Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,179 Points (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.

Comments about this poem (Jostedalsbreen by Valerie Dohren )

  • Gold Star - 13,881 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 - 340 Points Captain Cur (5/17/2013 2:59:00 PM)

    I do!
    Excellent descriptive poem.
    Now you have to do one on the groom. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 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

  • Rookie - 2 Points Maureen Pickford (5/10/2013 9:07:00 AM)

    Simply beautiful. I want to go there to see it for myself. I love reading your poetry! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,088 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 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

  • Silver Star - 3,639 Points Dave Walker (5/5/2013 11:50:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem, wonderful wording. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 701 Points Shahzia Batool (5/5/2013 5:10:00 AM)

    I googled it and saw what you have written here....with all metaphorical mastery! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,405 Points Diane Hine (5/4/2013 9:45:00 PM)

    Glorious picture, perfectly expressed! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 655 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,344 Points Hans Vr (5/3/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    Beautiful, Val, very beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 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

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/3/2013 6:07:00 AM)

    myth to reality soul soothing, very nice joyful thank (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 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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