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VALENTINES: Read Him or Her a Love Poem - Sweet & Short

Updated on March 15, 2016

It’s Such a Little Thing

It's such a little thing to weep,

So short a thing to sigh;

And yet by trades the size of these

We men and women die!

Emily Dickinson

Valentines?

Wiki probably knows better what Valentines is.

"Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished." Read More...

Just think what would happen if everyday is a Valentines Day. It's either we have a peaceful world or an overpopulated planet. What do you think?

I remember Valentines Day very well. A few years back I had a dinner date with a beautiful woman on a lakeside restaurant. It was Valentines day then. I remember the candle cast flickering shadows that further highlighted her beauty. I remember the lump on my throat whenever she looked into my eyes. I remember her wrapping her arms around my waist when it was time to go home.

For seven years we had a wonderful life. I was king. I had everything. I wanted nothing more. My life was complete. Then she left me. I learned the hard way.

I knew for sure that there is no pain greater than that of broken heart.

How can I forget Valentines Day?

A Most Suitable Gift

Chocolate, love cards and flowers sell well during the valentine season. These three are the most popular gifts around.

Chocolates, aside from promoting obesity and diabetes... the guy may get a taste of his investment back when the gal opens it (does it taste good? here let me try some).Bake a chocolate cake yourself. Ii matters not how it looks. What matters is that you made it yourself.

Love cards are the easiest to get. Just drop in at your local bookstore and choose one from the thousands upon thousands displayed among the shelves. Making your own would top everything.

Flowers? You can get it online for under $10.00. But if you really have to give flowers. Give it to her or him personally. Nothing beats a gift with a personal touch.

My personal favorite is to give gifts one gift a day a week before valentines, The Seven Days of Valentines. On Valentines day... make sure both of you are together. A walk in the park, an ice cream cone, a simple dinner date, a movie, a night by the fireplace... it doesn't need to be extravagant. Extravagance kills the beauty of Valentines unless your proposing..

Or read her or him a poem. I've got list of my favorite love poems below you really need to hear. I still get that lump in my throat... even the sting of silent tears for I never got the chance to read it to her.  

She Walks In Beauty

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When You Are Old

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A Red Red Rose

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My Burning Heart and Bitter Sweet

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Love's Philosophy

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One question...

do you still enjoy Valentines the way you used to when you were in your teens?

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Doctor of lonely hearts... give us your diagnosis.

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      Savannah\Alice 

      9 years ago

      I love making comments this was cool america\internet is so fun LOL:) Yah, Im 12 years old:)

    • Mike Kage profile image

      Mike Kage 

      9 years ago from New Hampshire, New England, USA, North America

      Very nice list. Methinks I shall use one of them. But wait! No mention of the Sonnets? Alas.

    • needful things profile imageAUTHOR

      needful things 

      9 years ago from Poland

      LOL. I like to listen to them when I get tired of mp3s... they sure can capture the soul of humanity. Glad you liked them.

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      Sheila 

      9 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Yeats and Neruda. The new Glimmer Twins! Ok -- I can eschew the silliness of Valentine's Day (the guy WAS clubbed to death, after all), but enjoy the great poetry. The readings are really good -- I hadn't realized how much there is on YouTube.

      Thanks for that.

    • needful things profile imageAUTHOR

      needful things 

      9 years ago from Poland

      Thanks Sidd...

    • SiddSingh profile image

      SiddSingh 

      9 years ago

      Hi NT,

      Nice useful Hub, just in time for the D-Day itself. Thanks!

    • needful things profile imageAUTHOR

      needful things 

      9 years ago from Poland

      Wow! I like Poem 15. A beautiful poem beautifully read.

      and Poem 20. Now that just makes me very sad. It cuts like a knife... A sad poem indeed.

      Here's a poetry reading of the Poem #20:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yanU4dFC7lU

      I have two more hubs in the works on poetry... I'd like to include them. Thank you very much for sharing them especially #20.

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      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Poem 20: http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/5819/20.html&nb...

      Poem 15: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oFG661C08yI

      I prefer the original Spanish version for poem 20, I think the cadence works way better in Spanish, still, the English is lovely too.  For the poem 15, Glenn close does a fantastic but fantastic job of reciting the poem!  I hope you enjoy :-)

    • needful things profile imageAUTHOR

      needful things 

      9 years ago from Poland

      Sure... no problem... just send me the links.

    • Elena. profile image

      Elena. 

      9 years ago from Madrid

      Hi needful things!  First of all thanks so much for linking to my Love Letters hub!

      I dig the way you provide videos of the poems, it's wonderful!  Can I just list two of my favorite love poems here?  Both are by Neruda, poems 15 and 20 from the book "Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair".

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