Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Seasons of Love


Our love came in the gentle Spring,
So sweet and fresh and true -
When we were young and unafraid,
And all was clear and new.

It blossomed in the Summertime,
And came to fullest bloom -
We lay beneath the Cedar Tree,
Our love there to consume.

But in the chill of Autumn mist,
It then began to wane -
No longer did we feel the joy,
Nor would we e’er again.

So as the Winter gripped our hearts,
Our hands then slipped apart -
We said goodbye and turned away,
As love did then depart.

Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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  • Diane Hine (7/25/2013 6:34:00 AM)

    Love's insubstantiality in a neatly constructed poem. A real pleasure to read (as always) . (Report) Reply

  • ..... W@king Up..... (6/25/2013 5:35:00 AM)

    Love can leave things behind, but sometimes we leave behind love under that cedar tree. A sad story... But so transfixing while read. Nice work.

    -W (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/25/2013 4:50:00 AM)

    A natural withering away in winter after a sprouting in spring, a blooming in summer and a ripening in autumn! Enjoyed these seasons of love! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (6/24/2013 2:51:00 PM)

    Similiar to my Seasons Of Life, but much better. I hope this is not a true story.
    At least your love and ability with poetry has not departed-another10 (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (6/24/2013 4:45:00 AM)

    Very beautifullt and smoothly your thoughts go with flow and rhythm of seasons. It ends in a gloomy wintry note. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (6/23/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    Your portrayal of the seasons of love has transported my thoughts into a world of nostalgic anguish that I would cherish to feel...
    When Valerie spins her beans who can help not bending down and picking them up? (Report) Reply

  • G.R. Gaus (6/22/2013 11:24:00 PM)

    Metaphorically perfect in four part harmony. Reminds me of an old Paul Simon song, April, come she will...... (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (6/22/2013 8:46:00 PM)

    A very sad story that touches the heart. But then, it sets for the reality of life. Again, beautifully penned and finely set. (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu (6/22/2013 5:34:00 AM)

    unfortunate for two hearts to part, but just as some life end too soon same goes with love. a lovely piece (Report) Reply

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