Eddie Roa

Rookie (June 22,1942 / Manila. Philippines)

A Valentine Longing - Poem by Eddie Roa

Do I recall saying,
Lines that ardent swains’ whisper?
Borrowed sonnets from the Portuguese

Do I recall offering,
What every adorer bears?
Wine-red roses and chocolate truffles

Do I recall the impetuous act,
That a lover on impulse dare?
Clasp hands delicate as Dresden china

Do I recall the affectionate kiss,
That I, with fervent passion implored?
Scarlet lips voluptuous as Autumn cherries

I do recall with longing all these and more,
A lunatic fringe all young lovers dwell in,
Reckless adoration of the beloved on Valentine’s Day

Comments about A Valentine Longing by Eddie Roa

  • Gold Star - 9,523 Points Marie Shine (2/20/2009 2:56:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem on what being a Valentine means.If only we didn't get old Eddie and love stayed young forever. Another 10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, May 3, 2010

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