31 January 2014

In preparation for Valentine's Day

As Saint Valentine's Day approaches, the Clerk of Oxford, noting an increasing number of Internet searches for romantic poetry from the Middle Ages, has posted a beautiful poem of mournful love, the first two stanzas of which are:
My woeful heart thus clad in pain
Knows not well what to do or say,
Long absence grieveth me so.

For lack of sight near am I slain;
All joy my heart hath in disdain,
Comfort from me is go.
A poem for those separated from the one they love, it is moving in its simplicity.  Go read the rest.

If you'd like something a bit more joyful, you might consider accepting Pope Francis' invitation for couples to join him on February 14th.

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