Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Unspoken Valentine


On Valentine's Day heartfelt sentiments are shared on Hallmark's papers. But, sometimes the deepest love is never spoken aloud, and a card is never sent. That feeling is "hauntingly" captured in Sara Teasdale's poem "The Look." This has been my favorite love poem since I first read it at age 20! Once again I share it with you because it speaks of a time and place that most of us remember and visit every now and then in our solitude.
The Look

Strephon kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Strephon's kiss was lost in jest,
Robin's lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin's eyes
Haunts me night and day.
~~Sara Teasdale~~

5 comments:

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, what a beautiful poem. Sweet, says it all ...

Happy Valentine's
Have a great week!
Hugs, Marydon

Sandra said...

Simply lovely! Love never has to say anything; it only has to be.

Valrie said...

There all sorts of love in the world and I'll be posting a new poem soon! Enjoyed reading this one again!

Valrie

Emma Rose said...

Wonderful! I loved it.

Deborah said...

This is a beautiful poem and I think every women has a Colin in her life!!
xxoo
Deborah