Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

To Joy


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

Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 24, 2014

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • * 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

  • 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

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