Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sonnet from the Frog

The Frog wrote this for you in honor of Valentine's Day!
If thou must love us, let it be for naught
Except for love's sake only. Do not say,
'I love Rob for his wit - Jeff's wisdom - Kerry's way
Of croaking pretty - or for Stephanie's trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, or Julie who brings
A sense of pleasant ease on such a Thursday' -
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee - and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so.
But love me for Sariah's sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through writing's eternity!

Oh, wait! Now that I look a little closer, I think perhaps Elizabeth Barrett Browning may have written part of that! (Sonnets from the Portuguese XIV) The Frog's poems go more like this:

Popsicles are cold. Cocoa is hot.

Don't go away 'cuz we like you a lot!



At 2/14/2008 11:11 AM, Blogger Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks, Frog!

At 2/14/2008 2:56 PM, Blogger Jon said...

Here, let me post some love poetry for you:

Right, Birds can fly so high
And they can poop on your head
They can almost fly into your eye
And make you feel so scared
But when you look at them,
and you see that they're beautiful,
well, that's how I feel about you.

(from one of my favorite songs of late. it's sweet, in a weird sort of way.)


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