Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - IX (Ah, How Thy Beauty Steals The Gentle Dawn)


Ah, how thy beauty steals the gentle dawn
And full compares to twilight's tender glow
Thou art as sweet as summer's golden corn
And pure as winter's soft untrodden snow
Thy loveliness is captured in thy smile
Within thine eyes, as diamonds set in gold
Forever then all hearts to thus beguile
O thou art yet so lovely to behold
Thy countenance delights the sorrowed heart
All melancholy thus to chase away
I pray thy beauty never shall depart
Forever to enchant throughout each day
….. Thou art a vision fixed within the soul
….. That I perchance forever shall extol

Submitted: Monday, March 04, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 04, 2013

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  • * Sunprincess * (12/10/2013 8:15:00 AM)

    oh val, my favourite of all famous poets Shakespeare
    could not have written this one any better :) (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (3/12/2013 11:59:00 AM)

    Yummy write..yum yum! ! ! hahaha I love this...the title again really captivating as much as the words inside..oh so beautifully written..i just loved it...i dont need to tell you are good everytime because we all know that, just your wording are really amazed us in each time you penned a new...you should consider to publish a set of poetry in a book_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (3/12/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    Beauty to some is but a curse and yet it is a random gift as is each day, and in each our fragility should behoove us to savour each one come what may, and breathe and know that beauty is infused within in every way, and is as meliferous as this verse to smooth and guide its way. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/7/2013 10:32:00 PM)

    Like people refer back to Shakespearean sonnets, the progeny may refer to Valerian sonnets! ! Absolutely beautiful! ! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (3/6/2013 1:22:00 PM)

    Just mesmerizing with pure beauty.The phrasing is remindful of the master
    poets of the past. A reincarnation of poetry, at its best (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb (3/6/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    This piece has quality and standard. Lovely sonnet. I'll call it real poetic. Thanks for writing such an inspirational piece. (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (3/5/2013 1:17:00 AM)

    Valerie, i am not sure why this site will not allow me to comment but i have made many comments on your poetry and tried and tried and they will not post! Made a comment on this particular sonnet and tried four times to post it. If, by chance this gets though, know that i am trying to comment! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (3/4/2013 11:48:00 PM)

    Like this person eh...
    Compared to dawn and sunset
    Gold and diamonds
    But of what and where lies the true beautiful
    Intangible as a rose's alure
    Kindled up a hearts that's pure
    A voice that is strong and sure
    Priceless and all so true (Report) Reply

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