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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Tuesday Platform


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.

If you have any thoughts to share, ideas you wish to release into the wild or a world view to express, then you have come to the right place. Please share a poem of your choice and enjoy the company of your fellow scribes. We look forward to reading you and hope you have a wonderful day ahead.

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29 comments:

Jae Rose said...

It's hard to pick a favourite song..happy valentines to all

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Jae; Happy Valentine's Day!πŸ’ž

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

My very favourite love songs, which I can't choose between, are "Somewhere (there's a place for us)" from West Side Story and Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne". I love every other love song Cohen ever wrote, too ... and I'm also fond of one in a very different mood: Elvis Presley's "Wooden Heart" from GI Blues.

I thought I'd better choose something romantic to share this time. I found one from years ago, in fact even older than the date I posted it on the blog (it predates the creation of the blog). But I still like it, and the memories it evokes.

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rosemary; Oh yes, those songs are definitely timeless!πŸ’ž Just read your poem... so beautiful!πŸ’ž Happy Valentine's Day!πŸ’ž

Gillena Cox said...

Love them all

Thanks for a really nice prompt today Sanaa

Debi Swim said...

Joe Cocker "You are so beautiful to me"

brudberg said...

Hello all.. I link up a memory that caught up with me the other night.

rallentanda said...

Thank you for a fun prompt Saana and all the songs. My favourite love song is 'Never Let Me Go 'by Vince Jones.I have been swimming to this all summer.Hope you like it.

rallentanda said...

Happy Valentines Day everyone. !

Anonymous said...

the best love songs are the saddest ones - "Autumn leaves" perhaps or something from the Great American Songbook but its supposed to be Happy Valentines - when love is starting to blossom so how about "the first time ever I saw your face". Meanwhile am linking with a morning song of sorts - and birds are included - thanks Sanaa

Debi Swim said...

Joe Cocker "You Are So Beautiful"

brudberg said...

No Ordinary love by Sade
November rain by Guns and Roses
Wicked games by Chris Isaak
Love Hurts by Nazareth (or Gram Parsons)

Just a few for our play list.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

You guys are awesome!πŸ’ž Love has definitely made its way into the garden and I can't stop smiling!πŸ’ž

@Gillena; Good to see you!πŸ’ž
@Rall; I'll be sure to check it out!😍

@Laura, You're absolutely right! They do tug at our hearts!πŸ’ž
@Debi; Oh yes! That's a lovely song!!😍

@Bjorn; Oh yes, those are one of the greatest hits! Thank you for adding them to our playlist!πŸ’ž

Magaly Guerrero said...

My contribution isn't romantic at all. But to everyone who celebrate Valentine's Day, may tomorrow be everything you wish it to be!

Timoteo said...

Hey Toads...it's another one of those "mushy" love poems you're so used to seeing from me. Enjoy!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Magaly; Thank youπŸ’ž Loved your poem.. its deliciously dark and enticing! Happy Vampire SoirΓ¨e to you!πŸ’ž

@Timoteo; Thank you for joining us!πŸ’ž

Vivian Zems said...

Hi Toads! My love for all things sweet is reflected in my write. Happy Valentines day!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Vivian; Loved it!πŸ’ž Happy Valentine's Day to you too!πŸ’ž

Marian said...

Impossible to pick just one favorite love song! But "My Funny Valentine" is one of the best, and in my book the best version is by Rickie Lee Jones.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Marian; I ll definitely check out that version πŸ’ž Happy Valentine's Day!😘

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Some poets here, and a singer I know, will be presenting an evening of "Love Songs to the Earth" in a week or two, and have invited people to share poems the open section – so of course I have now written a poem for that occasion too, haven't I? And have linked it here.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, Toads! Thanks, Sanaa! Happy Valentin's Day, all!

Margaret said...

I'll be back Wednesday morning to visit and comment. Happy Valentines Day in advance

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday...um Wednesday! I will be back to read later...sleep calls.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rosemary; That's wonderful!πŸ’ž Can't wait to read you!πŸ’ž

@Frank; Happy Valentine's Day to you too!πŸ’ž
@Margaret; Happy Valentine's Day!πŸ’ž Take your time, good to see you!πŸ’ž

@Susie: Goodnight, sweet dreams πŸ’žπŸ’ž

Jim said...

♡ ♡ ♡ HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY you all
Really good message, Sanaa. ♡ ♡ ♡

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Jim; Happy Valentine's Day to you tooπŸ’ž

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I have a poem just for this day to share. I was sick again but look forward to being back. Can't wait to see what people have today.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Bekkie; Happy Valentine's Day!πŸ’ž Thanks for joining us!🍹