Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,515 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - Iv (Speak Truly If You Deem To Speak Of Love...) - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Speak truly if you deem to speak of love
No falsehood should the gentle soul endure
Nor be deceived by words designed to move
If such are rendered by a heart impure
For truth should always be the lover's tool
To captivate and charm the one romanced
Let no-one seek to therefore be so cruel
To serve the heart thus which be sweet entranced
O let your words be tender and sincere
Proclaiming love thenceforth forever true
Such that the one beguiled you full endear
And bring her ever closer then to you
….. The heart enraptured thus will so remain
….. Forever in your keep and ne'er shall wane


Comments about Sonnet - Iv (Speak Truly If You Deem To Speak Of Love...) by Valerie Dohren

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (11/20/2013 7:24:00 PM)

    dear Valerie, I love your writing style..i love your poem and I love you! :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (4/21/2013 11:18:00 AM)

    Word of love, sly tools, cruel hearts need employ
    their moments pleasure stealing years of joy. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,253 Points Unwritten Soul (2/10/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    You know how to make sonnet be amazing like a touch of yellow roses..amazing..its like your poem and writing is living on your finger tips..just press the keyboard and it all written beautifully_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 657 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (2/10/2013 12:45:00 AM)

    Fabulous poem {sonnet }on the universal subject of love in all its sublimity.! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,514 Points Hans Vr (2/9/2013 11:23:00 PM)

    Fantastic, Valerie. love it. You follow these strict rules of sonnet poetry and it flows so well.
    It seems so natural. Most of all still the meaning of the poem is excellent. Lying to a loved one is very mch like lying to oneself. Truth is all imporant in any loving relationship. You know, Val, sonnet is italian for little song. I think this s a superb sonnet, a great little song. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,678 Points Neela Nath (2/9/2013 10:47:00 AM)

    A terrific sonnet on true love. How love should be.Loved. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 144 Points Maria C. Pires Costa (2/7/2013 3:49:00 PM)

    Wonderfully crafted sonnet highlighting truth as the source of pure love. Your words echo tenderness and sincerity. Love it.
    Best wishes,
    Maria (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,698 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/6/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    words are very important in any relationship! well written poem! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,698 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/6/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    words are very important in any relationship! well written poem! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,038 Points Diane Hine (2/6/2013 2:38:00 AM)

    Wonderfully expressed and very meaningful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,619 Points Valsa George (2/5/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    The last two lines proclaim the enduring nature of true love! Love is not something conquered through deceit or conceit, but rendered through trust and fondness! A great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,781 Points Dave Walker (2/5/2013 4:03:00 PM)

    The truth is true love, you can only hear the truth
    from the one you truly love. A fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (2/5/2013 3:28:00 PM)

    Beautiful Val, true genuine love is a wonderful thing with no room for deceit, a lovely sonnet (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 657 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (2/5/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    The Sonnet keeping rhymes in tact speaks well of truth which is enchanting! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 906 Points David Mclansky (2/5/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    What hope has truth to steadily mature
    When loves emerges fresh childishly and green
    Made mad by toxins not previously explored
    Sown by strangers hands peevishly unclean;
    In sun soaked rapture it deceptively perceives
    It endures both in hurricane and drought,
    Coldly it’s captured, by husbandry deceived
    It alternates betwixt blind certainty and rout;
    What heart knows peace in such change of seasons
    That the eye can gage the fruits of loving labors,
    Oh a heart can have little faith in reason
    When it’s wages are reckoned up so poor;
    Oh truth in love is mangled at first sprout,
    And bitter tastes the fruit that’s ripe with doubt. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 402 Points Danny Draper (2/5/2013 6:13:00 AM)

    Again the gentle flow of your rhythms delivers a universal and sage truth about love, honesty and sincerity that endears and endures. It is simple the truth that escapes so many. A beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 5, 2013


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