Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,062 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - III (O love, thou art but as a fleeting dream)


O love, thou art but as a fleeting dream
That passeth in the stillness of the night
To capture souls and fill with vain esteem
Then carry them above on wing'ed flight
Enraptured be those caught in your domain
With eyes that see naught but the one beloved
Extolling ever with a sweet refrain
Such passions, glowing warm like bosoms gloved
O love, thou art a trickster of the mind
All reason thus be gone and ever lost
So clouding sight, yet furthermore to blind
And then to onwards likely count the cost
True love must thence be sought with open eyes
Lest that beloved, one ever shall despise

Submitted: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, January 31, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (11/10/2013 9:26:00 PM)

    this is perfectly beautiful...enjoyed every word :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (4/21/2013 10:44:00 AM)

    On the staves I am trapped in love's reprise
    in the pauses, the depth of love realized. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stevie Taite (2/23/2013 10:43:00 AM)

    Wise words indeed! Wonderful as always! Last two lines, spot on! : -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points Danny Draper (2/5/2013 5:53:00 AM)

    Sage advice from across the ages that that desired has its risks and the heart may indeed be fickle and love fleeting, a fine write in this succinct form. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Nader Baheri (1/25/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    wonderful preception of love.love can both keep us living and dying.~nb (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (1/23/2013 4:59:00 AM)

    love is beauty and blinding, great write (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,441 Points Dave Walker (1/22/2013 3:36:00 AM)

    Love is the best thing in the world. a fantastic poem.
    Ph would not let me leave a comment on your poem Sonnet II,
    it was another great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (1/21/2013 1:06:00 PM)

    Rush into love, repent at leisure, I was told when young, a great write Val. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (1/21/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    Love often leaves one blind. So one should love with open eyes, firmly rooted on the ground. Such love will withstand all ravages of blind passion! One more love sonnet to your credit! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (1/21/2013 2:44:00 AM)

    Great write! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Www. Poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 (1/20/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    As we don`t live an eternal life, all the ingredients that constitute life should also be so.. Love has to fleet and therefore alone it is cherished.
    O love, thou art there.. that`s important Valerie. A fine addition indeed. (Report) Reply

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