Happy Valentines Day to all you wondrous lovers out there. Make love, be close, eat chocolate, whisper wonderful secrets to each other….I remember when on Valentines Day, you received an anonymous card, flowers or gift from a secret admirer, that was fun and quite exciting…not sure it happens any more.
Anyway in honour of the day, I have as usual turned to reading poetry. Of love poems there are many. I wont go through all the usual suspects, Shakespeare,Donne, Jonson, Rossetti, Hardy but have just discovered a wonderful young poet Warsan Shire…..I wont quote too many of her love poems, they are too intimate and I cant address them to anyone at the moment…but here is a couple of quotes that might lead you to her
and after the recent terror attacks in Paris:
“later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
Happy Valentines Day my friends!