (5/3/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    Ah! Valerie! What a wonderful imagery of Jostedalsbreen glacier you have unfolded before our eyes! Splendid indeed! (Report) Reply

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