To me, there is nothing better than an opportunity to celebrate love. I adore all the trappings of Valentine’s Day — the many shades of red and pink, the heart shapes abounding, the chocolate, the roses. The combination never fails to make me giddy. But none of that stirs my heart more powerfully than love poetry. While I was growing up, my family was lucky enough to be on the mailing list of poet Ted Kooser when he still sent out annual Valentine postcards, and I always anticipated them so impatiently.
So today, I share one of my favorite love poems by e.e. cummings. May your day be as beautifully poetic as this.