Valentine Half & Half Poetry

Poetry with a perfect 1st line & worst 2nd line


[These are entries to a Washington Post competition asking for a rhyme with the most romantic first line... but the least romantic second line…]

I thought that I could love no other
Until, that is, I met your brother.

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl’s empty and so is your head.

Of loving beauty you float with grace
If only you could hide your face.

Kind, intelligent, loving and hot;
This describes everything you are not.

I want to feel your sweet embrace,
But don’t take that paper bag off of your face.

I love your smile, your face, and your eyes -
Damn, I’m good at telling lies!

My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:
Marrying you screwed up my life.

I see your face when I am dreaming...
That’s why I always wake up screaming.

My love, you take my breath away -
What have you stepped in to smell this way.

What inspired this amorous rhyme?
Two parts vodka, one part lime.



QuotaBills
Wine is bottled poetry. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Love is the poetry of the senses. - Honore de Balzac

I want to make a poem of my life. - Yukio Mishima

I like Beethoven, especially the poems. - Ringo Starr

A poem begins with a lump in the throat. - Robert Frost

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery

This poem will never reach its destination. - Voltaire

You campaign in poetry; you govern in prose. - Mario Cuomo

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. - Oscar Wilde

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. - Robert Frost

Valentine's Day is the poet's holiday. - Ted Kooser

She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx. - Laini Taylor

Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings. - W H Auden

I write poems like some people sing in the bathroom. - Amit Bhatia

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. - Robert Frost

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree. - Joyce Kilmer

Valentine hearts beat more passionately than everyday hearts. - Unknown

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. - Walt Whitman

Prose is a museum, where all the old weapons of poetry are kept. - T.E. Hulme

Valentine's Day is like Armistice Day - you declare a truce. - Milton Berle

Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January. - Jim Gaffigan

There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T Washington

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people. - Adrian Mitchell

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. - Rainer M. Rilke

Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day. - Jay Leno

Valentine's day without your love is like a year without the Internet. - Santosh Kalwar

There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money, either. - Robert Graves

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable. - W H Auden

Valentine's Day is the day when you remember that Cupid was a lousy shot. - Milton Berle

She was nice to him on Valentine's Day. She gave him a heart-shaped rash. - Milton Berle

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine. - Christopher Plummer

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Robert Frost

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. - Robert Frost

All my wife wanted for Valentine's Day was a little card - American Express. - Milton Berle

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! - Thomas Hood

The dark night was the first book of poetry, and the constellations were the poems. - Chet Raymo

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved. - Christopher P. Rubero

If my Valentine you won't be,
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. - Ernest Hemingway

To the romantic soul, the rituals of Valentine's Day echo every day of the year. - Richelle E. Goodrich

On Valentine's Day, I wired flowers for my mother-in-law, but she found the fuse. - Milton Berle

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. - Pablo Neruda

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. - Oscar Wilde

The writing of more than 75 poems in any fiscal year should be punishable by a fine of $500. - Ed Sanders

Valentine's Day - a nice holiday because it's the first day of the rest of your wife. - Milton Berle

The only thing that can break a piece of Valentine candy is another piece of Valentine candy. - Milton Berle

Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Valentine's Day money-saving tip: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th. - David Letterman

I love Valentine's Day! I love it, I love it, I love it. I like having doors opened for me. - Ginnifer Goodwin

Early on, if I was alone two or three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide. - Jack Nicholson

He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize. - Oscar Wilde

Why buy flowers for Valentine's Day? Just go to a cemetery and collect a dozen off a few graves. - Jarod Kintz

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. - Virginia Woolf

The thing about Valentine's day is that people discover who are single and who to feel jealous of. - Faye Morgan

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea. - John Updike

The greatest ideas, the most profound thoughts, and the most beautiful poetry are born from the womb of silence. - William A. Ward

I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. - Paul Dirac

My favourite poem is the one that starts, "Thirty days hath September" because it actually tells you something. - Groucho Marx

I like to do things for my wife on Valentine's Day. I open the door for her when she puts laundry in the washing machine. - Milton Berle

My son really has the spirit of Valentine's Day. When he was in college, he used to send his mother a heart-shaped box of laundry. - Milton Berle

This Valentine's Day rent a poem for your loved. They come in three sizes - small, medium, and romantic. Free refills available to Premium Members. - Jarod Kintz

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images. - Neils Bohr

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. - Paul Dirac

Non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia can only celebrate Valentine's Day behind closed doors. Apparently, this has led to a huge black market for flowers and wrapping paper. - John Niven

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry. - Bertrand Russell

Hollywood wanted to change my birthdate. I was born after Valentine's Day, so they wanted to change it to February 14. A Latin lover should be born on Valentine's Day. I said no. - Cesar Romero

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. - Unknown

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. - Audre Lorde


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17-Feb-2019