Do you celebrate St Valentine and the tradition of courtly love,
Or is your celebration not focused on spiritual things from above?
What do your senses speak of when faced with what thrills you?
I’ll list some of what are mine, there are only a few.
Awe and wonderment at Caravaggio’s talent at painted pain.
A choristers high pitch does exactly the same!
Mirella Freni as she breaks through that note.
Affects me deeply as I feel so remote.
The existence of tranquility in a place I’ve often been,
Reminds my conscience of beauty that’s all around but seldom seen.
The light, simple touch from the woman whom I so deeply adore
Awakens my sense of selfishness as I crave for nothing more!
However, you celebrate this day of a Saint
Celebrate love without inhibitions of shyness or restraint.
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