Written for:  Carpe Diem #1811 Valentine’s Day …

“Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).”

behind the clouds
the mysterious moon
‘be my Valentine’

Valentine’s Day
the postmen brings love cards
someone unknown


newly weds
eating oysters
under the plum tree

her lovely face
smiling at me in the mirror
‘love you forever’

newly weds
under the blooming cherries
Ah! how lovely

© Chèvrefeuille

Here is my attempt:

cruise on the river
man kneels in the sunset
will you marry me?

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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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