Valentines Day Poems
To Spark Romance
Of all the poems I write, I have the most fun composing Valentines Day poems. After all, it is the most romantic of all holidays, and as the Lady of Love how could my heart and soul not be filled with thoughts of Valentine’s Day?
|Count the ways you share endearing thoughts of love with your loved ones on this special day. Do you have a tradition you follow to celebrate this important date – candy, flowers, share a bottle of good wine or a candlelight dinner or both with the love of your life?|
Have you ever wondered how this day dedicated to love, flowers, candy, hearts and romantic valentine poems came to be?
The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and clouded by various fanciful legends. There were at least three early Christian saints by that name. One was a priest in Rome, one a bishop in Terni, and a third St. Valentine of which almost nothing is known except that he met his end in Africa. Rather astonishingly, all three Valentines were said to have been martyred on Feb. 14th.
There is much myth surrounding the holiday. According to one legend, Claudius II had prohibited marriage for young men, claiming that bachelors made better soldiers. St. Valentine, a priest, continued to secretly perform marriage ceremonies but was eventually apprehended by the Romans and put to death.
Another legend has it that he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and on February 14, 270 A.D., before he was executed, sent her a letter signed "from your Valentine." This may have been the beginning of sweet romantic love poems being exchanged on Valentine’s Day, and was perhaps the very first Valentine love poem!
May we always remember such a commitment to true love!
Here is a Valentine love poem of total devotion.
The English poet, Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine” first linked St. Valentine's Day with romance.
In 1381, Chaucer composed a poem in honor of the engagement between England's Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. As was the poetic tradition, Chaucer associated the occasion with a feast day. In "The Parliament of Fowls," the royal engagement, the mating season of birds, and St. Valentine's Day are linked in these lines:
“For this was on St. Valentine's Day
When every fowl cometh there to choose his mate.”
This may have been the first of all future Valentines Day poems! The following poem is all about deep romantic love and desire.
|Darling, turn the lights down low, and let us to our bed of DESIRES go!|
We’ll wrap ourselves in blankets of sensual pleasures from head to toe.
Baby, carry me in your arms to a place that's found in passion’s dream.
We shall express deep emotions of endearment and ecstasy supreme!
As you intimately kiss me and your arms are wrapped tightly about me,
I shall respond to each touch of your body as I yield willingly unto thee.
I find not a way that I could ever resist my DESIRES to savor your kiss,
For without your virile body next to me, I would surely cease to exist.
The warmth of you against my body as your DESIRES unite with mine,
Creates tingling sensations that send me to a realm of passion divine.
Heavenly violins play romantic melodies drifting from skies above.
An aria is sung as Cupid’s arrow pierces our hearts with truest love.
Dearest Lover, you certainly do know how to flame passion’s fires!
YOU have completely satisfied all of my Valentine’s Day DESIRES!
Over the centuries, the holiday evolved, and by the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging hand-made cards on Valentine's Day had become common in England.
Hand-made valentine cards made of lace, ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts eventually spread to the American colonies.
The tradition of Valentine's cards did not become widespread in the United States, however, until the 1850’s, when Esther A. Howland of Worcester, Massachusetts began mass-producing them.
Today, the holiday has become a booming commercial success.
To honor the tradition of exchanging cards on the official day of love, I have written a short story and Valentines Day poem about a little boy and his gift of love through Valentine cards.
| A Valentine Story And Poem To Touch The Heart|
Andrew, a perceptive and caring young lad carefully gathered construction paper, an assortment of pretty lace from his mother's sewing box, and a few packets of sparkles and glitter. To complete this task of importance, he also collected a tube of glue, some crayons, and colored pencils. He carefully placed the articles in front of him as he had an idea for his school’s upcoming Valentine’s Day Celebration.
|He had decided to take on his special project after watching his classmates exchange valentines last year. As a tender spirit, he noted those who did not receive one. He still remembered their tears, their disappointment, their unmet expectations which made them feel left out from those who held big, showy valentines in their hands.|
He had lowered his head, and quietly muttered...."How sad some of my classmates are this day!"
