Monday, February 13, 2006

Because Everyone Deserves Flowers and a Poem on Valentine's Day

Soule of my soule! my Joy, my crown, my friend!
A name which all the rest doth comprehend;
How happy are we now, whose sols are grown,
By an incomparable mixture, One:
Whose well acquainted minds are not as neare
As Love, or vows, or secrets can endeare.
I have no thought but what's to thee reveal'd,
Nor thou desire that is from me conceal'd.
Thy heart locks up my secrets richly set,
And my breast is thy private cabinet.
Thou shedst no teare but what but what my moisture lent,
And if I sigh, it is thy breath is spent.
United thus, what horrour can appeare
Worthy our sorrow, anger, or our feare?
Let the dull world alone to talk and fight
And with their vast ambitions nature fright;
Let them despise so innocent a flame,
While Envy, pride, and faction play their game:
But we by Love sublim'd so high shall rise,
To pitty Kings, and Conquerours despise,
Since we that sacred union have engrost,
Which they and all the sullen world have lost.

-- "L'Amite," Katherine Fowler Philips

P.S. Don't forget the chocolate.

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Charlotte said...

Roses are red
Violets are nice
After V-Day
all the chocolate's half price!

thanks for the flowers, they're gorgeous!

LutheranChik said...

I'm personally aiming for some of that 60+ percent cocoa dark chocolate. ;-)

You're welcome! Considering our household's anno horribilis thus far in 2006, I came home with a big bouquet and said, "WE NEED FLOWERS!"