It's hearts and flowers day - a great day to be in love. For those without without a partner it can be a very depressing Valentine's Day (I remember it well!)
For the origins of this lovey, dovey day click here.
Anyone for a love poem?
"The Good-Morrow" by John Donne
I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den? 'Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be. If ever any beauty I did see, Which I desired, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee.
And now good-morrow to our waking souls, Which watch not one another out of fear; For love all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room an every where. Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone, Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown, Let us possess one world; each hath one, and is one.
My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears, And true plain hearts do in the faces rest; Where can we find two better hemispheres, Without sharp north, without declining west? Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.