Monday, 14 February 2011

Ancient Vermilion Valentine Greetings

Shall I compare thee to a changeable afternoon in June?
Thou art bad tempered, moody, but thou oft make me laugh:
You may have wind sommat rotten and sad elasticated pants,
And that afternoon that doth flashed by a bit quick:
Sometimes you get blinky in the eye and you miss it,
And oft' it gets tiresome and over dramatic;
And every country fair has a beer tent,
By chance a brisk breeze showing nature's bush untrimm'd:
But thy changeable afternoon in June shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that wobbly chin and come hither expression;
Nor shall Death wander off and brag about nicking your bling,
When in eternal lines deeply scratched on a tree:

So long as forests are protected, and there are opticians and designer glasses,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

46 comments:

Dave said...

What a way you have with words.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: I know, I think I have truly suppassed myself this year.
SX

KEVIN JACKSON said...

up all night AGAIN Ms S?
It beautiful. Happy St V's funny you x

Pat said...

You old romantic you!

kyknoord said...

Move over Bill, there's a new game in town.

Grandpa said...

Hi, we met briefly over at Happy Frog's, so I decided to hop over and have a look.

Your poem has 'nature', 'tree' and 'forest' in it - enough to get me going;

Happy Valentine!

p.s upon closer scrutiny you do look more like Marilyn than Scarlett

xl said...

I felt all transported to June, then right back again! That is lovely, dearest Valentine!

MJ said...

Beer tent!

Ponita in Real Life said...

I can envision is all now as if it were yesterday...

♥♥♥

TechnoBabe said...

Bad tempered and moody would put me off from giving this pain in the butt a good Valentine greeting. Ha.

Princess said...

Your sonnet made me giggle a lot...
I'll just make my way to the beer tent... shall I?

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Kevin: Crikey, will you be my Funny Valentine?
I now have to go and listen to the tune...

Pat: I know; I wear my heart on my sleeve.

Mr Kinky: Solitaire!! What are you insinuating???
Another tune to listen to...

Mr Grandpa: Hello and Welcome!! And a very Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Mr XL: It's like an arrow straight to the heart isn't it?

MJ: I think the beer tent line make this rhyme.

Ponita: It's lucid isn't it?
Er... how do you do the little hearts? I like.

Techybabe: Yes but think about the come hither expression... and the bling.

Princess: Every country fair also has a cake stall... but be careful because I think Mistress MJ is in charge of it and it's just downwind of the beer tent.

Sx

LL Cool Joe said...

Glad you got the words bling in there. ;)

Happy Valentines day!

Whirlochre said...

You make my heart sing like there was a sparrow trapped behind my left tit.

BEAST said...

Ooh The Scarlet Blue Banner has gone all 'relaxed' . Have you been fiddling with your calighraphy Miss Scarlet ?????
I dont hold with all this valentines nonsense , and old cumudgeon like meself is just as happy to share a tender moment over a vinegar drenched bag of chips and a pickled onion :-)
Happy Valentines day to you and yours Miss S

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Joe: I was thinking of you ;o)

Mr Whirly: I have some pink ointment and some mouthwash for the condition you are describing. You will be fine.

Mr Beastie: THANK YOU FOR NOTICING THE BANNER!! AND THE EXPENSIVE MAKE OVER that I spent hours on.
Happy Valentine's Day, Mr Beastie, I'll see you in the beer tent then?

Sx

nick said...

Forsooth, thou art a poetess fair, thy verbiage nay concoctionage doth elevate my mortal soul and trail clouds of glory. Or so they say.

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: Everybody is tripping over your trails of glory, please tuck them in your pants before there's a serious accident.
SX

Mitzi said...

"nature's bush untrimm'd" Thanks Scarlet for reminding me to trim my bush and surrounding grounsel for tonight, it is looking rather tatty down there at the moment.

63mago said...

Happy Dings day my Dear.
*mwah*

NOw where's that tent?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Splendid verse, Miss Scarlet. Did you write it under my bed? I thought I heard scribbling, but I just took it for a mouse.

