Valentine's Day will be here on Tuesday. I wanted to write a holiday poem, continue with my woodcut print series, and, I was feeling a little snarky. This is the result:
Click on the image to enlarge. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Source of the woodcut illustration.
Advice for the Modern Woman
If there's snow don't look for love,
for arrows won't fly true.
Wait for hyacinths to bloom
with all their sweet perfume.
Gently bend to take a whiff.
Present Eros with a target.
One that is too broad to miss
by a flying little god-let.
If, perchance, he misses the mark,
love wasn't meant to be.
Sue the god for incompetence,
then earn your Ph.D.
I've been forcing hyacinth bulbs indoors. So far, two have bloomed and two more are shooting up nicely. (I've posted about hyacinths many times in the past, look for the label on the right.) I suppose if the modern woman leans over a bulb being forced on the windowsill, Cupid could take aim. Still, it's nicer to be in love, outdoors, in the spring.
Katie at The Logonauts will be hosting the Round-Up this week. See you there!