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Old 02-12-2009, 09:19 AM   #226
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Default Happy Valentine's Day!

What Am I?
By Tara Teagan.

You send me to the folks you love
With words like, "Please be mine!"
I'm often heart-shaped, colored red;
I am a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _!
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The Valentine Shop
By Elder Roosevelt Herring, 1935.

Right next door to where I stop
Is the cutest little shop
With Valentines just everywhere --
I always pause a while and stare.

There are such big ones on the wall,
And on the counter, some quite small;
The little ones, my penny buys,
The bigger ones, just call for sighs.

The children gather at the door
And then run in to buy some more,
To have enough for every one,
Oh, Valentines are lots of fun!
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The Sweetstuff Wife
By Eleanor Farjeon.

The Sweetstuff Wife in the queer little shop
Has four little window-panes
With bottles of bulls-eye and lollipop,
Peardrop, lemon drop, chocolate drop,
Boxes of gay tin trains,
Comfits of every color too,
With mottos on them, like "I Love You"
And "Do You Love Me?" "Be Kind," "Be True,"
And horses with fluffy manes,
And sawdust dollies with china heads,
And painted tea-sets, and tiny beds,
And balls with quarters of blues and reds,
And butterfly aeroplanes,
And sugar biscuits, and sweet cigars,
And ninepins, and wind-up motor-cars,
And masks and crackers and silver stars
And paper flowers and chains.
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Mother's Valentine
By Velda Blumhagen.

(Small child holding Valentine)

This is my nicest valentine,
All trimmed with hearts and flowers.
I tried to be so careful,
And I worked just hours and hours.
That's my picture in the middle;
And I wrote these verses here. (opens valentine)
I tried to do my very best,
It's for my Mother dear.
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Love
By Mary Carolyn Davies.

I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;

I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things

That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song . . .
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What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. (Aristotle).
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