It is an exciting month – February; time for love, romance, roses and chocolates to mention a few. Since I was young, Valentine’s day has been celebrated even at school. As early as kindergarten, I can recall that my teacher will help me make few Valentine cards for my parents and friends. Where does Valentine Day come? Many myths I read about it. According to the legend, it started in the Roman pagan festival, the Feast of Lupercalia, goddess of fertility. But why name the February 14 as the Valentine’s Day if it is so?
The Roman Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Valentine for many years but removed in the General Roman Calendar in 1969 ‒ one of the casualties in the revision. The reason; Saint Valentine had so little known factual – except February 14 was the day of his burial. Albeit removed Saint Valentine; he has a place in the Roman Martyrology. What has Cupid got to do with Valentine? According to the Roman Mythology, Cupid, the son of Venus was a winged boy and mischievous smiles. Cupid has a bow and arrow and whoever he strikes will not die but fall in love.
I chose to believe that Valentine Day comes from Saint Valentine, and I would not argue that this saint has a place in my heart. I will forever think that this human being gave love and devotion tested through times. For he made me feel and will forever remind me that February 14 is the day for love – to give importance to my dearest one. It is the day I celebrate each year not only to receive roses, box of chocolates, lovely greeting card, romantic dinner with champagne and caviar. But to take into account that the man who won my heart entwined with his. In return for all his good deeds, I will forever cherish and value the passion that I accept. Oh! Valentine’s Day, I welcome you every day!
I dedicate this poem to all the woman who are in love and to those who aren’t yet. It is never too late, love is just around the bend. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO ALL!
BY: VIRGINIA CLOSE
Beautiful day came to my life;
A man fetching as can be.
Vision of my dream every night;
Handsome as Adonis to cherish me
The smiles he brings is heaven;
Caresses my soul within.
I adore his charm and poise;
His gentle hands repose.
The kisses that he gives;
Twinkles the stars above
Touch of the celestial perceive;
In him, I found the love.
My love everlasting is immortal;
The stellar and all the constellation agree.
With feelings of deception, that will never be.
The purest of my love is all I give to thee.
My breath will cease to stop someday;
My body will leave this earth for sure.
With the soil, it will break into pieces,
Thus, blend with earthen loam.
Although my body is not present
My spirit will still linger;
My love is perpetual and undying.
In heaven, we shall meet again.