Is it just me, or is the last bit about the Specsavers advert?

Lulu LaBonne said...

...poetry too - wonderful

Happy Day xxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mitzi: Same here. I'm going to plug in the industrial lawn mower and flick some weed killer around.

Mr Mags: Happy Valentine's week to you! The beer tent is next to MJ's cake stall, so be careful. She's doing an interesting line in pink cup-cakes.

Mr Devine: Indeed! I was thinking Spec-Savers towards the end of my verse... I shouldn't watch telly when writing my poems.
When was the last time you cleaned under your bed? Just sayin'.

Lulu: Thank you, Lulu... I was inspired.

Sx

The Unbearable Banishment said...

That was so funny! My god, I could never come up with something that creative. Well done, you!

MJ said...

Did someone mention CAKE?

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Banish: You are very kind... and I might have to give Mr Willy Shakespeare some credit...

MJ: I think you are making the coconuts shy.

Sx

Ponita in Real Life said...

Scarlet, if you have a desktop PC and not a laptop, the little ♥ is made by holding the 'Alt' key down and pressing the #3 on the keypad to the right. On a laptop, I have no idea how you get the Alt thingies.

PS - I had a very lovely V Day yesterday with a certain transportation fella! ♥♥♥

normadesmond said...

it's as big as a whale.

Scarlet Blue said...

Ponita: So I can stop trying to force lorries off the road then?
##### No... this isn't working! I just have hashes... and then my computer briefly whizzed off to I know not where.... this is a funny keyboard, anyhow.

Ms Desmond: Yes, I should have mentioned that... it might have got me further!

Sx

Nikos said...

I do love a bit of Dactylic hexameter.

xsN

Eryl said...

I feel like I've been wooed! X

nursemyra said...

Love your poem Scarlet. You should team up with Whirlochre and publish a collection for romantics

Happy Frog and I said...

Shall I compare thee to a changeable afternoon in June?

Thou art bad tempered, moody, but thou oft make me laugh:

Genius, I can hear Hallmark calling...

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Nikos: I'm pleased you like Dactylic hexameter, so do I. Actually, I have a new handbag from his range - suede, lots of fringing.

Eryl: I have such a way with words, I astound myself...

Miss Nurse: We will have a romantic Novella ready for next Valentine's day.

Happyfroggy: Hallmark? Alas, no... but Bullmark have sent my a query.

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

*me a query... letters in a tangle again...
Sx

Ponita in Real Life said...

Perhaps British keyboards are not the same as Canadian ones??? If you have the Alt key, then hold it down and start pressing some of the numbers on the number pad to the right (not above the letters!) to see what characters you get. And yes, you can stop forcing lorries off the road... thanks!♥♥

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63mago said...

fairyhedgehog said...

My nose is running at the sheer beauty of this.

Ponita in Real Life said...

See? Mago can do it!!! So Franconian keyboards must be the same as Canadian... perhaps it IS the odd Brit thing. ;-) ♥

Scarlet Blue said...

Ponita: I think my problem is that I don't have a number pad... only numbers above the letters... and this is supposed to be a swanky keyboard! It's wire free... meaning I can type anywhere and not be hampered by looking at the screen.
This may explain some of my posts...

Mr Mags: Show off...

Fairyhedgehog: I shall pass the man sized tissues. Thank you!

Ponita: I have an old cronky keyboard somewhere, I will see if I can find it... or maybe finding the instruction manual for this one might help?

Sxxxx [extra kisses cos I can't do hearts]

Scarlet Blue said...


...but there is always the old copy and paste solution!!! Never fails!!!
SX

Polka Dot Queen said...

The Polka Dot Queen does NOT do Valentine's Day.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Dandelion and burdock shall be strewn through sweet meadows.

Scarlet Blue said...

Queen Dotty: Hello and Welcome!!
Yes, but I'm sure you do chocolate smarties.
What a disturbing vision you are.

Kev: Oh crikey, you are well loved up aren't you?

Sx

Trooper Thorn said...

Lovely. I'm all verkempt.