Friday, February 19, 2016

Old Time Valentines--By David Austin--United States

Old Time Valentines

i gave you my heart
but you lost it somewhere
those dear      wrinkled hands
losing stitch
in old lace and red velvet

stop for one moment
fond-time thoughts of yesteryear
i offer you now
these lips   eyes   heart   very soul
my love-wrinkled valentine

David Austin is professional violinist and teacher, who communicates through poetry. He has played with the Cincinnati Symphony, taught at Colorado College and various public schools. He is a published author, who has been writing poetry and novels for over 40 years. His pride and joy is a shelter in which he feeds and cares for animals.  David is a member of Poetry Soup.


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    1. Hello David

      Your entry is marvelous poetry written in such traditional form. The theme is timeless. The words and emotive factor are both present. I very much enjoyed the voice and tone. Thank you for sharing your work. It was an honor to read your entry. Sincerely, Ann Marie Mazzarella

  2. David,
    A very moving poem. I hope your valentine knows how special she is.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  3. Thank you for the beautiful poem, David.