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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

BE MY VALENTINE




February 14th arrives...

Like Audrey Hepburn 

crying in the rain
like Rita Hayworth
dancing into your dreams
like a golden slipper
slipping through your fingers.

Love will take you nowhere

but it can get you through the night.

Like Kim Novak
and William Holden
slow dancing to "Moonglow"
like Bill Murray and
Scarlett Johansson tripping
through Tokyo
like Brando dropping his pants
on the dance floor
like Sylvia Plath
singing "Nothin' Says Lovin'
Like Something From The Oven"
like a mysterious painting
of Laura hanging on the wall...


I made you up inside my head.


Who cares.

Let's go to bed.


27 comments:

  1. I like all the film references and especially the ending LOL.I am sure you have heard the expression " be careful what you wish for":) I'm doing simple uncomplicated romance and dancing with a broom . A good giggle poem. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, and always good to hear from you. I can dig the broom dancing, but I prefer a rag mop myself, because of the flowing locks that I find attractive...either way it's uncomplicated, so we're ahead of 99 percent of the people who conduct relationships with more complex and fickle creatures such as humans.

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  2. Like Betty Davis eyes! Ha ha on the ending here and the oven reference, I think!

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    1. You picked up on it...I think poets should stay away from ovens unless accompanied by the Pillsbury Dough Boy!

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  3. Born a bastard, die a bastard … Born a celebrity, die a celebrity … Makes no difference to me … Welcome to reality, friend Tim. Love, cat.

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    1. I have been both, as you know, so it don't matter to me neither! Either way, love will get you through the night, after that it's likely to run off to somewhere like the Cook Islands.

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  4. The real question here is .. who wouldn’t wanna be your Valentine?!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Happy Tuesday, Timoteo šŸ˜Š

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    1. Who wouldn't want to be, right? You are sweet...and funny. Happy Valentine's Day Sanaa!

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  5. Love will take you nowhere
    but it can get you through the night.
    - words to live by!!!

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    1. I think they are, as the divorce rates will show!

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  6. I enjoyed matching actors and actresses to old films in my head, and the lines:
    ‘Love will take you nowhere
    but it can get you through the night’.
    A sweet Valentine’s poem, Tim.

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    1. I went with many of my favorite films. Hope you recognized them all...

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  7. 'Let's skip the foreplay just get to bed' sounds very manlike doesn't it? Which is of course mans reluctance to let go of the apeman he once was. It makes you wonder just who dragged man out of pre-history...it could only have been a woman!

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    1. LOL--we are ape men in business suits, but it's a thin disguise.

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  8. Oh this is very clever, and a delightful read.......I do love movies! The Sylvia Plath reference is rather brilliantly sardonic.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! If only real relationships could be like the movies, eh?

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  9. Movies, they scroll across the screen and we valentine them into our delusions. Love this!

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    1. Much appreciated, Susie. Hope your Valentine's Day plays like your favorite movie!

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  10. Hollywood.

    never
    a movie plot
    guides our inner feelings
    we in our forty years of love
    the stars

    __ In an instant, this "Sort of" Cinquain just fell out. _m

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    1. Don't you love it when things just fall out like that? Forty years, eh? I salute the two of you. Love has gotten you through many, many a night!

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  11. "I made you up inside my head. / Who cares. / Let's go to bed." Thanks for skewering guy-thinking in a poem posted under a male-type name!

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  12. "I made you up inside my head. / Who cares. / Let's go to bed." Thanks for skewering guy-thinking in a poem posted under a male-type name!

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    1. Thanks , Peiscilla! Last time I checked, I was a guy!

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  13. Ah nothing like the classics to stir up a romantic mood. Though I usually prefer action to a rom-com.

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    1. Relationships are like a foreign movie without the subtitles. You can only guess as to what the other person is saying, and most of the time you are wrong!

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  14. Unexpected and fun ending to your poem. Nice one

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    1. Where most people end up on Valentine's Day...if they're lucky--lol

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