Wednesday, February 11, 2009
A Valentine Longing
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