Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day Poems by Aileen Fisher & Irene Latham


I gave a hundred Valentines.
A hundred, did I say?
I gave a thousand Valentines
one cold and wintry day.

I didn't put my name on them
or any other words,
because my valentines were seeds
for February birds.

- Aileen Fisher


I didn't get any Valentines.
No Valentines at all.
My pockets are empty.
I'm feeling very small.

Then a snowflake hits my nose.
A cardinal flutters by.
Can it still be called a Valentine
when it comes from the sky?

- Irene Latham



  1. Ah, Aileen Fisher & Irene Latham, the best words!

    Here’s my Happy Valentine,
    sent by sky mail, too.
    Look up, it’s traveling on a cloud
    all the way to you!
    - Linda

  2. It's definitely still a valentine!
    Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie! xo

  3. Irene, congrats on all the accolades you and Charles are receiving for CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR. So well deserved!

  4. Good Morning! What a lovely way to start today....sweet, sweet and varied Valentines. I love that Can I Touch Your Hair is getting the recognition it deserves. I hope that the boost of energy from that translates into getting more of your ideas into words and out into the world. We need them and all your love, Irene. The kids need it all.

  5. How delightful, Irene! Both poems are beautiful sentiments.


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