I stopped in the library last week and brought home an armload of poetry books. One of the books in my stack is Valentine Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston, a sweet little collection that features delightful poems and whimsical illustrations by Patience Brewster.
"My Love is Like a Cabbage" is a traditional English verse.
My love is like a cabbage
Divided into two,
The leaves I give to others
but the heart I give to you.
One of my favorite poems from the collection is this one by Emanuel Di Pasquale.
Valentine Thoughts for Mari
I'd like to bunch your lips
into a goldfish pout,
let fly your chestnut hair,
smooth the strands out of your eyes,
stroke your sparrow hand
and say, "Let's go where
the small brook frets.
it's silvery play."
--Emanuel di Pasquale
Read more of Pasquale's work at Contemporary Italian American Writing.
Join Linda at TeacherDance for a love-filled round up of poetry today.
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