VALENTINE POEMS

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A Valentine Gift

Your appearance alone
Is a bona-fide Valentine gift
Were I the one lucky man
To betroth this precious date
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Michael Aete
Valentine

My heart is yours
I know for sure
But not so sure
your heart is mine.
.....

C K Rawat
In The Nick Of Time

In the Corporate Place it’s a Valentine’s Day
She walks toward me she’s wearing this magic smile
About eleven or so metres away I return the gesture
And I’m smiling she does it the more I’m thrilled
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Casey Ginindza
Autumn Valentine

In May my heart was breaking-
Oh, wide the wound, and deep!
And bitter it beat at waking,
And sore it split in sleep.
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Dorothy Parker
A Blue Valentine

(For Aline)


Monsignore,
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Joyce Kilmer
A Valentine (ii)

Go, Cupid, and my sweetheart tell
I love her well.
Yes, though she tramples on my heart
And rends that bleeding thing apart;
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Eugene Field
Valentine

This is the time for birds to mate;
To-day the dove
Will mark the ancient amorous date
With moans of love;
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John Charles Mcneill
A St. Valentine’s Day Tragedy

Oh! Montmorency Vere de Vere,
To think that one I held so dear
Should use a base deceiver's art
To trifle with my loving heart.
.....

Ellis Parker Butler
I Am A Chocolate Cherry On Your Lips

The taste of life is bitter or is sweet,
But me i am a chocolate flavor,
When sitting on your lips.
You could try many flavors,
.....

Cristina Teodor
Marmion: Canto Iii. - The Inn

I.

The livelong day Lord Marmion rode:
The mountain path the Palmer showed,
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Walter Scott (sir)
A Valentine

For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that, nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
.....

Edgar Allan Poe
Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (part I)

"Vocat aestus in umbram"
Nemesianus Es. IV.

E. P. Ode pour l'élection de son sépulchre
.....

Ezra Pound
Here Comes

(a flip through BRIDE's)

The silver spoons
were warbling
.....

Erica Jong
Go, Valentine

Go, Valentine, and tell that lovely maid
Whom fancy still will portray to my sight,
How here I linger in this sullen shade,
This dreary gloom of dull monastic night;
.....

Robert Southey
Vignettes 05: Valentine From A Young Lady To Her Mother

It is a custom, in some parts of Norfolk and Suffolk,
to send little presents with verses on Valentine's Day,
to relatives and friends.

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Matilda Betham
St. Valentine’s Day

To-day, all day, I rode upon the down,
With hounds and horsemen, a brave company
On this side in its glory lay the sea,
On that the Sussex weald, a sea of brown.
.....

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
To Mary Pickford - Moving-picture Actress

(On hearing she was leaving the moving-pictures for the stage.)



.....

Vachel Lindsay
Roundel

Now welcome Summer with thy sunne soft,
That hast this winter`s weathers overshake,
And driven away the longe nighties black.

.....

Geoffrey Chaucer
My Valentine.

I.

I passed her on the crowded street--
This winsome maid, demure and sweet--
.....

George W. Doneghy
A Valentine To My Wife

Accept, dear girl, this little token,
And if between the lines you seek,
You'll find the love I've often spoken-
The love my dying lips shall speak.
.....

Eugene Field
To A Proud Beauty: A Valentine

Though I have loved you well, I ween,
And you, too, fancied me,
Your heart hath too divided been
A constant heart to be.
.....

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Valentine In Form Of Ballade

The soft wind from the south land sped,
He set his strength to blow,
From forests where Adonis bled,
And lily flowers a-row:
.....

Andrew Lang
Valentine To The Girl In Black

In hand I take this pen of mine
To write you, sweet, a valentine;
I'd take your dainty hand instead,
But-you're a drawing-I am wed-
.....

Ellis Parker Butler
A St. Valentine's Day Tragedy

Oh! Montmorency Vere de Vere,
To think that one I held so dear
Should use a base deceiver's art
To trifle with my loving heart.
.....

Ellis Parker Butler
Valentine--to Lizzie Siddal

YESTERDAY was St. Valentine.
Thought you at all, dear dove divine,
Upon the beard in sorry trim
And rueful countenance of him,
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Witch-wife

She is neither pink nor pale,
And she never will be all mine;
She learned her hands in a fairy-tale,
And her mouth on a valentine.
.....

