The Love Letter

Handwritten love letters will never go out of style.


Your face,
like a crumpled paper bag
Your skin
hanging like a still weather flag
Your body
If one could call it that
Is like my love your you
Pungent as vinegar
And rancid as old animal fat

Your Vinegar Valentine

Beginning in the early 1840s, it wasn’t uncommon to receive a “vinegar valentine.” Rather than messages of love and adoration, vinegar valentines were intended to insult their recipient.

Senryü: two passionate sides

made to be felt deep
passionately written notes
the pages turn sour

Dear Juliet,

I saw you on the balcony

You Capulet my heart

The embodiment of heavens grace

Girl, you hot!

I would sacrifice this world and the next

I don’t know what I could say

I love you

Every year, thousands of romantics send letters addressed to Verona, Italy to “Juliet,” the subject of the timeless romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.”
The letters are answered by a team of volunteers from the Juliet Club. Each year, on Valentine’s Day, the club awards the “Cara Giulietta” (“Dear Juliet”) prize to the author of the most touching love letter.

Fib: finally together

Quick hands
Find the way
Romeo’s dagger
Reuniter of love through pain

I am in desperate need
I want you, I miss you
My darling vision
And I promise
I would be saying this
Even if I wasn’t
In prison

History’s oldest known valentine was written in prison

Link Here

My very gentle Valentine,
Since for me you were born too soon,
And I for you was born too late.
God forgives him who has estranged
Me from you for the whole year.
I am already sick of love,
My very gentle Valentine.

Charles, the Duke of Orléans
The aforementioned (prison) Valentine


Valentines Day

💚 Happy Valentine’s Day to All 💚


20 thoughts on “The Love Letter

    1. Mass produced cards don’t have the same effect. Especially if there is no personalised message.
      I’d take a vinegar over nothing. At least there is someone thinking of you 🤣💚

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      1. You’re so right about the cards, a hand-written note is something you put your whole heart into and it shows- that’s what makes them so special! ❤🌹

        And I love your last few lines! 😁😂🤣 It’s refreshing when we can harmlessly tease a in good fun.😊 There’s just too little of that these days.

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      2. I had homemade cards from my children this year. Wonderful gifts 💚
        There’s fun and humour in everything. Only a narrow minded person fails to see it. Perhaps I could tell a few less jokes, at least that’s what people say 🤣

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  1. Brilliant my friend. Just what I needed to read today 👍

    And I’ve decided ‘Vinegar Valentine’s’ will now be the name of my alternative greeting cards line, so thanks for that! 😜🖤

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    1. Thanks. I think it’s new for most. I was surprised when I found it.
      I would love to see a few given out next year. I’ve put it into the universe, now I just wait and hope 🤞

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