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Happy Valentine's Day!

To all of you, my friends, a very happy Valentine's Day! :)

In honor of the occasion, a quote:

Hail Bishop Valentine, whose day this is,
All the air is thy Diocese,
And all the chirping choristers
And other birds are thy parishioners,
Thou marryest ever year
The lyric Lark, and the grave whispering Dove,
The Sparrow that neglects his life for love,
The household bird, with the red stomacher;
Thou maks't the black bird speed as soon,
As doth the Goldfinch, or the Halycon;
The husband cock looks out, and straight is sped,
And meets his wife, which brings her feather-bed.
This day more cheerfully than ever shine,
This day, which might enflame thy self, old Valentine.

Till now, thou warmd'st with mutiplying loves
Two larks, two sparrows, or two doves,
All that is nothing unto this,
For thou this day couplest two Phoenixes;
Thou mak'st a Taper see
What the sun never saw, and what the Ark
(Which was of fowls, and beasts, the cage and park,)
Did not contain, one bed contains, through thee,
Two Phoenixes, whose joined breasts
Are unto one another mutual nests,
Where motion kindles such fires, as shall give
Young Phoenixes, and yet the old shall love.
Whose love and courage never shall decline,
But make the whole year through, thy day, O Valentine....


from John Donne, "An Epithalamion, Or Marriage Song, On the Lady Elizabeth and Count Palatine Being Married on St. Valentine's Day"

Comments

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groovekittie
Feb. 14th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
I love your icon! I thought "Oh pretty!" and then the smiley face! I had a good laugh. :D
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 14th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yay! That was exactly my reaction when I first saw it. I got the Jedi giggles! :)
clara_posts
Feb. 14th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
Yay!I love a bit of John Donne :o)

And trust me to read the dedication as being to Count Palpatine ;oP

And the icon is *too* cute :o)
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 14th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love yours, too!

I am laughing at loud at the Palpatine comment. It's just more proof that, in the end, everything really is about Star Wars (or Star Wars really is about everything!!!). *wink*
fungus_files
Feb. 14th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
* *
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 14th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
euclase
Feb. 14th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's Day!

*hugs*

*also pets Liam icon*

:D
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 14th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
*huge hugs back*

You can quit petting Liam now.

No, really, I mean it.

LOL! ;)
thrihyrne
Feb. 14th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Lovely, lovely.

Happy Valentine's Day to you, my dear!!
♥ ♥
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 14th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *huge hugs*
estellye
Feb. 14th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Wow! Lady Elizabeth and Count Palatine must have either been quite something or had deep pockets and a penchant for the arts, lol. To be compared to a phoenix is exceptionally flattering.

Happy Valentine's Day, EH!
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 14th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
quite something or had deep pockets and a penchant for the arts

ROFLOL!

Happy Valentine's to you, too, my friend!
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