A Fine Valentine

A Fine Valentine

My ex-husband, and close friend, is an excellent poet.. a talent he’s passed on to our daughter – along with his fiendish wielding of a hockey stick, and impish sense of humour.

Written many years ago; here is his rather more ‘Keatsian’ offering for Valentine’s Day..



Why hold just one day
To be the sole arbiter
Of all that’s bright and gay?
To me that’s a non-starter.

Loves annual message
Delivered in pomp and sway;
What does this presage
Love ONLY on this day?

My valentine’s each day,
Each minute, and times smaller.
Love is too fine, too fey,
To be just one day’s caller.


From: Songs of the Sea

By Peter Thomson

Originally published in support of the Sea Cadets of TS John Paul Jones, Kirkcudbright.

He’s also penned a few cheeky limericks in his time .. but I’ll save those for when I need to wake you up!


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