Your partner is not into it? You don’t have a partner – (and you’re not looking either)? So what?$#!! This is a day to smell the flowers, to eat a little dark chocolate … and to write a ditty just for the heck of it. So you wrote it in a card and sent it to yourself? Good! If you’re not the ditty-writing type, here’s one of mine you’re welcome to croon out to the night air, send to a lusciously desired love or, more realistically, read to your partner snoring in the chair …
A Chocolate Rose
Tis said St Valentine fervently prayed
To serve a world divinely made
His deepest prayers to the almighty
Were also heard by Aphrodite
So he was blessed from high above with
A double dose of divine love
What to do with the overflow?
So much love and nowhere to go!
(No planes or cars on air or street;
He only had two sandal’d feet)
Luckily Cupid rescued the fellow
Providing wings and a bow and arrow
Now every year around Beltane
The forces of love conspire to inflame
Each heart to soar and seek a mate
And you, my love, I ask to take
Will you be my sweet Valentine
To share with me the love divine?
Would you I pledge my life this day?
Or rather you fancy an evening’s play?
A burst of lust – lofty or sporty?
Long live love – and Aphrodite!
Here’s to love and discarded clothes!
Here’s to St Val, and a chocolate rose!