Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. February has long been a month of romance and is associated with Valentine's Day celebrations. The origin of this day goes back as early as 270 A.D. But it was only during the 14th century that St. Valentine's Day became definitively associated with love. In medieval France and England, it was believed that birds mated on February 14. Hence, Chaucer used the image of birds as the symbol of lovers in poems dedicated to the day. In Chaucer's "The Parliament of Fowls," the royal engagement, the mating season of birds, and St. Valentine's Day are related:
"For this was on St. Valentine's Day, when every fowl cometh there to choose his mate."
Interesting, isn't it? I came across this wonderful compilation of love songs and couldn't resist sharing it with you guys. It's really hard to pick a favorite song but if I had to it would most definitely be "I knew I loved you" by Savage Garden. I would love to know what are your all time favorite love songs in the comment section.
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