Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,501 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

What Heaven Is This - Poem by Valerie Dohren

What heaven is this, before my eyes,
Where far beyond, veiled mountains rise,
And lush green pastures ‘neath my feet
Yet urge my heart to faster beat.

What place is this, what beauteous land,
That each before my sight is spanned
All nature’s treasures, bright and true,
In full display, in every hue.

What shangri-la, what joyful bliss,
Should so excite my soul like this -
Am I to think that death is near
To bring such visions, bright and clear?

But what of death, no earthly curse,
For then the spirit shall disperse
To spread its tendrils o’er the world,
Such that the mind be so unfurled.

What is this time, what is this place
Within my heart, I feel its grace –
A sweeter realm where ends the night,
And where forever shines the light.


Comments about What Heaven Is This by Valerie Dohren

  • Gold Star - 9,398 Points Amitava Sur (6/7/2014 12:16:00 PM)

    What a lovely detailing of this beautiful earth, you saw the heaven here itself.... Loved it (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (6/5/2014 11:19:00 PM)

    .......so beautifully written, truly this write deserves a gold medal....every word to me is like a little piece of heaven....
    .........................................................~~~~~~ love love love ~~~~~~............................................ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Lucifera Santez (5/25/2014 11:00:00 AM)

    love it val.
    its amazing.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 746 Points Shahzia Batool (5/15/2014 4:48:00 AM)

    The free flowing soul of the poet cannot be caged in the strict rhyming prison...keep flowing with expression! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,176 Points Lyn Paul (5/11/2014 3:03:00 AM)

    Amazing last verse Valerie. Beautifully written x (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 798 Points Mary Forrester (5/9/2014 1:48:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem Valerie, you are my favourite poet, , you touch my heart every time! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,953 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/8/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    Heavenly poem. After life may be delightful. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 313 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/6/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    a thought-provoking and interesting poem...well done! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,359 Points Valsa George (5/6/2014 1:17:00 AM)

    This is heaven indeed....! Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 946 Points Giorgio Veneto (5/5/2014 9:03:00 AM)

    Very well expressed poem. Your talent is evident. Thank you for it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shobana Gomes (5/5/2014 6:14:00 AM)

    Absolutely gorgeous poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,985 Points Hazel Durham (5/5/2014 5:29:00 AM)

    Lines of such beauty and truth that soar with wings to new heights of bliss, a paradise where the light is eternal!
    Outstanding write Val! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points John Brown (5/5/2014 3:50:00 AM)

    Glorious poem Val. I love it. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,778 Points Dave Walker (5/5/2014 2:40:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, heaven is what is waiting for us when it is our time,
    what we see or visualise before we die is our part of heaven. A great write. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 889 Points Om Chawla (5/4/2014 9:32:00 PM)

    As I read this poem [ I have already read it thrice] my mind got the dictate: 'Just close your eyes and visualise..Here is heaven.'
    It is a wonderful wonderful poem, Val. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 798 Points Mary Forrester (5/4/2014 6:20:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem Valerie. (Report) Reply

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