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#1 Guest_Jennifer B_*

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:03 PM

I know it's a little off topic but I'd like to share my valentines day poem with you all. :lol:

A Valentine is nothing like
A chocolate or a rose.
For in a week these shall be gone,
But Valentines remain.
If love were always sweet to tongue
Or fragrant to the nose,
Each day would be like Valentine's,
And we would go insane.

A Valentine just hangs around
Waiting to be kissed
Long after special days have passed
And every days are here.

So one is wise to choose one well
And chocolates to resist.
For in the midst of mania
It's nice to have one near.

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#2 yannis_s

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:20 PM

Hi Jennifer,
thanks for the poem. Here is another one based on a traditional song from Kalymnos, a small Greek island:
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Of Salt and Truth
by Jena Woodhouse


My love smells of the naked sea -
no cloth can mask this purity:
he'll carry it within his flesh
until he lies in earth's dim vault.

Tobacco, raki, women's breath
can leave merely a passing trace,
for deeper than the shore's warm scents
is branded brine, the taste of saltů

Our word for salt - alati,
and our word for truth - aleithia,
are as the left hand to the right;
they balance scales invisibly,
like the eyes of martyrs -
like the eyes of Saint Paraskevi -
salt and truth are our reality,
devoid of compromiseů
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