Saturday, February 14, 2015

On Valentine's Day

Dorothy Parker: 
"One Perfect Rose"

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet--
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
"My fragile leaves," it said, "his heart enclose."
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get

One perfect rose.


Ms. A said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and John.

Merisi said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Vicki and John!

Thank you for sharing this poem, one of my favorites. Makes me smile each and every time. Hugs, M.

Stella Jones said...

Have a beautiful romantic day both of you.

Thérèse said...

What a sense of humour!
Happy Valentine's Day to you Vicky!

NCmountainwoman said...

I do love Dorothy Parker. Her humor is akin to mine although I am not so good at expressing it.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Frances said...

Ahh Miss Parker, how well you express yourself.

As do you, Ms. Lane.

Best Valentine's Day wishes to you and yours. xo

Brian Miller said...

ha. i hope you get just what you want for valentines....smiles...

i will take love over a rose or a flower....


Jime said...

Happy valentines day Vicki and John. Have a romantic and loving day.

L. D. said...

Great question to be asked. A perfect rose is wonderful but maybe there is more.

jennyfreckles said...

I'll take the rose over the limo any day.