Thursday, February 14, 2008

Butterfly's heart-shaped wings

Couldn't avoid turning cursi on this Valentine's day, so here you have the heart-shaped wings of this butterfly: look onto what your love had turned on. And now, please everyone excuse me for this, :-) but I suppose I'm not the only one having mixed feelings for this kind of day. That's why I like this Ogden Nash's poem below. So have a somewhat happy valentine's day you all.



More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That's how much I love you.

I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That's how much you I love.

I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.

I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,
That's how you're love by me.


Ogden Nash, "To my Valentine".

5 comments:

tangerine said...

haha oh that poem was adorable.

runnerfrog said...

So glad you liked it, Samantha! And yes, the poem is funny and cute in its own way.

Christina said...

Really, C, you must stop with this romantic and gushy posting. Your over enthusiasm is bordering on disgusting. Chocolate?

Deb said...

Never was much for Feb. 14th V-Day, but whatever. I went with the heart theme also.

Any excuse to have some chocolate justifies the occasion. :-D

runnerfrog said...

@ C.: Totally (to both: to stopping being gushy and to chocolate...

@ D.: ...althought I don't need any special day as an excuse for chocolate... or for being gushy. :-)

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