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..

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Valentine

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.

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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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