Friday, February 14, 2014

Full Valentine's Moon - February

February 14th, Full Snow Moon, 6:53 pm

Happy Valentine's Day!

The earliest known romantic valentine verse was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife in the 15th century:
Je suis desja d'amour tanné
Ma tres doulce Valentinée
[I am already sick of love,
My very gentle Valentine


True love is like a fine wine, the older the better.
- Fred Jacob

Shall we compare our hearts to a garden -
with beautiful blooms, straggling weeds,
swooping birds and sunshine, rain -
and most importantly, seeds.
- Grey Livingston

An old man in love is like a flower in winter.
- Portuguese Proverb

 A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn't put there to stay -
Love isn't love
'Til you give it away.
- Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, You Are Sixteen (Reprise)

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
- Lynda Barry

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