Kiss Your Mate and Great Poetry Reading Day
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Today, we get a double whammy. We get to kiss our honeys, and also read great poetry. Is this a romantic day, or what?
Now there are a few rules to follow for today, for your own safety.
1. Kiss your mate at the risk of getting kissed back.
2. Read great poetry, only if you’re good at reading aloud. (Poetry read badly is worse than bad poetry.)
3. Kiss your mate anywhere you want, and as many times as you want, but make sure you haven’t confused your mate with a stranger. Strangers often balk at being kissed…though you never quite know what it’ll start.
4. Read great poetry that you have a feeling for. Just because someone has labeled it “great” does not mean it really is to your taste. Buyer beware.
5. I recommend kissing and reading together. Presents and champagne optional.
Here’s a little romantic poem I really like. It’s by William Blake, 1783.
To the Evening Star
Thou fair-hair’d angel of the evening,
Now, while the sun rests on the mountains, light
Thy bright torch of love, thy radiant crown
Put on, and smile upon our evening bed!
Smile on our loves; and, while thou drawest the
Blue curtains of the sky, scatter thy silver dew
On every flower that shuts its sweet eyes
In timely sleep. Let thy west wind sleep on
The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes,
And wash the dusk with silver. Soon, full soon,
Dost though withdraw; then the wolf rages wide,
And the lion glares thro’ the dun forest:
The fleeces of our flocks are cover’d with
Thy sacred dew: protect them with thine influence.
I’ll leave you with that pretty word-picture. Have a great poetry and kissing day!