Monday, February 14, 2011

A Poem About St. Valentine

Happy Valentine's Dayimage from Enchanted Gardens

Valentine's Day History
There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day.
Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine,
a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity.
He died on February 14, 269 A.D.,
the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries.
Legend also says that St. Valentine
left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter,
who had become his friend,
and signed it "From Your Valentine".

It inspired me tonight to write this poem.....
The Legend of St. Valentine

I have languished long in this prison cold,
Where it is dank and reeks of mold.
I have whispered your name to God above
and am thoroughly besotted with this love,
A love that will never be recieved,
A love that can never be achieved,
A love that cries its mournful tune.
As I gaze through the bars at the far away moon.

I will never hold your hand in mine.
Nor sit at a table and watch you dine.
I have chosen my path, and sealed my fate,
When I took an oath by the old oak gate
To stand up for God, my chosen King,
And renounced the heathen with the golden ring.
I have asked for nothing, my sweet miss,
Except for the chance to steal a kiss.
For a kiss from you would surely be,
The only earthly pleasure left for me.
A kiss to send me on my way,
To the guillotine on
Judgement Day.

Be brave, dear heart, when I pass by,
And know that I will be standing nigh,
And waiting for you by Heaven's shore,
When life has cast you past Earth's Door.

Goodbye my dear,
You will be fine
for you've been well loved
by your Valentine.

©Diana Kosmoski 2/14/11

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24 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Di,
Your a poet and I never know'd it? Beautiful poem, your a woman of many talents! Have a wonderful day!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

You are a woman of many hidden talents. You definitely have a knack for writing. That's a lovely poem.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Suzann said...

Wow Diana the poem is very sweet.
What a talented lady you are :)
Enjoy your day!!!!
Suzann xoxox

Donna said...

Beautiful Diana!
What a talented lady you are! Happy Valentine's Day!!

CIELO said...

What a beautiful poem--full of magic; the real magic that cometh from above, from our Heavenly Father... thank YOU for making me closer to HIM this morning... and a big warm hug to you my dear blogging friend! Be blessed; be joyfull!.

Cielo

Patty Patterson said...

The story of a martyr is always one of great courage and the poem puts that in a whole new aspect. The martyr must gather his courage from love.... the strongest of human emotion.

Have you ever read Fox's book of Martyr's? It has amazing stories of people who died for their faith.

And compared to the martyrs of the past and our contries forefathers, I sometimes wonder if we're not a nation of wimps, now. Do you know anyone with that kind of courage and that kind of love?

Tete said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Great image and you nailed the poem!
Hope you have a fun day!
Hugs- Tete

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Diana your poem is beautiful!! Happy Valentines Day!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Diana,
You are such a talented writer. I love your poem! Happy valentines day friend.

xo,
Danielle

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! Your Poem was amazing!!! Enjoy your week!!!
xo Lisa

Pamela said...

Wow I am impressed! That was beautiful!!

I can't thank you enough for my beautiful Valentine this morning!!! I had just received Valentine's from hubby and my adoring Sam sat down with my coffee to check my emails....it was the nicest surprise! A wonderful way to start my day!!
Happy Valentine's Day Diana!!
Pamela xo

Kathy said...

Diana...
That says it all my friend.
Love....the mystery/gift of the ages...
Thanks for stopping in today, always enjoy your visits.
Happy Valentines to you and yours,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rebecca said...

Oh girl...you have said it all. Beautiful, talented, GORGEOUS YOU. Yes...NanaGirl...you ROCK!

You bless and inspire us all.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Love,
Rebecca

At The Picket Fence said...

Diana you are beyond talented! You really do have the gift of putting feelings and emotions into words and conveying it so eloquently to others! Happy Valentine's Day my friend!
Vanessa

SavannahGranny said...

OMG! This is beautiful. Thank you so much for this poem. You are so talented. SUPER FANTASTIC!! Happy Valentine's Day to you, Ginger

Love of the Sea said...

Impressive poem. Great photo. Happy Valentines Day!! xoxo :)

Pam said...

I was expecting some naughty limerick and here is this amazingly sweet poem. You are a woman of many talents!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh my such sweetness out of the mouth of Miss Nana! Happy Valentines day! You are so creative with your writing. XO

Bella said...

Hi Diana,
You are really something, you know:-) A lovely poem!!
The girls all look so beautiful dolled up... I must admit I am a bit naughty, and do hope you are gonna share your hair-do too :-))
Hugs,
Bella

Sue said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!.....what a wonderful poem...such a talent you are..
Looking forward to seeing Sweet Cheeks and her peeps tomorrow...

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful poem, Diana. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in so many ways.
Roeshel

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Lady! May the Lord bless you.
Hugs ~*~ Wendy ~*~

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Beautiful poem. You are such a creative and talented person. Thank you so much for sharing your poem with us.
Happy Valentine's Day!

bikim said...

lovely post!
happy day!
rosa