Friday, February 13, 2009

With Love on Valentine's Day....

May your Valentine's Day be special .

Of all my loves this is the first and last
That in the autumn of my years has grown,
A secret fern, a violet in the grass,
A final leaf where all the rest are gone.
Would that I could give all and more, my life,
My world, my thoughts, my arms, my breath, my future,
My love eternal, endless, infinite, yet brief,
As all loves are and hopes, though they endure.
You are my sun and stars, my night, my day,
My seasons, summer, winter, my sweet spring,
My autumn song, the church in which I pray,
My land and ocean, all that the earth can bring
Of glory and of sustenance, all that might be divine,
My alpha and my omega, and all that was ever mine.

William Shakespeare

Painting by William Dyce, Paolo and Francesca 1837


Unknown said...

Have a wonderful Valentines Day, this is a lovely post

Winifred said...

Lovely poetry, so suitable for today and every day!

Janet said...

He had a way with words, our Will. :-) Beautiful sonnet. Have a lovely day.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day--and are enjoying your weekend, Josephine. We were gone for a couple of days--doing some hiking and 'waterfalling'... Fabulous!!!!


DeniseinVA said...

Lovely! Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

George said...

This is a perfect Valentine Day post. I hope you had a great day.