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'Lord Valentine's Heart

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'Lord Valentine's Heart

To thee, my love, I send a well worn heart
though wrapped in crimson satin and unbeating
I fill it with sweet meats and love's entreating's
Oh please return, we've been too long apart.

I brood at break of dawn and setting sun
behind the velvet cloth of our bower.
I stare from arched turrets in our tower
and strain to hear the homeward hoof beats start.

Hear me now return, I'm left with but a part
of a life not worth living without my dove.
Your Valentine is but a token love,
for needs be, I've much more to impart.

To thee, my better half, my sweetest bride
will you return to me, will you homeward ride.


*A Canzone is a pre-curser to the sonnet
and has 10-11 mixed metered lines, I have used
Dante's end rhyme pattern [abbcdeeccffcgg]

Contest: Your Best Rhyme
Poet: Debbie Guzzi


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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Thanks for the introduction to the Canzone, Debbie, this is a lovely Valentine poem, enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Where art thou, that used to ride homeward with me? / Knowest thou not that I have much to impart thee?

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:37:00 PM
    Congrats Deb! Whoa, this form seems conplicated! BG

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:11:00 PM
    deb, you did outstandingly well with yours!! The form, the theme. So nice!!! Congrats on the winners list. You were braver than I to try this contest!! (I actually have a poem similar to this one of yours but not using the antiquated language the contest required!!)

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Congratulation on your win. Well deserved. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 4:05:00 AM
    'I brood at break of dawn and setting sun'...wow cher, great line!...Congrats, my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:07:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Debbie

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:48:00 PM
    Congrats Debbie ....Seren

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:00:00 PM
    Congrats......

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:26:00 PM
    You take me back to days of old, with this beauty, congrats Debbie on a poem well penned xxx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Debbie, Congratulations with your THEES and Thous, :-)..always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 4:47:00 PM
    And once again, you (not surprising) took the form and made your entry more difficult! You are often under estimated......taking the road less traveled!! I applaud!!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 12:06:00 PM
    One valentine missing the other !! Well written, Debbie !! Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Another astounding win oh cool one, congratulations xx

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Debbie; I loved it from the begininng to the end. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Every time I read something of yours I learn something,, thank you for reading my "family Hair" Have a blessed day Debbie ;}

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Interesting penned lines..Great imagination that you must have..Thanks for stopping by my work "Asparagus"..Sara

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
    the rhythm is great

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Great poem with a good sense of the old time. Beautiful but sad situation here, which means you did a fantastic job of capturing the emotions.

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Well you professionals sure talk above my head all I know is this is lovely and sounds like music. You put a wanna be to shame but I just love hanging around you guys.

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