Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I must admit, three valentine posts may be a "bit much," but I liked all these poems and couldn't decide on just one! :-)
Conversation Hearts

In February, bring them home,
pink, yellow, lavender
and lime pastels
to be read by the tongue
that licks the chalk
and tastes what it spells.

I'll give you a boxful,
tasting of daphne, lupine,
mint and columbine;
a mouthful of secrets,
lovelier than whispers,
dear ones, friends

by Nina Payne

Maybe these flowers don't quite match the poem, but don't they get you ready for those early, early Spring bouquets?
(This bouquet was created in May 2008) :-)
Happy Valentine's Day!
(The end)


Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

The bouquet is so divine! Hope you have a beautiful Valentine's Day!


Gail said...


The best poems for holidays are always here! Lovely bouquet...have a delicious day my friend...How much snow did you finally get?


gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love the spring bouquets, it's very sweet. I've liked all of your poems. Happy Valentine's Day!

Shady Gardener said...

Cameron, Gail and Catherine, Thank you for putting up with all three posts! ;-) Happy Valentine's Day to each of you!!

Anonymous said...

Gets me thinking I should go out and check my lily-of-the-valley. Sweet.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Grace, Happy Valentine's Day. :-)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

No such thing as too many posts on any topic, 'Shady'. I love the simple charm of that bouquet--delicate and heartfelt. Hope it's been a lovely day for you and yours.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lovely poem and I do think the flowers go with it. Happy Valentines Day.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you Jodi, it has been a beautiful day weatherwise, and a very nice day in every other way. Happy 'Heart' Day! :-)

Lisa, Thanks. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too. :-)

Rosemary said...

Love all your poems , will be interested in seeing your amyarllis flower , so many!

Kathleen said...

I agree with Jodi ~ you can't have too many posts/poems on a subject. I can see why you couldn't choose just one! Pretty bouquet ~ so delicate looking.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

It snowed here again, but a nice couple of inches that lay so nicely on the branches of trees and shrubs. Two of my single gal-pal friends and I went out to lunch and then for a stroll through two antique malls. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Rosemary, Thanks! I'm excited to see them, too! (I've learned to bring them indoors way before the end of October!) ;-)

Kathleen, I can see that YOU would really like such a little bouquet. (I did, too!) ;-) It was just beautiful.

Monica, What a fun day you had!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the bouquet as much as the poem. May I have one of those candy hearts? /Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Deb, Absolutely!! :-)