THREE VALENTINES
(The first is by Thomas Hood,
and the other two aren't)

Love, if it be to choose
And call thee mine,
Love, thou art every day
My Valentine.


1940 - 1968

Of all the dear things that I own
The chiefest one is mine alone
And close as is the hand in glove,
My sweet and twenty-eight-year love.

1940 - 1991

It's over fifty years since then;
If you had your time again,
Could you once again resign
Yourself to be my Valentine ?

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