Sunday, 13 February 2011

A post for Valentines Day

I don't do Valentines Day... I've always found the whole commercialisation of love thing a bit strange.  But to be seasonal here is a picture of a heart because, well, it was just there, and also two snippets from Wendy Cope's June to December.  Enjoy :O)



Going Too Far
Cuddling the new telephone directory
After I found your name in it
Was going too far.

It's a safe bet you're not hugging a phone book,
Wherever you are.


Spring Onions
Decapitating the spring onions,
She made this mental note:
You can tell it's love, the real thing,
When you dream of slitting his throat.

(From Wendy Cope's Making Cocoa for Kinsley Amis)

6 comments:

Rural View said...

We don't do Valentine's Day either. My Dave and I show and tell each other we love each other every day of the year.

jabblog said...

I like Wendy Cope's verse - very pithy :-)
We don't 'do' Valentine's Day either. I always found it faintly creepy when I was teaching and fathers sent Valentine cards to their seven-year-old daughters :-/

svh2 said...

Nope, Valentine's Day doesn't feature in our lives, either... But I LOVE hearts and have them all over the house. There are three, two ceramic and one metal, hanging from the shelves over my desk as I type. Nice photo! (Of course!)

I googled 'Daily Shoot' and have favourited it. I might try some - just privately, to begin with. Do you have to be on Twitter to post? I used to tweet, but got fed up with my computer screen being filled with people telling me they were having a cup of coffee!

Penny

The Desert Rocks said...

Onions huh? Wonder what she felt dicing the sausage?

Barbara said...

The Desert Rocks - LOL!! Now that did make me laugh :O))
Jabblog - Hmmm, yes that is just a bit creepy!
Rural View - Now that's what love should be about...
Penny - I quite like hearts as shapes too, this little flower one is the only one i have though (my Mum bought it for me). There is a Flickr group for The Daily Shoot http://www.flickr.com/groups/dailyshoot/ you don't have to Tweet a link to your photo if you don't want, but there are all levels of photographers taking part. I only joined Twitter for that and follow very few people, Stephen Fry is one of them (I think he's great). I used to be very shy about posting photos anywhere, now I just don't care!

Laloofah said...

That's a lovely heart. If you're going to make a simple, subtle and classy nod to this crassly commercialized holiday, that's the way to do it. :-)

I liked the first poem, very clever. And I too had to LOL at Desert Rocks' comment about the second one!

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