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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy birthday to mr_earbrass, and happy early birthday to cookiefleck and firiath. May you three enjoy a fantastic day and may your next year be all you could wish!

I have a couple of quick links to share:

* If you, like me, enjoyed The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, you'll probably be interested in this post from John Granger: "Who is the Mockingjay? The Hidden Key to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy."

* Beginning tomorrow at The Hog's Head forums, there will be a view-through discussion of each episode of Joss Whedon's Firefly series. Everyone's invited!

Happy Valentine's Day to all! In honor of today's 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"


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 14th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Feb. 16th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I had a wonderful one, and I hope you did, too.
Feb. 14th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's Day! And thank you to the link for the article on 'Who is the Mockingjay'! I just finished reading both books (the good side to a power outage- time to read!) and loved them. I'm very intrigued to see if his theories are correct. :)
Feb. 16th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I had a wonderful one, and I hope you did, too.

And you're most welcome for the link. I love those books, too, and I'm just about to explode waiting for the third one to come out. :)
Feb. 14th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's Day, Amy!
Feb. 16th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I had a wonderful one, and I hope you did, too. Your icon puts a huge smile on my face. :)
Feb. 16th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
It was made by annwyn55. Sean's sooo heartable! :-D

Edited at 2010-02-16 06:03 pm (UTC)
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes! *hugs*
Feb. 17th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
You bet! *hugs*
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