Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,241 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

To Joy - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Play Poem Video

O come when I am sleeping
And take me to your care
For I am spent with weeping
And yearn for regions fair

Pray glance upon my sorrow
Endow me with your grace
Bring forth a new tomorrow
Redeem my saddened face

Then fly me to your arbour
And hold me there awhile
A calm and sheltered harbour
Where I shall softly smile

Where I may ever tarry
Become again at peace
Upon the wind to carry
All heartache to release

O walk into this sadness
And take away the pain
Enfold my heart in gladness
That I should live again


Comments about To Joy by Valerie Dohren

  • Freshman - 566 Points Dimitri Jagodinski (4/30/2014 11:38:00 AM)

    Hell on earth we say and joy to peace in the afterlife. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Freshman - 681 Points Giorgio Veneto (4/9/2014 12:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, Valerie. Thank you for it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (4/5/2014 7:15:00 PM)

    A fine verse of resignation from dispair which belies its deft and easy rhyme. Let one day a sigh be done and with it all pain ended, but until such time know you are loved and universally befriended. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 111 Points C. P. Sharma (4/1/2014 8:20:00 AM)

    Very positive poem.
    O, wake me with your soft touch
    Come, propose to me with rose
    Fragrant the staleness of my life
    Take away all woes and sorrows (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,748 Points Patricia Grantham (3/31/2014 9:48:00 AM)

    Very sweet and uplifting. Joy will come
    in the morning and love will blossom anew.
    Lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,378 Points Hans Vr (3/31/2014 3:33:00 AM)

    Yes, Valerie, let joy come in our sleep.
    It often eludes us but when we see the creations in our world, the beauty of it all is sometimes overwhelming.
    Not easy to enjoy the beauty at all times, but most of the time it softens the sharpness of sadness. Ecellent poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 118 Points Yash Shinde (3/30/2014 10:27:00 AM)

    ....a beautiful poem, with a poignant tone, and slow rhythm, loved this one.......u'll surely find one to comfort you.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,244 Points Hazel Durham (3/29/2014 1:10:00 PM)

    So beautiful with great sensitivity and with the depth of your feelings delivered with such panache! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 832 Points Om Chawla (3/28/2014 2:03:00 AM)

    How very emotional! [Reading your poems is always a most satisfying experience.] Enjoyed it, Val. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,475 Points Valsa George (3/28/2014 12:02:00 AM)

    A very very sweet poem, simple in diction and poignant in tone! I also pray.... Let your heart be enfolded in gladness!

    Thanks for your kind response to my poem.. Eagle on Wings! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Johnny Ferrari (3/27/2014 11:28:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem,
    Wisdom embedded in feeling (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points Dee Corpolongo (3/27/2014 8:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful and another masterpiece. I can truly feel your words. Thank you... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points Paul Reed (3/26/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    We all yearn for peace of mind and for our cares to melt away. Beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,305 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/23/2014 5:31:00 PM)

    Bring forth a new tomorrow and bring back the joy. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,665 Points Dave Walker (3/23/2014 2:08:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem, to have the pain taken away is all we ask. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,910 Points * Sunprincess * (3/23/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    .......a most beautiful write...you penned joy so nicely, I envision her to be an angel...enjoyed this lovely write... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,615 Points Diane Hine (3/23/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    A sweet entreaty to an elusive lady. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,149 Points Sandra Feldman (3/22/2014 5:17:00 PM)

    We wish your wish we could fulfill,
    We'd give you all our joy, at will.
    You are our Poetess, ideal,
    And for you All, great Love do feel.

    Such as beautiful and touching poem, dear Val (Report) Reply

Read all 18 comments »




Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 24, 2014


[Hata Bildir]