Billet-doux (written on the occasion of Valentine’s day)

Edward John Poynter: Barine
(c) Edward John Poynter

I wrote for you all night long

An amorous billet-doux

Unveiling my maiden heart

To protest my love for you.

Mon amour, muse, god too

Yes you, who I worship like a mad priest…

Roses have lost their colour

Larks, their voice incarnate a beast

Days no longer are cheerful

My world, sans you, is deceased.

Oh love, azure eyed love, alack

Your blue is icy and frozen

Voice, a blazing trail of lust

Turning hearts to ashes and dust.

Adieu, adieu, I fear, so adieu…

To survive your frost and your flame

I wrote for you a billet-doux last night

And tore to bits upon the dawn of light.

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17 thoughts on “Billet-doux (written on the occasion of Valentine’s day)

  1. You inspire me, dear Kanika. The love you give, whether it is for a person or the love you put into your works of art, sets my heart on fire. If you had a super power it would be the ability to teach a loveless world to love again.

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