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!

xo, cindy

ps the fairie is from the magpie and wardrobe.


Krissy said...

how sweet...! I'm going to have to check out this book.

Pretty Neat Designs said...

I love the image of heart shaped heel prints. Thank you for the poem. I'm super excited about Valentine's Day too!

please sir said...

GREAT song and I love this poem...thanks for posting.

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

That fairie is darling! As is your blog.

Neva said...

So lovely and descriptive, I could picture it. Love your blog and layout!

Megan Coyle said...

fantastic choice for a song - ray lamontagne is one of my favorites when it comes to soulful, soothing music. and this is such a lovely poem - i've never read ted koosher's poetry before, thanks for sharing :)

Rachel Follett said...

Beautiful blog! I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for the Lovelies!

Megan Walker said...

Oh that is truly so sweet! Heart shaped heels - can you imagine? I could envision it all in my head :) Thanks for sharing it with us Cindy!

(congrats on your Lovelies nomination!)


My name is PJ. said...

The fairy is wonderful but the poem is so. much. better!

Thank you for a moment of escape this morning.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

very sweet cindy--just wanted to drop you aq note of thanks for your kind comments--i know you understand and i thank you. you are such a love. also, my little butterflies try to cheer me up every morning and for that i am very very thankful...oxo, deb

cindy said...

i can't recommend that book more highly. it is heaven!