And as dear Meggie's latest contest reminds, Valentines Day is only two weeks away now! While I am thinking about trying to make her specified prompt into a sonnet, here's another (characteristically unpopular) valentine tribute to Mr. Dreamboy.
(sonnet # DVIII)
If just one day of ev'ry year sufficed
To make me thine, would all the dreary rest
Be equally sublime? We'd ne'er distressed,
Nor lost in ecstasies, but Love had spiced
We'd find? Until whate'er we'd sacrificed
To His demands was somehow by Him blest,
Aye worth it all at last, by Him caressed?
We'd thank Him as at first that He'd enticed?
When clear-face Dawn in blushing romance greets,
Suffused in tender pinks and baby blues,
By winsome serenades anon repeats
The wonder of fresh dew in golden muse,
We'll trade again, Dear Valentine, our sweets,
In Love's embrace lost, thankful that He woos.