love : ted's poem
song : can i stay by ray lamontagne
as previously mentioned, i'm very excited about valentine's day this year and although i don't read much poetry, i do love the book valentines by poet ted kooser. here's a poem for you -
using a cobbler's shoe last
i found one summer at a yard sale.
and the heavy leather uppers
from cast-off boots, a jigsaw,
some wood, an awl and thread,
and a few evenings sitting alone
thinking of you, i have fashioned
a pair of red valentine shoes
with heart-shaped wooden heels.
look for my tracks on your doorstep
where i stood with sore feet
through the evening, too timid to knock.
so tender and dear. i have two other poems by ted here and here. enjoy your day!
ps the fairie is from the magpie and wardrobe.