Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Where The Wild Gulls Fly


O lift me high upon the wind,
To where the wild gulls fly -
Above the mighty ocean’s swell,
Across the sapphire sky.

My refuge be the sailing ships
Which brave the raging seas,
And isles adorned with swaying Palms,
My heart to thus appease.

Then circling high above the storms
Of life’s beleaguered trail -
O carry me to distant shores,
To fly o’er hill and vale.

The wild gulls cry, the sweetest sound,
Is calling, calling me -
And I shall follow where they lead,
To where I shall be free.

O lift me high upon the wind,
To where the wild gulls fly -
Beyond all things that serve to bind,
Above the earth, so high.

And higher still to realms unknown
To mortal man below -
Behold the sun, behold the moon,
And dawn’s soft afterglow.

May air as sweet as angels’ breath
Caress me as I soar -
To feel nirvana’s soft embrace,
Enfold me evermore.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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  • Rookie - 315 Points Juan Olivarez (7/15/2013 6:42:00 PM)

    Such a lovely poem. Reminds me of my home in Galveston. Which I always long for, but now is somewhat a sadder place. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,078 Points Hazel Durham (6/29/2013 2:31:00 PM)

    Wonderful escapism to be able to fly so high as the wild seagulls and hear their haunting cry!
    Amazing rhythm and flow! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,133 Points Dinesh Nair (6/23/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    I have never thought the sea gulls could fly so well. I would like to presume one Valerie from Southport could give them a great company.. I am afraid to fly unlike you and Valsa though. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,759 Points Valsa George (6/23/2013 2:44:00 AM)

    This is an amazing write! Lifting the soul to magical realms! Let me also join you in your aerial journey along with the flying flock of seagulls... Val and Val hand in hand? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 354 Points Om Chawla (6/22/2013 10:12:00 AM)

    Excellent. How well you have penned the yearning of the Self [soul] to free itself and soar high: 'Beyond all things that serve to bind'... and
    'And higher still to realms unknown
    To mortal men below'..................
    and then again the last stanza: -
    ' May air as sweet as angels' breath
    .....Enfold me ever more'
    YOU ARE AMAZINGLY AMAZINGLY VERSATILE, VAL. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points G.R. Gaus (6/21/2013 11:27:00 PM)

    Is there any subject you cannot make into a beautiful rhyme? I think not; this one is really peaceful..... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,178 Points Lorraine Colon (6/20/2013 5:10:00 PM)

    I love the cry of the gulls - something mystical about them. Such a good poem, I can almost feel the salty spray of the sea. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points David Wood (6/20/2013 5:11:00 AM)

    It flows beautifully like a stream. This poem leaves a lovely feel and afterglow. Thanks Val. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,983 Points Sandra Feldman (6/20/2013 3:32:00 AM)

    The Sea, the Wind, the Wild Gulls, Will most certainly make you free.
    Imagination what a sensation.We can go, we can fly without a plane, without a ship and have a glorious trip.
    I really enjoyed this poem airy, salty full of beauty, nature and life, far away from the civilized hipe.So natural and lovely in its simplicity.Those are the best ones, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 85 Points Danny Draper (6/20/2013 3:07:00 AM)

    Definitely an uplifting piece on smooth gentle currents of verse to bring peace to any heart. (Report) Reply

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