Love Poems For Valentines Day
†††† It is not surprising that few American poets have written about knighthood. Chivalry was a European phenomenon, and by the time that John Smith came to Jamestown this medieval institution had ceased to exist. Even Miguel Cervantes, whose ďDon QuixoteĒ gave tales of chivalry their literary coup de grace, was resting in his grave four years before the Pilgrims came to Plymouth Rock.
††† But the love poems for Valentineís Day of passionup.com have indeed discovered one American poet who drew his imagery from this medieval institution. In ďMy LadyĒ by John Greenleaf Whittier the poet assures his love: ďThough I donít have a lance to joust in your honor, I would gladly die for you.Ē
†††† Not all these Valentineís Day poems speak of dying. There are romantic messages of undying love and tender verses of kindly affection in the love poems for Valentineís Day of passionup.com.
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