I've had fun this week writing for Laura Shovan's birthday challenge to found objects, and entered Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny story contest. Over a hundred have entered. Wow! And it was fun to give it a go. I wrote a poem/story you can read in yesterday's post.
I'm sharing a favorite love poem from Chaucer today. Enjoy!
How to Write a Love Letter
Don’t write too neat, and use a little guile—
Let tear stains blot your words once in a while
But if you find a word you think is clever,
Use it but once, don’t harp on it forever!
For though a harper were the best alive,
And had the best harp in the world to play,
And played it best with all his fingers five,
If he but touched one string or sang one lay,
However sharp his nails were filed away,
His music would but make men dull and sad,
And only when he stopped would they be glad.