Valerie Dohren

Freshman - 1,878 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - I (O Shall You Love Me Through My Mellowed Years)


O shall you love me through my mellowed years
When I am no more as the rising sun
As less my visage to your heart endears -
The sweetness age thus ever has undone
And wilt thou fix your smile upon my face
Enjoin your fingers with my weathered hand
Then in your arms yet tenderly embrace
As if my life all time had never spanned
Or shall the years so meet with your disdain
As when you look upon this ag'ed brow
O shall you not see beauty there again
Or know once more the joys that youth endow
I pray that love may ever so endure
Unblemished by the years forever more

Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, January 18, 2013

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  • Rookie - 293 Points Captain Cur (4/20/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    softly speaks the trials of love's refrain
    what's bound by youth may wizened age retain. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Dee Corpolongo (2/21/2013 7:51:00 AM)

    A very beautiful and warm sonnet, written by a warm and beautiful poet, Val.
    I love the words forevermore.....such deeply felt meaning it does endure.... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,027 Points Neela Nath (2/17/2013 9:37:00 AM)

    ab, ab, cd, cd, ef, ef, gg is the rhyme-scheme.Bearing the same fragrance like Shakespeare and Petrarch.Very beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,572 Points * Sunprincess * (2/16/2013 7:07:00 PM)

    dear Valerie, I believe true love will love always,
    but finding true love isn't so easy...fabulous write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (2/5/2013 5:25:00 AM)

    A fine sonnet, and as explored the heart sees that which it desires, and in seeing, enduring love is oblivious to that desired in youth realising it is only truely endowed by maturity. A lovely classic structure and form. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (2/5/2013 5:25:00 AM)

    A fine sonnet, and as explored the heart sees that which it desires, and in seeing, enduring love is oblivious to that desired in youth realising it is only truely endowed by maturity. A lovely classic structure and form. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Jahan Zeb (1/20/2013 7:03:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Very lovely. Rhythmic, rhyming and has a beautiful flow. you have succeeded in giving your old days eternity. this really is a heartfelt write. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,381 Points Diane Hine (1/20/2013 4:19:00 AM)

    Beautiful traditional sonnet. Mellowed years and weathered hands sound almost desirable. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 416 Points Shahzia Batool (1/20/2013 2:05:00 AM)

    @ Valsa George...
    very right! ... a very neat shakespearean composition in the same meaningful 3 stanzas with alternate rhyme and a couplet is now producing a desire to have more of the same traditional flavour...i love not only Shakespearean sonnets, but preferably Shakespeare's own sonnets too...Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 781 Points Thomas A Robinson (1/19/2013 2:08:00 AM)

    True love has no face it resides in the heart, the part that never grows old. It is eternal youth that the one feels inside with true love and without that love surely withers and dies. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,883 Points Valsa George (1/18/2013 11:58:00 PM)

    Like the Shakesperean sonnets, it seems that you have in mind a series of sonnets.(Shakespeare wrote over 156 sonnets) . Sonnet No1 is beautiful and we readers can look forward to equally good ones in the coming days! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stevie Taite (1/18/2013 8:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful Val. I think I have leaky eyes again. Your poems so often evoke emotions in me (Report) Reply

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