Valentine Song

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Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. February has long been a month of romance and is associated with Valentine’s Day celebrations. The origin of this day goes back as early as 270 A.D. But it was only during the 14th century that St. Valentine’s Day became definitively associated with love. In medieval France and England, it was believed that birds mated on February 14. Hence, Chaucer used the image of birds as the symbol of lovers in poems dedicated to the day. In Chaucer’s “The Parliament of Fowls,” the royal engagement, the mating season of birds, and St. Valentine’s Day are related:

“For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every fowl cometh there to choose his mate.”


In the still of the night
you light my fire. You,
lady in red, are the wind
beneath my wings. If I died
in your arms tonight, remember,
all you need is love. When
a man loves a woman as I love
you, wild horses could not drag
them apart. You are the sunshine
of my life. I am so lucky
that you belong to me.

Song Titles Used:

In The Still Of The Night
Light My Fire
Lady In Red
Wind Beneath My Wings
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
All You Need Is Love
When A Man Loves A Woman
Wild Horses
Sunshine Of My Life
You Belong To Me

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Valentine Song

  1. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    My goodness!💞 I love how you have used the titles of those songs and created something so breathtaking out of it! Inspired!😍😍


  2. mhmp77 says:


    You are the sunshine
    of my life. I am so lucky
    that you belong to me

    How nice it is to be loved. Lovingly wonderful take, Sara!



  3. Mike Bayles says:


    I like the way you use song titles in this poem. You put it together very well.


  4. Such a treat. The song titles dance quite lovely in your poem.


  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Very creative and clever, and beautifully realised.


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