Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Offerings

     you be
     my true knight,
     bright though rusted;
     brave as a tiger,
     one I’ve always trusted
     to save me from my nightmares
     with your own prancing, dancing tongue?
     Hold me tight and kiss away my cares.

     Will you be my true knight, bright though rusted?

     Image from marxist.com

There's a nice, romantic-ish poem for Valentine's Day for all you old school romantics out there.  The  form is a Dectina Refrain created by Marion Friedenthal, with each line containing the following number of syllables: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and the refrain repeats lines 1-4.  Go to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads to see other love poem that don't use the word 'love' in them.  This next one doesn't fit the bill, but it's just for fun.  Those of you with a slightly more twisted and humorous view of the day, this one is for you:

     My Love

     My love is like a red, red truck,
     All he wants to do is...

          drive around

     C'mon, what did ya think I was gonna say? 

       Image by magnoliamerryweather.tumblr.com   


  1. LOL well vulgar is fun too and a rhyme could have come due too..haha But funny none the less.

  2. Happy Valentine's day. I haven't checked in for a while. I love your blog!

  3. i find it cute too... happy valentines!


  4. nice job, the second piece was funny, the first piece I like how that form worked out, very nice write. Thanks

  5. I just love your romanticish Quixoticish poem, and the red truck made me laugh and laugh, Mary.
    Fun for me, because I saved the page so I'd have the Dectina Refrain form on file, and the red truck is a bonus when I need a giggle.

    1. Thanks Kay :o) Yes, those windmills need to be tilted at! And glad you got a laugh too. lol

  6. Love your take on the image... we should all find such a knight!

  7. oooh i am curious about that form! and uh, yeah i wanna drive around, too.

    1. Good one Marian. I think we all need some driving in our lives, lol. It does give a whole new meaning to the term 'Sunday driver' though. (giggle)

  8. I have a knight he showed up in a white jeep instead of a white horse, lol! I love all the imagery you shared!

    The red truck was fun to read....
    Happy Valentine's Day~

    1. Ella - a knight in a jeep is terrific! Good for you! Thanks, and happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

  9. Hi Mary,
    I loved both of these. In the second I thought you might say ...


  10. "Will you be my true knight, bright though rusted?" I qualify on both counts. So how do I apply?