Valentine’s Day SMS
Although our love is over, it remains
An unfrequented garden in my heart,
Its beauty quite inseparable from pain,
A wilderness where once was willful art.
But where my room, untenanted, can fill
A moment with my music, sweet and slow.
There are no wishes like a former lover’s
That from the dark, repentant night must shine.
And so though we have both moved on to others,
I send you from afar this Valentine.
When you take me in your arms,
The world pauses it?s senseless spin,
The skies no longer seem too far away,
I float on a cloud, and swim about
In the most vast sea of joy?
You fill me so with love within,
No dream?s too far away?
When I can feel the warmth of your breath,
When I can lay my head on your chest,
All I know of is us, and of our love,
All the rest creeps into oblivion.
Drowned I remain in an unruffled ocean,
Protected like a pearl in its shell.
How necessary is it to remind
A loving couple that they are in love?
Perhaps a well-placed word might pierce the rind,
Penetrating hearts that dormant prove.
Years accumulate like fallen snow,
Vast fields of understanding, thick and cold,
Taking a risk that else they might evade,
In search of pleasure even angels seek.
Need comes slowly, like a warm spring rain.
Except one sing, the song must be in vain.
How often do we linger in
The vestibule of life,
Not ready to embrace the soul
We’ve taken for a wife?
Nor bear the dread oblivion
Of being who we are?
Nor render well our willing part
When we are not the star?
Ah, Valentine! This day of love
Behold what you have wrought!
And seek within the love you have
The love you long have sought.
For love loves not illusion,
Demanding what is true:
That underneath your greed and lust
You need her love for you.
How simple to be happy here in heaven!
After all, one doesn’t want for much.
Passion finds its willing partner, ever
Pleased to please with a deft and tender touch.
All the beauty of the earth can only
Lead us to the edge of what is ours.
Etched into our love there is a message,
Not of now but of all time and place,
Telling of a truth beyond the passage
In which we move from mystery to grace.
Nor are there signs that such content can be
Except my love for you, and yours for me.
I miss you terribly this day of love,
Miss you with a wound that stabs and aches.
I see the love around me, and it takes
So much strength simply just to move.
Soon, soon, my love, this waiting will be done.
You and I will have what we desire.
On days like this we’ll sit beside the fire,
Undoing all the pain of days long gone.
Happy Valentines Day…………………….
I wish you were my Valentine
Though I may not be yours,
And I may, in my ignorance,
Be speaking to closed doors.
I have no inkling of your heart,
No hint what you might say;
But when I think of you the sun
Will just not go away.
There is in you a loveliness
That makes my darkness shine,
And so I’ll wait, if wait I must,
To be your Valentine.
Love comes through the eyes that see
And through the ears that hear,
For people are quite beautiful,
And words make feelings clear.
Love comes through the tastes and smells
Of fresh and well-cooked food,
For in the gift of nourishment
Is much else that is good.
But though love comes through senses five,
Love comes from the heart,
For there resides the greater love
Of which ours is a part.
Wishing You a Happy Valentines Day
My love is both a hunger and a giving,
A need to have and also to bestow,
A lavish lust for flesh and yet a yearning
For beauty as austere as polished stone.
I want more than my life your happiness,
And yet my happiness depends on you.
While like the sand I wait upon your sea.
So like and unlike, my love is doubly bonded,
The joys of giving and receiving joined.
This day of love it is my gift to you,
A heart you can consume yet keep forever.
One alone cannot make two,
But two alone can tally three.
If some find sums enough to do,
Some find some their ecstasy.
Yet do not add unless you love,
For greater sums require more,
And though in proof might pleasant prove,
In life might prove a lifelong chore.
Valentines ought best beware
Of multiplying much too soon.
While two might err, far more must bear
What didn’t add up one afternoon.
The day of love requires a companion,
But I find myself at this time all alone.
Words of sweet affection fill the morning
Like bells outside the windows of my room.
I don’t know why I don’t have someone with me.
I’ve loved and been loved through the restless years.
The mysteries of love I hold within me
Love does not require a companion.
It doesn’t need an object or a home.
It flies above the ecstasy of morning
And fills the universe inside my room.
There’s richness in a love for life
Here among the valentines,
A king and queen as man and wife:
Not leaning towards what lust inclines;
Knowing well the needs of state
Yon regal grace alone attends,
On which the peace, both small and great,
Undone by doubt, alone depends.
Valentine’s a day to say, “I love you,”
A ritual that stages something real,
Letting out the truth of what I feel
Even as I think it often of you.
Nor could I with such grace without this day
Tell you that I’m grateful that I have you,
Impress upon you just how much I need you,
Needing such a frame for what I say
Even as I would my heart reveal.
Valentine’s for lovers and for friends.
All my love goes out to you this day!
Love is something different from desire:
Even, silent, peaceful as the sky.
Nor is love interested in means or ends.
There are no selfish needs that it must weigh.
Instead, love’s plenitude itself inspires,
Needing neither cause nor reason why.
Each day my thoughts enchanted with you lie.