Everyday I receive a poem in my email from Poets.org because the best way to become a better writer is to read. Today, I suppose in honor of Valentine’s Day, was a poem by the master of language, John Donne. He’s written some of the most lyrical and beautiful love poetry in history; this doesn’t surprise me as he had 12 (I think?) children with the same woman (which I recently learned this weekend). The poem for today is Lovers’ Infiniteness and it really made my morning.
by John Donne
If yet I have not all the love,
Or if then thou gavest me all,
Yet I would not have all yet,
Anyway, on the subject of love and mushy stuff, I’ve been listening to Train obsessively lately because I think their songs are sweet. I don’t care how trite “Hey Soul Sister” is or how mushy “If It’s Love” is, I love Train. And the boyfran, cause he’s kind of awesome.
I confess you are the best thing in my life.
But I’m afraid when I hear stories about a husband and wife
There’s no happy endings, no Henry Lee
But you are the greatest thing about me.
If it’s love,
And we decide that it’s forever
No one else could do it better.
If it’s love,
And we’re two birds of a feather
Then the rest is just whenever,
And if I’m addicted to loving you
And you’re addicted to my love too
We can be them two birds of a feather that flock together
Happy Valentine’s Day / Happy One-Week Until My Birthday Day!!!!
I ❤ Train