The Late Romantic – A Valentine’s Day poem


  1. says

    Oh I do like this. Especially “It is a lonely, unscrupulous world / that proffers roses on Valentine’s Day /at an audacious ten dollars a stem.”

    The poem reminds me somewhat of the Mumford & Sons song Winter Winds, which has the slightly depressing yet effective stanza “We’ll be washed and buried some day, my girl / And the time we were given will be left for the world / The flesh that lived and loved will be eaten by clay / So let the memories be good for those who stay…” It seems to capture some of the same sentiment and energy.
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  2. John ( aka @erlichcartman) says

    My eye is caught by the line.. “Remember: occasional treats will matter to the one who is left behind”
    And the – romance – and sentiment of this Day, how it is celebrated and understood now, is nothing if not ironic to the facts of its genesis. I mean the guy ‘Valentinus’, was put to death!! his farewell note to his intended, surviving to this very day! (figuratively)
    This Day and its sentiment so apropos to my life – being the one left behind.

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