And for this reason, he was making some special valentines just for those with a lonely heart.
The tradition of children being involved in Valentine’s Day goes back hundreds of years ago in England when many children dressed up as adults. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:
|Good morning to you, valentine;|
Curl your locks as I do mine ---
Two before and three behind.
Good morning to you, valentine.
|Here is another legend or tradition I remember as a child:|
Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, twist the stem of an apple and recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.
Did you also do this?
Hummmm, I wonder if my Giuseppe ever had the stem fall of on “Sheila." I have to make sure he sees my simple valentine day poem with the alphabet letter “S” because the S girl is sublimely sexy, sensual, sultry and sensational!
...Why does my face suddenly feel hot?
Did you know that in the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be? They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. This tradition led to the expression “wear your heart on your sleeve.”
Here are two more Valentines day poems written from the viewpoint of a girl for her man. These Valentines Day poems for boyfriends are an absolute declaration of love from a woman to her lover.
| If I were to pack my suitcase and travel the world end to end,|
I would not discover a lover who would be a better friend.
YOU, MY VALENTINE
|Wipe tears from my eyes |
Hold my head in your lap
Allow me to take a nap
Respond to my cries.
| If I were to whisk past the sun while flying in outer space, |
I would search for you who makes my heart faster race.
YOU, MY VALENTINE
Ask about the man in the moon
Empty pockets full of stardust
Calm moments of wanderlust
Urge me not to fly away soon.
| If I were to swim and frolic in misty waves of the rolling sea,|
I am sure you would have a life preserver right there for me.
YOU, MY VALENTINE
Find seashells on beach of sand
Shelter me from wind and rain
Shade me from sunburn’s pain
Sail with me to safety of land.
| If I were to travel back in a time machine to a world of before,|
I am certain you would help me discover great fables of lore.
YOU, MY VALENTINE
|Here are a few more Valentine traditions for your reading pleasure: |
In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"
In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.
A love seat is a wide chair. It was first made to seat one woman and her wide dress. Later, the love seat or courting seat had two sections, often in an S-shape. In this way, a couple could sit together, but not too closely! In my funny Valentines Day poem, “Knock On The Door – A Valentine Interlude," the couple must have retreated to the love seat!
In another Valentine’s Day legend, people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire. I knew I should have not let that goldfinch fly on by! But, I am very happy with my “catch!”This leads me to the second love poem for him with enough love expressed to be worthy of a millionaire!
|A special man in my life you are. I call you by many noble names.|
Though each one is quite different, to me each means the same.
My Valentine, you are the pulse of my heartbeat!
When closely embraced in your arms you are my Ardent Lover.
I know then that I’ll never have the same feelings with another.
My Valentine, you are my forever Soul Mate!
When you awaken in the mornings, I adore you, my Dearest King.
Though I’m still a Sleepyhead, your presence makes me sing.
My Valentine, you inspire melodies of love!
When we slowly waltz, arm in arm, you’re my Trusted Partner.
Ah, for a romance as tender as this, no other love need I garner.
My Valentine, you dance with me!
When you spend evenings with me, you are my Charming Prince.
In sharing such moments, you never give me one reason to wince.
My Valentine, you are welcomed company!
When I ask questions, you become my most valued Wise Sage.
You offer me sound advice gained with experience and age.
My Valentine, you are my teacher!
When I am full of fear or threatened, you are my Valiant Knight.
You protect me by banishing harm, and I know then your might.
My Valentine, you are my protector!
When I make tough decisions in life, you are my Trusted Friend.
As I face dilemmas, your shoulder to lean on, you willingly lend.
My Valentine, you help me face the storms!
When a long, hard day is done, I whisper, “I love you my Dear”.
I know then each name I’ve given you is undeniably sincere.
My Lover, King, Partner, Prince, Sage,
My Knight, Protector, Friend,
I hope you have enjoyed the Valentine’s Day background and my Valentines Day poems!
I am inspired by the words of the song, “When You Love Someone” by Brian Adams. May your Cupid shoot the moon, may your love light the dark night.
This Valentine’s Day, may you love and be loved!
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