Another Valentine- Wendy Cope

We have been wandering around looking for love poems to celebrate Valentine’s Week. There are hundred, in not thousands of poems and couplets, written across the centuries and woven deeply into each culture, some flowery, others sugary, many sad. In Wendy Cope’s “Another Valentine” we find a wonderfully refreshing, mature, poem that is realistic, sure and speaks of a deep and mature love. While feeling the obligation to celebrate the date on the calendar that declares “we are to be loving and romantic”, the depth and spirit of their love shines abundantly clear.

“Today we are obliged to be romantic
And think of yet another valentine.
We know the rules and we are both pedantic:
Today’s the day we have to be romantic.
Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic.
You know I’m yours and I know you are mine.
And saying that has made me feel romantic,
My dearest love, my darling valentine.”

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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A Love Essay Attributed to Carl Sandburg

This “A Love Essay” is attributed to Carl Sandburg. We feel his essay is a wonderful reflection to share as we begin the Valentine’s Day weekend. The essay captures a level of maturity, depth, a willingness to grow, patiences to be with, and an excitement about, the possibilities love provides all the while opening our lives up further to be with each other.

“I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. A satisfied flower is one whose petals are about to fall. The most beautiful rose is one hardly more than a bud wherein the pangs and ecstasies of desires are working for larger and finer growth. Not always shall you be what you are now. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you and therefore I love you.”

These beautiful words from Sandburg’s essay also remind us of a huge sign hanging in a casino. We hear about the sign a longtime ago and how it captures the essence of what it takes to be in a quality relationship: “YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN” 

May you and your love have a beautiful weekend for love’s celebration.

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Vows: “When I’m Sixty-Four”

Yup, Paul McCartney’s wonderful song, “When I’m Sixty-Four” is a great song/ poem to celebrate Valentine’s Day and  a wonderful meditation to help you prepare to write marriage vows. Classic lines, wonderful images, beautiful sentiments, life, love and the fullness of relationships. “When I’m Sixty-Four” is on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album.

“When I’m Sixty-Four”

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Ah, now, aren’t they wonderful thoughts for a Valentine’s Day Week?

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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My Love Has Made Me Selfish- John Keats

This is an extraordinary poem by John Keats to Fanny Brawne written about 1819-1820.

My love has made me selfish.
I cannot exist without you.
I am forgetful of everything but seeing you again.
My Life seems to stop there,
I see no further.
You have absorbed me.
I have a sensation at the present moment as though I were dissolving.
I should be exquisitely miserable without the hope of soon seeing you.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion,
I have shudder’d at it,
I shudder no more.
I could be martyred for my religion,
Love is my religion,
I could die for that.
I could die for you.
My creed is love and you are it only tenet.
You have ravished me away by a Power I cannot resist.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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A Love Reading from Tao Te Ching

Thanks for stopping by. As so many lovers of all ages prepare for Valentine’s Day, we thought this a beautiful piece to start the week. Enjoy.

 

Your love is from life’s great mystery

It lies beneath a great, quiet Lake.

It is like the deep truth of a dark well.

Your loves is purity and coolness…

You have no need to make waves in the water.

You have no need to dig another well.

You only have need to watch yourself with clarity.

And drink deeply from your love.

 

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Why no images in this blog? We feel the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony are some of the most important words you will ever share with each other.

I wrote his name along the beach – A Poem

We live in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the United States. We are blessed to have the beach all about us everyday in every season. This week we see the beach, with now close to over two feet of snow, being kissed daily by the ice floats on the waters in a silent winter beauty.The following poem, shared by Don Cadoret a local artist, reminds us of warmer and sunnier days.

I wrote his name along the beach,
I love the letters so.
Far up it seemed and out of reach,
For still the tide was low.
But oh, the sea came creeping up,
And washed the name away,
And on the sand where it had been
A bit of sea-grass lay.
A bit of sea-grass on the sand,
Dropped from a mermaid’s hair,
Ah, had she come to kiss his name
And leave a token there?

Sara Teasdale- 1911

Enjoy. Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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It’s all I have to bring today. A Poem.

In light of Valentine’s Day being this Saturday, we thought to publish a few poems. Don Cadoret, is a local artist we know and whose work we love. He included the following poem in an email announcing a new creation for Valentine’s Day. You can see his art at www.doncadoret.net/

It’s all I have to bring today
This, and my heart beside
This, and my heart, and all the fields
And all the meadows wide
Be sure you count – should I forget
Some one the sum could tell
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886

 

Enjoy. Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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