Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Sonnet - VI (O gentle heart, hold fast to all thy dreams)


O gentle heart, hold fast to all thy dreams
Mind them ever safe within thy keeping
For love may never render what it deems
Nor save the fragile breast from ever weeping.
Forever may thy fantasies remain
To sweet enchant and charm thy soulful heart -
Whenever all is lost they yet sustain
With joy, with hope, with love to thus impart.
O drift along illusions' misty way
Reality's dark face to thence deny
Within the realms of heaven thus to stay
That never shall thy heart be wont to cry.
….. Relinquish not thy dreams for earthly prize
….. Lest thy reward be set in downcast eyes

Submitted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Edited: Monday, April 01, 2013

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/23/2013 7:48:00 AM)

    oh val, this is truly inspiring and those last couple of lines are so full of wisdom..
    this is exactly what I needed thank you :) (Report) Reply

  • Ray Quesada (3/26/2013 1:14:00 AM)

    Really good poem, Val. I'm sure i've said it before, you have great style, and you take your craft seriously. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (2/24/2013 7:31:00 AM)

    Always not disappointing me nor others, i just feel the cheerfulness within..just let everything smiles on me haha_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/17/2013 11:48:00 PM)

    Life may not be that sweet as we deem it to be, still hold fast to all our dreams and fantasies and hope our dreams will fruition tomorrow.. tomorrow.....! ! Beautiful, Valerie! ! (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (2/17/2013 4:04:00 PM)

    Nice one Val, I guess dreams help us all at some time , even though many turn out to be just fantasies and illusions. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (2/17/2013 2:45:00 PM)

    Dreams are all we have to enable us to get by...more than get by
    but survive, thrive. Dream house, dream vacation, dream job...the streets to tomorrow are paved
    in the dreams of today. (Report) Reply

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