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Below is the poem entitled VALENTINUS which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Valentinus, Love’s sentinel, 
who sanctified the heart’s free will,
and knew strength shuns not tenderness,
so enraptured hearts he would bless 
and God’s plan he helped to fulfill. 

Claudius, Love’s censorial,
denied his soldiers wedding thrills,
then proclaimed a good priest lawless...

Yes, ancient lore, yet now couples
conquer midwinter’s endless chill
with crimson rose, a bold caress,
or words chosen for their sweetness,
True affection hidden until 

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  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:23:00 AM
    ohhh...this is good!!! love glad you shared you bunches, deb

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:21:00 PM
    how utterly amazing to share this Valentine poem Cyndi .. luv is always in my air space .. so good to read u as I am on slow mend with this health crisis far from over luv .. thankxx for prayers and sweet comments too ..hope to be on daily as health allows ..

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 7:52:00 AM
    We always learn some interesting stuff written in your usual clever and joyful style! Love and hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 12:23:00 AM
    awesome write you are very smart

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Always something new from you..something to learn, to mull, thank you! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:49:00 PM
    I forever search for something ordinary about anything you write and fail to find it---I will continue my wonderful yet fruitless journey.

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 8:46:00 AM
    this is wonderful Cyndi, truly poetic and a joy to read....

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 11:53:00 AM
    A beautiful write, Cyndi! I love the historical info you've woven throughout. Love, Kim