For Valentines Day
When valentines are obsolete
And love laced letters come no more
Will nights be half again as sweet
As those that made our passions soar?
What will survive the hour glass
A piece of silver string perhaps
To hang upon some ancient tree
Initialed once by lovers who
Held each others heads in laps
Much the same as you and me.
Life will change on passing feet
But love that time defying thing
Will always make the heart to beat
And cause the harshest voice to sing..
To my valentine and yours a happy day and night
and may the light of love shine often on all of us.
- RM 2/10/99. First published 2/14/99 (copyright Rod McKuen)
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