Here are some sweet poems I've collected. I really like them. Do you have any mushy favorites?
by Billy Collins
The boy at the far end of the train car
kept looking behind him
as if he were afraid or expecting someone
and then she appeared in the glass door
of the forward car and he rose
and opened the door and let her in
and she entered the car carrying
a large black case
in the unmistakable shape of a cello.
She looked like an angel with a high forehead
and somber eyes and her hair
was tied up behind her neck with a black bow.
And because of all that,
he seemed a little awkward
in his happiness to see her,
whereas she was simply there,
perfectly existing as a creature
with a soft face who played the cello.
And the reason I am writing this
on the back of a manila envelope
now that they have left the train together
is to tell you that when she turned
to lift the large, delicate cello
onto the overhead rack,
I saw him looking up at her
and what she was doing
the way the eyes of saints are painted
when they are looking up at God
when he is doing something remarkable,
something that identifies him as God.
UTILITARIAN LOVE POEM
You are aesthetically pleasing,
the reason for which I first noticed in you.
And later found your personality equally pleasing.
I also noted your chest to waist ratio is suitable for birthing.
Therefor, I think you should live in my house.
Our union is like this: You feel cold, so I reach for a blanket to cover
our shivering feet.
A hunger comes into your body, so I run to my garden and start
You asked for a few words of comfort and guidance, and I quickly
kneel by your side offering you a whole book as a gift.
You ache with loneliness one night so much you weep, and I say here
is a rope, tie it around me, I will be your companion for life.
And a quote:
"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering."
— Nicole Krauss (The History of Love)
And! Here's some sweet nerdom Kurt passed on to me this morning: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan's Ultimate Mix Tape.
Have a lovely Valentine weekend. I think for Valentines Day, Kurt and I are going to walk up the street and have a hot dog. Yes, yes ya'll. <3