poemof the moment
In the beginning Love satisfies us. When Love first spoke to me of love - How I laughed at her in return!
about the poem
According to Mandy Haggith's website (http://www.mandyhaggith.net/hazel.asp), 'Hazel is the ninth letter of the Gaelic tree alphabet, representing the letter C - in old Gaelic it was Coll and in modern Gaelic Calltainn. Hazels form multi-stemmed trees, and if coppiced regularly look like a bundle of sticks. Left to their own devices they form magnificent, sprawling trees. They produce nuts, important for people and animals and in folklore they represent wisdom.'
Image: Couple by Mo Riza via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence
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Well, it's Valentine's Day this week, so time for some romantic poems to tide us over. The SPL website is, as you might imagine, overflowing with love poems. After all, love, like the landscape and the natural world, is a perennial theme for poetry, no matter the era, no matter the country. So, if you're looking for a rhyme to put in a Valentine's Day card, you know where to go to find it.