[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.
Wine is bottled poetry. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Dancing is silent poetry. - Simonides
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
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost
A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery
You can't write poetry on the computer. - Quentin Tarantino
This poem will never reach its destination. - Voltaire
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. - Oscar Wilde
Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. - Robert Frost
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
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
I claim there ain't another Saint as great as Valentine. - Ogden Nash
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
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
Poetry is the statement of a relation between a man and the world. - Wallace Stevens
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
I'm like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone. - Susie Bright
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
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
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
Valentine's Day: Rubbing singles' noses in their lack of a mate and the noses of couples in their lack of time. - Emma McLaughlin
My favourite poem is the one that starts, "Thirty days hath September" because it actually tells you something. - Groucho Marx
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. - Oscar Wilde
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
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. - Donald Trump
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
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
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
Language, Relationship & Valentine Sections
Happy Valentine’s Day to Our New Father
Happy vOWLentine’s Day
Lawyer’s Valentine Gift
Perfect Valentines Day
Redneck Valentine Love Poems
She Loves Me ... She Loves Me Not
Unhappy Valentine’s Day
Valentine Love & Hisses
Valentine One Liners
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Valentine’s Day Trivia
The Ass Family
Proof of Global Warming
Socket To Me