Saint Valentine’s Day. The Poem by Gerard Rochford

Saint Valentine’s Day. The Poem by Gerard Rochford

Saint Valentine’s Day, very special for lovers, for those looking for love and for those who remember old days. Today, Yareah has wanted to share this poem: Valentine, by Gerard Rochford. Enjoy the day!

Saint Valentine's Day. The Poem by Gerard Rochford

Saint Valentine’s Day. The Poem by Gerard Rochford


Will we be lovers when we meet?

No gift so sweet.

And when we part again

no sweeter pain.


Or must we stay as friends until the end

and have no more, nor less, regret

than when we met?


The question could remain unsaid

and, reaching out from heart to heart,

lie like a child in the bed,

love’s issue keeping us apart.


by Gerard Rochford

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  • Abigail

    A perfect poem for today. Happy Saint Valentine’s Day, Gerard

  • Happy Saint Valentine’s Day Gerard and Abigail.


Gerard Rochford was born in England, lived in Hong Kong, but has spent most of his life in Scotland His recent collections include: Figures of Stone. Koo Press. Aberdeen. 2009. Failing Light, a handcrafted limited edition from 2010. Of Love and Water, a limited edition, Koo Press/Malfranteaux Concepts. Aberdeen. 2011. A collaboration with David Ladmore an artist from Victoria, B.C. Canada. Anthologies include: Erotica. Ascent Aspirations.Canada. 2008 and Silver. Polygon. U.K. 2009. His poem My Father's Hand was included in Best 20 Scottish Poems of 2006 for the Scottish Poetry Library, selected by Janice Galloway. He is the Makar (Laureate) for to which he contributes a poem every month.

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