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Lurve poems/ lyrics

Discussion in 'Personal' started by DollyD, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Want to find a lil something for Valentine's Day.
    Any of you lot have any favourite love poems/ lyrics they want to share?

    Happy Valentines, folks

  2. This one is sublime.

    Shakespeare Sonnet 18
    <h3><table cellpadding="10" cellspacing="2"><tr align="left"><td>"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
    And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
    And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
    And every fair from fair sometime declines,
    By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
    But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
    Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
    Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
    When in eternal lines to time thou growest;
    So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
  3. I like this one, by Liz Lochhead:

    I wouldn&rsquo;t thank you for a Valentine

    I won&rsquo;t wake up early wondering if the postman&rsquo;s been.

    Should 10 red-padded satin hearts arrive with sticky sickly saccharine

    Sentiments in very vulgar verses I wouldn&rsquo;t wonder if you meant them.

    Two dozen anonymous Interflora red roses?

    I&rsquo;d not bother to swither over who sent them!

    I wouldn&rsquo;t thank you for a Valentine.

    Scrawl SWALK across the envelope

    I&rsquo;d just say &lsquo; Same Auld story

    I canny be bothered deciphering it &ndash;

    I&rsquo;m up to hear with Amore!

    The whole Valentine&rsquo;s Day Thing is trivial and commercial,

    A cue for unleashing clich&eacute;s and candyheart motifs to which I personally am not partial.&rsquo;

    Take more than singing Telegrams, or pints of Chanel Five, or sweets,

    To get me ordering oysters or ironing my black satin sheets.

    I wouldn&rsquo;t thank you for a Valentine

    If you sent me a solitaire and promises solemn,

    Took out an ad in the Guardian Personal Column

    Saying something very soppy such as &lsquo;Who Loves Ya, Poo?

    I&rsquo;ll tell you, I do, Fozzy bear, that&rsquo;s who!&rsquo;

    You&rsquo;d entirely fail to charm me, in fact I&rsquo;d detest it

    I wouldn&rsquo;t be eighteen again for anything, I&rsquo;m glad I&rsquo;m past it.

    I wouldn&rsquo;t thank you for a Valentine

    If you sent me a single orchid, or a pair of Janet Reger&rsquo;s in a heart-shaped box and declared your Love Eternal

    I&rsquo;d say I&rsquo;d rather not be caught dead in them they were politically suspect and I&rsquo;d rather something thermal.

    If you hired a plane and blazed our love in a banner across the skies;

    If you bought me something flimsy in a flatteringly wrong size;

    If you sent me a postcard with three Xs and told me how you felt

    I wouldn&rsquo;t thank you, I&rsquo;d melt.

    but unfortunatly "Stop all the clocks..." is more fitting today [​IMG]

  5. What a brilliant one and how sad about her husband.
  6. Oh little Moe
    I love you so
    Especially in you nighty
    When the moonlit flits across your ****
    Oh Jesus Christ Almighty.
  7. Maxwelton's braes are bonnie
    Where early fa's the dew
    And 'twas there that Annie Laurie
    Gave me her promise true.
    Gave me her promise true
    Which ne'er forgot will be
    And for bonnie Annie Laurie
    I'd lay me doon and dee.
    Her brow is like the snowdrift
    Her throat is like the swan
    Her face it is the fairest
    That e'er the sun shone on.
    That e'er the sun shone on
    And dark blue is her e'e
    And for bonnie Annie Laurie
    I'd lay me doon and dee.
    Like dew on th'gowan lying
    Is th' fa' o' her fairy feet
    And like the winds in summer sighing
    Her voice is low and sweet.
    Her voice is low and sweet
    And she's a' the world to me
    And for bonnie Annie Laurie
    I'd lay me doon and dee.
  8. Carol Ann duffy, right?
  9. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    In that still and settled place
    There's nobody but you
    You're where I breathe my oxygen
    You're where I see my view
    And when the world feels full of noise
    My heart knows what to do
    It finds that still and settled place
    And dances there with you
  10. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    All of the above are lovely but that made me tear up :)

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