Valentine 99

 

 

 

On Valentine

anno 1999

truly special as this

Valentine’s Day is

as a century goes out

I ask myself aloud…

 

how much do I love thee

my dearest’

how much do I love u Liz?

…and I count which way

eins, two, three, four…

sechs it is…

…no, wait, I should be true

with these there may…

I love thee so I say…

with the force of a full blown

senate trial…

…and by the way

…tell the mooning snowmen couple

“hallo” from me…

I love thee to the level

of everyday’s thoughts,

by sun and oil lamp-light…

I always think of you

when I dust with might

the kitchentable…

I love thee truly, deeply, madly…

I love thee for reasons

that aren’t entirely clear

to me — but are my dear

compelling nonetheless…

considering my own

shortcomings and gifts

all wellknown…

I love thee with the frenzy

of a one-legged man

in a butt-kicking contest…

…and the energy of a bullfrog

in a frog jumping competition…

I love thee with a love

I seemed to lose with my

lost X-rated video collection…

I love thee with all the joy

hot massage oil may provide

never mind the flanel sheets…

honey I love you as much

as the brullee I daily

serve and eat…

I love thee, when I watch

the redwoods tall

gently touched

by air in motion,

kissed by the sun,

showered by the rain…

I love thee like a breeze

of fresh ocean air,

it makes me crave much more…

just like a sail

I want the wind…

…as I pad’dle through

the dol’drums of desires…

…as I grow older…

…and, if I’m lucky,

I’ll be able to keep it up

— not only this

the romantic stuff —

for a while longer…

with this may I send you

my greetings

for this century’s

absolutely very last

Valentine’s Day

with memories very special…

I hope you have a happy

Valentine

this 1999.

...all cometh 
to him 
he who waiteth...

helmut s

…and have a most beautiful day, every day!