Monday, February 14, 2011


I've often taken aim
my feelings to proclaim.
Exquisitely I try to write
But results are simple and trite.
I want not your contempt
So I refuse to attempt
beautiful poetic form
that fails to adequately inform.
Many with talent and wit
have artfully displayed true spirit.
The masters can best address
what I sincerely want to express.

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs,
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes,
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
-- William Shakespeare

"There is only one happiness in life - to love and be loved."
George Sand

"Smiles, tears, of all my life - and if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"When you are in love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams."
Dr. Seuss


  1. love the quotes and want to add one...

    The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

  2. Wonderful quotes! Happy Valentines Day!

  3. Happy Valentines day Myrna! I needed a dose of Seuss

  4. lovely....hope you have a great valentines myrna...and i think you do quite well in verse...smiles.

  5. You've found some perfect pieces here to sum up love. Very much like the poem too :-)

  6. Nice quotes. I love the one by George Sands

  7. Beautiful poem and love quotes. Love is all we need ultimately - and a solution to everything.;)
    Hope you had a great Valentines and thank you for your touching words on my yesterdays post,

  8. Whay not write a verse? The masters can address but then they sometimes leave out certain intricate details. It is there you come in.

    Joy always,

  9. What beautiful words for Valentine's Day. I especially love the George Sand quote. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day Myrna!

  10. lovely quote.

    Happy Belated Valentine's Day.


  11. Humility is poo
    Do what you gotta do
    If it feels good to you
    We're bound to love it too

  12. I like your poem very much. We are who we are. Beautiful post.

  13. Your poem is wonderful Myrna...and my favorite quote nomination goes to............

    Dr. Seuss!!!

  14. Myrna, just a note to say hello and that I hope things are all right with you. (You've been a little quiet, Honey, and you are in my thoughts.)

  15. Myrna:

    Been a while. Dropping by to say hello and ask after you. Hope all is well at your end.


    In anticipation,

  16. hey there...have not heard from you in a while and thought i would drop in to say hi and hope all is well...