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Valentine's Day

Oh! I wish I were a tiny browny bird from out the south,
Settled among the alder-holts, and twittering by the stream;
I would put my tiny tail down, and put up my tiny mouth,
And sing my tiny life away in one melodious dream.
.....

Charles Kingsley
St. Valentine's Day

TO-DAY, all day, I rode upon the down,
With hounds and horsemen, a brave company
On this side in its glory lay the sea,
On that the Sussex weald, a sea of brown.
.....

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
O Nightingale! Thou Surely Art

O Nightingale! thou surely art
A creature of a "fiery heart":--
These notes of thine--they pierce and pierce;
Tumultuous harmony and fierce!
.....

William Wordsworth
Occasional Poems

I Christmas Poem for Nancy

Noel, Noel
We live and we die
.....

Delmore Schwartz
St. Valentines Day

Now that each feather'd Chorister doth sing
The glad approches of the welcome Spring:
Now PhÅ?bus darts forth his more early beam,
And dips it later in the curled stream,
.....

Henry King
The Beggar’s Valentine

Kiss me and comfort my heart
Maiden honest and fine.
I am the pilgrim boy
Lame, but hunting the shrine;
.....

Vachel Lindsay
The Cuckoo And The Nightingale (from Chaucer)

I

The God of Love "ah, benedicite!"
How mighty and how great a Lord is he!
.....

William Wordsworth
Maude’s Valentine

Last year I rhymed a valentine,
And penned it on a dainty sheet
Of pink note paper; and I laid
The offering at Kate's feet.
.....

Ellis Parker Butler
Two Valentines

I.-TO MISTRESS BARBARA

There were three cavaliers, all handsome and true,
On Valentine's day came a maiden to woo,
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Eugene Field
A Valentine

Sent to a friend who had complained that I was glad enough to see
him when he came, but didn't seem to miss him if he stayed away.

And cannot pleasures, while they last,
.....

Lewis Carroll
To A Proud Beauty ('a Valentine')

Though I have loved you well, I ween,
And you, too, fancied me,
Your heart hath too divided been
A constant heart to be.
.....

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Lilah, Alice, Hypatia

To Alice and Hypatia Bradlaugh

Who was Lilah? I am sure
She was young and sweet and pure;
.....

James Thomson - (bysshe Vanolis)
Love And Lost

the wind feels cold
while my skin feels like a dead gold
and the days feels down
and there's no more smile
.....

Azfar Hakimi
The Birds And St. Valentine

Sorrow came with downcast eyes,
And stole the lyre of love away.
- VAN DYK.

.....

John Clare
The Shepherd's Week : Thursday; Or, The Spell

Hobnelia.
Hobnelia, seated in a dreary vale,
In pensive mood rehears'd her piteous tale,
Her piteous tale the wind in sighs bemoan,
.....

John Gay
To Kate. ( In Lieu Of A Valentine )

Sweet Love and I had oft communed;
We were, indeed, great friends,
And oft I sought his office, near
Where Courtship Alley ends.
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Ellis Parker Butler
On The Lady Elizabeth, And Count Palatine Being Married On St. Valentine's Day

Hail Bishop Valentine, whose day this is,
All the air is thy Diocese,
And all the chirping choristers
And other birds are thy parishioners,
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John Donne
An Honest Valentine

Returned from the Dead-Letter Office

THANK you for your kindness,
Lady fair and wise,
.....

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
A St. Valentine—s Day Tragedy

Oh! Montmorency Vere de Vere,
To think that one I held so dear
Should use a base deceiverâ??s art
To trifle with my loving heart.
.....

Ellis Parker Butler
To My Wife--a Valentine

O once I had a true love,
As blest as I could be:
Patty was my turtle dove,
And Patty she loved me.
.....

John Clare
Lilah, Alice, Hypatia

To Alice and Hypatia Bradlaugh

Who was Lilah? I am sure
She was young and sweet and pure;
.....

James Thomson
Valentine's Day

'Tis said that under distant skies,
Nor you the fact deny,
What first attracts an Indian's eyes
Becomes his deity.
.....

William Shenstone
The Blues

What did I think, a storm clutching a clarinet
and boarding a downtown bus, headed for lessons?
I had pieces to learn by heart, but at twelve

.....

William Matthews
Four Of A Kind

ROBERT F. MORROW

Dear man! although a stranger and a foe
To soft affection's humanizing glow;
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Ambrose Bierce