Barbara's Random Thoughts

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

There's an elementary school right around the corner from my house, so most mornings I drive past all the little groups of kids on their way to school. This morning, all the little girls were wearing pink and red and heart-patterned skirts. Ah, Valentine's Day.

Today, I'm enjoying my flowers from Karen, and homemade Valentines from my nieces and nephew. I'm such a horrible aunt--I didn't send them anything. =(

Some links for Valentine's Day:

Don't have a Valentine? Perhaps you'd like to try literary speed dating.

Should you have a Valentine and should you be inclined to poetry, you can find an appropriate poem for your Valentine here. This is what I got...

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all - allegedly. You're not sure whether you want your valentine to burn with reignited passion or burn in hell [HAhahaaa!!], but poetry excels at ambiguity. Here are some apt verses to let them know they're still on your mind.

When We Two Parted by Lord Byron

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted
To sever the years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder, thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning
Sunk, chill on my brow,
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame;
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shudder comes o'er me...
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well
Long, long shall I rue thee,
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met
In silence I grieve
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?
With silence and tears.
| posted by Barbara | 7:26 PM