Valerie Dohren

Veteran Poet - 2,763 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

See How The Stars Are Shining Bright

(An Ode for Christmas)

There’s a beauty in the sky tonight
See how the stars are shining bright
See how the moon lights up the sky
Shimmering softly there up high.

And a fragrance drifting through the air
Intoxicating, everywhere,
Breaths of sweet perfume all around
Rising up heav’nward from the ground.

There’s a song of tender love divine
A message meant for the world, a sign,
Joyfully whisp’ring through the night
Soft as a Dove in wing’ed flight.

With a heartbeat sounding from afar
A heart beating from some distant star
Pounding, resounding, in my mind
Heralding hope for all mankind.

Oh hail to this wonder so revealed
This splendour that be no more concealed
There’s a beauty in the sky tonight
See how the stars are shining bright …

See how the stars are shining bright.

Submitted: Saturday, December 07, 2013
Edited: Saturday, December 07, 2013


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  • Rookie - 936 Points Unwritten Soul (1/6/2014 9:56:00 AM)

    I sighed on the moon as it doest show me the bright face today...then i read your poem, its like giving me a warm blanket, warm coffee while looking to the cold sky tonight :) _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,246 Points Valsa George (12/11/2013 7:06:00 AM)

    There’s a beauty in the sky tonight
    See how the stars are shining bright

    Beautiful refrain! ! I see it myself! Beautiful poem ! ! Let this Christmas bring a lot of peace and consolation into your life, Val! Love the write and a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,498 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (12/9/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, valerie Dohren. The way you describe the sky, air, stars and the hearts is excellent..nice to read and enjoy.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,553 Points Dinesh Nair (12/9/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    May this Xmas bring in much-needed solace to humanity in general and lots of cheer into the life of Valerie.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (12/8/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    oh val, you write the most beautiful poems on ph...
    everyone's poem I have read cannot compare to
    the beauty you always bring...and If they were
    passing out gold medals you would win every time..
    I am in awe not just today but every single time
    I read your work...dear poetess just keep on giving
    us some of the magic from your pen and we all
    will be happy forevermore :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,873 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/8/2013 11:00:00 PM)

    Beauty of the sky in winter is nicely described. It is exciting time for all as Christmas approaches. Hope and expectation is in the air. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 649 Points Paul Brookes (12/8/2013 5:38:00 PM)

    A Christmas ode indeed such serenity and calm Oh hail this poem and behold see how brightly it shines, lovely poem, thanks for sharing 10/10 BB: O) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,654 Points Dave Walker (12/8/2013 3:08:00 PM)

    The stars and the moon always give off a magical light in the darkness,
    a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 505 Points Mary Forrester (12/7/2013 5:29:00 PM)

    Heralding hope for all mankind. Yes Christmas has always been a time for hope and peace. Beautifully written Valerie. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,597 Points Hazel Durham (12/7/2013 4:08:00 PM)

    The serenity and beauty of this scene in the night sky brought to life with words wrapped in hope, love and peace to awaken us to this very special time of the year! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,702 Points Sandra Feldman (12/7/2013 4:04:00 PM)

    I saw and felt them shining bright,
    You're writing always a delight!
    The music, images, your verse
    They are like velvet, soft and terse
    Verses that life cannot reverse.

    Your Poetry, always, beautiful and reaching fro those stars (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 206 Points Dee Corpolongo (12/7/2013 1:39:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful poem, I could only wish I could write like you. With such style and such grace,
    and descriptions that amaze. You add the beauty in the holidays with your words. {{{hugs}}}
    and many blessings always. (Report) Reply

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