I miss you terribly this day of love,
Miss you with a wound that stabs and aches.
I see the love around me, and it takes
So much strength simply just to move.
I wish you were my Valentine Though I may not be yours, And I may, in my ignorance, Be speaking to closed doors. I have no inkling of your heart, No hint what you might say; But when I think of you the sun Will just not go away. There is in you a loveliness […]
To my Valentine, with all my love, Of whom I cannot say enough in praise: May my love for you sufficient prove, Yearning to redeem your caustic days. Vortices within may drag you down. Anchor, then, in my serenity. Love saves some who otherwise might drown, Embarked alone upon their Galilee. Nor should you deem […]
This day of love I take a vow To love you well through all the days Of long and labyrinthine ways: But I would love you anyhow. These words bespeak my unbent will To love despite the passing pain, Anger, lust, fear, silence, shame: But without words I’d love you still. A vow of love’s […]
Vest in me your life, as I in you, All we are and have, and ever will. Love must make the choice, for good or ill, Ever choosing blindly what we do. Nor can we reason such a choice, or view The consequence and total up the bill. In all that matters most, we wait […]
Will you be my Valentine? I know that I am yours. You are like a tossing sea And I am like your shores. You are like an endless wave And I your waiting sand. And I will wait forever as You come and smooth my hand. I will wait forever, yet You are a part […]
Valentines can do the math: More than one is none. Intimacy is intimate, Else one must be alone. One can be a Valentine Only if one will Take one for oneself, and then Let the heart be still. Valentines are all in one: Parent, child, friend, Pet and plaything, counselor, Nurse, guide, journey’s end. Valentines […]
Valentine’s for mothers, too — A time to celebrate Love in all its symphony, Each gift of fertile fate. No pasture is more rich in grass; The sea is not so full; In heaven all the stars are not Near so plentiful, Each mother’s heart to fill.
Valentines are people who Are willing to be flowers, Letting us enjoy their beauty Even if for hours. No Valentine hides from the sun, Though sometimes lost in light. If you love them, they just open, Not unhappy to be woken Even in the night.
Valentine’s for lovers and for friends. All my love goes out to you this day! Love is something different from desire: Even, silent, peaceful as the sky. Nor is love interested in means or ends. There are no selfish needs that it must weigh. Instead, love’s plenitude itself inspires, Needing neither cause nor reason why. […]